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Brews & Bands At Oskar Blues NYE Hootenanny
December 17, 2016
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Brews & Bands At Oskar Blues NYE Hootenanny

Brewery Plans Another Hootenanny Bash Music isn’t a typical part of Oskar Blues’ business plan. With brews such as Dale’s Pale Ale and Death By Coconut, there isn’t a big need to bring in bands to draw crowds; the beer is enough. When New Year’s Eve rolls around, though, why not set the craft suds to a soundtrack?...

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UpCountry Turns On The Beer Machines
December 16, 2016
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UpCountry Turns On The Beer Machines

UpCountry Drinkery/Eatery/Gamery Fully Functional The staffers at UpCountry Brewing and Eatery in West Asheville have the word “family” emblazoned across the backs of their shirts. “We wanted to define what we’re all about, family and closeness,” says James Mayfield, UpCountry’s general...

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Be Inspired: Cocktails At Crucible
December 06, 2016
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Be Inspired: Cocktails At Crucible

Crucible Offers Artistic Atmosphere It’s fitting that Crucible offers beauty where you might least expect it. A small building that sat vacant for years on Roberts Street in Asheville’s River Arts District might not catch your attention from the outside. Once you know the place is there, however, that changes when...

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Catawba’s Hooligan Scotch Ale Returns
December 06, 2016
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Catawba’s Hooligan Scotch Ale Returns

South Slope Hosts Hooligan Release Party Catawba Brewing Company has announced Hooligan Scotch Ale is returning Dec. 15 – a wee bit early for the holiday season and just in time to leave its indelible mark on 2016. This robust, mahogany hued ale is brewed in the classic Scottish Wee Heavy style, featuring a profound...

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Burial Beer Set To Blind You With Beer City Science
December 05, 2016
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Burial Beer Set To Blind You With Beer City Science

Burial Brewing Company on the Beer City Science Curriculum October gave us Asheville Brewing. November treated us with Sierra Nevada. December will be taking away our winter woes with Burial Brewing Company. The Asheville Museum of Science will be hosting the third session of the Beer City Science Pub series Dec. 16 . The event...

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Winterfest Beer Festival
December 03, 2016
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Winterfest Beer Festival

You don’t have to be on skis to arrive at the Winterfest Beer Festival at Beech Mountain, but why not? The festival, Saturday Jan. 7 from 4 to 8 pm, takes place on both levels of the Beech Tree Bar and Grill, located in the Alpine Village at the base of the slopes of Beech Mountain Resort. You don’t need a lift...

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Krektones Surf Into Christmas At Southern App Brewery
December 03, 2016
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Krektones Surf Into Christmas At Southern App Brewery

The Krektones need your help if you want to sing the lyrics to the Christmas songs they plan to jam on the stage. Vocals aren’t the band’s forte. You wanna hear the words to their surf rock version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen?” You’d better be ready to belt them out over their screaming guitars. The group,...

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Whistle Hop Brewing Ready To Roll
November 30, 2016
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Whistle Hop Brewing Ready To Roll

Passengers Can Board Whistle Hop Dec. 9 Whistle Hop Brewing Company, the little Fairview brewery that could, will open its caboose doors Friday, Dec. 9 at 4 pm. You may have tried the brewery’s creations at Oktoberfest or Bluegrass Oysterfest, but you can’t deny the pleasure of sitting in a real train caboose...

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Sweeten Creek Brewing Turns 1 With Pants Party
November 29, 2016
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Sweeten Creek Brewing Turns 1 With Pants Party

Sweeten Creek Celebrates First Birthday South Asheville’s Sweeten Creek Brewing turns a year old, and it’s going to be a Pants Party kind of evening, when the brewery throws a birthday bash Dec. 10. “The guys in ‘The Pants Party’ are friends of the brewery,” says Sweeten Creek’s Nicole...

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Hot Glass + Cold Beer Year Ender
November 29, 2016
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Hot Glass + Cold Beer Year Ender

Hot Glass + Cold Beer Returns Since it happens each month, Hot Glass + Cold Beer at Lexington Glassworks is not necessarily a holiday tradition, but there’s no reason it couldn’t be. There are colorful lights as artistic creations glow by the light of the fire, created before your very eyes, plus festive mountain...

