Many WNC breweries consider live music to be a main component of their taproom offerings.
Ginger’s Revenge releases its first bottle, Thirsty Monk and Sanctuary celebrate anniversaries and more local beer news.
Threats against the Hendersonville brewery, WNC’s first owned by a black, queer woman, have been countered by support from community allies.
Sanctuary and Catawba reps discuss the process of working with charitable organizations to create new brews.
The documentary ‘Racing Extinction’ receives two local screenings, Highland Brewing shows a documentary on the U.S. military’s reduced dependence on fossil fuels and more.
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 JAN. 26** Highland releases its first seasonal of 2017, Burial sells its last batch of Skillet Donut Stout cans until June and more.
Local restaurants, breweries and organizations have developed creative ways to celebrate the holiday without the meat.
**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.
Sanctuary Brewing hosts the NC premiere of a food documentary, Asheville School of Film students share their work at The Grail and Hi-Wire’s Summer of Bill Murray continues with What About Bob?
**Updated June 4** A rundown of AVL Beer Week events.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. expands on the theme of the classic Super Bowl party this weekend by bringing in a crew of adoptable pets for its own Western North Carolina version of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.
**UPDATED JAN. 27** Highland debuts Saw-Whet Saison, Sanctuary turns up its house beer total to 12 and Lazy Hiker is picked up by Skyland Distributing.
**UPDATED JAN. 15** Hi-Wire debuts a new Hop Circus brew while Appalachian Vintner collaborates with Olde Hickory and Wicked Weed with Devil’s Backbone.
**UPDATED: JAN. 9** Lookout offers crowlers, Sanctuary rolls out three new beers and certified cicerones give free presentations.
**UPDATED: DEC. 23** Sanctuary pours its own beers, Sweeten Creek adds a brown ale and Burial hosts a Christmas Eve potluck.
Fifth Season’s new East Asheville location caters to homebrewers; Full Circle Farm Sanctuary hosts a vegan cookie swap; AIR Passports are now for sale; local restaurants collect items for youths in need; and Strada Italiano hosts its annual traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Last month, South Slope motorcycle repair shop Moto Vicious recently embraced a beer-loving business model by adding an after-hours taproom. Also in this Beer Scout, Sanctuary Brewing Co. kicks off production.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. and Full Circle Farm turn the tables on the conventional Thanksgiving dinner by offering an opportunity to meet — not eat — a turkey at this week’s ThanksLiving event.
Attendees can enter to win a prize for the most attractive carved pumpkin, best costume and most flavorful vegan pumpkin pie.
Beer Scout can’t cover every event in print, so here’s a handy guide to some upcoming beer- and cider-related happenings.