The coming year brings new brewery openings, expansions and fresh products.
Local beer personalities reveal what they’ll be imbibing to close out 2019.
Local culinary and beverage specialists are teaming up to donate food, funds and holiday gifts to local families in need. Also: Asheville Tea Co. hosts a holiday tea and pastry pairing; Four Sisters Bakery teams up with Black Mountain Recreation and Parks; Mamacita’s Taco Temple holds a tequila dinner; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
**UPDATED SEPT. 27** Zebulon releases a beer three years in the making, Burial debuts Bolo Six Ways and more local beer news.
Hillman’s Old Fort brewery and taproom — the town’s first such establishment — has an anticipated opening date of spring 2020.
**UPDATED JUNE 7** In the wake of AVL Beer Week, State of Origin returns to Morganton, Burial hosts some famous friends and more local beer news.
These common initiatives have benefits for both the breweries and the nonprofits.
**UPDATED APRIL 26** Sideways releases a 4-Way IPA split batch, Hillman turns two and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 18** Pisgah and Foothills Butcher Bar collaborate on a smoked porter, Archetype has a dual can release and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 21** Area breweries answer Sierra Nevada’s call to brew a Resilience IPA and raise funds for people impacted by the California Camp Fire and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 3** Burial brings Evil Twin’s founder to town, Bhramari hosts a festival celebrating hazy and hoppy brews and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 26** Multiple Asheville area breweries take home GABF medals, Appalachian Vintner and Eurisko collaborate on a New England IPA and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 14** Burial hosts breweries from Ohio and Nashville, Hillman taps a Busta Rhymes-inspired gose and more local beer news.
Weinhaus and multiple local breweries offer economical beer solutions for large gatherings.
**UPDATED JULY 6** Burial celebrates Independence Day with Other Half, Creature Comforts and J Wakefield, Oskar Blues releases four new Barn Burner beers and more local beer news.
Burial hosts its fifth Sharpen the Blades, Bhramari releases two new cans for CBC and more local beer news.
Author and PBS television host Laura Theodore discusses her latest cookbook and new restaurant. Also: Fermenti offers free tastings; Folkmoot celebrates Appalachian culture and cuisine; outdoor tailgate markets return; Rise Above Deli expands; and Early Girl Eatery finds new owners.
**UPDATED MARCH 14** Asheville breweries celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Wedge at Foundation hosts Bike of the Irish, Burial welcomes 3 Floyds and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 22** Hillman and The Whale collaborate on a New England IPA, Black Cloud hosts a fruit beer tap takeover and more local beer news.
Asheville-area brewery representatives name their favorite local and non-local beers from 2017, as well as standout industry accomplishments.
Long-time brewery owners and those new to the scene realize that winter in the mountains can be tough on business.