The Pot Stirred, a new CBD cafe, prepares for its launch. Plus: Elevated Kava Lounge opens in West Asheville; Valentine’s Day events; and more!
Catawba employees navigate distrust in the workplace, Hoppy Trees opens in Weaverville and Chemist collaborates with Green Man on a whiskey.
LaRumba Restaurant Latino now open in East Asheville. Plus: Hashi Hana brings back ramen; baker Heidi Bass announces launch of a brick-and-mortar; and plenty more!
Two very different yet beloved events are back, along with a new study that gauges the area brewing industry’s economic impact.
Darë Vegan Cheese receives a NC IDEA SEED grant for expansion, a new sourdough bread operation is on the rise, a new tailgate market launches in Weaverville and more local food news.
Wicked Weed Brewing responds to positive COVID-19 tests for employees at the Funkatorium and brewpub. Meanwhile, other local breweries screen workers daily and feel that the virus will inevitably strike their own crews.
With taprooms closed and critical draft accounts on hold, many area breweries are bringing beer directly to customers’ doorsteps.
DSSOLVR and The Whale celebrate Friday the 13th, while St. Patrick’s Day beers appear at multiple breweries.
**UPDATED MARCH 6** Burial goes big as Spring approaches, Ginger’s Revenge turns three and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 27** Eurisko’s Twin Peaks Day returns with multiple new beers, Zebulon releases an historical recreation of IPA circa 1850 and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 21** The first release in the Hi-Wire Loves AVL series is out, Catawba cans a Horchata White Ale and more local beer news.
Chicken, black eyed-peas and collard greens are among the items to be served at the upcoming Soul Food Supper, hosted by Asheville Parks and Recreation. Also: Lookout Brewing Co. holds a mac and cheese cookoff; The Cut Cocktail Lounge celebrates Mardi Gras with a crawfish boil; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
**UPDATED FEB. 14** Dessert-inspired brews hit the taps at multiple breweries for Valentine’s Day.
**UPDATED FEB. 7** Homeplace opens its second location, Thirsty Monk joins the hard seltzer ranks and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 31** Pisgah’s Stout Hog Day returns, Bruisin’ Ales offers deep discounts on its inventory and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 24** Hi-Wire teams with Ninkasi, Cigar City and New Belgium on its annual mix-pack, Highland celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Lucky Envelope collaboration and more local beer news.
**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.