Brettanomyces, commonly known as “brett” in the brewing community, was traditionally regarded as a wild beer contaminant. But this wild card is beloved by Asheville-area brewers looking to spice up their offerings with unique flavors.
Thirsty Monk hosts a Pumpkin Pint Night and brings back its Fall Harvest Ale, Sweeten Creek debuts its Belgian Honey Pale Ale and more.
**UPDATED SEPT. 22** Whistle Hop brings back its Orange Blossom Ginger Tripel, UpCountry cans its second brew and more local beer news.
A Great American Tapestry has its first screening in over two months, The Joseph Initiative’s film students share their documentary feature and more.
Owners of local breweries with multiple locations share their origin stories and compare the spaces.
**UPDATED SEPT. 8** UpCountry welcomes Southbound Brewing to the Asheville market with a collaborative event and brew, Asheville Brewing and Industry Nine bring back i9PA and more local beer news.
UpCountry and Catawba cans incorporate the Brewers Association’s “certified independent craft” seal and will soon be joined by multiple other local breweries.
**UPDATED AUG. 25** Catawba and Bold Rock collaborate on a cider to benefit local Riverkeeper organizations, Burial has a triple can release and more local beer news.
The seasonal German-style brews hit the local market and will soon be followed by a trio of Oktoberfest parties.
**UPDATED AUG. 12** Tasty Beverage Co. hosts hosts Terrapin Watermelon Gosefest, Blue Ghost releases Roatan Paradise IPA during a day-long Island Party and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 2** Catawba Brewing raises money for local beer person Kyle Milligan’s medical expenses, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s 2017 Find Your Pint fundraiser kicks off at Oyster House, Black Cloud hosts an Innovation Brewing tap takeover and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 19** Hi-Wire turns four, Wedge releases a new stout, Thirsty Monk celebrates Belgian National Day and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 17** Catawba releases the first in a series of seasonal fruited IPAs, Monk Beer Academy explores Mixed Culture Farmhouse Ales and more local beer news.
Asheville Brewing celebrates the 30th anniversary of Spaceballs, free indoor and outdoor screenings abound and more.
**UPDATED JULY 6** Burial continues its Off Topic discussion series, Wedge releases two new beers, Hi-Wire digs into its sour cellar and more local beer news.
A recent visit from international beer importers may point to new distribution possibilities for Asheville’s brewing industry.
Creation Care Alliance of WNC hosts two screenings of a new coal documentary, Transmission presents a film on transgender elder and activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and more.
**UPDATED JUNE 14** Burial turns four, Catawba collaborates with Biltmore Farms Hotels and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 2** Burial, Catawba, Wedge and more tap new brews in addition to AVL Beer Week festivities.
AVL Beer Week 2017 presents a full roster of special releases, tap takeovers, festivals, dinners, parties and even some opportunities for yoga and bhangra dancing.
WHAT: A benefit night for the Asheville Youth Ultimate Frisbee program WHERE: Hi-Wire Brewing WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 4-11 p.m. WHY: With both fall and spring programs, games running several times a week and a tournament to culminate the end of a successful season, the Asheville Youth Ultimate Frisbee league is expanding, allowing more students the opportunity to get […]