The first Descent drew a crowd — regulars and newcomers alike — packing The Black Cloud. “My regulars are into heavy metal, but there’s some overlap between the metal and electronic communities,” says bartender Laura Beach.
Asheville AIA and the Fine Arts Theatre screen a documentary on a high school design program in Bertie County and more.
“The continuation of the Asheville Film Society in Asheville (and in a downtown location) helps to enrich our culture here, and its demise would be a sad thing.”
**UPDATED APRIL 5** Hi-Wire releases an IPA brewed in honor of the Asheville City Soccer Club, NC Belgian Beer Fest returns to Thirsty Monk Biltmore Village and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MARCH 21** Luella’s collaborates with Wicked Weed on a golden sour, five Asheville breweries remain in Strange Carolinas’ North Carolina Beer Bracket and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 22** Hillman and The Whale collaborate on a New England IPA, Black Cloud hosts a fruit beer tap takeover and more local beer news.
Brevard High School screens a documentary of sharecropper oral histories, the Screen Artists Co-op holds an open house and more.
**UPDATED DEC. 7** Black Cloud and Whistle Hop turn one, Rayburn Farm and Archetype host a pineapple sage brew-off, and Cliff Mori talks American sours in this week’s 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
**UPDATED AUG. 2** Catawba Brewing raises money for local beer person Kyle Milligan’s medical expenses, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s 2017 Find Your Pint fundraiser kicks off at Oyster House, Black Cloud hosts an Innovation Brewing tap takeover and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 19** One World celebrates its third anniversary, Burial and Zebulon collaborate on a hoppy pilsner and more Asheville beer news.
Pour Taproom settles in to larger digs in Biltmore Village; The Black Cloud metal-themed beer bar storms onto the West Asheville scene.