Mountain Hoppin’

In terms of visual appeal, the Wedge’s brewing system — best viewed when standing in front of the tasting-room taps while turning your head roughly 45 degrees to the left — is my fave in town. The labyrinthine system of gleaming copper and crisp steel exudes a mix of the fantastical and the industrial. It’s […]

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Second Annual Hops Farm Tour It’s time to check out a couple of up-and-coming WNC hops farms with all your hophead friends. Hops trellising and more: Participants in 2009's first Hops Farm Tour admire the hops growing at Winding River Hops Farm in Weaverville. The second annual Hops Farm Tour takes place on July 31. […]

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Our favorite national holiday approaches. Get ready for a sparkly, Brewgasmic, patriotic weekend. Drink beer for America, y'all. Just do it right and drink some locally crafted brews, kay? Because they're healthier — higher levels of plant estrogens that help strengthen your bones. Brew-off: The Buzzed Home Most Original Home-brew award went to Colleen O'Donnell […]

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Beer City Festival by the numbers The inaugural Beer City Fest took place on a sunny Saturday, June 5, at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park. By all accounts, it was a successful celebration for Beer City, USA — lots of excellent craft beer, great music and a convenient fountain, perfect for cooling off. […]

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The Evolution of Green Man Brewing Green Man Brewing has changed owners. "It's going to be the evolution of Green Man," says new owner Dennis Thies. Thies purchased the iconic local brewery just last week from founders/owners Joe and Joan Eckert, after working for them at Green Man. He also worked for Highland Brewing Company […]