After two years away, Asheville City Market returns downtown. Also: Jettie Rae’s Oyster House welcomes The Pearl; Holeman and Finch Public House debuts brunch menu; and plenty more!
Asheville Cider Crawl is set for Saturday, Aug. 28, plus the Omni Grove Park Inn hosts its 29th annual National Gingerbread House Competition, Metro Wines raises money for homeless pets, and more local food news.
**UPDATED NOV. 14** Cold Mountain and Stout Bout return, Tasty Beverage debuts its Fonta Flora-made house beer and more.
**UPDATED AUG. 29** Bhramari releases four collaborative cans, Black Mountain Cider & Mead celebrates its sixth anniversary and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 7** In the wake of AVL Beer Week, State of Origin returns to Morganton, Burial hosts some famous friends and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 19** Bhramari collaborates with Franny’s Farmacy, Listermann Brewing and White Labs on a hemp-infused farmhouse IPA, Oskar Blues releases JAHvanilla Ten FIDY and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 8** Noble Cider and Ginger’s Revenge release new packaged products, The Whale celebrates the arrival of Modern Times and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Special Thanksgiving week and Black Friday events abound throughout the area.
**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.
After two years of planning, the Morganton brewery is set to debut its destination taproom and production facility in Lake James State Park.
**UPDATED APRIL 18** Highland debuts its monthly brewery-only can release, Bruisin’ Ales highlights overlooked staff favorites and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 18** Oskar Blues’ Death By Coconut and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts receive release parties, plus other local beer news.
The next installment in the monthly, late-night Buxton Presents series doubles as a pre-party for the Morganton brewery’s State of Origin festival.
Cantillon Zwanze Day celebrated the return of the Shelton Brothers Importers portfolio to the local market, and Burial Beer Co.’s third annual Burnpile Harvest Festival is slated for Saturday, Oct. 29.
**UPDATED OCT. 5** Burial and Fonta Flora release a collaborative IPA, pumpkin beers take over all three Thirsty Monks and Asheville Brewing honors Putin’s wild side with a Baltic Porter.
**UPDATED JULY 9** Hi-Wire releases Batch#5 of its Single Barrel Series, Burial Ceremonial IPA cans return, and Fonta Flora releases a collaboration with Wicked Weed
**UPDATED JUNE 11** Fonta Flora hosts State of Origin, Hi-Wire releases two small-batch bottles, and the Biltmore Estate hosts a beer-centric barbecue event.
Fonta Flora Brewery’s State of Origin festival and the Just Brew It homebrew tasting and competition showcase local brewers and ingredients.
Partnering with the Foothills Conservancy and Lake James State Park, Fonta Flora has bought historic farmland near Nebo with plans to become Western North Carolina’s first true farmhouse brewery.
** Updated March 10 ** Pisgah’s 2016 Hellbender debuts, Thirsty Monk Sour Fest rolls on all week and Appalachian Vintner pours a rare Fonta Flora cask.
Western North Carolina brewers are adding peppers, flowers and other nature-based ingredients to their beers with exciting results.