Buncombe County’s 37th craft beer operation will produce two of the industry’s most difficult and time-consuming styles — and do so without a brewhouse.
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In photos: Beer City Festival 2017
The first big event of the 2017 AVL Beer Week celebration offered brews for just about every taste.
Carolina Beer Guy: Monster expansion at Boojum Brewing
The Waynesville brewery triples its brewing capacity and adds a canning line.
Carolina Beer Guy: Highland Brewing Co. celebrates spring, 23rd anniversary
Asheville’s first craft brewery releases three new beers and opens its Meadow for free and ticketed concerts.
Carolina Beer Guy: Asheville Tourists baseball returns with Thirsty Thursdays
This season, 11 Thursday home games at McCormick Field will feature discounts on local brews.
Luella’s celebrates 10 years of barbecue and beer
Ten years is a long time for any restaurant to thrive and survive, especially in Asheville’s highly competitive dining scene. But Luella’s Bar-B-Que has reached that decade mark and will celebrate Tuesday, March 21, with a special anniversary beer plus food-and-brew pairings at both the Merrimon Avenue and Biltmore Park locations. Luella’s has teamed with Asheville’s Hi-Wire […]
Carolina Beer Guy: Habitat starts serving house beers
In the few months since it opened, the taproom has established itself as a gathering place for locals. Now the owners are offering four house-made brews on draft.
Xpress on tap, Ep. 1: Interview with Oscar Wong and Leah Ashburn of Highland Brewing Co.
Beer writers Tony Kiss and Scott Douglas interview Western North Carolina beer personalities on our new podcast, Xpress on Tap.
Carolina Beer Guy: New brews on the way
The new year is bringing a new batch of beers to the local market — some bottled, others draft. Plus, there’s a new cider from Bold Rock. Here’s a rundown of what’s in the works. Asheville Brewing has teamed with Deschutes brewery of Bend Oregon to release Nottoway River Rye Bock. The draft beer arrives […]
Carolina Beer Guy: Asheville Winter Warmer hits the 10-year mark
Since its debut a decade ago, Winter Warmer has established itself as one of the foremost beer festivals in Western North Carolina. And with its focus on sturdy, warming brews, it remains a favorite among locals looking to take the edge off the winter chill.
Carolina Beer Guy: UpCountry Brewing readies for grand opening
In the months since West Asheville’s old Altamont Brewing was sold and rebranded as UpCountry Brewing, many on the local beer scene have wondered what new owner John Cochran would do with the place. Cochran is one of the South’s pioneering craft brewery owners, having co-founded Terrapin Brewing of Athens, Ga., and helped build it into […]
Carolina Beer Guy: New Highland brews coming
Tony Kiss reports on a host of new packaged beers Highland Brewing plans to roll out in early 2017.