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New South Asheville brewery, Sweeten Creek Brewing, coming together

New South Asheville brewery, Sweeten Creek Brewing, coming together

The brewery on busy Sweeten Creek Road is aiming for a summer 2016 opening.

New Belgium announces it will begin tours at new Asheville brewery in March 2016

New Belgium announces it will begin tours at new Asheville brewery in March 2016

New Belgium is currently testing brewing equipment and plans to begin making beer before the end of this year.

by September 30, 2015 0 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
Stu Helm: Food Fan – FOOD MAP – Asheville’s RAD

Stu Helm: Food Fan – FOOD MAP – Asheville’s RAD

  Hello Asheville! Click, drag, click, drag, click click click, join, eyedropper, click, paint bucket, click, deselect… oh, hi! I didn’t see you there. I’ve been working in Adobe Illustrator making a bunch of nifty Food Maps!  That means I’ve been doing lots and lots and LOTS of clicking and dragging and selecting and deselecting… and when things get really exciting,[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Hello Asheville! The eighth and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast has been recorded, posted, and is currently available to listen to and download, and you can even get it for free from the iTunes store! As always, Chef Joe Scully is my co-host, and this time, our special guests are Chef Hollie West of The Sweet Monkey Bakery, who won the Chef’s Challenge at the Asheville Wine &[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 7 – “Penance and Cheesecake”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 7 – “Penance and Cheesecake”

Hello Asheville! The seventh and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast has been recorded, posted, and is currently available to listen to and download, and you can even get it for free from the iTunes store! As always, Chef Joe Scully is my co-host, and this time, our special guests are Chefs Mandy and Christopher Butler from 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert, and they brought us[Read More…]

Innovation Brewing in Sylva wins round in trademark dispute with Bell’s Brewery

Innovation Brewing in Sylva wins round in trademark dispute with Bell’s Brewery

Chalk one up for the little guy.

New nano brewery, Blue Ghost Brewing, coming to Fletcher

New nano brewery, Blue Ghost Brewing, coming to Fletcher

Erik Weber, one of the owners in the family venture, is a former brewer at Oskar Blues Brewery.

by September 9, 2015 1 comment Asheville beer, Asheville News
New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour tonight in downtown Asheville

New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour tonight in downtown Asheville

A beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show by New Belgium, in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park.

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Asheville beer, Asheville events
Thirsty Monky’s Thirsty Fest beer festival set for Sept. 7-13 in Asheville

Thirsty Monky’s Thirsty Fest beer festival set for Sept. 7-13 in Asheville

Try scarce and unique beers during this week-long beer festival.

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Asheville beer, Asheville events
Hendersonville Lightning op-ed: Reform N.C. alcohol laws now

Hendersonville Lightning op-ed: Reform N.C. alcohol laws now

The opinion piece suggests lawmakers rein in the N.C. ALE and ABC, two state agencies whose recent actions are suppressing the vitality of WNC’s craft beer industry.

by August 24, 2015 3 comments Asheville beer, Opinion
Hendo Times-News: Disconnect between craft brewers, N.C. ALE and ABC

Hendo Times-News: Disconnect between craft brewers, N.C. ALE and ABC

Two Republican state lawmakers from Henderson County have taken note N.C. ALE’s actions in recent months.

by August 24, 2015 3 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
Photo Gallery: AVL Food Fans at The Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015

Photo Gallery: AVL Food Fans at The Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015

Hello Asheville! Here are just a few shots of some of the staff, volunteers, and attendees at the three major events that make up  the Asheville Wine and Food Festival: Elixir, Sweet, and The Grand Tasting. The women looked great, as usual. The men? Frump-dee-dump-dump (to the theme of TV’s Dragnet) for the most part. A few dudes looked okay,[Read More…]

Nonprofit cancels Hendersonville beer festival, cites difficulties with ALE, ABC officials

Nonprofit cancels Hendersonville beer festival, cites difficulties with ALE, ABC officials

The environmental nonprofit MountainTrue says permitting hurdles and increased alcohol law enforcement has had an “an unfortunate chilling effect.”

by August 18, 2015 22 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
Video: Could 750 ml of sour beer to the face be Asheville’s new ‘ice bucket challenge’?

Video: Could 750 ml of sour beer to the face be Asheville’s new ‘ice bucket challenge’?

No matter what the answer, Wicked Weed brothers Luke and Walt Dickinson answer the challenge.

by August 17, 2015 4 comments Asheville beer
N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control slaps West Asheville’s Altamont Brewing with $1,500 fine

N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control slaps West Asheville’s Altamont Brewing with $1,500 fine

Using binoculars, a N.C. ALE agent spied an Altamont Brewing employee drinking on the job back in February.

Updated: In email, N.C. ALE agent reacts to weekend enforcement actions

Updated: In email, N.C. ALE agent reacts to weekend enforcement actions

In the note, N.C. ALE Special Agent in Charge Stacy Cox says no violation reports will be submitted to ABC regarding the Burning Can festival.

N.C. ALE officials put Asheville-area craft breweries on notice

N.C. ALE officials put Asheville-area craft breweries on notice

In its most high-profile action in years, N.C. ALE cited 10 Asheville-area craft breweries for a host of alleged alcohol law offenses.

Updated: N.C. ALE pours cold water on Burning Can beer fest in Brevard, but party goes on

Updated: N.C. ALE pours cold water on Burning Can beer fest in Brevard, but party goes on

Oskar Blues turns ticketed festival into “private party” after alcohol law enforcement officials bar 26 out-of-state breweries from pouring beer at the event.

Bend Bulletin: Deschutes Brewery continues to scout Asheville for new brewery location

Bend Bulletin: Deschutes Brewery continues to scout Asheville for new brewery location

Deschutes plans to make a decision about where to locate its new East Coast brewery by the end of the year.

Buxton Hall Barbecue, Catawba Brewing team for July Fourth cookout on the South Slope

Buxton Hall Barbecue, Catawba Brewing team for July Fourth cookout on the South Slope

Beer, barbecue, local music, outdoor patio, Banks Ave. y’all.

Altamont Brewing expanding into next-door space on Haywood Road in West Asheville

Altamont Brewing expanding into next-door space on Haywood Road in West Asheville

Altamont is taking over the space just vacated by Nona Mia restaurant.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Punk Rock Hot Dogs

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Punk Rock Hot Dogs

Hello Asheville! Do you guys like to do stuff? I like to do stuff. A lot of stuff. As a way to make money, occupy my hands, or just pass the time in a remotely interesting fashion, using the limited skills that I have, until I finally go belly-up and die. I like to write. About food and flip flops and such. I like to draw[Read More…]

Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River announces opening of big outdoor spaces

Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River announces opening of big outdoor spaces

A beer garden, back porch and amphitheater and a vegetable garden are all opening this week at Sierra Nevada’s new East Coast brewery just south of Asheville.

WIN TICKETS To Burning Can beer festival at Oskar Blues in Brevard

WIN TICKETS To Burning Can beer festival at Oskar Blues in Brevard

This year, Oskar Blues is offering festival-goers the chance to camp at their REEB Ranch facility.