Asheville beer

Roots run deep at Yancey County’s first craft brewery, Homeplace Beer Co.

Roots run deep at Yancey County’s first craft brewery, Homeplace Beer Co.

John Silver hopes to begin serving beer in downtown Burnsville this spring.

by January 18, 2017 4 comments Asheville beer, feature
White Labs plans to start Asheville yeast production in January

White Labs plans to start Asheville yeast production in January

A tasting room should be open to the public in spring 2017, the company says.

by December 15, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
It’s all about brew education at AVL Beer Expo, set for February 2017

It’s all about brew education at AVL Beer Expo, set for February 2017

Look for educational panels, tastings and more at the second annual AVL Beer Expo, with tickets on sale now.

by December 6, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer
AVL Informer: Carolina Beer Guy Tony Kiss talks Cold Mountain release

AVL Informer: Carolina Beer Guy Tony Kiss talks Cold Mountain release

Fans of the ever-popular beer were lined up at 10 a.m. on Wednesday to be some of the first to get their hands on Cold Mountain ale.

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer
New Imperial Cold Mountain highlights big Nov. 10 release in Asheville

New Imperial Cold Mountain highlights big Nov. 10 release in Asheville

This year is the 20th anniversary of Highland Brewing’s most sought-after seasonal.

by October 24, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer, feature
Mad Co Brewing, first craft brewery in Madison County, set for October opening

Mad Co Brewing, first craft brewery in Madison County, set for October opening

Brandon Edwards is the brewery owner.

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer
Asheville and the new brew update: 10 more craft breweries in works for Beer City

Asheville and the new brew update: 10 more craft breweries in works for Beer City

There appears to be no end to the creativity of craft brewers.

by September 2, 2016 2 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
Chestnut and Asheville Brewing Company team-up for a Pre-Brewgrass Beer Dinner

Chestnut and Asheville Brewing Company team-up for a Pre-Brewgrass Beer Dinner

Fuel up before you drink up.

Thirsty Fest in Asheville celebrates rare, unusual beers Sept. 5-9

Thirsty Fest in Asheville celebrates rare, unusual beers Sept. 5-9

Thirsty Fest will be celebrated at three Thirsty Monk locations around Asheville.

by August 30, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer
Tickets on sale now for New Belgium birthday bash in Asheville

Tickets on sale now for New Belgium birthday bash in Asheville

The big party is Aug. 25 at New Belgium’s brewery on Craven Street.

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Asheville breweries team up for big fundraiser

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Asheville breweries team up for big fundraiser

The series of events includes a passport program encouraging folks to visit each brewery to collect Parkway Beer Passport stickers.

Suds the brew cat protects beer and buddies up at Hendersonville’s Sanctuary Brewing

Suds the brew cat protects beer and buddies up at Hendersonville’s Sanctuary Brewing

Suds was adopted from the Working Cats program at the Asheville Humane Society.

Yeast-maker White Labs plans for fall opening in Asheville

Yeast-maker White Labs plans for fall opening in Asheville

The company also plans to open a tasting room at the Charlotte Street location.

American Idol Caleb Johnson, Asheville Brewing team up for beer, song release

American Idol Caleb Johnson, Asheville Brewing team up for beer, song release

Caleb Johnson will perform at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher on June 25.

by May 31, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer, feature
Asheville’s Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery set to acquire French Broad Brewery

Asheville’s Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery set to acquire French Broad Brewery

The merger will be celebrated June 1 during Asheville Beer Week.

by May 17, 2016 2 comments Asheville beer
Deschutes dumps Asheville, picks Roanoke for new East Coast brewery

Deschutes dumps Asheville, picks Roanoke for new East Coast brewery

Construction on the new $85 million brewery will begin in Roanoke in 2019.

Roanoke Times hints that Virginia governor will make Deschutes announcement Tuesday

Roanoke Times hints that Virginia governor will make Deschutes announcement Tuesday

All signs point to Roanoke.

by March 21, 2016 1 comment Asheville beer, Asheville News
Deschutes Brewery to pick Roanoke over Asheville, reports Roanoke news/talk radio station

Deschutes Brewery to pick Roanoke over Asheville, reports Roanoke news/talk radio station

The radio station quotes a Roanoke City Council candidate, who cites an anonymous source in Virgina Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office.

