**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.
**UPDATED DEC. 7** Black Cloud and Whistle Hop turn one, Rayburn Farm and Archetype host a pineapple sage brew-off, and Cliff Mori talks American sours in this week’s local beer news.
Is it better to hold on to this year’s Cold Mountain and compare it with the 2018 edition or enjoy it now?
**UPDATED DEC.1** Asheville Brewing and Burial commemorate their first collaboration with a new beer and discussion of the local industry, Tunnel Road Tap Haus hosts a Highland tap takeover (with Imperial Cold Mountain) and more area beer news.
Asheville-area breweries share the stories behind their more oddly dubbed releases.
Seasonal favorites are returning to local taprooms, bottle shops and grocery stores.
**UPDATED OCT. 18** Oskar Blues’ Death By Coconut and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts receive release parties, plus other local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 25** Catawba and Bold Rock collaborate on a cider to benefit local Riverkeeper organizations, Burial has a triple can release and more local beer news.
In this two-part series, Xpress invites you on a guided a trip down the river as we examine the work of various communities to write the next chapter in the French Broad’s history, beginning with Transylvania and Henderson counties.
Double D’s Coffee and Desserts invites the community to be a part of its latest renovation project. Also in this week’s food news, Sunny Point Café hosts a benefit dinner for FEAST, Farm to Fender celebrates its grand opening and Seasonal School of Culinary Arts announces a week of classes with local celebrity chefs and authors.
The region’s only canned craft beer festival features dozens of canning breweries, live music and outdoor sports, July 21-22 at Oskar Blues’ REEB Ranch space in Transylvania County.
**UPDATED JUNE 29** Upcountry, Twin Leaf and Burial share small-batch creations made with local ingredients while Thirsty Monk welcomes Sixpoint to the Western North Carolina market.
The Collider kicks off National Pollinator Month with a screening of Wings of Life, the Friends of the WNC Nature Center debut two promotional films and more.
The Grail’s Silent Sundays series continues with a Buster Keaton comedy, Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a Family Movie Night and more.
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 revered Tampa brewery expands its footprint with help from a fellow craft beer canner.
Burial, Interboro and hip-hop duo Run the Jewels make an IPA, plus other local beer news.
Twin Leaf releases bottles of its first barrel-aged wild beer, Oskar Blues and Barley’s celebrate Cigar City’s new statewide presence and more.
**UPDATED FEB. 26** Thirsty Monk features Hi-Wire’s recent collaborative brews, Appalachian Vintner hosts an Epic Brewing release with local significance and more.
New beers and events are on the schedule this month at Asheville breweries.
**UPDATED FEB. 9** Zebulon celebrates its first anniversary by making a range of IPAs, Highland releases its newest Warrior Series beer and more.