**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.
The Las Vegas singer-songwriter plays French Broad River Brewery on June 7.
**UPDATED MARCH 21** Luella’s collaborates with Wicked Weed on a golden sour, five Asheville breweries remain in Strange Carolinas’ North Carolina Beer Bracket and more local beer news.
Many WNC breweries consider live music to be a main component of their taproom offerings.
**UPDATED FEB. 22** Hillman and The Whale collaborate on a New England IPA, Black Cloud hosts a fruit beer tap takeover and more local beer news.
“We don’t need more beer or breweries. We need more space for people to have real, multifaceted lives beyond the Disney-fied dystopian construct that Asheville has become at a cost to all else.”
French Broad River Brewery’s expansion will force the community art space to relocate once its lease is up after January 2018.
New brewery owners Paul and Sarah Casey implement rebranding and plans for increased production and distribution.