**UPDATED JAN. 16** The Whale and Wicked Weed collaborate on a blended golden ale, Bhramari turns four and more local beer news.
The coming year brings new brewery openings, expansions and fresh products.
**UPDATED JAN. 9** UpCountry celebrates its third anniversary with a Devil’s Foot collaboration, Old North Premium Lager enters the market and more local beer news.
Local chef Aaron McGlynn has big plans for 2020. Also: Chow Chow festival organizers host community input forums; The Asheville Hot Chocolate Races returns; The Chop Shop Butchery hosts its latest workshop; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
**UPDATED DEC. 24** Forestry Camp spotlights Virginia breweries, Wicked Weed turns 7 and more.
Local beer personalities reveal what they’ll be imbibing to close out 2019.
**UPDATED DEC. 20** Burning Blush opens in Mills River, Burial collaborates with Zillicoah and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 12** Wicked Weed and The Chemist release a collaborative bierbrand, Sweeten Creek cans Scooties Stout and more local beer news.
Craft Centric celebrates its second anniversary, Hi-Wire releases a high-gravity, basic-ingredient stout and more local beer news.
Highland releases the first bottle from its barrel-aged program, The Whale and Urban Orchard collaborate on a holiday cider and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Twin Leaf brings back a holiday favorite, Thirsty Monk taps a low-calorie ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 14** Cold Mountain and Stout Bout return, Tasty Beverage debuts its Fonta Flora-made house beer and more.
**UPDATED NOV. 8** Sideways releases a barleywine 14 months in the making, Oskar Blues taps a Veterans Day ale and more.
Asheville Brewing releases this year’s Ninjabread Man, Archetype shares a saison that’s aged for 11 months and more local beer news.
Green Man opens The Dweller downtown taproom, Wicked Weed releases 2019 Dark Arts (with seven variant options) and more local beer news.
**UPDATED: OCT. 17** Hi-Wire Brewing’s Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack celebrates breweries from across North Carolina, The Whale taps beers from Duluth, Ga.’s Good Word Brewing and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 4** Highland celebrates Barrel-Aged Beer Day, Oskar Blues collaborates with The String Cheese Incident and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 27** Zebulon releases a beer three years in the making, Burial debuts Bolo Six Ways and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 20** Catawba continues its month of German-style small-batch brews, Oskar Blues adds a 100-calorie IPA to its year-round lineup and more local beer news.
Wicked Weed releases a rainbow-themed beer to benefit the Campaign for Southern Equality, Ginger’s Revenge and Mad Co. collaborate on a shandy and more local beer news.
Catawba debuts an imperial version of its pumpkin ale, Fermented Nonsense collaborates with Biscuit Head and more local beer news.