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Get Set For Asheville Beer Week!
May 19, 2017
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Get Set For Asheville Beer Week!

More Than 70 Events From May 26 To June 3 Asheville Beer Week is so full of activities, it takes eight days to fit in all the events. You can participate from May 26 through June 3. “This year we have more than 70 events over 8 days,” says Kendra Penland of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. The first day features new...

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Catawba Releasing Carolina Common, HOPness Monster
May 18, 2017
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Catawba Releasing Carolina Common, HOPness Monster

New Offerings Include Small Batch & Flagship IPA It’s time to taste what’s new Catawba Brewing, with the release of two beers: California Common and HOPness IPA. The small batch California Common (5.5% ABV) is available now in Catawba’s four tasting rooms, and in limited distribution. It is passport beer...

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A-B Tech Teaches Hops & Malt
May 18, 2017
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A-B Tech Teaches Hops & Malt

Courses Teach Fundamentals Of Beer Character A-B Tech is giving you a chance to know your beer a little better. The college’s Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast will be offering classes on malt and hops in brewing on Tuesday evenings this summer. The courses will be from 5:30 to 8:30 each week at A-B Tech’s...

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Science Pub: Beer & Bias
May 14, 2017
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Science Pub: Beer & Bias

Next Event At The Collider May 19 Science class and Friday night beers collide again May 19 at The Collider with the next Science Pub with Asheville Museum of Science. Get a fascinating, free lesson on “The Neuroscience of Bias”, presented by Lisa Eby, Communication and Community Engagement Division Coordinator with...

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Folks Flock To Fonta Flora Brewery
May 11, 2017
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Folks Flock To Fonta Flora Brewery

Fonta Flora Is Burke Attraction of the Year A foothills brewery that turned into a national destination has been named the Burke County Attraction of the Year for 2017. Fonta Flora Brewery received the honor in a vote by board members of the Burke County Tourism Development Authority. TDA executive director Ed Phillips said the...

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¡Fantastico! Catawba’s Mexican Lager
May 10, 2017
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¡Fantastico! Catawba’s Mexican Lager

Next Catawba Small Batch Features Worldly Influence Just because we’ve said adios to Cinco de Mayo, you can still celebrate south-of-the-border flavor, as Catawba Brewing releases its Mexican Lager (5.5% ABV) on May 11. This refreshing session beer celebrates the deep-rooted European influence on Mexico’s brewing...

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New At UpCountry: Amarillo Smash
May 07, 2017
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New At UpCountry: Amarillo Smash

If lighter, fruitier beers are your jam, then spread the word about Amarillo Smash, new at West Asheville’s UpCountry Brewing. This brew features relatively high alpha acids along with extremely high levels of myrcene for citrus and grapefruit flavors. Amarillo demonstrates good resistance to downy and powdery mildew....

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Catawba Spills Into the 704 With Charlotte Tasting Room
May 03, 2017
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Catawba Spills Into the 704 With Charlotte Tasting Room

A favorite brewery in the828 is spilling into adjacent area code, as Morganton-born Catawba Brewing plans a grand opening in Charlotte. Next time you’re in the Queen City, you can have a taste of the home at the newest tasting room on the edge of the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood, opening at noon on Saturday, May 6. In...

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Anheuser-Busch Buying Asheville’s Wicked Weed
May 03, 2017
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Anheuser-Busch Buying Asheville’s Wicked Weed

Big brews news here in the 828: Anheuser-Busch is purchasing Asheville’s Wicked Weed Brewing. Here’s the announcement from Anheuser-Busch: Wicked Weed Brewing, one of Asheville’s most creative and fastest-growing craft breweries will be joining The High End, Anheuser-Busch’s business unit focused on its craft...

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Something Funny Happening At UpCountry
May 02, 2017
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Something Funny Happening At UpCountry

Marquee Comedy Event Coming May 13 It’s a chance to have a laugh, be part of a talk show, and have some great local beer and eats – talk about multitasking! Marquee Comedy presents Talk About Funny, a dinner theater event with local comedian Jason Scholder that places traditional showcase comedy within a talk show...

