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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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3 months ago
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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Bold Rock’s Taco Tuesdays With Trivia
March 29, 2017
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Bold Rock’s Taco Tuesdays With Trivia

Bold Rock Hard Cider has questions about Taco Tuesdays – and if you supply the answers, you could win some great prizes. Starting April 4, the Mills River cidery starts Taco Tuesdays With A Side Of Trivia. Every Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 pm, enjoy tasty tacos, sopas, homemade chips and salsa, and eight hard ciders and...

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Catawba’s Small Batch Peach Grisette
March 28, 2017
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Catawba’s Small Batch Peach Grisette

Peach Grisette Part Of Small Batch Rewards Program Catawba Brewing Company marks the end of March with the release of its Small Batch Peach Grisette March 30. The beer draws inspiration from the traditional working class ales of Southern Belgium during the late 19th century. Brewed with a generous amount of flaked wheat, this...

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Red Rhum Headlines 3 Catawba Releases
March 22, 2017
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Red Rhum Headlines 3 Catawba Releases

Barrel-Aged IPA Headlines 3 New Catawba Releases Catawba Brewing will release 22oz bottles of Red Rhum Barrel-Aged IPA (7.5 percent ABV) at noon Saturday, March 25 at its South Slope location. Red Rhum is Catawba’s first ever specialty bottle release from the beer maker’s long-running Barrel Program. This 2016 vintage...

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Twin Leaf Anniversary Bash
March 21, 2017
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Twin Leaf Anniversary Bash

Twin Leaf Marks 3 Years Of South Slope Brewing Twin Leaf Brewery on Asheville’s South Slope is celebrating three years with something old, and something new. The brewery’s third anniversary party Saturday, March 25 features a re-release of MDXXI, Twin Leaf’s beloved Imperial Mexican Chocolate Stout, which will...

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Sierra Nevada Hosting Home Brewers
March 18, 2017
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Sierra Nevada Hosting Home Brewers

Basement beermakers from across America are coming to Henderson County for the American Homebrewers Association Rally, from noon to 3 pm April 2 at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. The group holds events like this to bring homebrewers together to learn from one another, and share time exploring breweries around the country. A...

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