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.
Highland’s head brewer has been hired in the same capacity at Guinness’ new Baltimore County brewery. Her last day at her post in Asheville is Friday, Aug. 18.
The Whale will showcase world beers alongside esoteric local offerings with a focus on educating independent beer lovers looking to expand their horizons.
Eclipse parties dominate the horizon, Highland releases brewery-exclusive cans, Catawba raises money for Asheville City Schools and more in this week’s Asheville beer news
The seasonal German-style brews hit the local market and will soon be followed by a trio of Oktoberfest parties.
The family-friendly nature of Asheville area breweries has drawn criticism, but it remains a key part of the local industry’s identity.
**UPDATED AUG. 12** Tasty Beverage Co. hosts hosts Terrapin Watermelon Gosefest, Blue Ghost releases Roatan Paradise IPA during a day-long Island Party and more local beer news.
Steve Fechheimer takes over as New Belgium CEO in late August and will visit the company’s Asheville brewery by late September.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features an educational fund in Jeff Knorr’s memory, start up funds for Black Star Line Brewing, and an art project starring a unicorn-dinosaur hybrid.
Commissioners are looking to allow alcohol sales in unincorporated areas of the county. The law allows for restaurants and grocery stores to sell alcohol starting at 10 a.m. but does not allow for state-run ABC stores to open.
Open since early June, Yancey County’s first brewery focuses on sessionable yet flavorful beers made with local ingredients.
**UPDATED AUG. 2** Catawba Brewing raises money for local beer person Kyle Milligan’s medical expenses, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s 2017 Find Your Pint fundraiser kicks off at Oyster House, Black Cloud hosts an Innovation Brewing tap takeover and more local beer news.
Archetype Brewing celebrates its grand opening on July 29 with a day of family-friendly events.
Twin Leaf shares its first canned beer, Sweeten Creek collaborates with Can Creek Cycling Components and more local beer news.
By day, the streets of Asheville are packed with hordes of tourists following their GPS toward crowded restaurants, locals weaving their way to favorite hole-in-the-wall cafés and beer drinkers galore stumbling toward the next brewery on their list. But as night sets in and shops start to close, an entirely new problem emerges: Where can […]
**UPDATED JULY 19** Hi-Wire turns four, Wedge releases a new stout, Thirsty Monk celebrates Belgian National Day and more local beer news.
The region’s only canned craft beer festival features dozens of canning breweries, live music and outdoor sports, July 21-22 at Oskar Blues’ REEB Ranch space in Transylvania County.
A new partnership introduces locally grown and malted barley to Asheville’s craft beer scene.
**UPDATED JULY 17** Catawba releases the first in a series of seasonal fruited IPAs, Monk Beer Academy explores Mixed Culture Farmhouse Ales and more local beer news.