The owners of Fairview’s two breweries discuss the rewards and challenges of running a taproom just outside of Asheville.
**UPDATED AUG. 15** Sanctuary turns three, Burial collaborates with Blackberry Farm and more local beer news.
The festivities — honoring the winners of this year’s Best Of survey and the Xpress readers who voted for said victors — will take place in the Meadow at Highland Brewing Co. on Thursday, Aug. 16.
Oskar Blues spokesman Aaron Baker reflects on five years of the brewery’s canned beer festival, held this year Aug. 10-12.
**UPDATED AUG. 9** Fermented Nonsense and Sideways officially open, Thirsty Monk celebrates the release of Sierra Nevada’s latest Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
The collaboration by John Richardson, Jeff “Puff” Irvin and Matt Schwarz is the town’s third brewery.
Brewers from the Asheville area’s first brewery and one of its newest craft makers discuss their new oak offerings.
**UPDATED AUG. 2** The Bruisin’ Ales staff shares some favorite Canadian craft brews, The Whale celebrates the end of Grimm’s gypsy ways and more local beer news.
Local brewery and cidery sales reps discuss the ins and outs of their jobs.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
Asheville’s first sour program brings back its prized barrel-aged, fruit-forward blonde ale on July 21.
Representatives from Ginger’s Revenge, New Belgium, Highland and Homeplace discuss their individual taprooms’ styles.
Wedge turns 10, Catawba releases a DIPA inspired by the Pritchard Park Drum Circle and more local beer news.
Asheville’s newest brewery opens July 13 at 155 Thompson St.
New Belgium’s Hemperor is Asheville’s most widely-available hemp beer, but isn’t the first to emerge from the local brewing scene.
**UPDATED JULY 12** Highland releases the first beer from its barrel program, Tasty Beverage hosts an Allagash Wild Beer Roundup and more local beer news.
With the resignation of Kendra Penland, Mike Rangel will serve as interim executive director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance.
Programs at A-B Tech and Blue Ridge diversify their offerings to keep pace with WNC’s growing craft alcohol industry.
**UPDATED JULY 6** Burial celebrates Independence Day with Other Half, Creature Comforts and J Wakefield, Oskar Blues releases four new Barn Burner beers and more local beer news.
Hi-Wire co-founder Chris Frosaker hopes to open the brewery’s Durham Fun Zone by October.
After establishing themselves over a two-year period, the pair of neighborhood breweries are making significant moves to grow their businesses.