Highland releases the first bottle from its barrel-aged program, The Whale and Urban Orchard collaborate on a holiday cider and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 9** Archetype has its first small batch bottle release, Pisgah rolls out a new LEAF session brew and more local beer news.
Shanghai Dumpling House is one of the latest restaurants to open downtown, taking over the former site of Doc Chey’s Noodle House. Also: RosaBees opens in the RAD, Inconceivable Cafe opens in Hendersonville and more in the latest Small bites.
**UPDATED AUG. 22** The Collaboratory taps its first four house-brewed beers, Catawba works with Spicewalla on a saison and more local beer news.
Free meals and haircuts return to Sanctuary Brewing Co. Also: Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen announces new dinner series; Chefs for Seniors launches in Buncombe County; Skybar announces its closing; and more in this week’s Small Bites.
The Gathering Dark’s creative blend of Mitchum and Springsteen will be performed July 28 at Sanctuary Brewing Co.
The BLOCK Off Biltmore will host the second consecutive Great North Carolina Vegan Barbecue Cookoff. Also: The Market Place Restaurant celebrates 40 years; Tupelo Honey hosts pairing brunch; and more.
The inaugural event and fundraiser for Sweet Bear Rescue Farm takes place June 15 at Sanctuary Brewing Co.
**UPDATED MAY 10** Asheville Brewing and Cigar City combine forces for the Collaboratory’s first release, Bhramari and The Whale work together on a blue Berliner-Weisse and more local beer news.
From a chocolate-making class to a drag show brunch, the Asheville area has plenty of ways to make Mother’s Day exciting.
Jacob Sessoms joins forces with Wicked Weed Brewing. Also: Cinco de Mayo events, Curragh Chase pop-ups, Early Girl Eatery heads to North Asheville and more local food news.
**UPDATED MARCH 27** Twin Leaf and Archetype collaborate on an amber lager with locally-sourced ingredients, UpCountry’s head brewer honors his newborn son with an imperial stout and more local beer news.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. hosts its fourth annual Puppy Bowl. Also: Super Bowl chili cook-off at Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop; First Friday Fish Fry; and plenty more.
**UPDATED JAN. 25** Oskar Blues launches its Can-O-Bliss IPA Series, The Whale welcomes Fat Orange Cat Brewing Co. to town and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Special Thanksgiving week and Black Friday events abound throughout the area.
**UPDATED SEPT. 21** Archetype releases its first cans, One World West holds a weekend-long grand opening and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 30** Oskar Blues celebrates the return of Ten FIDY with flights of five variants, Archetype’s brewers lead a blind tasting and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 15** Sanctuary turns three, Burial collaborates with Blackberry Farm and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 9** Fermented Nonsense and Sideways officially open, Thirsty Monk celebrates the release of Sierra Nevada’s latest Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
**UPDATED AUG. 2** The Bruisin’ Ales staff shares some favorite Canadian craft brews, The Whale celebrates the end of Grimm’s gypsy ways and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.