Wicked Weed Brewing’s Funkatorium hosts the Real Estate Agents Combating Homelessness fund launch party. Also: The town of Fletcher hosts its 17th annual Chili Cook-Off; the Organic Growers School talks food sovereignty and agriculture in Cuba; Blue Spiral 1 hosts its first art dinner pairing; Your Vegan Mentor demonstrates homemade soups; and author Julia Turshen celebrates her latest cookbook at Nightbell.
Ginger’s Revenge releases its first bottle, Thirsty Monk and Sanctuary celebrate anniversaries and more local beer news.
The Sylva brewery will keep it name and trademark after the federal Trademark Trials and Appeals Board dismissed Bell’s action.
Carrieann and Jon Schneider of the forthcoming Etowah brewery lost thousands of dollars when the brewing system they ordered never materialized.
Food waste is a costly problem that is particularly painful in Western North Carolina with its high rate of food insecurity. Thrifty local chefs say there are many ways to start ending food waste in the home kitchen.
The Cajun Cookoff returns to the Salvage Station. Also: Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegetarian potluck, Our Global Table fundraiser benefits Pisgah Legal’s Justice for All Project, Cuban food comes to Twin Leaf Brewery, Mamacitas hosts a fundraiser for ArtSpace Charter School and Knife & Fork starts its annual winter pop-up series.
**UPDATED JAN. 16** Appalachian Vintner welcomes Firestone Walker to town, Black Star Line collaborates with Highland and more local beer news.
The first in a series of brewer profiles spotlights the head brewer at Asheville Brewing Co.
For downtown wanderers, food trucks have long been a scarce commodity. But with a new food truck lot open now in downtown’s “Pit of Despair,” Asheville’s lunch scene is about to welcome new faces weekly.
A solid education, previous experience and a willingness to work hard can open doors at Asheville area breweries.
In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Black Star Line Brewing Co. will host a vegan breakfast plus a whole day of events honoring the civil rights leader. Also: a plant-based Bravo Breakfast at the Hendersonville Community Co-op, Punk Wok Pop-Up at Buxton Hall Barbecue, the GO Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner and more.
**UPDATED JAN. 10** Bhramari celebrates its second anniversary with four taproom releases, Archetype unveils its first barrel-aged offering and more local beer news.
The East Asheville restaurant will hold a dine-out event Jan. 10 to support an employee recovering from a debilitating seizure.
Former home brewer Jason Snyder and his wife, Emily Causey, opened the brewery Dec. 31.
SATIRE: Xpress takes a loving look at local media, food and politics.
From feeding the community at Western Carolina Rescue Ministries to starring in cooking videos with Ingles Market, this local chef is determined to inject some laughter into Asheville’s food scene.
The Xpress beer writers and a motley crew of brew enthusiasts explore Asheville on the Amazing Pubcycle.
A new cookbook explores recipes inspired by the four seasons. Also: Asheville City Market takes shelter from the cold; Hendersonville PFLAG hosts a barbecue fundraiser; Twelfth Night comes to Rhubarb; and Farm Burger South Asheville raises funds for Veterans Healing Farm.
Catawba kicks off its 2018 Passport Program, Burial releases an IPA collab, Cliff Mori talks German beer at Hi-Wire and more local beer news.
Asking a writer to pick a favorite story for the year is a bit like asking them to name a favorite child. The choices, however, are revealing. They shed light on what motivates our staff writers and keeps them coming back to their keyboards, day in and day out.
A rundown of 2017’s new breweries, ownership changes and other brewing industry news.