Female higher-ups at Hi-Wire, Urban Orchard and Zebulon discuss crafting exceptional taproom experiences.
Local chef Aaron McGlynn has big plans for 2020. Also: Chow Chow festival organizers host community input forums; The Asheville Hot Chocolate Races returns; The Chop Shop Butchery hosts its latest workshop; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
**UPDATED DEC. 20** Burning Blush opens in Mills River, Burial collaborates with Zillicoah and more local beer news.
**UPDATED: OCT. 17** Hi-Wire Brewing’s Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack celebrates breweries from across North Carolina, The Whale taps beers from Duluth, Ga.’s Good Word Brewing and more local beer news.
**UPDATED SEPT. 27** Zebulon releases a beer three years in the making, Burial debuts Bolo Six Ways 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.
**UPDATED MARCH 21** Archetype’s second location is open, Pisgah cans its Turtleback Brown Ale and more local beer news.
**UPDATED MARCH 1** Catawba’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time returns with two versions, Tasty spotlights Wilmington-based New Anthem Beer Project 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 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.
Halloween falls midweek this year, which means while many ghoulish entertainments will take place the preceding weekend, there are still some events to look forward to on Halloween night itself.
**UPDATED OCT. 25** 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.
**UPDATED MAY 3** Habitat hosts its first small-batch festival, New Belgium and Blackberry Farm release a collaborative bottle and more local beer news.
**UPDATED FEB. 22** Hillman and The Whale collaborate on a New England IPA, Black Cloud hosts a fruit beer tap takeover and more local beer news.
**UPDATED NOV. 2** Hi-Wire’s Stout Bout Festival returns, Zebulon shares three custom blends made for Tasty Beverage Co. and more local beer news.
**UPDATED OCT. 26** Devil’s Night returns to South Slope breweries, Urban Orchard turns four, Burial celebrates “Stranger Things” and more local beer news.
Brettanomyces, commonly known as “brett” in the brewing community, was traditionally regarded as a wild beer contaminant. But this wild card is beloved by Asheville-area brewers looking to spice up their offerings with unique flavors.
The Black Cloud hosts a Zebulon event, tickets for Burial’s annual Burnpile Harvest Fest and this year’s Brewgrass Festival go on sale, Bhramari releases a milkshake IPA and more Asheville beer news
**UPDATED JUNE 14** Burial turns four, Catawba collaborates with Biltmore Farms Hotels and more local beer news.
The esteemed beer historian teamed up with the Weaverville brewery for an informative lecture featuring forgotten beer styles.
Green Man gets a jump on an event-filled AVL Beer Week, which officially begins May 26.