**UPDATED SEPT. 21** Archetype releases its first cans, One World West holds a weekend-long grand opening 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 AUG. 30** Oskar Blues celebrates the return of Ten FIDY with flights of five variants, Archetype’s brewers lead a blind tasting and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 24** Zillicoah hosts a session beer festival to raise funds for Our Voice, Catawba, UpCountry and Thirsty Monk release Brut IPAs and more local beer news.
Oskar Blues spokesman Aaron Baker reflects on five years of the brewery’s canned beer festival, held this year Aug. 10-12.
Wedge at Foundation hosts LUNAFEST, featuring short films by women filmmakers, Silent Sundays return to the Grail and more.
**UPDATED JULY 6** Burial celebrates Independence Day with Other Half, Creature Comforts and J Wakefield, Oskar Blues releases four new Barn Burner beers and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 29** The Casual Pint hosts a Craft Room Growlers reunion party, UpCountry starts a weekly infused beer series and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 6** Appalachian Vintner and The Whale host events with brewers visiting the area for Fonta Flora Brewery’s State of Origin, and more local beer news.
Asheville restaurants and bars join the AVL Beer Week fun with special menu items, cocktails and more.
**UPDATED MAY 3** Habitat hosts its first small-batch festival, New Belgium and Blackberry Farm release a collaborative bottle and more local beer news.
The Grail’s Silent Sundays series highlights animation and comedy shorts, Cullowhee and Sylva host film festivals and more.
**UPDATED APRIL 5** Hi-Wire releases an IPA brewed in honor of the Asheville City Soccer Club, NC Belgian Beer Fest returns to Thirsty Monk Biltmore Village and more local beer news.
Local brewers discuss the benefits and costs of aluminum packaging and whether a new federal tax will change the price of their beers.
Many WNC breweries consider live music to be a main component of their taproom offerings.
7 Clans Brewing debuts its first beer, Hi-Wire hosts its second NC Small Batch Festival and more local beer news.
The music-filled benefit for T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating takes place Feb. 26 at Oskar Blues Brewery.
Valentine’s events abound, Hi-Wire’s Sour and Wild Program releases two new bottles and more local beer news.
Thirsty Monk, Oskar Blues and other businesses combine beer with an assortment of foods for a memorable night out.
A solid education, previous experience and a willingness to work hard can open doors at Asheville area breweries.
**UPDATED DEC. 13** Thirsty Monk hosts a Winter Brew Night, Sweeten Creek turns two, Burial and Other Half hold a holiday party and more local beer news.