Opinions vary on whether Asheville has too many breweries or if the local industry can sustain more.
**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 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 JAN. 3** Area breweries ease into 2019 with new releases and the return of a few favorites.
From unexpected expansions to hemp beers, the local brewing industry overlapped in a handful of standout areas over the past year.
Local brewery representatives discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using glass growlers or aluminum Crowlers for on-demand packaged beer.
**UPDATED DEC. 5** Noble Cider releases this year’s Friar Fig, Archetype debuts its first bottle and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 21** Special Thanksgiving week and Black Friday events abound throughout the area.
The brewery’s annual competition features 21 beers from North Carolina breweries and gives way to cherished winter releases from local industry peers.
**UPDATED NOV. 14** Ginger’s Revenge brings back Appalachian Ginger, Burial releases a Stillwater collaboration and more local beer news.
Asheville’s pet-friendly ways extend to its breweries, but bringing animal friends to a taproom is more complicated than it may seem.
**UPDATED SEPT. 21** Archetype releases its first cans, One World West holds a weekend-long grand opening and more local beer news.
The latest in the brewer profile series looks at the creative mind behind Wedge Brewing Co.’s beers.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
Wedge turns 10, Catawba releases a DIPA inspired by the Pritchard Park Drum Circle and more local beer news.
New Belgium’s Hemperor is Asheville’s most widely-available hemp beer, but isn’t the first to emerge from the local brewing scene.
**UPDATED JUNE 21** The Asheville Pink Boots Society holds its first official meeting, Sweeten Creek releases its first seasonal canned offering 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 24** AVL Beer Week begins with collaborative IPAs and more local beer news.