**UPDATED FEB. 21** The first release in the Hi-Wire Loves AVL series is out, Catawba cans a Horchata White Ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 31** Pisgah’s Stout Hog Day returns, Bruisin’ Ales offers deep discounts on its inventory and more local beer news.
Asheville Restaurant Week returns with over 30 participating eateries offering special deals. Also: Bold Rock Hard Cider partners with À La Mode Macaron for a food and drink pairing; tickets are now available for the Asheville Food Fan Awards; District Wine Bar has settled on a new name; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
**UPDATED DEC. 20** Burning Blush opens in Mills River, Burial collaborates with Zillicoah and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 14** Cold Mountain and Stout Bout return, Tasty Beverage debuts its Fonta Flora-made house beer and more.
Asheville Brewing releases this year’s Ninjabread Man, Archetype shares a saison that’s aged for 11 months and more local beer news.
Green Man opens The Dweller downtown taproom, Wicked Weed releases 2019 Dark Arts (with seven variant options) and more local beer news.
The refreshing, low-calorie beverages provide a new option for customers while offering the brewers and cider makers an intriguing technical challenge.
Chef Dan Silo opens Sawhorse on New Leicester Highway. Also: Cider, Wine and Dine weekend returns to Henderson County; Azalea Bistro launches in Saluda; Community Table hosts its latest Empty Bowl fundraiser for MANNA FoodBank and more local food news.
The Blue Ghost and Mills River Brewery teams discuss establishing their brands in the vicinity of famous neighbors.
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.