**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.
After establishing themselves over a two-year period, the pair of neighborhood breweries are making significant moves to grow their businesses.
**UPDATED JUNE 29** The Casual Pint hosts a Craft Room Growlers reunion party, UpCountry starts a weekly infused beer series and more local beer news.
“We always say, ‘It takes a village to run this place,’” says Amy Marshall, who owns the West Asheville venue with her partner, Tamy Kuper.
At least five Asheville area breweries and one cidery host regular yoga classes.
**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.
Many WNC breweries consider live music to be a main component of their taproom offerings.
7 Clans Brewing debuts its first beer, Hi-Wire hosts its second NC Small Batch Festival and more local beer news.
Area organizations screen documentaries on healing, mass incarceration, resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline and ending weight stigma and more.
After 24 years in the industry, Asheville’s oldest craft brewery embraces a new look.
**UPDATED FEB. 8** Sweeten Creek offers a new beer as its first crowler release, Burial celebrates Mardi Gras and the launch of its Ambient Terrain series and more local beer news.
Burial releases three packaged beers, Catawba releases two and Highland brings back Black Watch in this week’s local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 22** Whistle Hop brings back its Orange Blossom Ginger Tripel, UpCountry cans its second brew and more local beer news.
**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.
UpCountry and Catawba cans incorporate the Brewers Association’s “certified independent craft” seal and will soon be joined by multiple other local breweries.
By day, the streets of Asheville are packed with hordes of tourists following their GPS toward crowded restaurants, locals weaving their way to favorite hole-in-the-wall cafés and beer drinkers galore stumbling toward the next brewery on their list. But as night sets in and shops start to close, an entirely new problem emerges: Where can […]
**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 JUNE 29** Upcountry, Twin Leaf and Burial share small-batch creations made with local ingredients while Thirsty Monk welcomes Sixpoint to the Western North Carolina market.
AVL Beer Week 2017 presents a full roster of special releases, tap takeovers, festivals, dinners, parties and even some opportunities for yoga and bhangra dancing.
The show, featuring more than 20 acts and benefiting local nonprofit Bounty & Soul, takes place at UpCountry Brewing Co. on Friday, Feb. 17.
**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.