**UPDATED JAN. 24** Hi-Wire teams with Ninkasi, Cigar City and New Belgium on its annual mix-pack, Highland celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Lucky Envelope collaboration and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 16** The Whale and Wicked Weed collaborate on a blended golden ale, Bhramari turns four and more local beer news.
New Belgium’s potential future parent company Kirin has business ties with a military-run conglomerate that’s been linked with genocide in Myanmar.
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.
Several local breweries traveled to Denver, Colo., for the 33rd annual event, with three bringing home top honors.
The 50/50 On The Water Film Tour and Manhattan Short Film Festival play Asheville this week.
New Belgium releases an N.C. State-themed lager, Burning Can returns to Oskar Blues’ Reeb Ranch and more local beer news.
RiverLink’s annual festivities take place July 20 on the French Broad River and at New Belgium Brewing Co.
Catawba and New Belgium are among the select Asheville breweries that try to reach beer-loving immigrants from Central and South America.
Young people and animals are generally welcome at local taprooms, though certain exceptions apply.
The No Man’s Land Film Festival heads to New Belgium, while the Grail screens a documentary on rock climbing in the Carolinas.
The Cat Fly Film Fest returns for its third year with its most ambitious offerings to date.
The latest in the brewer profile series looks at New Belgium Brewing Co.’s brewing manager, who’s been with the company for 25 years.
Local brewery representatives discuss the various factors that have elevated the price of craft beer.
From unexpected expansions to hemp beers, the local brewing industry overlapped in a handful of standout areas over the past year.
Asheville-area brewery representatives name their favorite local and nonlocal beers from 2018, as well as standout industry accomplishments.
The Asheville Film Society screens “The Great Dictator” at the Fine Arts Theatre, Mountain Marquee opens in Marion and more.
Asheville’s pet-friendly ways extend to its breweries, but bringing animal friends to a taproom is more complicated than it may seem.
Local actor Willie Repoley discusses working on the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man,” Habitat for Humanity screens a documentary on gentrification and more.
“It’s like the playing field that everyone’s playing on — that the economy’s playing on, that companies are playing on, that the government’s playing on — that playing field is starting to erode,” says Josh Dorfman, CEO of The Collider in downtown Asheville. “I think there’s more on the line than many people understand.”
Representatives from Ginger’s Revenge, New Belgium, Highland and Homeplace discuss their individual taprooms’ styles.