Distillers are offering all-inclusive, make-your-own-cocktail kits.
**UPDATED DEC. 12** Wicked Weed and The Chemist release a collaborative bierbrand, Sweeten Creek cans Scooties Stout and more local beer news.
Local culinary and beverage specialists are teaming up to donate food, funds and holiday gifts to local families in need. Also: Asheville Tea Co. hosts a holiday tea and pastry pairing; Four Sisters Bakery teams up with Black Mountain Recreation and Parks; Mamacita’s Taco Temple holds a tequila dinner; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
Although the number of craft distilleries in Western North Carolina has increased significantly in recent years, business owners say state legislation is still hampering the growth of burgeoning industry.
Citrus, bitters, hibiscus and more figure in these bright, refreshing drinks that can easily be made at home.
Asheville-based author and chef Meredith Leigh leads a workshop on cooking with fats. Also: Bites & Brews Food Truck Festival rolls into the Asheville Outlets; Sow True Seed hosts a free fermentation class; A Midsummer Wine Dinner comes to The Prince Anne Hotel; and The Chemist opens on Coxe Avenue.