My long, and until recently, happy relationship with beer began as a child, Saturday nights at my grandparents’ home in a small blue-collar town south of Philadelphia. At their Formica kitchen table, while I enjoyed a rare treat of Coca-Cola, they enjoyed Schlitz beer poured into small Pilsner glasses kept in their freezer. (God save […]
Virtual fundraiser and new partnerships keep nonprofits moving forward, brewery taprooms are reopening and more local food news.
Groups are seeking support for workers and businesses through online initiatives, relief funds and lobbying efforts.
“Yes, ABC [Alcoholic Beverage Control] stores are considered essential retail. You’re welcome,” deadpanned Fletcher Tove, Buncombe County’s emergency preparedness coordinator, during a March 26 press briefing on the county’s COVID-19 response.
Brews and Bears returns to the WNC Nature Center with the launch of its monthly summer event series on Friday, May 10. Also: Rhubarb hosts a honey-tasting event; Food For Your Fingers opens; Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues closes; and more.
Spinning vinyl, top-quality Americana, uptempo jump blues and a tribute to the greatest pop group of all time: those are just some of your local music choices in the coming 30 days.
The 14th annual Asheville Bread Festival returns at a new location. Also: The James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour dinner, A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas; Table hosts its second Women’s Dinner: Why We Cook, FED Talks: The Magic of Fermentation and WakuWaku Eatery opens on Merrimon Avenue.
From Asheville to Sylva to Pisgah Forest, area brewery owners make the most of the natural and man-made scenery on their properties.
New farmers markets emerge and established markets move to innovative locations as Asheville businesses seek fresh ways to interact with the community.
Asheville Brewing and Deschutes release a collaborative bock, Pisgah releases this year’s Vanilla Porter and Wedge debuts a ginseng ESB.
**UPDATED NOV. 16** Wedge and New Belgium bike their collaborative Dunkelweizen over their connecting bridge, Hi-Wire releases the first two beers from its Sour and Wild Ale Program and more.
National Bike to Work Week kicks off Monday, May 16, and the initiative is getting a boost from a slew of local breweries. Each night, from May 16-20, a different brewery will host a bike-centric bash, culminating with proceeds from all events being presented to local nonprofits Asheville on Bikes and Friends of Connect Buncombe.
Now in its third season, Bend and Brew unites craft beer tastings and discussions with yoga sessions at Asheville breweries.
** Updated March 10 ** Pisgah’s 2016 Hellbender debuts, Thirsty Monk Sour Fest rolls on all week and Appalachian Vintner pours a rare Fonta Flora cask.
This week in local film news, The Orange Peel screens “Merchants of Doubt,” BMCM+AC screens “How to Draw a Bunny” and New Belgium gears up for the return of its Clips Beer & Film Tour.
New Belgium Brewing Co. debuts its new Asheville distribution center this week. The facility, located in Enka Center, is 141,000 square feet. In practical terms, it will hold a total of 12 million bottles and cans, 50,000 kegs of beer, 45,000 empty kegs and 300 tons of cardboard for raw materials.
“Let’s meet for a pint.” In Asheville, it’s a way to catch up. It’s a way to do business. It can even be a first date. Yet many of us have to drive to grab a beer with our friends — just check the Wedge’s parking lot when the weather’s nice. And craft beer is […]
In a live Jan. 9 television appearance touting Asheville as 2015’s top travel destination, Pauline Frommer changed her tune, crediting artists for making the River Arts District vibrancy.
“Good Morning America” ushered in the new year with a Jan. 1 segment touting Asheville as the No. 1 destination in the country to visit in 2015.
The Junction is one of several local businesses, including restaurants and smaller breweries, forming grassroots partnerships with New Belgium Brewing as the beer giant digs in to open its new facility in the River Arts District. Pictured is Tanya Triber, co-owner of The Junction.
New Belgium veteran Jay Richardson will fill top slot at new facility.