Wicked Weed releases this year’s Dark Arts, Twin Leaf taps a candy roaster squash beer made in collaboration with Slow Food Asheville and more local beer news.
The two local cideries are rolling out new locations on the South Slope and in the heart of downtown Asheville.
**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.
Blue Dream Curry House will host an anniversary party with special plates and collaborative brews. Also: Bold Rock Hard Cider hosts a Memorial Day barbecue; Green Sage announces a new location; Buxton Hall Barbecue hosts a two-night pop-up; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
Over a dozen neighborhood businesses will participate in the cider-centric, self-guided crawl on March 10.
The West Asheville cidery plans to start production in February 2018 in the former Eagles Nest Outfitters building and will open a tasting room in the spring.
**UPDATED NOV. 17** Vadim Bora Russian Imperial Stout returns at Wedge, Hi-Wire releases a Strongman mix pack and more local beer news.
WNC cideries prefer to source their ingredients locally whenever possible. Yet April through August, it can be especially difficult to secure enough local apples to meet production demands.
**UPDATED OCT. 26** Devil’s Night returns to South Slope breweries, Urban Orchard turns four, Burial celebrates “Stranger Things” and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 18** Oskar Blues’ Death By Coconut and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts receive release parties, plus other local beer news.
Local ice pop pros have creative suggestions for making cool treats at home.
A new pie cafe hits South Asheville. Also, Urban Orchard Cider Co. will host a five-course live fire dinner, Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club and Hickory Nut Gap Farm team up for a fundraiser and lots more in this week’s Small Bites.
**UPDATED APRIL 28** Pour and Thirsty Monk celebrate King’s Day, Urban Orchard hosts the Just Brew It kick-off party and more Asheville beer news.
Bold Rock, Noble and Urban Orchard discuss the state of the local cider industry.
In this week’s food news, Trade and Lore launches evening events, Urban Orchard Cider Co. hosts a fundraising event focused on Lyme disease, The Imperial Life plans a bartending class, The Montford Pull Up opens on Montford Avenue and California vintner Guy Davis presents a wine dinner at Canyon Kitchen.
**UPDATED APRIL 8** Pink Boots Asheville unveils its collaboration gose, Urban Orchard releases its first bottle and Highland adds a year-round pilsner.
**UPDATED: DEC. 17** Appalachian Vintner releases bottles of its Wicked Weed collaboration while Sweeten Creek Brewing and Blue Ridge Taproom join the local beer scene.
Local bakers and makers share details on the handmade, seasonal goodies coming out of their kitchens.
Urban Orchard Cider Co. hosts a free Halloween celebration with entertainment, a costume contest and a special flight of spicy ciders.
AleSmith enters the Asheville market, Wedge’s popular Abbey ale returns and Wicked Weed implements a new sale system for its Dark Arts bottles.
Burial’s flagship beer returns in can form, Asheville Brewing releases a dry-hopped sour blonde and Thirsty Monk’s taps cede control to pumpkin ales.