**UPDATED OCT. 10** Asheville Brewing releases its first ginger beer, Daidala brings in Original Sin Cider’s founder for an apple tasting and more local beer news.
Asheville’s first sour program brings back its prized barrel-aged, fruit-forward blonde ale on July 21.
Wedge turns 10, Catawba releases a DIPA inspired by the Pritchard Park Drum Circle and more local beer news.
Kitchen Ready graduates are set to showcase their culinary skills in the program’s capstone project. Also: A Taste of the Vineyard raises funds for Big Brother Big Sister of Henderson County; Dobra Tea hosts tasting class; Villagers offers workshops in canning and fermented alcoholic beverages; The Asheville Club opens and White Duck Taco relocates in the RAD.
For 11 years, Stuart has been quietly making beer for the South Slope brewery — a length of tenure that puts him among the ranks of the city’s longest-serving brewers.
As Asheville’s ever-increasing popularity has piqued the interest of big hotel chains and other corporate enterprises, it’s also triggered fears of homogenization and loss of essential character, raising the question: Can Asheville stay weird?
Seasonal favorites are returning to local taprooms, bottle shops and grocery stores.
**UPDATED OCT. 26** Devil’s Night returns to South Slope breweries, Urban Orchard turns four, Burial celebrates “Stranger Things” and more local beer news.
Each of the nine breweries along or near Coxe Avenue will debut a beer created specially for the collaborative Monday, Oct. 30, event.
From Asheville to Sylva to Pisgah Forest, area brewery owners make the most of the natural and man-made scenery on their properties.
UpCountry and Catawba cans incorporate the Brewers Association’s “certified independent craft” seal and will soon be joined by multiple other local breweries.
Founders Joan and Joe Eckert reflect on the pub’s history, including being the original home of Asheville’s second brewery.
Asheville’s second oldest brewery looks back on two decades of operation with rare bottles, new creations and a round-table discussion of sour production history.
Green Man gets a jump on an event-filled AVL Beer Week, which officially begins May 26.
Bring a dish to Common Table, a monthly potluck at Habitat Tavern and Commons. Also, Green Man Brewing teams up with Verbena Cakes and Catering for a beer pairing dinner, Living Web Farms offers a course on salt, nutritionist Denise Barratt hosts a spring cooking class focused on clean eating and Billy Goat Bikes combines cycling with tacos, gelato and beer.
**UPDATED NOV. 4** Zebulon releases a pure pumpkin beer, Green Man honors Roland Knoll and the U.S. Cellular Center hosts the Asheville on Tap festival.
Hi-Wire, Green Man and the West Asheville and Weaverville libraries are among the sites hosting free screenings this week.
**UPDATED SEPT. 10** Hi-Wire hosts its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration, Catawba releases a collaborative Märzen and the Monk Beer Academy focuses on Bret beers.
**UPDATED AUG. 20** Hops and Vines and Altamont sell, three breweries release beers to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway and Waynesville hosts its second Beer Faire.
**UPDATED AUGUST 3** Burial releases two collabs, ABC taps a new sour and Twin Leaf revives its anniversary beer due to popular demand
**UPDATED JULY 30** Asheville Brewing Co. releases Cheerwine-inspired beer, Thirsty Monk celebrates Belgian Independence Day and construction begins on Mountain Layers Brewing Co. in Bryson City.