With 45 percent of business owners in Buncombe County alone facing retirement in the next decade, local groups and service providers are encouraging them to start planning for their company’s next chapter, while simultaneously devising ways to turn an impending crisis into an opportunity for employees to shoulder new responsibilities.
Hemp cheese ravioli, a vegan cheesecake with hemp crust and a dreamsicle—a kind of Creamsicle with a hemp twist—are all on this year’s menu for A Taste of Hemp.
National Bike to Work Week kicks off Monday, May 16, and the initiative is getting a boost from a slew of local breweries. Each night, from May 16-20, a different brewery will host a bike-centric bash, culminating with proceeds from all events being presented to local nonprofits Asheville on Bikes and Friends of Connect Buncombe.
In addition to cheeses, meats, breads, jams and other artisan foods, Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest offers demonstrations on milking, butter-churning and mozzarella-making, plus kids activities and educational pairing workshops. The festivities are Sunday, April 24, at Highland Brewing Co.
Beer Scout can’t cover every event in print, so here’s a handy guide to some upcoming beer- and cider-related happenings.
ALL WEEK Beer Cocktails at Top of the Monk Top of the Monk, downtown Top of the Monk will have a special menu of beer-infused cocktails designed for both beer and cocktail lovers alike. FRIDAY, MAY 27 Sanctuary Shakeup 12-11 p.m., Sanctuary Brewing Co., 147 First Ave. E., Hendersonville Sanctuary Brewing Co. is releasing 10 […]
Beer lovers can support local efforts to build and maintain parks and greenways as well as score some free beer by volunteering at Highland Brewing Co.’s Ale Share Fest on Saturday, July 26. The inaugural festival, which runs 1-6 p.m., will feature live music and more than 20 breweries serving samples. A total of 120 […]
Brewgrass, the original Asheville beer fest is officially back for its 18th year. Tickets are now on sale for the Sept. 20 event, to be held at Memorial Field, at brewgrassfestival.com. In years past, there was little but Bele Chere when it came to Asheville festivals ahead of Brewgrass in the hot summer months. But […]
Not to be outdone by New York City, Asheville is about to introduce its own Beer City version of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop. The ever-innovative folks at Thirsty Monk will ring in 2014 by dropping a decorated and illuminated beer keg down a 20-foot cast-iron pole at the stroke of midnight at the brewery’s newest location in Biltmore Park.
This weekend brings a host of outdoor celebrations, fireworks, local music and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
This weekend brings art, science and an assortment of local music. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend events.
The new local experimental folk quartet (Jeff Markham on guitar and vocals, Peter Van Rijssen on bass and vocals, Will Hogancamp on guitar and Kent Spillmann on drums) is just getting started booking local shows, but they’ve already released a debut EP.
This weekend it’s all about the arts: visual, theater, film, music and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly entertainment.
Biggz General (reggae and hip-hop artist, and son of Bob Marley’s adopted daughter Sharon Prendergast), plays Highland Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 17. RedLyte, ARTIKaL Soundsystem and Marietta’s Palm also perform at the free show.
Oskar Blues is (already on the move). Highland Brewing releases a line of small-batch specials. Asheville Brewing Company gets experimental and starts offering brewery tours. Pictured: Highland Brewing team. Photo by Max Cooper.
The local indie-rock outfit releases its self-titled debut and holds an album release party at Highland Brewery this Friday, 6-8 p.m.
A surprising number of tributes play Asheville this week, offering local music lovers a second crack at The Grateful Dead, The Talking Heads, Sublime and Led Zeppelin.