**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.
Opinions vary on whether Asheville has too many breweries or if the local industry can sustain more.
With the South Atlantic Hops Conference in town March 16-17, local brewers discuss their favorite hops and the varieties’ standout qualities.
Local brewery representatives discuss the various factors that have elevated the price of craft beer.
**UPDATED JAN. 9** Asheville Brewing releases 2019 Love Ninja, Highland taps a trio of new small-batch beers and more local beer news.
From unexpected expansions to hemp beers, the local brewing industry overlapped in a handful of standout areas over the past year.
Local brewery representatives discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using glass growlers or aluminum Crowlers for on-demand packaged beer.
**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.
Local brewery representatives and artists discuss the creative designs on their bottles and cans.
The brewery’s annual competition features 21 beers from North Carolina breweries and gives way to cherished winter releases from local industry peers.
**UPDATED NOV. 8** Highland releases numerous version of this year’s Cold Mountain, Thirsty Monk and Green Man collaborate on a chartreuse-inspired saison and more local beer news.
The release party for Anne Fittten Glenn’s new book is Nov. 7 at Asheville Brewing’s Coxe Avenue location.
Asheville Brewing’s popular seasonal offering is back Oct. 19, while Highland’s cult favorite will be released Nov. 8.
**UPDATED OCT. 17** Tasty Beverage and Bruisin’ Ales celebrate an exciting new Foothills release, The Whale hosts an Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 10** Asheville Brewing releases its first ginger beer, Daidala brings in Original Sin Cider’s founder for an apple tasting and more local beer news.
From prickly pear cactus to jackfruit, Asheville restaurants are offering broader selections of meat-free tacos.