AVL Beer Week



Beerweek 2018 events listings
Events listings
OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO: From farms to bars to restaurants, AVL Beer Week events move beyond breweries to diverse locations, such as this 2015 Catawba Brewing Co. beer dinner at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Photo courtesy of Asheville Brewers Alliance


Beerweek 2018 promotions
Collaborations, promotions and weeklong specials
COLLA-BEER-ATIONS: Asheville Brewing Co. celebrates its 20th anniversary during AVL Beer Week with the release of five small-batch collaboration beers. Photo by Jack Sorokin


Beerweek 2018 core four ingredients
Asheville beer industry nearing self-sufficiency for core four ingredients
ROSY FUTURE: Sideways Farm & Brewery’s Carrieann and Jon Schneider pick wild and cultivated roses for a future beer on their Etowah property. Photo courtesy of Sideways Farm & Brewery


Beerweek 2018 just brew it
Just Brew It promotes homebrew community, living wage at new venue
JUST CAUSE: Now in its ninth year, the annual Just Brew It homebrew festival attracts some of the area’s best amateur beer-makers while promoting organizer Just Economics of Western North Carolina’s mission of encouraging employers to offer a fair living wage. Photo courtesy Just Economics of Western North Carolina


Beerweek 2018 craft
Events highlight a range of craft beverages
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Oak & Grist Distilling Co. of Black Mountain joins the AVL Beer Week celebration with an invitation for visitors to learn more about the production of whiskey and gin. Pictured is the company’s president and head distiller, William Goldberg. Photo courtesy of Oak & Grist


Beerweek 2018 breweries
Breweries in Buncombe County
BEER NEAR BILTMORE: Hillman Beer and its partner, Rise Above Deli, opened in spring 2017 on Sweeten Creek Road near Biltmore Village. Pictured are brewery co-owners Brad Hillman, Greig Hillman and Brandi Hillman. Photo courtesy Hillman Beer


Beerweek 2018 local beer
Rayburn family farm keeps local beer industry flavorful
ROOM TO GROW: Rayburn Farm, located in Barnardsville, produces herbs, spices and a few select vegetables for local breweries. Michael Rayburn and his son, Elijah, check their crops. Photo courtesy of Rayburn Farm


Beerweek 2018 brewing at home
Kyle Brown reduces his environmental footprint by brewing at home
BREW CREW: Kyle Brown, left, and Emmett mill grains for home-brewed beer. Photo by John Kepchar