Hi-Wire teams with Rhinegeist, Revelry and Monday Night for its third spray-paint-themed mix pack.
The CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective — whose members include Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing — will bring new collaborative beers and ones from its portfolio to downtown Asheville in late March.
Women are becoming a force to be reckoned with in the historically male-dominated field.
Entering its seventh year, Asheville Restaurant Week begins Monday, Jan. 21. Also: Science Pub series returns; Chestnut hosts six-course wine dinner; Dobra Tea West Asheville leads a course on the history of tea; and plenty more.
**UPDATED JAN. 18** Pisgah and Foothills Butcher Bar collaborate on a smoked porter, Archetype has a dual can release and more local beer news.
Local brewery representatives discuss the various factors that have elevated the price of craft beer.
Four young chefs who got their start in Asheville culinary programs have achieved early success on both the local and national level.
Ciao Asheville: An Italian Cultural Forum launches on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Metro Wines. Also: A Taste of Italy; Harvesting for the Community; Modernist Cuisine and more in this week’s Small Bites.
**UPDATED JAN. 9** Asheville Brewing releases 2019 Love Ninja, Highland taps a trio of new small-batch beers and more local beer news.
When considering a dessert drink, “traditionally, most folks would probably think of a sweet cocktail,” says Jayson Landers, operating manager at Italian eatery Strada and its Social Lounge. “But there’s really a wide spectrum.”
Five celebrated Asheville restaurants announce plans to adopt taco-focused concepts. Also: A new city ordinance taps downtown retailers to support WNC’s beer industry, and two beloved local coffee shops cave to Starbucks.
The global giant sets up shop in Beer City, two new breweries join the scene and Scotty talks life post-Highland.
Gabriel Whitlock is raising funds and awareness for The Lord’s Acre, one mile at a time. Also: Green tea class and tasting; Asheville Wine Focus Group; and Monk’s Flask.
**UPDATED JAN. 3** Area breweries ease into 2019 with new releases and the return of a few favorites.
From medals at prestigious national competitions to Asheville’s oldest brewery changing its look after 24 years, 2018 was full of major brewing news.
Landmark restaurants changed hands, established chefs experimented with new concepts and Asheville lost one food festival and gained a new one.
In a city that’s always hopping with food and drink events, here are a few that stood out from 2018.
From unexpected expansions to hemp beers, the local brewing industry overlapped in a handful of standout areas over the past year.
Several bars focusing on the creative end of mixed drinks opened in Asheville in 2018.
Wicked Weed turns six, Burial has its biannual release of Skillet and more local beer news.
Feast of Seven Fishes returns to Strada Italiano. Also: New Year’s celebrations at Postero, Golden Fleece, Jargon and Rustic Grape Wine Bar. Meanwhile Punk Wok returns to Buxton Hall Barbecue.