Area breweries are used to the challenges of winter, but added difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic have many in the industry extra concerned.
Seasonal celebrations have largely been curbed, but plentiful German-style beers and imports are available throughout the local market.
Several Asheville breweries allow exclusively outdoor seating or remain closed.
Updates on brewery construction and expansions in Asheville, Brevard and Old Fort.
Asheville-area breweries have taken numerous precautions to ensure responsible reopening.
Local brewpub owners discuss the safety precautions they’re taking prior to reopening.
At an April 21 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners lent their unanimous support to designating 16,000 acres of the Pisgah National Forest in the county’s northeast as the Craggy Mountain Wilderness and National Scenic Area. And on April 28, Duke Energy unveiled the most detailed public explanation to date of how company leaders are thinking about the longer-term future.
With taprooms closed and critical draft accounts on hold, many area breweries are bringing beer directly to customers’ doorsteps.
Area breweries rely on to-go and delivery orders while taprooms are closed.
**UPDATED FEB. 21** The first release in the Hi-Wire Loves AVL series is out, Catawba cans a Horchata White Ale and more local beer news.
For Valentine’s Day, couples from Sweeten Creek, Hillman, Highland, Asheville Brewing and Ginger’s Revenge talk about sharing a workplace.
**UPDATED FEB. 7** Homeplace opens its second location, Thirsty Monk joins the hard seltzer ranks and more local beer news.
The coming year brings new brewery openings, expansions and fresh products.
Local beer personalities reveal what they’ll be imbibing to close out 2019.
Asheville Brewing releases this year’s Ninjabread Man, Archetype shares a saison that’s aged for 11 months 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.
**UPDATE: Llama appearance postponed, movie will take place as scheduled.** Asheville Brewing hosts a party with llamas and a llama-starring film, while Silent Sundays return to the Grail.
**UPDATED JULY 17** Catawba celebrates its 20th anniversary with five releases, Asheville Brewing cans Ginger the Llama and more local beer news.
Brewery president Mike Rangel plans to use the lot for parking, family-friendly activities and special events — but is also seeking public input.
New beers made alongside Highland, Asheville Brewing, Green Man, Bhramari and Hi-Wire will be available at the June 10 opening.
**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.