The 2013 opening of Ben's Tune-Up, its next door neighbor Hi-Wire Brewing and Burial Beer was a watershed moment in the development of the South Slope.
The local craft brew trend shows no signs of stopping. The first BrewStart conference aims to help anyone aboard the bandwagon.
The sake will be served unpasteurized, chilled and on tap at Ben's.
Blue Kudzu wants to share its knowledge of sake.
Paperwork processing is stalled, which is bad news for breweries seeking permits to open, new labels and approval for new formulas.
The sake brewery is a first for Asheville and for North Carolina, according to the Blue Kudzu crew.
Friends Mitch Ford, Cat Ford-Coates and Mary Taylor want to open what they say will be only the fourth craft sake brewery in the U.S.