Franny’s Farmacy continues its expansion. Plus: Cultivated Community Dinner Series launches latest Spring Series; Asheville Truffle Experience returns; and plenty more!
The West Asheville brewery seeks to reward its most loyal customers while Highland gives back to hospitality industry colleagues.
“Our industry is traditionally very white and very male,” says Cristina Hall Ackley, co-owner of Ginger’s Revenge on Riverside Drive. But that hasn’t stopped local women from succeeding in Asheville’s brewing and distilling industries.
Yancey County Farmers Market prepares for a new site. Plus, Barn Door Ciderworks invites local home cooks to show off their chops in the cidery’s tasting room, Eda Rhyne pops the top on a new canned cocktail and more local food news.
Area breweries are used to the challenges of winter, but added difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic have many in the industry extra concerned.
During a June 24 meeting, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority board heard a presentation from marketing firm 360i about a new advertising campaign, scheduled to start in July, designed to attract a “responsible tourist audience” to the region. Ads will target visitors whose behaviors agree with “psychographic statements” about “willingness to conform.”
Updates on brewery construction and expansions in Asheville, Brevard and Old Fort.
Local beer personalities reveal what they’ll be imbibing to close out 2019.
Habitat plans to use the money to provide down payment assistance for 38 affordable housing units at its proposed Old Haywood Road neighborhood in West Asheville. Households earning 80% or less of the area median income ($52,800 for a family of four) would receive $20,000 toward a home purchase.
Founder Oscar Wong reflects on the latest milestone of Asheville’s oldest craft brewery and is optimistic about the people and products guiding its next quarter century.
Local brewery representatives and artists discuss the creative designs on their bottles and cans.
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.
Local farmers and manufacturers express concern about the impact retaliatory tariffs sparked by new Trump administration trade policies could have on their businesses.
UpCountry and Catawba cans incorporate the Brewers Association’s “certified independent craft” seal and will soon be joined by multiple other local breweries.
The family-friendly nature of Asheville area breweries has drawn criticism, but it remains a key part of the local industry’s identity.
Beer writers Tony Kiss and Scott Douglas interview Western North Carolina beer personalities on our new podcast, Xpress on Tap.
At a sold-out event in downtown Asheville, NPR journalist Michel Martin and local panelists reflect on what happens when your hometown gets hot.
County Commissioners deadlocked on a request from tax director Gary Roberts to reappraise county real estate in 2017. With Commissioner Ellen Frost absent, the board members voted 3-3 along party lines, delaying for at least a few weeks a decision on whether the county will voluntarily undertake a reappraisal before the state Department of Revenue forces its hand.
With its soon-to-be-released Warrior series, Highland Brewing Co. hopes creativity will be the word that springs to mind when people think of the landmark brewery’s beers.