In the rare instances when an Asheville area brewery has closed, a new brewery has taken its place.
From a chocolate-making class to a drag show brunch, the Asheville area has plenty of ways to make Mother’s Day exciting.
**UPDATED MAY 3** Cinco de Mayo and Star Wars Day beers are released, 12 Bone Brewing opens and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 26** Sideways releases a 4-Way IPA split batch, Hillman turns two and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 19** Bhramari collaborates with Franny’s Farmacy, Listermann Brewing and White Labs on a hemp-infused farmhouse IPA, Oskar Blues releases JAHvanilla Ten FIDY and more local beer news.
**UPDATED APRIL 12** Thirsty Monk collaborates with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project on two new beers, UpCountry’s Brevard taproom has its grand opening and more local beer news.
Boojum cans its Gem & Juice IPA, Highland releases a new seasonal and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MARCH 27** Twin Leaf and Archetype collaborate on an amber lager with locally-sourced ingredients, UpCountry’s head brewer honors his newborn son with an imperial stout and more local beer news.
Four breweries and a bottle shop add to the Brevard area’s local and tourist appeal.
**UPDATED MARCH 14** Irish Stouts abound in advance of St. Patrick’s Day, a pair of Wicked Weed’s Angels return and more local beer news.
With the South Atlantic Hops Conference in town March 16-17, local brewers discuss their favorite hops and the varieties’ standout qualities.
**UPDATED MARCH 7** Oskar Blues and Wicked Weed release beers in honor of International Women’s Day, Twin Leaf and Ginger’s Revenge celebrate anniversaries and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 22** Eurisko hosts Twin Peaks Day, Highland teams with the Asheville Humane Society and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 13** The Casual Pint celebrates its first anniversary, Highland taps its latest beer inspired by a French Broad Chocolate truffle and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 1** Archetype and the NC Craft Beverage Museum partner for a night of beer trivia, Highland taps a Berliner Weisse in conjunction with Night Flight 2019 and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 25** Oskar Blues launches its Can-O-Bliss IPA Series, The Whale welcomes Fat Orange Cat Brewing Co. to town and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 18** Pisgah and Foothills Butcher Bar collaborate on a smoked porter, Archetype has a dual can release and more local beer news.
**UPDATED JAN. 9** Asheville Brewing releases 2019 Love Ninja, Highland taps a trio of new small-batch beers and more local beer news.
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.
**UPDATED DEC. 21** Area breweries answer Sierra Nevada’s call to brew a Resilience IPA and raise funds for people impacted by the California Camp Fire and more local beer news.