**UPDATED AUG. 9** Fermented Nonsense and Sideways officially open, Thirsty Monk celebrates the release of Sierra Nevada’s latest Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
**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.
Local brewery and cidery sales reps discuss the ins and outs of their jobs.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
Wedge turns 10, Catawba releases a DIPA inspired by the Pritchard Park Drum Circle and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 12** Highland releases the first beer from its barrel program, Tasty Beverage hosts an Allagash Wild Beer Roundup 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.
The former Asheville radio DJ and sports announcer has been hired as the location manager for Palmetto Brewing Co. in Charleston, S.C.
**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.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Find Your Pint beer series kicks off at Bhramari, Villagers offers a Fermented Alcoholic Beverages class and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 3** Habitat hosts its first small-batch festival, New Belgium and Blackberry Farm release a collaborative bottle and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 18** Highland debuts its monthly brewery-only can release, Bruisin’ Ales highlights overlooked staff favorites and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 11** Hi-Wire releases a Brett saison, Catawba debuts a line of hazy NEIPAs, Wedge taps a beer celebrating its 10th anniversary and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 5** Hi-Wire releases an IPA brewed in honor of the Asheville City Soccer Club, NC Belgian Beer Fest returns to Thirsty Monk Biltmore Village and more local beer news.
**UPDATED March 27** Zillicoah releases its first canned collaboration, Hi-Wire pairs a new stout with Swedish pastries and more local beer news.
**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.