- AVL Beer Week: Just Brew It homebrewers, attendees braved rain at new Wedge
**UPDATED WITH COMPLETE WINNERS LIST** Erich Seigler’s and Brent Kilby’s Don’t Build a Wall Mexican Lager took home Xpress’ Kings of the Mountain award.
- AVL Beer Week 2018: The Odditorium celebrates five years with new events and concoctions
“We always say, ‘It takes a village to run this place,’” says Amy Marshall, who owns the West Asheville venue with her partner, Tamy Kuper.
- AVL Beer Week 2018: Asheville beer industry nearing self-sufficiency for core four ingredients
Local water, barley, yeast and hops providers discuss their roles in keeping Asheville one of the nation’s top beer producers.
- AVL Beer Week 2018: Events highlight a range of craft beverages
Although the North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum is still in its development stages, it will have a presence at this year’s AVL Beer Week. Organizers will highlight the effort at the Beer City Festival downtown on Roger McGuire Green on Saturday, June 2, says Asheville Brewers Alliance Executive Director Kendra Penland. But the museum will be about more […]
- AVL Beer Week 2018: Breweries in Buncombe County
A rundown of breweries in Buncombe County by neighborhood.
- AVL Beer Week 2018: Collaborations, promotions and weeklong specials
Asheville restaurants and bars join the AVL Beer Week fun with special menu items, cocktails and more.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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