Twisted Laurel announces a series of new menu items and events. Also: Tex-Mex menu comes to Buxton Hall; New brunch menu at Butcher Bar West; Hopey & Company to close Sweeten Creek location and more.
**UPDATED FEB. 8** Noble Cider and Ginger’s Revenge release new packaged products, The Whale celebrates the arrival of Modern Times and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 25** Oskar Blues launches its Can-O-Bliss IPA Series, The Whale welcomes Fat Orange Cat Brewing Co. to town and more local beer news.
From unexpected expansions to hemp beers, the local brewing industry overlapped in a handful of standout areas over the past year.
**UPDATED DEC. 5** Noble Cider releases this year’s Friar Fig, Archetype debuts its first bottle and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 14** Ginger’s Revenge brings back Appalachian Ginger, Burial releases a Stillwater collaboration and more local beer news.
The two local cideries are rolling out new locations on the South Slope and in the heart of downtown Asheville.
**UPDATED SEPT. 21** Archetype releases its first cans, One World West holds a weekend-long grand opening and more local beer news.
Dahlias take center stage with events at the Hendersonville botanical garden.
Local brewery and cidery sales reps discuss the ins and outs of their jobs.
**UPDATED JUNE 21** The Asheville Pink Boots Society holds its first official meeting, Sweeten Creek releases its first seasonal canned offering and more local beer news.
After a major renovation, Rezaz has reopened with a new look and a fresh menu. Also: Noble Cider holds its third annual Chili Cookoff, The Inn on Biltmore Estate earns accolades, Gan Shan West hosts Sunday Japanese izakaya pop-ups and Edna’s of Asheville has closed.
WNC cideries prefer to source their ingredients locally whenever possible. Yet April through August, it can be especially difficult to secure enough local apples to meet production demands.
The fifth annual event provides an opportunity to reflect on the local cider industry — one that’s grown to the extent that new types of business models and specialty stores have emerged alongside national and state associations, helping established and new producers better educate consumers and grow their brands.
**UPDATED SEPT. 8** UpCountry welcomes Southbound Brewing to the Asheville market with a collaborative event and brew, Asheville Brewing and Industry Nine bring back i9PA and more local beer news.
Entering its ninth year, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival will take place at Pack Square Park. Also: Taco Throwdown and Tequila Tasting returns to The Grey Eagle, Table hosts Service Industry Luncheon, Noble Cider teams up with OWL Bakery and Looking Glass Creamery for an evening event and more in this week’s Small Bites.
For a limited time, Ole Shakey’s offers the chance to play nine holes of miniature golf on its side patio. Also, Cucina 24 hosts a Polynesian rum dinner, Noble Cider offers A Taste of France and more in this week’s food news.
The event will feature a blend of North Carolina-made cider, live music, exhibits and demonstrations.
Get your crockpots ready — Noble Cider’s second Chili Cookoff is here. Also, Mountain Cooking Club holds a class at Folkmoot, MG Road rolls out some new weekly happenings and No Evil Foods expands westward.
**UPDATED FEB. 9** Zebulon celebrates its first anniversary by making a range of IPAs, Highland releases its newest Warrior Series beer and more.
In this week’s food news, local cidermakers join a discussion and tasting at Rhubarb, the French Broad Food Co-op hosts a class on wellness teas, a fermentation class is scheduled in Hot Springs, Santé Wine Bar & Tap Room offers a Wines of Portugal pop-up Flight Night event and early-bird tickets go on sale for Root Bound weekend in Highlands.