Buncombe County’s 37th craft beer operation will produce two of the industry’s most difficult and time-consuming styles — and do so without a brewhouse.
The fifth annual event provides an opportunity to reflect on the local cider industry — one that’s grown to the extent that new types of business models and specialty stores have emerged alongside national and state associations, helping established and new producers better educate consumers and grow their brands.
**UPDATED SEPT. 29** Bruisin’ Ales releases a collaboration with Olde Hickory, Burial hosts a triple release, Sierra Nevada holds its third annual Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Ten Thousand Villages celebrates 25 years in WNC. Also: Villager’s throws a Acornucopia Project’s tasting party, Homegrown Babies hosts the 8th annual Sweet Potato Cooking Contest, U.S. Cellular Center announces a new menu and UNC Asheville achieves Green Restaurant status.
After the sudden departure of chef Justin Burdett earlier this month, the nationally recognized downtown restaurant will undergo a few modifications to its original concept.
This year’s festival expands onto Depot Street, adding tea vendors, yoga, cupping sessions and more.
From Asheville to Sylva to Pisgah Forest, area brewery owners make the most of the natural and man-made scenery on their properties.
With kitchen scraps, herbs, spices and inexpensive liquors, it’s easy to adopt preservation methods used by Asheville bartenders to create flavored infusions for the home bar.
The celebration of Latin American culture takes place Sunday, Sept. 24, in downtown Hendersonville.
The Church of the Advocate celebrates 20 years of service in Asheville. Also in this week’s food news: a beer and pie pairing with Twin Leaf Brewery and Whisk AVL, Real Food Revolution Dinner 2, wine dinner at Chestnut with Mountain Brook Vineyards and PRIDE Family Picnic.
**UPDATED SEPT. 22** Whistle Hop brings back its Orange Blossom Ginger Tripel, UpCountry cans its second brew and more local beer news.
UNC Asheville’s third annual Farm-to-Table Dinner on the Quad drew more than 300 guests for an evening centered on the theme of migration.
State legislation passed at the end of May offers an affordable way for eateries to expand their menus and draw more customers.
The new Charlotte Street yeast-production and testing facility will open a fermentation-focused restaurant and taproom this fall.
Root Bottom Farm will host its second Pedal to Plate event on Sunday, Sept. 17. Also this week: Coffee for Champions campaign returns, North Asheville Food Truck Festival comes to town, Ole Shakey’s Getaway hosts Pig Out Luau and more.
Brewgrass returns for its 21st year, Burial hosts its next-to-last Moonlit Art Market, Fonta Flora brings Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Although Western North Carolina’s craft brewing industry has grown exponentially in the last decade, DWI arrests have decreased significantly.
Owners of local breweries with multiple locations share their origin stories and compare the spaces.
Food and gardening classes can help children learn life skills, nourish creativity and connect to the natural world. But funding for these programs can be hard to come by.
African and Caribbean flavors return to Pack Square Park during the Goombay Festival. Also: Catawba Brewing hosts Grill & Chill; Olivette Riverside Community and Farm hold a benefit dinner for Asheville GreenWorks; The Hop Ice Cream raises money for and awareness of multiple sclerosis; and plenty more.
**UPDATED SEPT. 8** UpCountry welcomes Southbound Brewing to the Asheville market with a collaborative event and brew, Asheville Brewing and Industry Nine bring back i9PA and more local beer news.