Area breweries are used to the challenges of winter, but added difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic have many in the industry extra concerned.
Seasonal celebrations have largely been curbed, but plentiful German-style beers and imports are available throughout the local market.
Asheville-area breweries have taken numerous precautions to ensure responsible reopening.
New products continue to enter the market as local breweries strive to remain innovative.
With taprooms closed and critical draft accounts on hold, many area breweries are bringing beer directly to customers’ doorsteps.
Area breweries rely on to-go and delivery orders while taprooms are closed.
Hi-Wire hosts its third consecutive multi-brewery drive-thru pallet weekend sale, DSSOLVR adds six canned offerings to its portfolio and more local beer news.
**POSTPONED** The comedy and bluegrass show stops by Hi-Wire’s Big Top on March 18.
**UPDATED MARCH 6** Burial goes big as Spring approaches, Ginger’s Revenge turns three and more local beer news.
Brew Horizons returns for a second year while Hi-Wire’s Carolina Small Batch expands to include South Carolina breweries.
Female higher-ups at Hi-Wire, Urban Orchard and Zebulon discuss crafting exceptional taproom experiences.
**UPDATED FEB. 21** The first release in the Hi-Wire Loves AVL series is out, Catawba cans a Horchata White Ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 7** Homeplace opens its second location, Thirsty Monk joins the hard seltzer ranks and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 31** Pisgah’s Stout Hog Day returns, Bruisin’ Ales offers deep discounts on its inventory and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 24** Hi-Wire teams with Ninkasi, Cigar City and New Belgium on its annual mix-pack, Highland celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Lucky Envelope collaboration and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 16** The Whale and Wicked Weed collaborate on a blended golden ale, Bhramari turns four and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 9** UpCountry celebrates its third anniversary with a Devil’s Foot collaboration, Old North Premium Lager enters the market and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 20** Burning Blush opens in Mills River, Burial collaborates with Zillicoah and more local beer news.
Craft Centric celebrates its second anniversary, Hi-Wire releases a high-gravity, basic-ingredient stout and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 14** Cold Mountain and Stout Bout return, Tasty Beverage debuts its Fonta Flora-made house beer and more.
**UPDATED NOV. 8** Sideways releases a barleywine 14 months in the making, Oskar Blues taps a Veterans Day ale and more.