Plum Nectar, a dry-hopped Berliner Weisse by Sarah Gulotta and Katie Smith, will be released Oct. 17 at both breweries. $1 from each pint sold will benefit the local Pink Boots Society.
**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.
Brevard Brewing’s Kyle Williams and Hi-Wire’s Luke Holgate discuss their acclaimed märzens.
**UPDATED SEPT. 21** Archetype releases its first cans, One World West holds a weekend-long grand opening and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 7** Catawba releases its first packaged barrel-aged beer, Sweeten Creek releases a Grateful Dead-themed Belgian-style Amber Ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 24** Zillicoah hosts a session beer festival to raise funds for Our Voice, Catawba, UpCountry and Thirsty Monk release Brut IPAs and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 15** Sanctuary turns three, Burial collaborates with Blackberry Farm and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 9** Fermented Nonsense and Sideways officially open, Thirsty Monk celebrates the release of Sierra Nevada’s latest Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Asheville Brewing launches a video contest, Hi-Wire’s Summer of Will film series concludes and more.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
Wedge turns 10, Catawba releases a DIPA inspired by the Pritchard Park Drum Circle and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 12** Highland releases the first beer from its barrel program, Tasty Beverage hosts an Allagash Wild Beer Roundup and more local beer news.
Geologist of Animal Collective and local musicians Michael Flanagan and Adam McDaniel perform an improvised score to “Persona” at Revolve, the Grail celebrates the 50th anniversary of “Yellow Submarine” and more.
Hi-Wire co-founder Chris Frosaker hopes to open the brewery’s Durham Fun Zone by October.
**UPDATED JUNE 21** The Asheville Pink Boots Society holds its first official meeting, Sweeten Creek releases its first seasonal canned offering and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 6** Appalachian Vintner and The Whale host events with brewers visiting the area for Fonta Flora Brewery’s State of Origin, and more local beer news.
The Grail shows a documentary on a London Gay Men’s Chorus singer’s journey, the Polk County Film Initiative hosts a fundraiser for the 2018 Tryon International Film Festival and more.
The Asheville VeganFest returns with three-days of festivities. Also: MANNA FoodBank hosts its 19th annual Blue Jean Ball, Mini-VegFest debuts, The Black Jar Honey Tasting returns and The Southern Kitchen and Bar closes.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Find Your Pint beer series kicks off at Bhramari, Villagers offers a Fermented Alcoholic Beverages class and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 9**Highland rolls out a limited-release pils, Burial resurrects its Moonlit Art Markets, Bruisin’ Ales samples staff-pick German beers and more local beer news.
The Grail screens a full sensory, immersive documentary on giving birth; multiple outdoor film series get underway and more.