Oskar Blues’ Death By Coconut and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts receive release parties, plus other local beer news.
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Wedge, Hillman, Currahee and BearWaters took home medals from the Denver event Oct. 5-7.
The groundbreaking new brewing operation has found a permanent home in the space that formerly housed Basic Brewing Co.
In addition to some exciting bottle and can releases, this week features a number of special events, including Mad Co. Brew House’s first birthday party, Blue Ghost Brewing Co.’s second Fall Harvest Festival and Burial’s Burnpile Festival.
Thirsty Monk hosts a Pumpkin Pint Night and brings back its Fall Harvest Ale, Sweeten Creek debuts its Belgian Honey Pale Ale and more.
Buncombe County’s 37th craft beer operation will produce two of the industry’s most difficult and time-consuming styles — and do so without a brewhouse.
The fifth annual event provides an opportunity to reflect on the local cider industry — one that’s grown to the extent that new types of business models and specialty stores have emerged alongside national and state associations, helping established and new producers better educate consumers and grow their brands.
**UPDATED SEPT. 29** Bruisin’ Ales releases a collaboration with Olde Hickory, Burial hosts a triple release, Sierra Nevada holds its third annual Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
From Asheville to Sylva to Pisgah Forest, area brewery owners make the most of the natural and man-made scenery on their properties.
**UPDATED SEPT. 22** Whistle Hop brings back its Orange Blossom Ginger Tripel, UpCountry cans its second brew and more local beer news.
The new Charlotte Street yeast-production and testing facility will open a fermentation-focused restaurant and taproom this fall.
Brewgrass returns for its 21st year, Burial hosts its next-to-last Moonlit Art Market, Fonta Flora brings Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Although Western North Carolina’s craft brewing industry has grown exponentially in the last decade, DWI arrests have decreased significantly.
Owners of local breweries with multiple locations share their origin stories and compare the spaces.
**UPDATED SEPT. 8** UpCountry welcomes Southbound Brewing to the Asheville market with a collaborative event and brew, Asheville Brewing and Industry Nine bring back i9PA and more local beer news.
Barley’s hosts a fundraiser for the North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum on Thursday, Sept. 7.
The Black Cloud hosts a Zebulon event, tickets for Burial’s annual Burnpile Harvest Fest and this year’s Brewgrass Festival go on sale, Bhramari releases a milkshake IPA and more Asheville beer news
Shannon and Matt Vaughn plan to open their bottle shop and taproom in mid-October next to the Long Shoals Bojangles.
UpCountry and Catawba cans incorporate the Brewers Association’s “certified independent craft” seal and will soon be joined by multiple other local breweries.
**UPDATED AUG. 25** Catawba and Bold Rock collaborate on a cider to benefit local Riverkeeper organizations, Burial has a triple can release and more local beer news.