Local homebrewers Tim LaBruyere and David Maida brought home prizes for their exceptional beers.
Shortly after opening in March, Ryan Falconi’s new food truck nabbed top honors in its first competition — the Oskar Blues Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck-Off.
Black-Eyed Susan Cafe is now open in Black Mountain. Also, Buxton Presents celebrates Fonta Flora’s State of Origin Festival, Asheville VeganFest returns, Metro Wines hosts a class and more Asheville food news.
New farmers markets emerge and established markets move to innovative locations as Asheville businesses seek fresh ways to interact with the community.
Creating a subculture around symbiotic cultures? That’s precisely what is happening in Western North Carolina’s fast-growing fermented food and beverage industries. Cultivating beneficial microorganisms to yield tasty drinks and foods that benefit the mind, body and spirit is being embraced as a business opportunity by an ever-increasing number of locals. A trend that started quietly in […]
L.A. McCrae discusses plans for the area’s first black, queer, female-owned brewery.
Catawba Brewing releases a new German-style pale lager, Thirsty Monk opens Brother Joe’s Coffee Pub and Burial Beer rolls out a new small-batch offering.
The next installment in the monthly, late-night Buxton Presents series doubles as a pre-party for the Morganton brewery’s State of Origin festival.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a female duo’s traveling tribute to iconic songstresses before them; a parent’s efforts to end lunch debt shaming in local schools; and a team of Erwin High track athletes’ trip to compete at nationals.
Dobra Tea will host two tasting and slideshow events this month focused on tea production and culture in Japan. The presentations draw from the recent travels of Miles Cramer, general manager for Dobra Tea’s Asheville-area operations. Cramer spent two weeks in May exploring tea regions in Japan along with other members of the Dobra Tea Collective, which […]
Sarah and Paul Casey bought French Broad on June 1 with plans to renovate and expand its existing tap room.
The esteemed beer historian teamed up with the Weaverville brewery for an informative lecture featuring forgotten beer styles.
Chef Parker Schultz used an impressive selection of Stone beers as inspiration for an original menu that equaled — and arguably surpassed — its liquid counterparts.
With its recent move to an unusual shared business space off Pisgah View Road, the local-foods delivery service has plans to broaden its reach.
Locally owned and operated for 32 years, the distributor gets numerous Asheville area breweries’ products into stores, taprooms and restaurants throughout Western North Carolina.
The family-owned Fairview creamery looks to grow its business by helping preserve a second-generation working dairy farm in Columbus.
**UPDATED JUNE 2** Burial, Catawba, Wedge and more tap new brews in addition to AVL Beer Week festivities.
Bounty & Soul’s VegOut fundraiser returns for its second year. Also, Native Kitchen and Social Pub holds a fundraiser for the Autism Society of North Carolina, Backyard BBQ Competition takes place in Brevard, the fourth annual Skillet Six Ways returns and more.
Fifty independently owned breweries will participate in The Funk Collective at Birds Fly South Ale Project in Greenville, S.C.
The first big event of the 2017 AVL Beer Week celebration offered brews for just about every taste.
WHAT: An outdoor party to benefit the Food for People program WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 2-6 p.m. WHERE: 21 Clearwater Creek Road, Leicester WHY: For the last decade, local artists Ron and Rachel Clearfield have opened their home to Asheville residents for the annual Golden Garden Party, an outdoor celebration with live music, handcrafted art […]