Branding Our Brews

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Cover Design Credit:

Alane Mason, Kathleen Soriano Taylor

Cover Photography Credit:

Tim Robison
This week’s Xpress presents the official guide to Asheville Beer Week — in a special pull-out section — with comprehensive event listings and a look at how Asheville brewers have branded themselves.


  • Smart bets: Old Crow Medicine Show

    -by Alli Marshall
    Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Pisgah Brewing Co. on Monday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Author Megan Shepherd launches one series and sells another

    -by Doug Gibson
    Brevard native and best-selling YA novelist Megan Shepherd, the author of the Victorian Gothic Madman’s Daughter series, recently announced that she had sold The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, a…
  • Mountain Sports Festival hosts a weekend of free live music

    -by Kat McReynolds
    From funk to soul, roots to rock 'n' roll, here's the full lineup of bands playing free sets in Carrier Park Friday through Sunday, May 22-24.
  • Smart bets: The Bread and Butter Band

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The group's debut album, Dead End Road, will be released during a celebratory performance, complete with special-edition pint glasses and koozies up for grabs at Pisgah Brewing Co.
  • Smart bets: Zoe & Cloyd

    -by Kat McReynolds
    After years of recording music and playing with roots band Red June, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and her husband, guitarist John Cloyd Miller, are “excited to present some of our favorite…
  • ABSfest plays with traditional burlesque roles

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    For years, the standard burlesque picture has been a fully clothed man in a suit surrounded by women who are nearly nude. But as the industry evolves and new voices…
  • ACDT stages ecological-themed Mystery of the Seahorse

    -by Regina Cherene
    When a mysterious sickness surfaces and sea horses begin to disappear, a colorful crew of aquatic fauna must band together to identify and tackle the problem. It’s not the newest…
  • Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan delves into his love of post-punk for new album

    -by Kyle Petersen
    In some respects, the sound recalls the musician's early records as Portastatic, his longtime side-project away from Superchunk. That outfit saw him experimenting with four-track home recordings that made ample…
  • Smart bets: Kenilworth’s Art Studio Tour

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The self-guided, art-themed block party takes visitors on a 15-location stroll and features the paintings, sketches, ceramics, wood crafts, tiles, sculptures, clothing, jewelry and other works of two dozen makers.
  • McQueen’s pop culture mix of music, comedy and multimedia

    -by Bill Kopp
    That production incorporates projected visuals, live music and vocal impressions. He takes content from a variety of disparate sources and reprocesses it through his own sensibility, creating something new and…