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Malts & Mutts: Oskar Blues Adoption Day
May 01, 2017
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Malts & Mutts: Oskar Blues Adoption Day

If your momma loves malts and mutts, then treat her to a day at Oskar Blues Brewery. From noon to 3 pm Sunday May 14th, the Brevard brewery hosts Brother Wolf Adoption Day. Give your family the gift of puppy kisses and kitty cuddles, and maybe fall in love with a furry friend from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue hoping to find a...

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Catawba Releasing HOPness Monster
May 01, 2017
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Catawba Releasing HOPness Monster

New Beer Coming May 20 Sounds like a beast of a beer. Catawba Brewing announces the release of the release of its new flagship IPA, the HOPness Monster. The beer was named for a mysterious beast that lurks in the cold fresh waters of Western North Carolina, terrorizing poor, hop-shy souls. As the locals say, “Bless their...

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Turning Water(falls) into Wine
April 27, 2017
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Turning Water(falls) into Wine

Waterfalls are a beautiful sight to behold but they aren’t always easy to find. Transylvania County has more than 250 scattered down easy trails, tucked into valleys and out in the open for all to find. The Pisgah Field School, which is part of the Cradle of Forestry, has a unique way to learn more about the area’s history,...

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Mix It Up During Asheville Cocktail Week
April 24, 2017
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Mix It Up During Asheville Cocktail Week

Many Events Celebration Mountain Mixology Asheville Cocktail Week is turning two with a growing celebration of spirits and mixology. This spirit dedicated week-long event, May 1st through 7th, is again partnering with sponsor support of Beam Suntory, makers of Jim Beam, Makers Mark and Knob Creek, among others. Festivities...

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Catawba’s Coffee Blonde
April 20, 2017
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Catawba’s Coffee Blonde

The latest small batch release from Catawba Brewing Company represents a new trend in craft beer, the paradoxically pale-colored Coffee Blonde (5.9% ABV). Like the Cream Ale at its roots, the beer is light and crisp. The recipe takes an unexpected left turn after fermentation, thanks to aging on whole Ethiopian coffee beans....

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You Choose The Band at Race To The Stage
April 17, 2017
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You Choose The Band at Race To The Stage

Race To The Stage Will Fill MSF Spot When you checking out the “Events” section of the828.com, you can clearly see how much competition there is on the local music scene. Artists are vying for your presence at great venues around the mountains every night. That competitive spirit will be concentrated into a single...

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Robots Take Over Beer City Science Pub
April 07, 2017
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Robots Take Over Beer City Science Pub

Teen Robotics Expert Demonstrates Creations The guest lecturer at the Beer City Science Pub April 21 isn’t old enough to have a beer, but is already a leader in the world of robotics. Asheville Museum of Science and The Collider are hosting an evening with 17-year-old Camille Beatty, who will share the inspiring story of...

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Radio Beer: River IPA Returning To Pisgah
April 06, 2017
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Radio Beer: River IPA Returning To Pisgah

River IPA On Tap For Pisgah’s 12th Anniversary If you could get beer through your radio, it may very well taste like Pisgah Brewing’s River IPA. “Working with 98.1 the River is a collaboration of local proportions,” says Pisgah’s Benton Wharton, citing the radio station’s love for all things...

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Apple Country Cider Jam
April 04, 2017
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Apple Country Cider Jam

The best of North Carolina’s hard cider, coupled with award-winning bluegrass music, will be on tap Saturday, April 22 in downtown Hendersonville at the Apple Country Cider Jam. The inaugural event showcases eight hard cideries, two producers of nonalcoholic cider and two local wineries. The music lineup is headlined by noted...

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Catawba Expands Southward
April 03, 2017
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Catawba Expands Southward

Catawba Brews Coming Soon To Georgia Our friends at Catawba Brewing have released some really flavorful, fruity small batches this year, including last week’s Peach Grisette. Later this month, Catawba brews will be available in the Peach State. The beer maker is partnering with United Distributors of Smyrna, Albany, and...

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