The new year brings new restaurants and fresh collaborations while other businesses take a temporary break and a North Asheville favorite closes permanently.
Area head brewers reflect on their professional work and why they and others hop from job to job.
**UPDATED MARCH 27** Many Western North Carolina breweries are offering to-go sales from their taprooms.
From medals at prestigious national competitions to Asheville’s oldest brewery changing its look after 24 years, 2018 was full of major brewing news.
The collaboration by John Richardson, Jeff “Puff” Irvin and Matt Schwarz is the town’s third brewery.