Opinions vary on whether Asheville has too many breweries or if the local industry can sustain more.
The long-time Green Man brewer is now working for the Bryson City brewery.
From unexpected expansions to hemp beers, the local brewing industry overlapped in a handful of standout areas over the past year.
The Bryson City brewery’s West Asheville taproom and restaurant will operate in the former Anchor Bar location on Haywood Road.
**UPDATED AUG. 9** Fermented Nonsense and Sideways officially open, Thirsty Monk celebrates the release of Sierra Nevada’s latest Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
The breweries join Innovation and Balsam Falls in the county industry’s focus on the local market.
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
Highland rolls out the 2016 Cold Mountain Winter Ale and Imperial Cold Mountain, Hi-Wire hosts its second Stout Bout, Goose Island Beer Co.’s Migration Week returns to Asheville and much more Asheville beer news.
**UPDATED: APRIL 23** Sister Bad Habit Ale makes its annual return, Highland releases its International Women’s Day collaboration beer and Asheville breweries medal at the Tennessee Championship of Beer.
**UPDATED APRIL 15** In this week’s Asheville beer news, Burial Beer Co. releases a small-batch brew to benefit label artist David Paul Seymour’s film effort, Planet of DOOM; Highland Brewing Co. releases its second seasonal of 2016; Pisgah Brewing Co. celebrates its 11th anniversary and more.
**UPDATED APRIL 4** Hi-Wire releases the first two batches of its Single Barrel Series, Burial shares its National Women in Beer Day creation and Bruisin’ Ales hosts a Dogfish Head Record Store Day event.
**UPDATED FEB.24** Highland brings back Tasgall Scotch Ale, Asheville Brewing unleashes Carolina Mountain Monster and Appalachian Vintner hosts Asheville’s first beer and mead blending session.
About 60,000 beer lovers and brewers attended this year’s Great American Beer Festival Sept. 24-26 in Denver. Among them were representatives from several WNC breweries, a couple of whom brought home coveted medals in the event’s beer competitions. Click through for the story and a gallery of photos from the GABF.
Nantahala Brewing Co.’s recent visit to Tasty Brewing Co. brought some Bryson City brews to Asheville Beer Week.
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 […]