Owners of two Asheville bottle shops and taprooms with roots outside of the city discuss becoming part of the local brewing industry.
Although WNC has deep love for its locally grown, independent businesses, many area restaurant and food franchises are owned and operated by proud Asheville residents.
Food Waste Reduction and Recovery WNC will host its quarterly meeting in Madison County. Also: The Blind Pig presents Black Sheep; Southside Rising hosts Community Spotlight Night; 12 Bones opens its new South location; and more.
**UPDATED FEB. 22** Eurisko hosts Twin Peaks Day, Highland teams with the Asheville Humane Society and more local beer news.
The third yearly celebration of the state’s female brewing industry workers makes its Asheville debut March 2 at Highland Brewing Co.
Statistics show that American schools throw away more than $1 billion worth of food every year. Asheville-area schools and organizations are taking some steps toward alleviating the problem.
Local bartenders say satisfying cocktails with complex flavor profiles don’t necessarily require a long list of ingredients.
On Sunday, Feb. 24, Agya Boakye-Boaten, director of Africana Studies at UNC Asheville, will host his inaugural West African-themed dinner, Mukase, at West End Bakery and Café. Also: Cajun Cook-off returns, tickets for Asheville Bread Festival workshops go on sale and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
**UPDATED FEB. 13** The Casual Pint celebrates its first anniversary, Highland taps its latest beer inspired by a French Broad Chocolate truffle and more local beer news.
The Feb. 23 event at the U.S. Cellular Center is presented by the nonprofit Green Built Alliance, which also produces the annual Ciderfest NC.
The co-founder of Green Man and French Broad has taught English abroad for nearly 12 years and recently published a memoir.
Connie and Mike Baer opened the brewery Jan. 16 with a porter, stout, pale ale, IPA and a cream ale.
A handful of Asheville-based podcasts showcase the area’s chefs, farmers and food culture.
Love is in the air and on the menu at many local restaurants, bars and breweries in and around Asheville.
**UPDATED FEB. 8** Noble Cider and Ginger’s Revenge release new packaged products, The Whale celebrates the arrival of Modern Times and more local beer news.
The Blue Ghost and Mills River Brewery teams discuss establishing their brands in the vicinity of famous neighbors.
Turner believes the agrihood — a community built around a working farm — is a model that will help preserve farmland in Western North Carolina.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. hosts its fourth annual Puppy Bowl. Also: Super Bowl chili cook-off at Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop; First Friday Fish Fry; and plenty more.
**UPDATED FEB. 1** Archetype and the NC Craft Beverage Museum partner for a night of beer trivia, Highland taps a Berliner Weisse in conjunction with Night Flight 2019 and more local beer news.
The Black Mountain brewery offers a wide selection of house and guest dark beers on Sunday, Feb. 3 — plus free pancakes served by the Pisgah staff.
The multifaceted business opened in November 2016 and follows Lexington Avenue Brewery as the second downtown brewing establishment to close in the last month.