To help reduce industry waste, Sierra Nevada has partnered with American Recycling of Western North Carolina to create the WNC Brewery Recycling Cooperative, a drop-off site in Candler.
Hi-Wire Brewing’s N.C. Small Batch Beer Festival returns with a different look. Also, new releases, reopenings and expansions.
Bhramari Brewing Co., Green Man Brewery. Zillicoah Beer Co. and DSSOLVR will be featured in the second season of “Crafted,” a series on Amazon Prime and Facebook Watch. Also: Thirsty Thursday on hold; Capitalize the B campaign celebrates Black History Month; and more.
This past December, Big Pillow Brewing hosted its soft opening, making it the third craft brewery in Madison County, joining the Mad Co. Brew House in Marshal and the Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery in the restored Mars Hill Theatre in Mars Hill.
Blue Ridge Community College’s brewing program will host a virtual beer tasting on Friday, Jan. 29.
Barn Door Ciderworks opens in Fairview, Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery expands to Mars Hill and Highland goes into hibernation.
Jeff “Puff” Irvin, chair of A-B Tech’s department of brewing, distillation and fermentation, looks back on his career.
Co-founders Mark Goodwin and Harrison Fahrer discuss their vision for West Asheville’s newest brewery, which is slated for a Feb. 2021 opening.
Noblebräu is up and running in Brevard, Archetype opens its rooftop deck and New Origin readies for a February opening.
Spacious outdoor areas have helped keep Homeplace, Innovation, Whiteside and Mad Co. in business, though mask noncompliance from tourists has offered occasional challenges.
Erin Jordan, head brewer at Archetype Brewing, says she is thankful for family and a safe work environment.
Area breweries are used to the challenges of winter, but added difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic have many in the industry extra concerned.
Jon and Carrieann Schneider, owners of Sideways Farm & Brewery, are grateful for each other and the region’s collaborative spirit.
The new venture by Bob Byron and Jimi Rentz is a combination brewery, distillery and restaurant.
Seasonal celebrations have largely been curbed, but plentiful German-style beers and imports are available throughout the local market.
The bottle shop and taproom ends its five-year run on the South Slope.
The Hendersonville brewery has morphed into two separate endeavors, including one in its former location but under a new name.
The West Asheville establishment’s new head brewer discusses her quick but well-earned rise at the brewery.
The WNC Cheese Trail and local wine shops and breweries take their pairing and tasting events online.
Once a staple of the craft beer scene, reusable bottles currently aren’t being accepted at numerous Asheville-area businesses.
Wicked Weed Brewing responds to positive COVID-19 tests for employees at the Funkatorium and brewpub. Meanwhile, other local breweries screen workers daily and feel that the virus will inevitably strike their own crews.