-One World Brewing is planning to open on Haywood Road in West Asheville, across from Zia Taqueria. The plan is for a tap room with full bar and live music nightly on top, off Haywood, and a 10 bbl brewhouse underneath on Allen Street. There will be a top floor balcony overlooking a large outdoor area, which will have its own stage as well. Look for them to be open by October or November. One World Brewing opened in 2014 in downtown Asheville. Haywood Road is red hot with new restaurants, bars, a bodega and more in development.
-Speaking of beer, Sweeten Creek Brewing is expanding its brew house to a 10-barrel brewing system and transitioning its current one-barrel unit to a pilot system, according to a press release. Owners Erica and Joey Justice say they’re looking forward to being better able to keep up with high demand for their quality beers.
-Still more local beer news here with Riverbend Malt House and The Biltmore Company announcing a craft beer and malt collaboration under which Biltmore will provide Biltmore Estate grown grain for Riverbend to malt as a primary ingredient in Biltmore’s “Cedric’s” line of craft beers, according to a press release. More:
Biltmore planted 10 acres of two- and six-row barley last fall on the estate as a pilot research project and independent testing has now confirmed that high quality malting grain can be grown. Earlier this year, Biltmore’s Cedric’s Pale Ale and Cedric’s Brown Ale craft beers were reintroduced featuring craft malt produced by Riverbend Malt House.
“We are thrilled to have Riverbend’s malt being used by the prestigious Biltmore Company and we look forward to malting Biltmore grown grain,” stated Brent Manning, Riverbend Founder/Head Maltster. “A key element of Riverbend’s mission is to work with local farmers, and we can’t get much more local than the Biltmore Estate.”
-Here’s the crowdfunding campaign for the Asheville band Travers Brothership. Band members were in a motor vehicle wreck recently, which injured one member and ruined their van and equipment.
-Reporter Emily Patrick is the fifth Asheville Citizen-Times newsroom employee to depart the newspaper in recent weeks, following reporters Abby Margulis, Beth Walton and Julie Ball, as well as photographer Maddy Jones. Longtime sports reporter Andrew Pearson also recently departed. (No, these are not layoffs.)
In an interview Wednesday on Ashevillle FM’s Slumber Party show (103.3 FM) with hosts Jake Frankel, Michele Scheve and Ali McGhee, Patrick said she was leaving to pursue a flower farming business in Madison County, and to work on a building project in Marshall with her fiance, potter Josh Copus. (A year ago, Copus and a group of partners bought the old Madison County jail building for just under $100,000 with the intent to renovate it. Copus is founder of Clayspace Co-Op ini the Asheville River Arts District.) Patrick said she would use her background as a journalist to document the history of the building for a project called Old Marshall Jail.