The new year is bringing a new batch of beers to the local market — some bottled, others draft. Plus, there’s a new cider from Bold Rock. Here’s a rundown of what’s in the works. Asheville Brewing has teamed with Deschutes brewery of Bend Oregon to release Nottoway River Rye Bock. The draft beer arrives […]
In the months since West Asheville’s old Altamont Brewing was sold and rebranded as UpCountry Brewing, many on the local beer scene have wondered what new owner John Cochran would do with the place. Cochran is one of the South’s pioneering craft brewery owners, having co-founded Terrapin Brewing of Athens, Ga., and helped build it into […]
From nonprofit work to local hires to humanitarian relief, Oskar Blues has excelled at integrating itself into the Brevard community.
“You can’t grow without having a certain amount of structure,” says new Riverbend Malthouse CEO Scott Hickman. “As companies get larger, the ones that are going to be successful are going to have that, but without losing that renegade spirit that is at the heart of what the craft brew industry is about.”
**UPDATED SEPT. 19** Greenman releases Bootsy and Maceo, Fonta Flora is set to host NC’s first Zwanze Day and White Labs starts accepting applications
Apparently, he lived on gin and beer – that is what he drank all the time I was there. I have no idea how much gin he averaged a day, but it was plenty.
A love of science and dinosaurs prompted brewer Tim Weber to craft two Tyrannosaurus Rex-themed beers to raise money for the Asheville Museum of Science’s relocation efforts.
“I don’t need no consolation, I don’t want your reservation” from lyrics to “Dirty Love” by Frank Zappa
It is not uncommon for area athletes to chase their workouts with a beer. A look at what health experts say about this combination, and whether drinking after a workout cancels out its benefits.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Mills River production facility recently became one of only two breweries in the country to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification.
The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival celebrated its 23rd year June 10-11 in Tryon with visitors from North Carolina and beyond coming together to enjoy cold brews, ‘cue and live music. More than 60 barbecue teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee were on hand to compete in categories […]
This year’s VeganFest will offer two days of education, fun and plant-based food in support of the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary.
Brewer Mike Karnowski educated and entertained during a recent AVL Beer Week event focused on the evolution of English IPAs.
This year’s event, which sold out days in advance, brought more than 30 area breweries to Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park.
For the past few years, Just Brew It functioned as the unofficial kickoff party for AVL Beer Week. It’s hard to beat more than 50 homebrewers serving some of the best beer around. Yet this year the event will wrap the week rather than begin it. Someone needed to fill the void. Highland Brewing Co. […]
The 16th annual Mountain Sports festival is a marriage of music and sports that caters to participants and spectators alike. The festival village, located at Carrier Park, will feature bands, beer, food and, of course, viewing access to a variety of sporting events.
**UPDATED MAY 26** Cucina 24 hosts a Wicked Weed sour beer dinner, Hi-Wire hosts a Foothills Meats beer dinner and AVL Beer Week kicks into high gear.
Matt Addis says he started dreaming of opening a brewery almost immediately after he brewed his first beer. Now that dream is about to become a reality as he and Jonathan Myers prepare to open Habitat Tavern and Commons in May. “I fell in love with brewing in a way that I hadn’t with anything else,” Addis says […]
“One can learn a lot about a culture by examining how it consumes a precious cultural item: beer.”