**UPDATED AUG. 24** Zillicoah hosts a session beer festival to raise funds for Our Voice, Catawba, UpCountry and Thirsty Monk release Brut IPAs 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 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.
7 Clans Brewing debuts its first beer, Hi-Wire hosts its second NC Small Batch Festival and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC. 29** Highland debuts its IPA Variety Pack, Burial’s Skillet Donut Stout returns and Zillicoah releases at least five new beers.
**UPDATED DEC. 13** Thirsty Monk hosts a Winter Brew Night, Sweeten Creek turns two, Burial and Other Half hold a holiday party and more local beer news.
**UPDATED DEC.1** Asheville Brewing and Burial commemorate their first collaboration with a new beer and discussion of the local industry, Tunnel Road Tap Haus hosts a Highland tap takeover (with Imperial Cold Mountain) and more area beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 2** Hi-Wire’s Stout Bout Festival returns, Zebulon shares three custom blends made for Tasty Beverage Co. and more local beer news.
Thirsty Monk hosts a Pumpkin Pint Night and brings back its Fall Harvest Ale, Sweeten Creek debuts its Belgian Honey Pale Ale and more.
**UPDATED SEPT. 8** UpCountry welcomes Southbound Brewing to the Asheville market with a collaborative event and brew, Asheville Brewing and Industry Nine bring back i9PA and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 19** Hi-Wire turns four, Wedge releases a new stout, Thirsty Monk celebrates Belgian National Day and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JULY 17** Catawba releases the first in a series of seasonal fruited IPAs, Monk Beer Academy explores Mixed Culture Farmhouse Ales and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MAY 6** Burial hosts its fourth annual Sharpen the Blades Saison Fest, Thirsty Monk collaborates with Nine Mile and French Broad Chocolates and more Asheville beer news.
Thirsty Monk’s Open Brewing becomes a coffee pub while the chain’s efforts to purchase French Broad Brewing Co. continue.
**UPDATED DEC. 29** Asheville area breweries close out 2016 and ring in 2017 with new beers.
**UPDATED DEC. 18** Thirsty Monk gets in the Star Wars spirit, Twin Leaf collaborates with Friends of the Smokies and more.
**UPDATED NOV. 4** Zebulon releases a pure pumpkin beer, Green Man honors Roland Knoll and the U.S. Cellular Center hosts the Asheville on Tap festival.
**UPDATED OCT. 22** Bhramari releases its Big Le”Stout”ski Oaked White Russian Stout, Burial begins its long-term partnership with the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts returns.
**UPDATED OCT. 5** Burial and Fonta Flora release a collaborative IPA, pumpkin beers take over all three Thirsty Monks and Asheville Brewing honors Putin’s wild side with a Baltic Porter.
**UPDATED SEPT. 25** Highland Gaelic Ale cans hit the shelves, Thirsty Monk and French Broad Brewery make a collaborative wheat ale and Bruisin’ Ales hosts a benefit with Olde Hickory for Pints for Prostates.