In the rare instances when an Asheville area brewery has closed, a new brewery has taken its place.
Opinions vary on whether Asheville has too many breweries or if the local industry can sustain more.
The CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective — whose members include Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing — will bring new collaborative beers and ones from its portfolio to downtown Asheville in late March.
From medals at prestigious national competitions to Asheville’s oldest brewery changing its look after 24 years, 2018 was full of major brewing news.
The Asheville brewery will discontinue operation at the end of the year. It has been sold to the CANarchy Collective (Oskar Blues, Cigar City), which will reopen the space in March 2019 as The CANarchy Collaboratory brewpub.
Asheville-based nonprofit Mama Maisha, which promotes family planning, healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries in Tanzania, is holding its next benefit at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Friday, Dec. 2. Emma’s Lounge and Freewheelin’ Mamas will perform.
From Asheville on Bikes annual Bike of the Irish to a DJ dance party at Lexington Avenue Brewery, Mountain Xpress has a roadmap so you can snake across the long St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
**UPDATED: JAN. 9** Lookout offers crowlers, Sanctuary rolls out three new beers and certified cicerones give free presentations.
Through grassroots community collaborations, Food Connection saves many thousands of pounds of fresh, unused food from the trash each year, transporting it by taxi to be distributed to residents in need. A federal law allows businesses to donate wholesome food items to feed the hungry without legal liability.
Chefs from 20 area businesses are donating their time and talents to create a small-plate celebration for this year’s MANNA FoodBank Blue Jean Ball fundraiser.
With a sunny forecast and a high of 63, Easter Sunday this year looks to be a great day to get out and enjoy a special brunch. But how do you decide where to eat in Foodtopia?
After landing her first acting gig in a commercial at age 4 and taking improvisation classes as a teen, comedian Kelli Cayman Cozlin became “hooked” on the art of performing. Roughly two decades later, she’s carved a niche for herself in Asheville’s lively comedy scene by dipping her hand “in quite a few cookie jars.” […]
Kelli Cozlin is cooking up a new feast for the senses. The actress and writer is hoping to add dinner theater to Asheville’s lively food and entertainment mix. And based on years of experience acting in and producing shows across the country, she thinks it’s sure to be a recipe for success. “I feel like […]
Empty Bowls is an international movement to end hunger and food insecurity, but the charity operates at a local level. Organizers will hold the annual Asheville fundraiser to benefit MANNA FoodBank on Sept. 15.
You know you’ve stumbled upon a special beer week event when you start the night off with a “beermosa” and end with a silly string fight. The LAB’s superhero-inspired beer dinner experience challenged the beer dinner status quo with its combination of live comedy, video, audience participation (complete with costumes for the staff and more dedicated attendees) and, of course, six courses of thoughtfully paired beer and food courses.
Anyone who has eaten at Lexington Avenue Brewery knows that in spite of its name the place is not just about the beer. Xpress recently talked with LAB’s chef, Mike Fisera, about inspiration, outside-the-box beer dinners and his upcoming face-off with King James Public House chef Steven Goff in the Fire on the Rock Competition Dining Series. Photo by Carrie Eidson
Asheville recently garnered more beer-related accolades (on top of our Beer City win and the major breweries opening facilities in the area). It’s almost a given that we’re a not-to-be-missed beer destination at this point. Photo by Anne Fitten Glenn.
Crews were working today, April 24, on installing new steel for a tasting-room expansion at the Lexington Avenue Brewery.
(photo by Bill Rhodes)
Xpress’ exclusive music video series brings you this on-the-fly performance with the rock-centric, experimental drum and bass duo in advance of its upcoming show at The LAB.
In WNC, we’ve got mountains, an agreeable climate, good food and a thriving beer scene, complete with brew-centric festivals. What more could you ask for? Someone to drive you around from brewery to brewery while you liberally sample? Well, we’ve got that too. Brews Cruise, started by Asheville local Mark Lyons, provides an insider’s take […]
Jesse Hamm got this footage at Monday night’s show.