New bar, distillery planned for Asheville’s South Slope

New bar, distillery planned for Asheville’s South Slope

A former auto repair shop is set to be remade into a new South Slope bar.

by March 7, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer
PHOTOS Green Man Brewery’s expansion on Asheville’s South Slope

PHOTOS Green Man Brewery’s expansion on Asheville’s South Slope

They call it the Green Mansion.

by March 4, 2016 1 comment Asheville beer, feature
Oskar Blues food truck fest set for April 16 in Brevard, feat. Shovels & Rope

Oskar Blues food truck fest set for April 16 in Brevard, feat. Shovels & Rope

Food trucks. Gorgeous setting. Shovels & Rope. Rock.

Foothills Local Meats to open deli at Hi-Wire’s brewery near Biltmore Village in Asheville

Foothills Local Meats to open deli at Hi-Wire’s brewery near Biltmore Village in Asheville

Foothills says goodbye to the South Slope and hello to the Big Top brewery.

Ben’s Tune-Up set to start brewing beer on Asheville’s South Slope

Ben’s Tune-Up set to start brewing beer on Asheville’s South Slope

Jason Riggs, a UNC Asheville graduate, has been hired as Ben’s brewer.

For Asheville Beer Expo, an emphasis on education

For Asheville Beer Expo, an emphasis on education

The first-time event is reaching beyond the typical drinkfest aspect of many craft beer festivals.

by February 25, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer
Asheville’s Green Man Brewing set to unveil expansion on March 17

Asheville’s Green Man Brewing set to unveil expansion on March 17

The $4 million South Slope expansion of Green Man includes a bottle shop and an upstairs indoor/outdoor tasting room.

by February 23, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News, feature
Fly-fishing and beer fest set for Feb. 23 at Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville

Fly-fishing and beer fest set for Feb. 23 at Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville

Orvis is teaming up with the Asheville Brewers Alliance for the event.

Hi-Wire Brewing to produce only sour and wild beers at Asheville South Slope tasting room

Hi-Wire Brewing to produce only sour and wild beers at Asheville South Slope tasting room

Hi-Wire, which opened a new production facility and tasting room last year near Biltmore Village, will continue producing its core lineup of beers at that location.

by January 27, 2016 0 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
Asheville On Tap beer festival announced for November at U.S. Cellular Center

Asheville On Tap beer festival announced for November at U.S. Cellular Center

Tickets are $45 for the craft beer fest.

by January 8, 2016 7 comments Asheville beer
New national beer fest headed to Asheville; details to be released Friday

New national beer fest headed to Asheville; details to be released Friday

It’s shaping up to be another big year in beer for Asheville.

For sale: Brewery in Western North Carolina for $975k

For sale: Brewery in Western North Carolina for $975k

Who might it be?

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 15 – “Gluten and Copyright Free”

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 15 – “Gluten and Copyright Free”

GLUTEN AND COPYRIGHT FREE ON AVL FOOD FANS! Hello Asheville! The latest episode of AVL Food Fans is in the can! It’s our 15th episode and it’s another great one! Chef Joe and I are joined by special guests Chef Peter and Martha Pollay, husband and wife co-owners of Posana restaurant on Biltmore Ave. We discuss their farm-to-table philosophy, the[Read More…]

Burial Beer secures second location south of downtown Asheville

Burial Beer secures second location south of downtown Asheville

The property was once home to a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930s.

by December 30, 2015 7 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
Opinion: In Asheville, a Deschutes downer as high-energy campaign rolls on in Virginia

Opinion: In Asheville, a Deschutes downer as high-energy campaign rolls on in Virginia

There’s little outward excitement for Deschutes coming to the Asheville area.

by December 21, 2015 19 comments Asheville beer, Opinion
Reuters: Sources say New Belgium Brewing looking for buyer

Reuters: Sources say New Belgium Brewing looking for buyer

New Belgium’s brewery is set to open in Asheville in spring 2016.

by December 18, 2015 23 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 14 – “Velvet and Lace and Lucy”

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 14 – “Velvet and Lace and Lucy”

Stu and Joe discuss the end of the line for King James Pub, and much more.

