A new partnership introduces locally grown and malted barley to Asheville’s craft beer scene.
The company has signed a long-term lease on a 74,000-square-foot facility in South Asheville.
“You can’t grow without having a certain amount of structure,” says new Riverbend Malthouse CEO Scott Hickman. “As companies get larger, the ones that are going to be successful are going to have that, but without losing that renegade spirit that is at the heart of what the craft brew industry is about.”
Feasting for FEAST fundraiser will help organizers educate more local youths on the wonders of fresh, homegrown veggies. Meanwhile, Hops & Vines is offering a cider making class, and Thirsty Monk, Table and Wicked Weed have planned specialty food and beer events.
Nearly 50 individuals gathered at Rosetta’s Buchi Bar for a Slow Money NC: Financing our Foodshed meeting on Sunday, Aug. 24. Carol Peppe Hewitt, cofounder of the NC chapter of Slow Money, travels the country promoting sustainable food venture investments at the local level, and she was impressed with her reception in Asheville.