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)
A few weeks ago, you might have been talking to Chris Frosaker or Matt Kiger about your asthma inhaler. Or maybe your birth control. But starting in June, these two pharmacists will be dispensing something very different. Together with their friend and business partner Adam Charnack, they’re launching Hi-Wire Brewing. It all started shortly after […]
It’s easy to let brewery openings big and small grab your attention. Here in Asheville, we have a lot of that going on. But when Foothills Brewing made an announcement last week that it was taking the next step in its expansion, I had to read it twice: a 72 percent increase in capacity? Turns […]
Do you need a sturdy vine to act as a privacy barrier on a fence? Or like the look of a vining plant up over an archway? Well, hops is your friend. Hops is also your friend if you like some of Asheville’s local beers.
Ride your bike (or walk or drive) to a neighborhood information session.
Co-founder Dave Quinn returned from a three-year road trip to resume at the brewery. Jason Caughman — the other half of Pisgah’s ownership and the man running the show in Quinn’s absence — had decided to leave the company upon Quinn’s return.
I have lived in Asheville for a little more than a year and love it. One of the reasons I moved from New England was because of the cost of living. I bought a darling house for a price that wouldn't be possible up North. However, I find the food here to be extraordinarily expensive. […]
I was about to leave the Founders’ booth with my pour of Boltcutter when I ran into Dave Engbers, the co-founder of Founders. We talked for a few minutes about our mutual love of Asheville. Then we spotted two men dressed as women getting in line. “Beer festivals can get weird,” said Engbers.
Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing sent the Waynesville company a cease-and-desist. Now they’ve got a new name.
Owners Steph and Tim Weber hope to open at the corner of Coxe and Banks avenues by the end of 2013.
Here’s a look at some of the most viewed A&E, food and beer stories on the Xpress website this year.
New Belgium veteran Jay Richardson will fill top slot at new facility.
It’s a week before the grand opening of the Double Crown bar on Haywood Road, and the place is bustling. Carpenters and painters fin- ish crucial remodeling; inspections are passed; equipment, delayed by Superstorm Sandy, arrives and is installed. (Photo of Chris Bower, left, and Steve Mann by Max Cooper)
After two years in business, The Magnetic Field will end its restaurant and bar operations and focus on the theater.
For the past several weeks, the owners, staff and customers of Favilla's N.Y. Pizza have eagerly awaited the results for the Best of WNC pizza category. Admittedly, we were disappointed to not be named as a finalist. We do realize that many factors come into play whenever an online poll is conducted. It is hard […]
With a lot, make that a keg-full, of beer news in the last year, Beer City, USA held a celebration of the hop beverage in the German style. View up Wall Street at the height of festivities. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
New Belgium Brewing Co. executives will join with Buncombe County officials and other supporters Sept. 6 at the West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen (WALK) to celebrate the recent passing of the county’s greenways plan.
Brothers Billy and Jim Klingel will open The Oyster House, a stand-alone brewpub, at 625 Haywood Road in West Asheville (where Viva Deli was until last week).
The deal is official: grass-fed burgers and craft beer are coming to the Leader Building downtown.
The Republican congressman, who is running for re-election in November against Democrat Patsy Keever, visited Asheville on August 23 and toured Highland Brewing Company, Green Man, and Asheville Brewing Company on Coxe Avenue in support of the US Small Brew Act.