This week, The Hop Ice Cream gets set to open a new store in Black Mountain, Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Festival is on the calendar for September 2019, Bold Rock Hard Cider celebrates facial hair with Winter BeardFest, the Monte Vista Hotel hosts an ugly Christmas sweater murder mystery dinner theater and more Asheville food news.
Highland Brewing screens a documentary about paid family leave, Asheville Brewing presents one on the dwindling populations of wild Alaskan salmon and more.
Although the North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum is still in its development stages, it will have a presence at this year’s AVL Beer Week. Organizers will highlight the effort at the Beer City Festival downtown on Roger McGuire Green on Saturday, June 2, says Asheville Brewers Alliance Executive Director Kendra Penland. But the museum will be about more […]
Blue Dream Curry House will host an anniversary party with special plates and collaborative brews. Also: Bold Rock Hard Cider hosts a Memorial Day barbecue; Green Sage announces a new location; Buxton Hall Barbecue hosts a two-night pop-up; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
The inaugural Cider, Wine and Dine Weekend spotlights and celebrates Henderson County’s agritourism industry. Also: UpCountry Brewing continues its Pint Night series; Pisgah Coffee Roasters opens; Great Harvest Bread Company partners with MetroWines for an evening workshop; and Corner Kitchen hosts beer pairing dinner.
At least five Asheville area breweries and one cidery host regular yoga classes.
Fractals Coffee Shop and Cafe brings something completely different to Haywood Road this week. Also, the inaugural Hendersonville Restaurant Week, African Friendship Dinner at Folkmoot; THE BLOCK Off Biltmore’s first vegan mac and cheese cook-off and Asheville Humane Society hosts 15th annual Dine To Be Kind.
**UPDATED JAN. 31** Super Bowl parties abound, Burial celebrates International Gruit Day and more local beer news.
WNC cideries prefer to source their ingredients locally whenever possible. Yet April through August, it can be especially difficult to secure enough local apples to meet production demands.
**UPDATED SEPT. 8** UpCountry welcomes Southbound Brewing to the Asheville market with a collaborative event and brew, Asheville Brewing and Industry Nine bring back i9PA and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 25** Catawba and Bold Rock collaborate on a cider to benefit local Riverkeeper organizations, Burial has a triple can release and more local beer news.
The Mills River cidery is offering new drinks and events for spring.
The event will feature a blend of North Carolina-made cider, live music, exhibits and demonstrations.
Local breweries host Valentine’s date nights, Zebulon releases an experimental beer and the Asheville Brewers Alliance hosts the second AVL Beer Expo.
Asheville Brewing and Deschutes release a collaborative bock, Pisgah releases this year’s Vanilla Porter and Wedge debuts a ginseng ESB.
**UPDATED JAN. 13** Hi-Wire releases bottles of its new Foeder Brett Saison, Burial features Holy Mountain saisons and more.
Gluttony reigns supreme at Champlain, Buxton Hall’s latest pop-up event. Also, Mike Ferrari leads cooking classes at The Farm, Fletcher hosts its 16th annual chili cook-off, Ask Hendersonville offers a foodie prize giveaway and the Organic Growers School opens early registration for its Spring Conference.
Bold Rock, Noble and Urban Orchard discuss the state of the local cider industry.
**Updated June 4** A rundown of AVL Beer Week events.
Local nonprofit Sleep Tight Kids aims to provide more vulnerable children with simple bedtime amenities like blankets and pajamas after holding an all-ages fundraiser at Bold Rock Hard Cider on Sunday, May 1.
In a recent blind tasting, two panels of judges from the French Broad Vignerons determined the top hard ciders for this year’s CiderFest NC competition.