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.
**UPDATED SEPT. 7** Catawba releases its first packaged barrel-aged beer, Sweeten Creek releases a Grateful Dead-themed Belgian-style Amber Ale and more local beer news.
Weinhaus and multiple local breweries offer economical beer solutions for large gatherings.
Asheville Brewing launches a video contest, Hi-Wire’s Summer of Will film series concludes and more.
Local brewery and cidery sales reps discuss the ins and outs of their jobs.
New Belgium’s Hemperor is Asheville’s most widely-available hemp beer, but isn’t the first to emerge from the local brewing scene.
Asheville restaurants and bars join the AVL Beer Week fun with special menu items, cocktails and more.