The coming year brings new brewery openings, expansions and fresh products.
Local beer personalities reveal what they’ll be imbibing to close out 2019.
Not in the mood to cook this Thanksgiving? Not to worry! There are plenty of Thanksgiving options in and around Asheville. Also: Double D’s celebrates 20 years; Southern Storytellers Supper Series hosts latest event; and more in this week’s Small bites.
**UPDATED NOV. 8** Sideways releases a barleywine 14 months in the making, Oskar Blues taps a Veterans Day ale and more.
Asheville Brewing releases this year’s Ninjabread Man, Archetype shares a saison that’s aged for 11 months and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 9** Archetype has its first small batch bottle release, Pisgah rolls out a new LEAF session brew and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 27** Zebulon releases a beer three years in the making, Burial debuts Bolo Six Ways and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 12** Archetype releases a Raspberry Saison that’s been aging for 20 months, Catawba taps a brown ale inspired by “A Confederacy of Dunces” and more local beer news.
“Every day is different,” says the Archetype Brewing marketing director. “But I love it.”
In the rare instances when an Asheville area brewery has closed, a new brewery has taken its place.
**UPDATED MAY 10** Asheville Brewing and Cigar City combine forces for the Collaboratory’s first release, Bhramari and The Whale work together on a blue Berliner-Weisse 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.
Brewers from the Asheville area’s first brewery and one of its newest craft makers discuss their new oak offerings.
**UPDATED JUNE 21** The Asheville Pink Boots Society holds its first official meeting, Sweeten Creek releases its first seasonal canned offering and more local beer news.
The Fine Arts Theatre and Women AdvaNCe team for an advance screening of “RBG,” James Rosario launches a film noir series at the Fairview Library and more.
**UPDATED APRIL 11** Hi-Wire releases a Brett saison, Catawba debuts a line of hazy NEIPAs, Wedge taps a beer celebrating its 10th anniversary and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 10** Bhramari celebrates its second anniversary with four taproom releases, Archetype unveils its first barrel-aged offering and more local beer news.
Eight area breweries with beers made using Rayburn Farm pineapple sage vie for the public’s vote Dec. 10 at Archetype.
**UPDATED OCT. 26** Devil’s Night returns to South Slope breweries, Urban Orchard turns four, Burial celebrates “Stranger Things” and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 29** Bruisin’ Ales releases a collaboration with Olde Hickory, Burial hosts a triple release, Sierra Nevada holds its third annual Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
A new crop of eateries and drinking spots is changing the face of the West Asheville business corridor.