Paul Friedheim is the company’s new lead Asheville-based brewer, while 2X4 Brew Pub opens in the former Thirsty Monk Gerber Village location.
**UPDATED MARCH 21** Archetype’s second location is open, Pisgah cans its Turtleback Brown Ale and more local beer news.
Gabriel Whitlock is raising funds and awareness for The Lord’s Acre, one mile at a time. Also: Green tea class and tasting; Asheville Wine Focus Group; and Monk’s Flask.
From unexpected expansions to hemp beers, the local brewing industry overlapped in a handful of standout areas over the past year.
Wicked Weed turns six, Burial has its biannual release of Skillet and more local beer news.
Asheville-area brewery representatives name their favorite local and nonlocal beers from 2018, as well as standout industry accomplishments.
**UPDATED DEC. 5** Noble Cider releases this year’s Friar Fig, Archetype debuts its first bottle and more local beer news.
Black Death ice cream, Corpse Reviver cocktails and chocolate sugar skulls are just a few of the Halloween goodies on the menu around Asheville.
**UPDATED SEPT. 14** Burial hosts breweries from Ohio and Nashville, Hillman taps a Busta Rhymes-inspired gose 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.
Wedge turns 10, Catawba releases a DIPA inspired by the Pritchard Park Drum Circle and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 12** Highland releases the first beer from its barrel program, Tasty Beverage hosts an Allagash Wild Beer Roundup and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 6** Burial celebrates Independence Day with Other Half, Creature Comforts and J Wakefield, Oskar Blues releases four new Barn Burner beers and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 16** Burial turns five, Appalachian Vintner releases collaborations with Olde Hickory and Zillicoah and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JUNE 6** Appalachian Vintner and The Whale host events with brewers visiting the area for Fonta Flora Brewery’s State of Origin, and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 9**Highland rolls out a limited-release pils, Burial resurrects its Moonlit Art Markets, Bruisin’ Ales samples staff-pick German beers and more local beer news.
Burial hosts its fifth Sharpen the Blades, Bhramari releases two new cans for CBC and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 11** Hi-Wire releases a Brett saison, Catawba debuts a line of hazy NEIPAs, Wedge taps a beer celebrating its 10th anniversary and more local beer news.
**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 14** Asheville breweries celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Wedge at Foundation hosts Bike of the Irish, Burial welcomes 3 Floyds and more local beer news.