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Artist's rendering of what the new brewery might look like.

New Belgium brewery work will alter West Asheville infrastructure

More about New Belgium’s plans to not only add trails and greenways, but change West Asheville infrastructure for 60 trucks a day.

Altamont Brewing Company in West Asheville (almost) a brewery at last

Altamont Brewing Company in West Asheville (almost) a brewery at last

The tanks are finally in at the West Asheville venue. Look for West Asheville-brewed beer coming soon.

by July 22, 2012 1 comment Asheville beer, Asheville News
Asheville named a top-seven beer destination by the Travel Channel

Asheville named a top-seven beer destination by the Travel Channel

Another feather in our Beer City USA. cap as Asheville gets more recognition from a major outlet.

Loyal reader: Wicked Weed Brewing says no building addition after all

Loyal reader: Wicked Weed Brewing says no building addition after all

One unresolved question: are there underground tanks at the site?

Sierra Nevada’s new Mills River brewery site shaping up to be ‘recreational haven’

Sierra Nevada’s new Mills River brewery site shaping up to be ‘recreational haven’

Possibilities include walking trails, an outdoor music venue and boat access on the river.

What I learned at Beer Camp: NC Brewers Guild director shares top ten lessons from Sierra Nevada trip

What I learned at Beer Camp: NC Brewers Guild director shares top ten lessons from Sierra Nevada trip

A leading NC beer nerd shares his top ten takeaways from “beer camp” in Chico, CA.

by July 10, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
New downtown business: Beer City Bicycles has bikes, bar, beers

New downtown business: Beer City Bicycles has bikes, bar, beers

Part bar. Part bike shop. 144 Biltmore Ave.

Sierra Nevada’s beer camp is giving Asheville brewers great behind-the-scenes look

Asheville beer campers collaborated with Sierra Nevada on a brew that will be distributed in local breweries later this year.

by July 2, 2012 2 comments Asheville beer

Times-News beer blog: Asheville’s Green Man Brewing to break ground on expansion July 9

The Green Man expansion will allow the brewery to triple production of its beer.

by July 1, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
Entrepreneurs support sustainable beer in Asheville: Riverbend Malt House

Entrepreneurs support sustainable beer in Asheville: Riverbend Malt House

Demand for the locally produced malt has skyrocketed in the two years since Riverbend Malt House opened.

Schooled in brewing beer: New fermentation sciences degree at App State this fall

Schooled in brewing beer: New fermentation sciences degree at App State this fall

From the Wautauga Democrat, a piece on a new fermentation sciences B.S. degree coming to Appalachian State University. While the degree can be applied in careers in water treatment, biopharmaceuticals, and producing fuels and chemicals, the program’s director acknowledges it’s also useful in “craft beverage production.” The university has had “preliminary discussions with both New Belgium and Sierra Nevada breweries regarding[Read More…]

WNC brewers headed West to hang w/ Sierra Nevada

Sounds like a very cool trip, with Western North Carolina brewers meeting up with soon-to-be neighbors Sierra Nevada (they’re building their new East Coast brewery in Mills River down in Hendersonville). From Nantahala Brewing’s page on FB: Alright, we’ve got some exciting news. In just over a week, we will be joining some of our fellow Western North Carolina brewers[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
Seven breweries in two days: Bloggers write up beer trek through Asheville’s pubs and breweries

Seven breweries in two days: Bloggers write up beer trek through Asheville’s pubs and breweries

“We hit up 7 places over the 2 days, and here’s our take on them for anyone else who heads that way.” Some excerpts from Bread + Cheese, Please: Pisgah Brewing. We tried 9 different beers, and there wasn’t a single one we didn’t like. And I don’t even LIKE certain beer styles – sometimes porters and stouts and NEVER IPAs.[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 1 comment Asheville beer
New brewery moving in next to Orange Peel is…WICKED WEED BREWING

New brewery moving in next to Orange Peel is…WICKED WEED BREWING

From the AC-T: The developers of a new downtown microbrewery and restaurant announced Thursday that their 15-barrel operation and eatery should be open at 91 Biltmore Ave., next to The Orange Peel music venue, by the end of the year. Wicked Weed Brewing is a project of brothers Walt and Luke Dickinson and Ryan Guthy, as well as Guthy’s parents.[Read More…]

Check out this beer dinner Tuesday: Curate, Thirsty Monk

Check out this beer dinner Tuesday: Curate, Thirsty Monk

If I was going to a beer dinner this week, I’d be going to this one. Check it out. Buy a ticket. Support your local brewery and independent restaurants (like Curate). And tell me about the Thirsty Monk’s new upstairs. Finally, stay tuned. I’ll be giving away two tickets to this very dinner Tuesday. Cheers!

by May 28, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
Asheville Beer Week: Follow the fun on Twitter

Asheville Beer Week: Follow the fun on Twitter

Follow the Asheville Beer Week fun on Twitter as thirsty locals and beer experts from far and near share the experience. And don’t forget to download the Beer Week app for iPhone and Droid.

by May 26, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
Video: Toasted coconut, chocolate and caramel in new Blind Pig Porter from Pisgah Brewing, coming soon

Video: Toasted coconut, chocolate and caramel in new Blind Pig Porter from Pisgah Brewing, coming soon

Good looking new local signature beer created for Blind Pig Supper Club. Coming soon on tap at select restaurants, growlers also available. Check the video for details.

by May 26, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
Brewer Oscar Wong of Highland on the cover of USA Today’s Money section in article on the rise of craft beer

Brewer Oscar Wong of Highland on the cover of USA Today’s Money section in article on the rise of craft beer

Oscar Wong, the founder of  of Highland and arguably both the godfather of Asheville’s thriving craft beer scene and the prime mover behind Asheville’s meteoric rise on the national beer scene, appears in today’s USA Today. The article, currently not available online, is a perfect grace note during Craft Beer Week and Asheville Beer Week. An informative read on the growth of[Read More…]