Sanctuary turns three, Burial collaborates with Blackberry Farm and more local beer news.
The festivities — honoring the winners of this year’s Best Of survey and the Xpress readers who voted for said victors — will take place in the Meadow at Highland Brewing Co. on Thursday, Aug. 16.
**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.
Brewers from the Asheville area’s first brewery and one of its newest craft makers discuss their new oak offerings.
**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.
Local brewery and cidery sales reps discuss the ins and outs of their jobs.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
Representatives from Ginger’s Revenge, New Belgium, Highland and Homeplace discuss their individual taprooms’ styles.
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.
**UPDATED JUNE 29** The Casual Pint hosts a Craft Room Growlers reunion party, UpCountry starts a weekly infused beer series and more local beer news.
Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats debut their third album, Family Dynamo, and Doc Aquatic launches Shadowless Man. Both shows are scheduled for Friday, June 29; the River Rats play Highland Brewing Co. while Doc Aquatic takes the stage at The Mothlight.
Asheville Museum of Science’s annual flagship fundraiser takes place June 14 at Highland Brewing Co.
**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.
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. celebrates Prince’s birthday with two screenings of “Purple Rain,” deadlines loom for the inaugural Micropolitan Film Festival and more.
**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.
**UPDATED MAY 3** Habitat hosts its first small-batch festival, New Belgium and Blackberry Farm release a collaborative bottle and more local beer news.
Burial hosts its fifth Sharpen the Blades, Bhramari releases two new cans for CBC and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 18** Highland debuts its monthly brewery-only can release, Bruisin’ Ales highlights overlooked staff favorites and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 5** Hi-Wire releases an IPA brewed in honor of the Asheville City Soccer Club, NC Belgian Beer Fest returns to Thirsty Monk Biltmore Village and more local beer news.
Local brewers discuss the benefits and costs of aluminum packaging and whether a new federal tax will change the price of their beers.