Local chef Aaron McGlynn has big plans for 2020. Also: Chow Chow festival organizers host community input forums; The Asheville Hot Chocolate Races returns; The Chop Shop Butchery hosts its latest workshop; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
Derek Allen, partner at Allen Stahl + Kilbourne and nonvoting legal counsel for the Asheville Brewers Alliance, reviews local beverage industry highlights of 2019. On-site sales of cocktails at distilleries. Having a drink at the source gives consumers a chance to “feel” the personality of the brand, meet the makers and be part of the story. It […]
Asheville-area brewery representatives name their favorite local and nonlocal beers from 2019, as well as standout industry accomplishments.
From beer trends to brewery expansions, staff writer Edwin Arnaudin considers the industry’s 2019 highlights.
**UPDATED DEC. 24** Forestry Camp spotlights Virginia breweries, Wicked Weed turns 7 and more.
Local beer personalities reveal what they’ll be imbibing to close out 2019.
**UPDATED DEC. 20** Burning Blush opens in Mills River, Burial collaborates with Zillicoah and more local beer news.
New Belgium’s potential future parent company Kirin has business ties with a military-run conglomerate that’s been linked with genocide in Myanmar.
The 40th brewery in Buncombe County has its grand opening Dec. 13.
**UPDATED DEC. 12** Wicked Weed and The Chemist release a collaborative bierbrand, Sweeten Creek cans Scooties Stout and more local beer news.
Blue Mountain brewers Mike Vanhoose and Joey Cagle have launched their own brewery.
Craft Centric celebrates its second anniversary, Hi-Wire releases a high-gravity, basic-ingredient stout and more local beer news.
Highland releases the first bottle from its barrel-aged program, The Whale and Urban Orchard collaborate on a holiday cider and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Twin Leaf brings back a holiday favorite, Thirsty Monk taps a low-calorie ale and more local beer news.
Whit Lanning’s family-owned operation is 10 years in the making.
**UPDATED NOV. 14** Cold Mountain and Stout Bout return, Tasty Beverage debuts its Fonta Flora-made house beer and more.
The 24th edition of Asheville’s first seasonal beer debuts Nov. 14.
**UPDATED NOV. 8** Sideways releases a barleywine 14 months in the making, Oskar Blues taps a Veterans Day ale and more.
Asheville Brewing releases this year’s Ninjabread Man, Archetype shares a saison that’s aged for 11 months and more local beer news.
Green Man opens The Dweller downtown taproom, Wicked Weed releases 2019 Dark Arts (with seven variant options) and more local beer news.
**UPDATED: OCT. 17** Hi-Wire Brewing’s Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack celebrates breweries from across North Carolina, The Whale taps beers from Duluth, Ga.’s Good Word Brewing and more local beer news.