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Mix 96.5’s Race To The Taps Returns To New Belgium
March 18, 2017
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Mix 96.5’s Race To The Taps Returns To New Belgium

Our season started with fruit-filled 5-miler at Bold Rock Hard Cider in Mills River March 18. Click here for results, and see all the fun pictures here. Three More Races To Go – Register Now! Our season includes four brewery inspired 5-milers around Western North Carolina, to help you keep your resolutions all year. Tap...

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Blue Ghost Brewing Marks 1st Anniversary
March 14, 2017
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Blue Ghost Brewing Marks 1st Anniversary

While the downtown Asheville brewing scene is thriving, you can still live in the ‘burbs and find a brewery close by, including Blue Ghost Brewing in Fletcher. Named for a type of firefly that inhabits the Appalchians, Blue Ghost is a southside spot to find the glow of a small batch and gather with your friends. The whole...

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Sloths & Brews at Beer City Science Pub
March 14, 2017
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Sloths & Brews at Beer City Science Pub

Beer City Science Pub Explores Ice Age Now that we’ve survived the winter storm plague of frosty windshields and mass quantities of milk and bread, our hiking boots are starting to call to us Ashevillians. When you do get out on those trails, ever think of what tip-toed or stomped through those roots before you? The Asheville...

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Race To The Taps Goes Green At Bold Rock
March 11, 2017
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Race To The Taps Goes Green At Bold Rock

The day after St. Patrick’s will stay green, with runners and walkers celebrating the year’s first Race To The Taps, a 5-miler at Bold Rock Hard Cider March 18. “We always have such fun people who sign up,” says event director Nikki Mitchell. “I expect we’ll have folks doing the course dressed as green apples, green...

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Tea-Beer & Biscuits At Twin Leaf Brewery
March 08, 2017
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Tea-Beer & Biscuits At Twin Leaf Brewery

Twin Leaf Hosts “Elevenses” Release Party Asheville’s Twin Leaf Brewery, in collaboration with Asheville Tea Company, is excited to announce “Elevenses,” will hit the tap Saturday April 1, with a very British-inspired release party. “While other breweries were brewing oatmeal coffee breakfast stouts, we...

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Hiking Brew: Catawba Partners With App Trail Conservancy
March 07, 2017
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Hiking Brew: Catawba Partners With App Trail Conservancy

Catawba Partners with Appalachian Trail Conservancy for Small Batch IPL Release Catawba Brewing will release a Small Batch India Pale Lager (5.8% ABV) on Thursday, March 9, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The organization works to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail, ensuring its...

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4 months ago
LIVE DEAD 69 Comes To Salvage Station
March 06, 2017
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LIVE DEAD 69 Comes To Salvage Station

Salvage Station Brings Dead Back To Life From 1969 The original Grateful Dead pianist plans to recreate the Summer of Love at Salvation Station May 6. Tom Constanten and LIVE DEAD 69, also featuring Slick Aguilar, Tony ‘EngLESH’ Morley and Joe Chirco from Jefferson Starship, and Rat Dog’s Mark Karan will...

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Big St. Patty’s Plans For Wedge at Foundation
March 03, 2017
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Big St. Patty’s Plans For Wedge at Foundation

It’s the inaugural St. Patty’s day for the second location of the Wedge Brewing Company, the Wedge at the Foundation, and it’s the kickoff to a huge grand opening weekend. In addition to you, the Wedge at Foundation has also invited Brian Blades from 105.9 the Mountain, who’ll be live from lunchtime into...

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I’d Tap That: Twin Leaf Brewery
March 03, 2017
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I’d Tap That: Twin Leaf Brewery

Twin Leaf Brewery is turning 3, with a birthday bash that’s part of a series of special spring of special events. “We’ve grown, we’ve got our outdoor seating now, and we’re ready to increase production too,” says owner and head brewer Tim Weber. While the official birthday is March 8, the...

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Fruit Fusion: Bold Rock’s New Wild Cherry Cider
February 27, 2017
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Fruit Fusion: Bold Rock’s New Wild Cherry Cider

New Bold Rock Creation From Wild Cherries Our friends at Bold Rock Hard Cider in Mills River are making it easier than ever to get in all your recommended servings of fruit in a day. The Mills River Cidery will is set to release its newest creation, Wild Cherry Cider, starting at noon Saturday March 4. The limited release...

