Area breweries are used to the challenges of winter, but added difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic have many in the industry extra concerned.
Several Asheville breweries allow exclusively outdoor seating or remain closed.
Asheville-area breweries have taken numerous precautions to ensure responsible reopening.
Local brewpub owners discuss the safety precautions they’re taking prior to reopening.
New products continue to enter the market as local breweries strive to remain innovative.
Area breweries rely on to-go and delivery orders while taprooms are closed.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, French Broad Food Co-op is hosting its latest workshop focused on aphrodisiacs. Also: Asheville Mardi Gras celebrates its latest Cajun Cookoff; Green Opportunities announces latest classes; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
**UPDATED DEC. 20** Burning Blush opens in Mills River, Burial collaborates with Zillicoah and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 12** Wicked Weed and The Chemist release a collaborative bierbrand, Sweeten Creek cans Scooties Stout and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Twin Leaf brings back a holiday favorite, Thirsty Monk taps a low-calorie ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 3** Area breweries ease into 2019 with new releases and the return of a few favorites.
**UPDATED OCT. 25** Wicked Weed releases this year’s Dark Arts, Twin Leaf taps a candy roaster squash beer made in collaboration with Slow Food Asheville and more local beer news.
**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.
**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.
Hi-Wire debuts a DIPA with all local ingredients, Asheville Brewing releases a Lionel Richie-themed saison and more.
**UPDATED AUG. 20** Hops and Vines and Altamont sell, three breweries release beers to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway and Waynesville hosts its second Beer Faire.
**UPDATED AUGUST 3** Burial releases two collabs, ABC taps a new sour and Twin Leaf revives its anniversary beer due to popular demand
Burial ends one bottle series and begins another, Bruisin’ Ales sells Bourbon Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate and Green Man celebrates 45 years of the Willy Wonka movie with bottles of Snozzberry.
**UPDATED JUNE 23** Wicked Weed Old Fashioned bottles hit local bottle shops, Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park serves as a test site for New Belgium’s ciders and Hi-Wire expands distribution to Georgia.
Asheville Brewing taps the second beer in its locally-sourced Ground Score series, Metro Wines hosts a Beer Blind Tasting and Burial celebrates its third anniversary with a dual bottle release.