The Blue Ghost and Mills River Brewery teams discuss establishing their brands in the vicinity of famous neighbors.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Special Thanksgiving week and Black Friday events abound throughout the area.
**UPDATED OCT. 25** Wicked Weed releases this year’s Dark Arts, Twin Leaf taps a candy roaster squash beer made in collaboration with Slow Food Asheville and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 29** Bruisin’ Ales releases a collaboration with Olde Hickory, Burial hosts a triple release, Sierra Nevada holds its third annual Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Eclipse parties dominate the horizon, Highland releases brewery-exclusive cans, Catawba raises money for Asheville City Schools and more in this week’s Asheville beer news
Local breweries host Valentine’s date nights, Zebulon releases an experimental beer and the Asheville Brewers Alliance hosts the second AVL Beer Expo.
**UPDATED DEC. 18** Thirsty Monk gets in the Star Wars spirit, Twin Leaf collaborates with Friends of the Smokies and more.
**UPDATED: JAN. 9** Lookout offers crowlers, Sanctuary rolls out three new beers and certified cicerones give free presentations.
Soon Sierra Nevada won’t be the only brewery in the Arden area. Now the Mills River Brewery is just a craft beer bar and deli, but the opening of its new microbrewery is right around the corner.