**UPDATED MARCH 21** Luella’s collaborates with Wicked Weed on a golden sour, five Asheville breweries remain in Strange Carolinas’ North Carolina Beer Bracket and more local beer news.
Many WNC breweries consider live music to be a main component of their taproom offerings.
7 Clans Brewing debuts its first beer, Hi-Wire hosts its second NC Small Batch Festival and more local beer news.
Highland releases Imperium, Catawba brings back Peanut Butter Jelly Time, and more local beer news.
After 24 years in the industry, Asheville’s oldest craft brewery embraces a new look.
**UPDATED FEB. 22** Hillman and The Whale collaborate on a New England IPA, Black Cloud hosts a fruit beer tap takeover and more local beer news.
Valentine’s events abound, Hi-Wire’s Sour and Wild Program releases two new bottles and more local beer news.
Thirsty Monk, Oskar Blues and other businesses combine beer with an assortment of foods for a memorable night out.
**UPDATED FEB. 8** Sweeten Creek offers a new beer as its first crowler release, Burial celebrates Mardi Gras and the launch of its Ambient Terrain series and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 31** Super Bowl parties abound, Burial celebrates International Gruit Day and more local beer news.
Now in its second year, the 52-beer series is a way for Catawba brewers to challenge themselves and see what new styles customers might want to see in larger production.
Ginger’s Revenge releases its first bottle, Thirsty Monk and Sanctuary celebrate anniversaries and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 16** Appalachian Vintner welcomes Firestone Walker to town, Black Star Line collaborates with Highland and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 10** Bhramari celebrates its second anniversary with four taproom releases, Archetype unveils its first barrel-aged offering and more local beer news.
Catawba kicks off its 2018 Passport Program, Burial releases an IPA collab, Cliff Mori talks German beer at Hi-Wire and more local beer news.
Lower margins on Asheville’s craft brews could negatively impact local restaurants.
**UPDATED DEC. 29** Highland debuts its IPA Variety Pack, Burial’s Skillet Donut Stout returns and Zillicoah releases at least five new beers.
** UPDATED DEC. 21** Wedge releases its first barrel aged beer, Hi-Wire’s 10W-40 returns and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 13** Thirsty Monk hosts a Winter Brew Night, Sweeten Creek turns two, Burial and Other Half hold a holiday party and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 7** Black Cloud and Whistle Hop turn one, Rayburn Farm and Archetype host a pineapple sage brew-off, and Cliff Mori talks American sours in this week’s local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC.1** Asheville Brewing and Burial commemorate their first collaboration with a new beer and discussion of the local industry, Tunnel Road Tap Haus hosts a Highland tap takeover (with Imperial Cold Mountain) and more area beer news.