The owners of Blue Kudzu Sake Company, local sake brewery in the River Arts District, announced today that “with heavy hearts” Blue Kudzu Sake “will stop flowing … on April 18.”
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Wicked Weed breaks ground on new 50,000-barrel production facility
On March 18, Wicked Weed brews flowed from taps set up in a Candler parking lot — the future home to the local brewery’s new, 40,000-square-foot production facility. The groundbreaking celebration began at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, with an afterparty at the Funkatorium, home to Wicked Weed’s barrel-aged sour beers.
Update: Petition against Bell’s Brewery collects 1,200 signatures in 15 hours
Innovation Brewing in Sylva reveals its legal fight over conflicting language with a much bigger company — Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The small Sylva brewer received nationwide support following the dispute, sparking both a petition and a GoFundMe page for the microbrewery’s legal fees. The petition has already reached 3,500 signatures.
The Lobster Trap in downtown Asheville celebrates 10 years this week
Ten years ago this month, downtown Asheville’s The Lobster Trap first opened its doors.
Beginning today, the restaurant and bar will be celebrating its anniversary, offering special deals, drinks and dishes, to thank loyal customers and the city of Asheville for the last decade of development.
Rocket Girl soars to top of ‘Best Lawnmower Beer of Spring 2013’ list
With canned competition from breweries like New Belgium and Revolution Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company’s Rocket Girl landed in the No. 1 spot of an online ranking of Spring 2013’s best “lawnmower beer.” (photo courtesy of Asheville Brewing)
Hops, hops everywhere
Thousands of lime green cones stretched along steel cables at Echoview Farm in Weaverville and the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River on Saturday.