**UPDATED AUG. 2** The Bruisin’ Ales staff shares some favorite Canadian craft brews, The Whale celebrates the end of Grimm’s gypsy ways and more local beer news.
Local brewery and cidery sales reps discuss the ins and outs of their jobs.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
Asheville’s first sour program brings back its prized barrel-aged, fruit-forward blonde ale on July 21.
Representatives from Ginger’s Revenge, New Belgium, Highland and Homeplace discuss their individual taprooms’ styles.
Wedge turns 10, Catawba releases a DIPA inspired by the Pritchard Park Drum Circle and more local beer news.
Asheville’s newest brewery opens July 13 at 155 Thompson St.
New Belgium’s Hemperor is Asheville’s most widely-available hemp beer, but isn’t the first to emerge from the local brewing scene.
**UPDATED JULY 12** Highland releases the first beer from its barrel program, Tasty Beverage hosts an Allagash Wild Beer Roundup and more local beer news.
With the resignation of Kendra Penland, Mike Rangel will serve as interim executive director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance.
Programs at A-B Tech and Blue Ridge diversify their offerings to keep pace with WNC’s growing craft alcohol industry.
**UPDATED JULY 6** Burial celebrates Independence Day with Other Half, Creature Comforts and J Wakefield, Oskar Blues releases four new Barn Burner beers and more local beer news.
Hi-Wire co-founder Chris Frosaker hopes to open the brewery’s Durham Fun Zone by October.
After establishing themselves over a two-year period, the pair of neighborhood breweries are making significant moves to grow their businesses.
**UPDATED JUNE 29** The Casual Pint hosts a Craft Room Growlers reunion party, UpCountry starts a weekly infused beer series and more local beer news.
The weekendlong fundraiser to rebuild and repair Chimney Rock Village takes place July 6-8 at Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery.
The brewery’s second location has more of a neighborhood vibe than the original downtown brewery, which will remain open.
**UPDATED JUNE 21** The Asheville Pink Boots Society holds its first official meeting, Sweeten Creek releases its first seasonal canned offering and more local beer news.
The former Asheville radio DJ and sports announcer has been hired as the location manager for Palmetto Brewing Co. in Charleston, S.C.
**UPDATED JUNE 16** Burial turns five, Appalachian Vintner releases collaborations with Olde Hickory and Zillicoah and more local beer news.
Back for the first time since 2014, the festival features games and activities, nine Sierra Nevada beers and six exclusive “employee collaboration” brews.