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Chocolate & Beer Meet At Catawba
November 26, 2016
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Chocolate & Beer Meet At Catawba

Chocolate-Infused Nights Each Month At Catawba How could Catawba Brewing Company’s special Beer and Chocolate Pairings get any better? How about having them every month? Catawba is now scheduling monthly delicious journeys under the crystal chandeliers of the South Slope Tasting Room in Asheville. The next one is Dec. 7...

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Catawba’s Black Friday Release
November 21, 2016
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Catawba’s Black Friday Release

Black Friday Brew Made On South Slope Catawba Brewing Company has its Black Friday release to celebrate too much of a good thing – whether it’s too much family time on Thanksgiving, or too much shopping the day after. Friday, Nov. 24, the brewery will release a new small batch traditional Bavarian-style Dunkel Lager...

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Blind Squirrel Brewery: Nuts About Beer
November 18, 2016
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Blind Squirrel Brewery: Nuts About Beer

Blind Squirrel Finds Its Way To Burnsville The crew at Blind Squirrel Brewery has a fun motto: “We’re nuts about beer.” But these beer makers are also pretty crazy about small mountain communities. That led them to expand from their original location in the Avery County hamlet of Plumtree to a second location, in...

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Bold Rock Birthday Bash
November 17, 2016
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Bold Rock Birthday Bash

Bold Rock Turns One Why is it Black Friday, when it could be a Blood Orange day instead at the Bold Rock Cidery in Mills River? The day after Thanksgiving, 6 to 10 pm Nov. 25, Bold Rockers (as fans of the cidery are known) will gather to toast one year of operation in Western North Carolina. Forget about leftover turkey, since...

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Lexington Glassworks Ornament Release
November 11, 2016
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Lexington Glassworks Ornament Release

Lexington Glassworks Party On Small Business Saturday Lexington Glassworks is colorful beacon to so many of the things that make Asheville a great place to live. Sure, there’s the beautiful artwork, but there’s also the hospitality of the artists explaining the process as you watch them create. There’s also...

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Catawba Brewing Takes On Tennessee
November 11, 2016
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Catawba Brewing Takes On Tennessee

Catawba Brewing Expands Westward A beer born, bred, and brewed in the 828 is going west. Catawba Brewing is now venturing into middle and west Tennessee, giving more of the Volunteer State a taste of the Tar Heel mountains. “One of the first markets we entered outside of Asheville was Knoxville, and we’ve done very well in...

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The Cantina Teaches Tequila
November 07, 2016
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The Cantina Teaches Tequila

The Cantina Offers Asheville’s Only Tequila Bar At The Cantina in Biltmore Village, tequila takes on a whole new dimension far beyond the salted rim and slice of lime. “What we don’t have here is a bunch of people shooting tequila shots,” said Sherrye Coggiola, who owns The Cantina with her husband Anthony....

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Beer City Science Pub Back In Session
November 06, 2016
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Beer City Science Pub Back In Session

Science Pub’s Guest Lecturer from Sierra Nevada The Asheville Museum of Science is set to share another lesson in the Beer City Science Pub. The series continues Nov. 18 with “Hop Into Beer”, a look into the importance of hops in the the brewing process. The Collider, located at 1 Haywood Street near the...

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Catawba Collaborates With ACT
November 04, 2016
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Catawba Collaborates With ACT

New Catawba Brew Celebrates ‘Snowbound’ Premiere Catawba Brewing has teamed up with Asheville Community Theatre for a most entertaining winter brew. The beer maker will release Snowbound Winter Warmer, a new seasonal celebrating the world premier of Snowbound on stage at ACT. Snowbound is a new play written by...

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Meet Bold Rock’s Blood Orange
November 02, 2016
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Meet Bold Rock’s Blood Orange

Bold Rock Debuts New Seasonal Bold Rock Hard Cider brings another fruit into the fold, with the release of its new Blood Orange Cider. It’s a blend of blood orange juice and locally harvested Blue Ridge apples, featuring the light and refreshing apple cider finish that fans have come to expect coupled with the crisp...

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