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Beer Scout: Eurisko Beer Co. lands on the South Slope
Focusing on flawless production of traditional beer styles, the new brewery is slated to open on the South Slope in late June or early July.
Beer Scout: Cigar City partners with Oskar Blues for North Carolina production and distribution
The revered Tampa brewery expands its footprint with help from a fellow craft beer canner.
Beer Scout: Meet John Cochran of UpCountry Brewing
UpCountry Brewing owner John Cochran talks about his journey from Terrapin Beer Co. founder to Asheville craft brewer.
Beer Scout: Beer bars
Pour Taproom settles in to larger digs in Biltmore Village; The Black Cloud metal-themed beer bar storms onto the West Asheville scene.
Beer Scout: Ohio’s Miami University business class visits Asheville breweries
Asheville’s brewing industry continues to attract more and more visitors each year. Now it’s garnering attention from academia as well. During the week of Jan. 16, the 25 students of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business’ Supply Chain Craft Brewery Field Study class and professors Rhett Brymer and Rocky Newman were in town for the […]
Beer Scout: Asheville beer industry notables reflect on 2016
Asheville-area brewery representatives name their favorite local and non-local beers from 2016 and what they’re looking forward to in the new year.
Beer Scout: Oskar Blues celebrates four years in Brevard
From nonprofit work to local hires to humanitarian relief, Oskar Blues has excelled at integrating itself into the Brevard community.
Beer Scout: Meet new Riverbend Malthouse CEO Scott Hickman
“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.”
Beer Scout: Fall festivals bring the heat
Cantillon Zwanze Day celebrated the return of the Shelton Brothers Importers portfolio to the local market, and Burial Beer Co.’s third annual Burnpile Harvest Festival is slated for Saturday, Oct. 29.
Beer Scout: Beer is flowing at New Belgium’s Liquid Center
After years of anticipation, New Belgium Brewing welcomed the public to its Asheville taproom on Monday, May 2.
Beer Scout: Habitat Tavern and Commons brews up a neighborhood feel
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 […]
Beer Scout: Shave and a haircut … cold pints!
The Local Barber and Tap provides haircuts and old-fashioned shoeshines along with a taproom pouring local craft brews.
Beer Scout: Asheville Brewers Alliance hosts a different breed of beer festival
The Asheville Brewers Alliance’s upcoming AVL Beer Expo is aimed at giving attendees an educational craft beer festival by limiting attendance and holding informational panels. Meanwhile, Hi-Wire Brewing is getting ready to roll out its new sour and wild-fermented brews.
Beer Scout: Homebrewing 101
Learning to brew your own beer can seem daunting, but Asheville offers fertile ground for the beginning homebrewer.
Beer Scout: Burial Beer enters a growth spurt
Burial is planning a large-scale brewing expansion and more for its new 1.4-acre property.
Beer Scout: Motorcycles and beer — a different kind of taproom
Last month, South Slope motorcycle repair shop Moto Vicious recently embraced a beer-loving business model by adding an after-hours taproom. Also in this Beer Scout, Sanctuary Brewing Co. kicks off production.
Beer Scout: Bhramari Brewhouse buzzes toward a December opening
After a name change and many months of planning, Asheville’s newest brewpub is set to take flight this month on the South Slope.
Beer Scout: Catawba doubles down on food pairing events
Whether it’s fine dining, chocolate pairings, barbecue or curry, Catawba’s new initiatives aim to show beer’s versatility with food.
Beer Scout: Pitch for Pitchers
I’ll be the first to admit that here on the beer pages the news is usually fun. To the extent that it intersects with business news, it’s generally about crazy-fast brewery growth: Expansions, new locations and more jobs are the norm. Yet to say the brewing industry here is typical would be a lie. It […]
Beer Scout: Session IPAs invade Asheville
“Let’s meet for a pint.” In Asheville, it’s a way to catch up. It’s a way to do business. It can even be a first date. Yet many of us have to drive to grab a beer with our friends — just check the Wedge’s parking lot when the weather’s nice. And craft beer is […]