Customers at Bern’s Biercafé Au Trappiste purchased the pub’s discounted stock of Wicked Weed bottles and smashed them outside the building in a Boston Tea Party-like protest.
Amid industry and public backlash, the Asheville brewery says it remains committed to its employees and the community.
The award-winning, Asheville-based craft brewery will become part of the international corporation’s High End unit.
**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.
For a limited time, Ole Shakey’s offers the chance to play nine holes of miniature golf on its side patio. Also, Cucina 24 hosts a Polynesian rum dinner, Noble Cider offers A Taste of France and more in this week’s food news.
Burial, Interboro and hip-hop duo Run the Jewels make an IPA, plus other local beer news.
The upcoming concert at The Grey Eagle supports the work of Food Connection, which helps divert unused food from Asheville restaurants to organizations that feed the hungry. Also this week: Asheville Wing War, Dine To Be Kind and more local food news.
**UPDATED FEB. 9** Zebulon celebrates its first anniversary by making a range of IPAs, Highland releases its newest Warrior Series beer and more.
Asheville Restaurant Week offers special prix fixe menus at a number of local eateries. Also this week, Burial Beer and Hickory Nut Gap Farm partner for a feast, The Farm talks about Super Bowl snacks and more.
More apartments could be heading to the East Asheville area as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment cleared a hurdle for a 232-unit apartment complex during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
**UPDATED DEC. 29** Asheville area breweries close out 2016 and ring in 2017 with new beers.
**UPDATED DEC. 3** Hi-Wire offers membership to its RingMaster VIP Beer Club, Blue Ghost taps Jack Daniel’s Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale and more.
**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. 10** Hi-Wire hosts its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration, Catawba releases a collaborative Märzen and the Monk Beer Academy focuses on Bret beers.
**UPDATED AUG. 20** Hops and Vines and Altamont sell, three breweries release beers to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway and Waynesville hosts its second Beer Faire.
**UPDATED AUG. 14** Catawba’s King Don returns, Hi-Wire releases an ESB in honor of Barnaroo and tickets go on sale for the Tryon Beer Fest.
Burial, Zebulon and New Belgium share their selections for the annual gathering of wild and sour ales.
**UPDATED JULY 15** Appalachian Vintner shares rare Olde Hickory kegs and bottles, Bruisin’ Ales hosts three tastings and Thirsty Monk features beers from New Belgium’s Wood Cellar.
The Autism Society of North Carolina’s two-day fundraiser kicks of with a pre-party at Wild Wings Café on Friday, July 22. On the following morning, stand up paddle board racers of all skill levels are invited to complete a 3-mile course on Lake Julian.
**UPDATED JULY 9** Hi-Wire releases Batch#5 of its Single Barrel Series, Burial Ceremonial IPA cans return, and Fonta Flora releases a collaboration with Wicked Weed