Halloween falls midweek this year, which means while many ghoulish entertainments will take place the preceding weekend, there are still some events to look forward to on Halloween night itself.
**UPDATED OCT. 25** Wicked Weed releases this year’s Dark Arts, Twin Leaf taps a candy roaster squash beer made in collaboration with Slow Food Asheville and more local beer news.
Asheville Brewing’s popular seasonal offering is back Oct. 19, while Highland’s cult favorite will be released Nov. 8.
Appalachian Ridge Artisan Hard Cider owner Alan Ward discusses his operation’s commitment to traditional French methods.
**UPDATED OCT. 17** Tasty Beverage and Bruisin’ Ales celebrate an exciting new Foothills release, The Whale hosts an Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Plum Nectar, a dry-hopped Berliner Weisse by Sarah Gulotta and Katie Smith, will be released Oct. 17 at both breweries. $1 from each pint sold will benefit the local Pink Boots Society.
The two local cideries are rolling out new locations on the South Slope and in the heart of downtown Asheville.
**UPDATED OCT. 10** Asheville Brewing releases its first ginger beer, Daidala brings in Original Sin Cider’s founder for an apple tasting and more local beer news.
The latest in the brewer profile series spotlights UpCountry’s Charlotte transplant.
One of the goals of Art Connections is to be an accessible link between art lovers and collectors and the high-quality art studios in the region.
German transplants and local Oktoberfest event planners discuss annual celebrations in Asheville and abroad.
**UPDATED OCT. 3** Burial brings Evil Twin’s founder to town, Bhramari hosts a festival celebrating hazy and hoppy brews and more local beer news.
Artists and gallery owners are recognizing the benefits of incorporating craft beverage sales into their business models.
**UPDATED SEPT. 26** Multiple Asheville area breweries take home GABF medals, Appalachian Vintner and Eurisko collaborate on a New England IPA and more local beer news.
“It’s the first time that anything remotely like this has happened in Burnsville,” says festival producer John Silver, who also owns Homeplace Beer Co.
Brevard Brewing’s Kyle Williams and Hi-Wire’s Luke Holgate discuss their acclaimed märzens.
**UPDATED SEPT. 21** Archetype releases its first cans, One World West holds a weekend-long grand opening and more local beer news.
The latest in the brewer profile series looks at the creative mind behind Wedge Brewing Co.’s beers.
Due to complications stemming from Hurricane Florence, the 22nd annual event has been postponed.
**UPDATED SEPT. 14** Burial hosts breweries from Ohio and Nashville, Hillman taps a Busta Rhymes-inspired gose and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 7** Catawba releases its first packaged barrel-aged beer, Sweeten Creek releases a Grateful Dead-themed Belgian-style Amber Ale and more local beer news.