Devil’s Foot Beverage Co. recently received a $50,000 grant from NC IDEA, which is being used to help the company expand its staff and reach. Also: Bone & Broth teams up with Metro Wines; Green Opportunities Southside Kitchen prepares a free community cookout; The Lord’s Acre hosts its annual square dance; and more.
**UPDATED APRIL 19** Bhramari collaborates with Franny’s Farmacy, Listermann Brewing and White Labs on a hemp-infused farmhouse IPA, Oskar Blues releases JAHvanilla Ten FIDY and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MARCH 21** Archetype’s second location is open, Pisgah cans its Turtleback Brown Ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MARCH 14** Irish Stouts abound in advance of St. Patrick’s Day, a pair of Wicked Weed’s Angels return and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 1** Archetype and the NC Craft Beverage Museum partner for a night of beer trivia, Highland taps a Berliner Weisse in conjunction with Night Flight 2019 and more local beer news.
The Black Mountain brewery offers a wide selection of house and guest dark beers on Sunday, Feb. 3 — plus free pancakes served by the Pisgah staff.
**UPDATED JAN. 18** Pisgah and Foothills Butcher Bar collaborate on a smoked porter, Archetype has a dual can release and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 21** Area breweries answer Sierra Nevada’s call to brew a Resilience IPA and raise funds for people impacted by the California Camp Fire and more local beer news.
Halloween falls midweek this year, which means while many ghoulish entertainments will take place the preceding weekend, there are still some events to look forward to on Halloween night itself.
Vocalist Paul Janeway discusses his group’s new album and not wanting to be known as merely a live band.
A La Mode Macaron brings its interpretation of the European sweet treat to North Asheville. Also: VegOut returns, No Taste Like Home hosts Wildcrafted Cocktails and more in this week’s Small Bites.
Blue Dream Curry House will host an anniversary party with special plates and collaborative brews. Also: Bold Rock Hard Cider hosts a Memorial Day barbecue; Green Sage announces a new location; Buxton Hall Barbecue hosts a two-night pop-up; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
Many WNC breweries consider live music to be a main component of their taproom offerings.
** UPDATED DEC. 21** Wedge releases its first barrel aged beer, Hi-Wire’s 10W-40 returns and more local beer news.
The Florida-based guitarist/vocalist plays a free show at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Nov. 10.
The local eclectic soul duo play a free show at Pisgah Brewing on Nov. 8.
In addition to some exciting bottle and can releases, this week features a number of special events, including Mad Co. Brew House’s first birthday party, Blue Ghost Brewing Co.’s second Fall Harvest Festival and Burial’s Burnpile Festival.
UpCountry and Catawba cans incorporate the Brewers Association’s “certified independent craft” seal and will soon be joined by multiple other local breweries.
Each of the four acts profiled in this edition is highly respected in its respective field. All are nationally-touring acts. And all are most certainly worth your time and heard-earned entertainment dollar.
Green Man gets a jump on an event-filled AVL Beer Week, which officially begins May 26.
**UPDATED APRIL 23** Heinzelmännchen, Highland and Pisgah celebrate anniversaries, Appalachian Vintner releases its annual Olde Hickory collaboration and more.