Former Black Mountain brewery owner prepares to open Lo-Fi Brewing in Charleston

Former Black Mountain brewery owner prepares to open Lo-Fi Brewing in Charleston

Jason Caughman, former of Pisgah Brewing, is set for his craft beer return in South Carolina.

by December 8, 2015 1 comment Asheville beer
Asheville’s Burial Beer searches for second location

Asheville’s Burial Beer searches for second location

Owner Doug Reiser says he’s looked at dozens of locations, but has yet to settle on one.

by November 17, 2015 11 comments Asheville beer
PHOTOS Moto Vicious: motorcycle repair shop by day, bar by night on Asheville’s South Slope

PHOTOS Moto Vicious: motorcycle repair shop by day, bar by night on Asheville’s South Slope

Past the bikes and engine parts, the thirsty will find five brews on tap.

by November 16, 2015 0 comments Asheville beer
“Possibly Turkey” –  Where to Eat and Drink in Asheville on Thanksgiving Day

“Possibly Turkey” – Where to Eat and Drink in Asheville on Thanksgiving Day

Stu’s got a Thanksgiving Day run-down for you.

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 11 – “Ready Set Go Kitchen Ready”

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 11 – “Ready Set Go Kitchen Ready”

Chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland, chef at the Edington Center and lead trainer for Green Opportunities’ GO-Kitchen Ready program, is the special guest this week.

Hey Asheville, Roanoke is kicking your ass in PR play for Deschutes Brewery

Hey Asheville, Roanoke is kicking your ass in PR play for Deschutes Brewery

Is Asheville suffering from “brewery fatigue”?

Habitat Brewing, Asheville’s newest brewery, aims for spring opening on north end of downtown

Habitat Brewing, Asheville’s newest brewery, aims for spring opening on north end of downtown

Habitat Brewing plans to start small.

by November 3, 2015 1 comment Asheville beer, Asheville business
Looking for a new holiday brew? Try Asheville Brewing’s Ninjabread Man porter

Looking for a new holiday brew? Try Asheville Brewing’s Ninjabread Man porter

Asheville Brewing’s mild, sweet holiday porter features vanilla, cinnamon and ginger notes.

by October 27, 2015 1 comment Asheville beer
PODCAST: Stu Helm and Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 10 – “Pumpkin Spiced Radio”

PODCAST: Stu Helm and Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 10 – “Pumpkin Spiced Radio”

Stu and Joe talk to Mountain Xpress food writers Gina Smith and Jonathan Ammons.

Roanoke, Asheville step up media campaigns in race for Deschutes Brewery

Roanoke, Asheville step up media campaigns in race for Deschutes Brewery

The “Deschutes 2 Roanoke” page on Facebook has about 1,600 likes so far.

by October 14, 2015 2 comments Asheville beer, Opinion
Asheville, once again on bended knee to big brewer, has Deschutes decision near

Asheville, once again on bended knee to big brewer, has Deschutes decision near

As the Deschutes decision comes down to the wire, the Buncombe County brewing community prepares, once again, to put its best beer forward.

by October 9, 2015 13 comments Asheville beer, Opinion
Asheville Brewing, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe team to fight breast cancer

Asheville Brewing, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe team to fight breast cancer

Also, Asheville Brewing releases its second brew to commemorate its original brewery location on Merrimon Avenue.

New Weaverville brewery, Zebulon Artisan Ales, plans to be brewing by November’s end

New Weaverville brewery, Zebulon Artisan Ales, plans to be brewing by November’s end

Brewer/owner Mike Karnowski plans to only sell his beer in bottles, and does not plan on opening a tasting room.

by October 7, 2015 2 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
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