Local actor Willie Repoley discusses working on the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man,” Habitat for Humanity screens a documentary on gentrification and more.
**UPDATED OCT. 17** Tasty Beverage and Bruisin’ Ales celebrate an exciting new Foothills release, The Whale hosts an Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 10** Asheville Brewing releases its first ginger beer, Daidala brings in Original Sin Cider’s founder for an apple tasting and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 3** Burial brings Evil Twin’s founder to town, Bhramari hosts a festival celebrating hazy and hoppy brews and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 26** Multiple Asheville area breweries take home GABF medals, Appalachian Vintner and Eurisko collaborate on a New England IPA and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 21** Archetype releases its first cans, One World West holds a weekend-long grand opening and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 14** Burial hosts breweries from Ohio and Nashville, Hillman taps a Busta Rhymes-inspired gose and more local beer news.
Asheville Wine & Food Festival founder and director Bob Bowles says he faced challenges in securing a suitable location for this year’s event. In the meantime, a group of local chefs and business owners are making headway with plans for a new food and beverage festival with an experiential focus for 2019.
**UPDATED SEPT. 7** Catawba releases its first packaged barrel-aged beer, Sweeten Creek releases a Grateful Dead-themed Belgian-style Amber Ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 30** Oskar Blues celebrates the return of Ten FIDY with flights of five variants, Archetype’s brewers lead a blind tasting and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 24** Zillicoah hosts a session beer festival to raise funds for Our Voice, Catawba, UpCountry and Thirsty Monk release Brut IPAs and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 15** Sanctuary turns three, Burial collaborates with Blackberry Farm and more local beer news.
On Saturday, Aug. 11 the the Renaissance Asheville Hotel will host the seventh annual White Fundraiser. The event benefits the local nonprofit Loving Food Resources. Also this week: Summer at the Old Dairy Barn Harvest; The 41st annual Sourwood Festival; Cider and Cheese Pairing; and plenty more.
**UPDATED AUG. 2** The Bruisin’ Ales staff shares some favorite Canadian craft brews, The Whale celebrates the end of Grimm’s gypsy ways and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
Burial Beer Co. joins forces with Cucina 24 chef Brian Canipelli. Also: Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival returns; Folkmoot pairs with Blind Pig Supper Club; TreeRock Social Cider House holds its inaugural Cookie-Chill-Off and plenty more Asheville food news.
**UPDATED JULY 6** Burial celebrates Independence Day with Other Half, Creature Comforts and J Wakefield, Oskar Blues releases four new Barn Burner beers and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 29** The Casual Pint hosts a Craft Room Growlers reunion party, UpCountry starts a weekly infused beer series and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 16** Burial turns five, Appalachian Vintner releases collaborations with Olde Hickory and Zillicoah and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 6** Appalachian Vintner and The Whale host events with brewers visiting the area for Fonta Flora Brewery’s State of Origin, and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 24** AVL Beer Week begins with collaborative IPAs and more local beer news.