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Catawba Releases Belgian Tripel
February 02, 2017
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Catawba Releases Belgian Tripel

Catawba Brewing‘s Belgian Tripel was inspired by the strong golden ales brewed by the Trappist monks of Flanders and Wallonia. The style is the newest addition to the abbey ale trinity (Dubbel, Tripel, Quadruple), having first appeared at Westmalle Abbey in the 1930s. It was said to be Belgium’s response to the growing...

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UpCountry Brewing’s “A Little Crafty”
February 01, 2017
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UpCountry Brewing’s “A Little Crafty”

Shop & Drink Local for Valentine’s Day UpCountry Brewing is helping you multitask. On Feb. 11, you can have a craft brew while you shop for your sweetheart. The West Asheville brewery is hosting the A Little Crafty – Something for Your Sweetheart sale from 3 to 7 pm. The event features a variety of local...

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Floyd Fans: Interstellar Echoes At UpCountry
January 31, 2017
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Floyd Fans: Interstellar Echoes At UpCountry

You’ll find the dark side of the moon on Haywood Road in West Asheville, as UpCountry Brewing hosts Interstellar Echoes Feb. 4 at 9:30 pm. The band is Atlanta’s premiere Pink Floyd Tribute, with members who pride themselves on very accurately reproducing Pink Floyd’s legendary catalog. Obsessed with the...

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Catawba’s Blood Orange Brew
January 25, 2017
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Catawba’s Blood Orange Brew

Sunshine is a state of mind, but a new small batch from Catawba might just keep you in happy, summer mental place. Blood Orange IPA (6.5% ABV) is the latest in the brewery’s new series of fruited hoppy beers, which began with last month’s popular Pineapple IPA. It will be released Jan. 26. Ripe citrus and tropical fruit...

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Beer City Science Pub Goes To The Dogs
January 21, 2017
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Beer City Science Pub Goes To The Dogs

Evening of Hounds & Hops At Beer City Science Pub Ever wonder if your dog loves you just as much as you love them? Perhaps you want train them to fetch that PBR out of the fridge and mop the floor. Whatever area your canine connection is lacking, Asheville Museum of Science’s Beer City Science Pub is back in session...

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Super Sunday: Where to Watch in The 828
January 20, 2017
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Super Sunday: Where to Watch in The 828

Variety of Big Game Venues Super Sunday is approaching faster than Tom Brady can run a 40-yard dash (by his account, anyway, he’s faster at 39 than he was in college). If you’re still coming up with your own game plan, we have some suggestions to have the big game experience that matches your mood – even if...

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Feed Your Head: Habitat’s Pints With Professors
January 16, 2017
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Feed Your Head: Habitat’s Pints With Professors

Get Schooled With Habitat Brewing & UNC-Asheville Some people like to unwind with a good beer. Some folks pair their brew with live music. Others dive headlong into mind-altering intellectual conversations. If you happen to be the latter, you’ll want to make sure to visit Habitat Tavern and Commons. The cozy brewpub on...

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Bold Rock’s Citrus Cider Release Party
January 13, 2017
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Bold Rock’s Citrus Cider Release Party

Go Bold Or Go Home With A Citrus Cider Bold Rock Hard Cider ended 2016 with their seasonal Blood Orange cider and in 2017 they’re introducing us to their new seasonal Citrus Cider. It’s a firework of flavors from lemons, limes, and our very own Blue Ridge apples that will ignite a zesty party for your taste buds. On...

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Highland’s First ’17 Seasonal: Southern Sixer
January 10, 2017
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Highland’s First ’17 Seasonal: Southern Sixer

After Snowmageddon 2017, Highland Brewing realizes many of us are already ready to be transported to a tropical place. The brewery’s first seasonal of the new year couldn’t come at a better time. Southern Sixer is packed with six American hop varieties, bringing assertive citrus and tropical fruit notes to this West...

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Asheville Beer & Hymns
January 09, 2017
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Asheville Beer & Hymns

Events Bring Lovers of Hops And Hymns Together The name Asheville Beer and Hymns is pretty descriptive. As you might expect, it’s a place you can enjoy a pilsner and some musical praise. The reason it’s becoming a monthly event in Asheville, though, taps into desire to fill a spiritual desire to connect with one...

