**UPDATED NOV. 8** Highland releases numerous version of this year’s Cold Mountain, Thirsty Monk and Green Man collaborate on a chartreuse-inspired saison and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 7** Catawba releases its first packaged barrel-aged beer, Sweeten Creek releases a Grateful Dead-themed Belgian-style Amber Ale and more local beer news.
**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.
**UPDATED JUNE 16** Burial turns five, Appalachian Vintner releases collaborations with Olde Hickory and Zillicoah 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.
**UPDATED JUNE 2** Burial, Catawba, Wedge and more tap new brews in addition to AVL Beer Week festivities.
Frostbite Ice Cream Bar expands to north Asheville. Also: Blue Dream Curry House celebrates two years, A Taste of Portugal comes to La Guinguette and Put It Up! Youth Food Preservation Camp is now open for enrollment.
**UPDATED APRIL 23** Heinzelmännchen, Highland and Pisgah celebrate anniversaries, Appalachian Vintner releases its annual Olde Hickory collaboration and more.
**UPDATED OCT. 22** Bhramari releases its Big Le”Stout”ski Oaked White Russian Stout, Burial begins its long-term partnership with the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts returns.
**UPDATED SEPT. 25** Highland Gaelic Ale cans hit the shelves, Thirsty Monk and French Broad Brewery make a collaborative wheat ale and Bruisin’ Ales hosts a benefit with Olde Hickory for Pints for Prostates.
**UPDATED JULY 30** Asheville Brewing Co. releases Cheerwine-inspired beer, Thirsty Monk celebrates Belgian Independence Day and construction begins on Mountain Layers Brewing Co. in Bryson City.
**UPDATED JULY 15** Appalachian Vintner shares rare Olde Hickory kegs and bottles, Bruisin’ Ales hosts three tastings and Thirsty Monk features beers from New Belgium’s Wood Cellar.
The second in a two-part series on barrel aging heads east to Catawba County and visits a couple of neighborhood cellars to explore how Asheville area brewers are using oak and spirit vessels.
**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 JAN. 15** Hi-Wire debuts a new Hop Circus brew while Appalachian Vintner collaborates with Olde Hickory and Wicked Weed with Devil’s Backbone.