Whistle Hop brings back its Orange Blossom Ginger Tripel, UpCountry cans its second brew and more local beer news.
The new Charlotte Street yeast-production and testing facility will open a fermentation-focused restaurant and taproom this fall.
Brewgrass returns for its 21st year, Burial hosts its next-to-last Moonlit Art Market, Fonta Flora brings Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Although Western North Carolina’s craft brewing industry has grown exponentially in the last decade, DWI arrests have decreased significantly.
Owners of local breweries with multiple locations share their origin stories and compare the spaces.
**UPDATED SEPT. 8** UpCountry welcomes Southbound Brewing to the Asheville market with a collaborative event and brew, Asheville Brewing and Industry Nine bring back i9PA and more local beer news.
Barley’s hosts a fundraiser for the North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum on Thursday, Sept. 7.
The Black Cloud hosts a Zebulon event, tickets for Burial’s annual Burnpile Harvest Fest and this year’s Brewgrass Festival go on sale, Bhramari releases a milkshake IPA and more Asheville beer news
Shannon and Matt Vaughn plan to open their bottle shop and taproom in mid-October next to the Long Shoals Bojangles.
UpCountry and Catawba cans incorporate the Brewers Association’s “certified independent craft” seal and will soon be joined by multiple other local breweries.
**UPDATED AUG. 25** Catawba and Bold Rock collaborate on a cider to benefit local Riverkeeper organizations, Burial has a triple can release and more local beer news.
Highland’s head brewer has been hired in the same capacity at Guinness’ new Baltimore County brewery. Her last day at her post in Asheville is Friday, Aug. 18.
The Whale will showcase world beers alongside esoteric local offerings with a focus on educating independent beer lovers looking to expand their horizons.
Eclipse parties dominate the horizon, Highland releases brewery-exclusive cans, Catawba raises money for Asheville City Schools and more in this week’s Asheville beer news
The seasonal German-style brews hit the local market and will soon be followed by a trio of Oktoberfest parties.
The family-friendly nature of Asheville area breweries has drawn criticism, but it remains a key part of the local industry’s identity.
**UPDATED AUG. 12** Tasty Beverage Co. hosts hosts Terrapin Watermelon Gosefest, Blue Ghost releases Roatan Paradise IPA during a day-long Island Party and more local beer news.
Steve Fechheimer takes over as New Belgium CEO in late August and will visit the company’s Asheville brewery by late September.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features an educational fund in Jeff Knorr’s memory, start up funds for Black Star Line Brewing, and an art project starring a unicorn-dinosaur hybrid.
Commissioners are looking to allow alcohol sales in unincorporated areas of the county. The law allows for restaurants and grocery stores to sell alcohol starting at 10 a.m. but does not allow for state-run ABC stores to open.