Is it better to hold on to this year’s Cold Mountain and compare it with the 2018 edition or enjoy it now?
**UPDATED DEC.1** Asheville Brewing and Burial commemorate their first collaboration with a new beer and discussion of the local industry, Tunnel Road Tap Haus hosts a Highland tap takeover (with Imperial Cold Mountain) and more area beer news.
Threats against the Hendersonville brewery, WNC’s first owned by a black, queer woman, have been countered by support from community allies.
Asheville businesses give patrons the opportunity to grab a beer while shopping for garden supplies, outdoor gear, groceries or interacting with working glassblowers.
Burial releases three packaged beers, Catawba releases two and Highland brings back Black Watch in this week’s local beer news.
The West Asheville cidery plans to start production in February 2018 in the former Eagles Nest Outfitters building and will open a tasting room in the spring.
Asheville-area breweries share the stories behind their more oddly dubbed releases.
**UPDATED NOV. 17** Vadim Bora Russian Imperial Stout returns at Wedge, Hi-Wire releases a Strongman mix pack and more local beer news.
Asheville Brewers Alliance and the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity team up for The House that Beer Built.
French Broad River Brewery’s expansion will force the community art space to relocate once its lease is up after January 2018.
Fonta Flora turns four, Habitat turns one, Cold Mountain and Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy return in this week’s local beer news.
Seasonal favorites are returning to local taprooms, bottle shops and grocery stores.
**UPDATED NOV. 2** Hi-Wire’s Stout Bout Festival returns, Zebulon shares three custom blends made for Tasty Beverage Co. and more local beer news.
Sanctuary and Catawba reps discuss the process of working with charitable organizations to create new brews.
**UPDATED OCT. 26** Devil’s Night returns to South Slope breweries, Urban Orchard turns four, Burial celebrates “Stranger Things” and more local beer news.
A look back at the week in Asheville — and a sneak peek of Xpress’ upcoming issue, coming to a newsstand near you by Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Each of the nine breweries along or near Coxe Avenue will debut a beer created specially for the collaborative Monday, Oct. 30, event.
Brettanomyces, commonly known as “brett” in the brewing community, was traditionally regarded as a wild beer contaminant. But this wild card is beloved by Asheville-area brewers looking to spice up their offerings with unique flavors.
The Asheville company is set to open new facilities on the West Coast.
New brewery owners Paul and Sarah Casey implement rebranding and plans for increased production and distribution.
**UPDATED OCT. 18** Oskar Blues’ Death By Coconut and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts receive release parties, plus other local beer news.