Area head brewers reflect on their professional work and why they and others hop from job to job.
Where to eat for Valentine’s Day? You’ve got options. Also: Asheville Celtic Festival debuts; Doc Brown’s BBQ hosts a vegan pop-up; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
**UPDATED FEB. 7** Homeplace opens its second location, Thirsty Monk joins the hard seltzer ranks and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 24** Hi-Wire teams with Ninkasi, Cigar City and New Belgium on its annual mix-pack, Highland celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Lucky Envelope collaboration and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 12** Wicked Weed and The Chemist release a collaborative bierbrand, Sweeten Creek cans Scooties Stout and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Twin Leaf brings back a holiday favorite, Thirsty Monk taps a low-calorie ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 14** Cold Mountain and Stout Bout return, Tasty Beverage debuts its Fonta Flora-made house beer and more.
Angela and Bryan King are working on building a reputation for craft beer with the new brewery addition to their popular barbecue restaurant.
**UPDATED JUNE 7** In the wake of AVL Beer Week, State of Origin returns to Morganton, Burial hosts some famous friends and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 3** Cinco de Mayo and Star Wars Day beers are released, 12 Bone Brewing opens and more local beer news.