**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.
**UPDATED JULY 15** Appalachian Vintner shares rare Olde Hickory kegs and bottles, Bruisin’ Ales hosts three tastings and Thirsty Monk features beers from New Belgium’s Wood Cellar.
**UPDATED JUNE 11** Fonta Flora hosts State of Origin, Hi-Wire releases two small-batch bottles, and the Biltmore Estate hosts a beer-centric barbecue event.
**UPDATED APRIL 8** Pink Boots Asheville unveils its collaboration gose, Urban Orchard releases its first bottle and Highland adds a year-round pilsner.
**UPDATED: MARCH 23** Zebulon releases Batch #3, Asheville Brewing makes a commemorative Silence of the Lambs sour red ale and Basic Brewing opens in Hendersonville.
** Updated March 10 ** Pisgah’s 2016 Hellbender debuts, Thirsty Monk Sour Fest rolls on all week and Appalachian Vintner pours a rare Fonta Flora cask.
**UPDATED FEB.24** Highland brings back Tasgall Scotch Ale, Asheville Brewing unleashes Carolina Mountain Monster and Appalachian Vintner hosts Asheville’s first beer and mead blending session.