You’ve probably heard someone joke that in college he majored in “partying.” Soon, you might have to take him seriously if he says he majored in beer. Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues aren’t just craft brewers — they are three craft brewers with major muscle that already employ hundreds of people. When they […]
It was a relatively short meeting for Asheville City Council tonight, but they managed to consider issues ranging from the role of rising rents in homelessness to landslides to a different location for Brewgrass.
Fall may officially arrive in late September, but summer turning into fall is a fuzzy process. There are a few crisp, cool days in between the heat and rain. You may go swimming one day and wear long sleeves the next. Some people cling to iced coffee, while others are reaching for an early pumpkin […]
With plans to eventually hire 150 local employees, New Belgium Brewing Co. was again ranked by Outside Magazine as one of the best places to work in the country.
Big shots from both breweries team up for a night of food, music, and of course, beer in West Asheville on Thursday, July 25.
Local lager and more will be available at the brewery, starting today.
New Belgium is delaying construction at its new Asheville brewery, but the overall scope of the project remains the same.
With Asheville garnering significantly less votes in the annual Beer City USA online poll than it did in 2012, does that mean our hearts are no longer in our pint glasses? Have we lost our Beer City spirit? Or with MLive reporting that Grand Rapids tourism marketers waged a highly organized campaign, maybe it’s more of a reflection on our commerce officials? Whatever the case, local residents shared their thoughts on a variety of online mediums this week, expressing everything from disappointment to good riddance.
Last week CNN named Asheville one of the eight “Best Beer Towns.” It wasn’t for our beer history (which scored just 5 out of 10). Turns out, it was largely because of our events, which scored a 9 out of 10 — the highest of any city. So even though this is only the second […]
After a four year winning streak, Asheville lost its title of ‘Beer City USA’ to Grand Rapids, Mich., according to poll results released May 13.
Author Charlie Papazian’s “Beer City USA” poll is back, and supporters of Asheville are battling it out against supporters of Grand Rapids, Mich. (with which Asheville shares the 2012 title). Vote now to help Asheville reign supreme!
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.