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.
Highland releases the first bottle from its barrel-aged program, The Whale and Urban Orchard collaborate on a holiday cider and more local beer news.
The Pennsylvania power trio swings by French Broad River Brewery on Nov. 22.
“It keeps a lot of us in work,” says singer-songwriter Leigh Glass. “A lot of breweries cater to original music, so you don’t feel pressure to play covers people can dance to.”
**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.
The latest in the brewer profile series highlights French Broad’s brewer, Aaron Wilson, who oversees some of Asheville’s oldest ales.
**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.