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4 months ago
Peanut Butter Jelly Time At Catawba Brewing
February 24, 2017
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Peanut Butter Jelly Time At Catawba Brewing

Catawba’s PBJ Returns March 3 Several local brews have a big following and anticipated release dates. None, though, bring the joy of a fourth grade field trip like Catawba Brewing’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time, which is ready for another year’s release. It happens March 3, when the beer will arrive in stores in four...

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Catawba Gets Wild For Mardi Gras
February 22, 2017
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Catawba Gets Wild For Mardi Gras

Catawba Brewing Releases Barrel Aged Wild IPA It’s getting a little wild at Catawba Brewing, with the release of a special Barrel Aged Wild IPA (5.5% ABV) as part of the Catawba Mardi Gras celebration. This beer began its parade twelve months ago as a much tamer session IPA, before spending a year with Brettanomycees in...

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Conscious Brews At Highland Brewing
February 21, 2017
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Conscious Brews At Highland Brewing

Highland Hosts Conscious Brews Benefit When an event such as Conscious Brews comes around, and you can make a difference just by drinking a great local beer, it’s hard to not lend a hand. The event at Highland Brewing Sunday March 5 from 1 to 6 pm is filled with brews and bands, to benefit the Brain Injury Association of...

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Small Batch Bash At Hi-Wire Brewing
February 21, 2017
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Small Batch Bash At Hi-Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Hosts Small Batch Festival March 4 When Hi-Wire Brewing opened its Big Top location almost a year-and-a-half ago the owners knew that they needed to find ways to fill the 27,000-square feet space with beer fans. To do that, several brew-filled events were planned. “We began brainstorming different ways to throw...

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Departure: Journey Tribute Band Plays Salvage Station
February 13, 2017
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Departure: Journey Tribute Band Plays Salvage Station

Don’t stop believing it’s 2017, although the sights and sounds on stage will take you back to the 80’s, as Salvage Station welcomes Journey tribute band Departure. The show is March 11 at 10 pm. After 9 years together, the group has become the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. These veteran...

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Beer City Science Pub With Homo Erectus
February 09, 2017
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Beer City Science Pub With Homo Erectus

AMOS Explores Getting From Fire to Beer The Asheville Museum of Science and The Collider are co-hosting another installment of their free Friday night Beer City Science Pub! In January, The Dog Door’s Kim Brophey dived into dog behavior. February’s Beer City Science Pub will explore another species… Homo Erectus!...

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Catawba Releases Small Batch Rasperry Sour
February 09, 2017
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Catawba Releases Small Batch Rasperry Sour

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Catawba Brewing releases a Small Batch Raspberry Sour. It’s Catawba’s second kettle sour, following last summer’s popular Korean Sour Rice Ale. This refreshingly tart beer was brewed with malted barley and flaked wheat, and soured in the kettle with lactobacillus. Raspberries...

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Breweries Bring Their Best for AVL Beer Expo
February 09, 2017
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Breweries Bring Their Best for AVL Beer Expo

Expo is Exclusive Experience of Asheville’s Brewery Scene Asheville has earned the title of “Beer City” for a reason, with more breweries per capita than any other city in the nation. If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to visit every WNC brewery in one day, you’ll want to be sure you have tickets to the AVL Beer...

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“Head For The Hills” at Salvage Station
February 06, 2017
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“Head For The Hills” at Salvage Station

The guys from Head for the Hills not only blur the lines of bluegrass, they also brew a pretty good beer, by all accounts. From Telluride Bluegrass Festival to SxSW and all points beyond, Head for the Hills creates a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh...

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A Run With A Bushel Of Fun: Race To The Taps In Apple Country
February 04, 2017
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A Run With A Bushel Of Fun: Race To The Taps In Apple Country

Get EXCIDERED! Mix 96.5’s Race to the Taps’ four brewery crafted 5-milers is kicking off the series on St. Patty’s day weekend at Bold Rock Hard Cider! Mix 96.5’s Race to the Taps will go green for the first run of the 2017 series at 11am Saturday, March 18 at Bold Rock Hard Cider in Mills River! Get your...

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