Asheville-area brewery representatives name their favorite local and nonlocal beers from 2019, as well as standout industry accomplishments.
Produced with a focus on sustainable farming practices and low-intervention fermentation, natural wines are increasingly finding their way onto local wine lists and retail shelves.
**UPDATED DEC. 21** Area breweries answer Sierra Nevada’s call to brew a Resilience IPA and raise funds for people impacted by the California Camp Fire and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 17** Sweeten Creek and UpCountry host anniversary parties while Burial brings back its Tom Selleck holiday celebration — all with new beers, of course.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Special Thanksgiving week and Black Friday events abound throughout the area.
**UPDATED SEPT. 26** Multiple Asheville area breweries take home GABF medals, Appalachian Vintner and Eurisko collaborate on a New England IPA and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 16** Burial turns five, Appalachian Vintner releases collaborations with Olde Hickory and Zillicoah and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 6** Appalachian Vintner and The Whale host events with brewers visiting the area for Fonta Flora Brewery’s State of Origin, and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 24** AVL Beer Week begins with collaborative IPAs and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 8** Sweeten Creek offers a new beer as its first crowler release, Burial celebrates Mardi Gras and the launch of its Ambient Terrain series and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 16** Appalachian Vintner welcomes Firestone Walker to town, Black Star Line collaborates with Highland and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 29** Highland debuts its IPA Variety Pack, Burial’s Skillet Donut Stout returns and Zillicoah releases at least five new beers.
While craft beer has put Asheville on a host of lists — including third for most breweries per capita by Forbes magazine — other beverage makers are betting that locals and visitors have a thirst for drink options other than suds. Several cideries, one of the few sake breweries in America and one of the country’s leading kombucha […]
**UPDATED OCT. 18** Oskar Blues’ Death By Coconut and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts receive release parties, plus other local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 23** Heinzelmännchen, Highland and Pisgah celebrate anniversaries, Appalachian Vintner releases its annual Olde Hickory collaboration and more.
**UPDATED FEB. 26** Thirsty Monk features Hi-Wire’s recent collaborative brews, Appalachian Vintner hosts an Epic Brewing release with local significance and more.
Appalachian Vintner welcomes Adam Avery, Burial celebrates International Gruit Day, Pisgah celebrates Stout Hog Day and Asheville Brewing raises funds for worthy charities with Atlanta-based band Blackberry Smoke.
**UPDATED DEC. 29** Asheville area breweries close out 2016 and ring in 2017 with new beers.
Appalachian Vintner’s annual holiday auction supports local children’s organizations.
From holiday brews to books to shampoo, there are plenty of beercentric gifts available in all price ranges.
**UPDATED DEC. 3** Hi-Wire offers membership to its RingMaster VIP Beer Club, Blue Ghost taps Jack Daniel’s Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale and more.