**UPDATED JAN. 18** Pisgah and Foothills Butcher Bar collaborate on a smoked porter, Archetype has a dual can release and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 9** Asheville Brewing releases 2019 Love Ninja, Highland taps a trio of new small-batch beers and more local beer news.
From medals at prestigious national competitions to Asheville’s oldest brewery changing its look after 24 years, 2018 was full of major brewing news.
Asheville-area brewery representatives name their favorite local and nonlocal beers from 2018, as well as standout industry accomplishments.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Special Thanksgiving week and Black Friday events abound throughout the area.
**UPDATED NOV. 1** Burial goes all out for the final Burnpile Harvest Fest to be held at its downtown taproom, Oskar Blues brings back Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 26** Multiple Asheville area breweries take home GABF medals, Appalachian Vintner and Eurisko collaborate on a New England IPA 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.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
The long-awaited South Slope brewery held its soft opening Feb. 16 with plans for a March 23 grand opening.
**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.
The two long-awaited Asheville beer businesses are set to launch this month.
Focusing on flawless production of traditional beer styles, the new brewery is slated to open on the South Slope in late June or early July.