-I recently sat with WCQS Morning Edition host Jeremy Loeb and station News Director David Hurand to talk about some of the top stories that made the news this past year. Check it.
–Stags Head Brewing announces a 2016 opening in Hendersonville. The co-owners are Jonathan and Rebecca Ayers, according to their website. More:
Taproom: 200 E Caswell St.,Hendersonville, NC 28792
Our taproom in currently in design and construction will begin soon! Expect some great things, including an enclosed beer garden and an outdoor pavilion with a stage! Like us on Facebook to follow us from the initial planning, to the final result!
-There’s a new Asheville beer festival set for February. From the press release:
The Asheville Brewer’s Alliance (ABA) will host the First Annual Southsi on Saturday, February 27, 2016, in downtown Asheville at The Venue at 21 N. Market St. Two discrete sessions will be offered, the first from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and the second from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person per session, and are will be available by the end of day today at www.avlbeerexpo.com.
This inaugural event will bring together craft beer lovers and members of the ABA, which is the non-profit trade organization that represents the Western North Carolina (WNC) craft beer industry.
-The annual Homecoming Job Fair is coming up on Jan. 7. It will be held at the WNC Ag Center.
-Southside Woodworks has a great website up and running. More:
Founded in 2015, Southside Woodworks is rooted in the Southside Neighborhood of Asheville, North Carolina. Born out of a need to create meaningful, sustainable employment for low-income residents of Asheville, Southside Woodworks’ mission is to empower those facing barriers to employment in the crafting of beautiful, high quality goods.
Like the Southside Neighborhood, woodworking has a humble, yet profound history, and holds within it a long tradition of excellence, self-determination, and solidity. Woodworking also allows its makers to literally carve their stories into their creations, turning their histories into something beautiful, empowering, and useful.
Southside Woodworks is a social enterprise of Asheville-based non-profit, Green Opportunities. Their flagship training program includes technical job training, life skills, placement services, and case management to those with barriers to employment. Southside Woodworks empowers students to support themselves while they complete the program and to create career pathways.