German transplants and local Oktoberfest event planners discuss annual celebrations in Asheville and abroad.
**UPDATED SEPT. 26** Multiple Asheville area breweries take home GABF medals, Appalachian Vintner and Eurisko collaborate on a New England IPA 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.
Back for the first time since 2014, the festival features games and activities, nine Sierra Nevada beers and six exclusive “employee collaboration” brews.
Asheville restaurants and bars join the AVL Beer Week fun with special menu items, cocktails and more.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Find Your Pint beer series kicks off at Bhramari, Villagers offers a Fermented Alcoholic Beverages class and more local beer news.
The 5Point Film Festival moves to Sierra Nevada, the Asheville Jewish Film Festival concludes with a documentary about Itzhak Perlman and more.
Threats against the Hendersonville brewery, WNC’s first owned by a black, queer woman, have been countered by support from community allies.
Community and business representatives from across the rail industry gathered in Asheville on Sept. 22 for the Railroads & Regional Economic Development Conference. Organized by the WNC Rail Committee, the conference revealed some hints of how railroads may adapt to changing times.
**UPDATED SEPT. 29** Bruisin’ Ales releases a collaboration with Olde Hickory, Burial hosts a triple release, Sierra Nevada holds its third annual Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
The Black Cloud hosts a Zebulon event, tickets for Burial’s annual Burnpile Harvest Fest and this year’s Brewgrass Festival go on sale, Bhramari releases a milkshake IPA and more Asheville beer news
In this two-part series, Xpress invites you on a guided a trip down the river as we examine the work of various communities to write the next chapter in the French Broad’s history, beginning with Transylvania and Henderson counties.
Eclipse parties dominate the horizon, Highland releases brewery-exclusive cans, Catawba raises money for Asheville City Schools and more in this week’s Asheville beer news
The seasonal German-style brews hit the local market and will soon be followed by a trio of Oktoberfest parties.
**UPDATED AUG. 12** Tasty Beverage Co. hosts hosts Terrapin Watermelon Gosefest, Blue Ghost releases Roatan Paradise IPA during a day-long Island Party and more local beer news.
A recent visit from international beer importers may point to new distribution possibilities for Asheville’s brewing industry.
The Grail’s Silent Sundays series continues with a Buster Keaton comedy, Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a Family Movie Night and more.
Local barley wine producers discuss the style’s limited presence in the Asheville brewing industry and its potential for a resurgence.
Highland brings back its Mozart-inspired lager, Catawba partners with Appalachian Trail Conservancy and more.
Local breweries host Valentine’s date nights, Zebulon releases an experimental beer and the Asheville Brewers Alliance hosts the second AVL Beer Expo.
**UPDATED JAN. 6** Sierra Nevada, Burial and Catawba release new beers, and Cliff Mori teaches two classes in the coming week