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Race To The Taps: Early Bird Special Ends Soon
January 08, 2017
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Race To The Taps: Early Bird Special Ends Soon

Mix 96.5’s Race To The Taps Offers Refill For 2017 There’s no reason why that resolution to be active through the new year, shouldn’t also come with a chance to enjoy local beer, too. Mix 96.5’s Race To The Taps, the brewery-inspired running series voted Asheville’s Best Running Series, returns for its...

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Catawba Plans New Beer Each Week Of New Year
January 05, 2017
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Catawba Plans New Beer Each Week Of New Year

Catawba Brewing Company wishes you a happy new beer. It has 52 small batch brews destined for release this year, one a week for those of you keeping score at home. Each Thursday in 2017, all Catawba tasting rooms will tap a new small batch beer brewed in the Asheville South Slope seven-barrel brewhouse. The brewery is also...

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Twin Leaf Brewery’s Got Game
January 04, 2017
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Twin Leaf Brewery’s Got Game

Twin Leaf Offers Fun Times & Sensational Small Batches It’s 3:30 pm on a weekday afternoon, and I’m sitting at the bar at Twin Leaf Brewery, located in a converted garage at the edge of Asheville’s South Slope. Behind me, a couple is engaged in a giant Jenga battle, while a group of tourists play an intense game...

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Meet Your Match At Sanctuary Brewing
December 31, 2016
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Meet Your Match At Sanctuary Brewing

Sanctuary Features Furry Friends It’s easy to make new friends at Hendersonville’s Sanctuary Brewing, bonding over a love of great local beer. Sanctuary is also a place you might invite that new friend to come live with you. Each week Sanctuary hosts Adoption Wednesday, an evening with critters available for...

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Winter Warmer Turns Ten
December 31, 2016
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Winter Warmer Turns Ten

Asheville’s longest running winter beer festival (because we’re lucky enough to live in a place that hosts them year round) marks a milestone, as the Winter Warmer Beer Festival turns ten. Winter Warmer marks its anniversary Saturday Jan. 21, filling up the floor of the US Cellular Center with regional craft...

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Whistle Hop’s Next Stop: Chimperial
December 22, 2016
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Whistle Hop’s Next Stop: Chimperial

Our friends at Fairview’s new Whistle Hop Brewing Company, the brewery in a caboose, weren’t monkeying around. Earlier this year, at Asheville’s Oktoberfest, you may have tried the brewery’s Chimperial IPA (8.0% ABV). Now, for the first time since the beer starting flowing in the tasting room train...

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Salvage Station New Year’s Eve With Laura Reed
December 18, 2016
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Salvage Station New Year’s Eve With Laura Reed

Salvage Station Hosts Inaugural New Year’s Bash While not official on any zodiac calendar, let’s just go ahead and call 2017 the Year of Salvage Station. The uniquely Asheville riverside food, music, and fun venue is celebrating its first ever New Year’s Eve bash, starting with vibe artists Santos Glocal Soul...

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Midnight In London In Asheville
December 18, 2016
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Midnight In London In Asheville

Metro Wines “Midnight In London” Offers Early Party Option The folks at Metro Wines in North Asheville don’t want you to wait until midnight to celebrate the new year. Since it’ll be 2017 in Europe sooner than in Buncombe County, the shop is having its big toast at 7 pm New Year’s Eve. When...

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Dance In 2017 At Grove House Epic Bash
December 18, 2016
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Dance In 2017 At Grove House Epic Bash

Kevin Bacon’s epic monologue before the town council in Footloose still rings true: “There is a time to dance!”. But what about the place? The Grove House Entertainment Complex in downtown Asheville is throwing its 35th Epic New Year’s Eve Bash, and there’s plenty of space to get your groove on....

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Keg Drop Returns to Thirsty Monk New Year’s Eve
December 17, 2016
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Keg Drop Returns to Thirsty Monk New Year’s Eve

New Year Starts With Giant Keg Drop in South Asheville What’s dropping from the sky during the final few seconds of 2016? New York City has its giant ball. Atlanta has the peach. In eastern North Carolina, Mount Olive lowers its giant pickle, while the folks out west in Brasstown bring down a possum. The folks at the...

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