**UPDATED: JUNE 12** Burial turns 6, The Whale and Highland celebrate Father’s Day and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 3** Cinco de Mayo and Star Wars Day beers are released, 12 Bone Brewing opens 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.
**UPDATED DEC. 21** Area breweries answer Sierra Nevada’s call to brew a Resilience IPA and raise funds for people impacted by the California Camp Fire and more local beer news.
Local brewery representatives discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using glass growlers or aluminum Crowlers for on-demand packaged beer.
**UPDATED NOV. 30** Craft Centric and TreeRock Social celebrate their first anniversaries, UpCountry taps an Almond Joy-inspired porter and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 14** Burial hosts breweries from Ohio and Nashville, Hillman taps a Busta Rhymes-inspired gose and more local beer news.
The South Asheville brewery — the smallest official one in Buncombe County — is shying away from traditional styles.
**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.