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Cold Mountain Release: 5 Things To Know
October 31, 2016
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Cold Mountain Release: 5 Things To Know

Highland Brewing Plans 20th Cold Mountain Bash It’s a beer bash two decades in the making. Highland Brewing marks the 20th anniversary of Cold Mountain Winter Ale with a highly anticipated release party Nov. 10 all around the brewer’s East Asheville complex. “You can feel the excitement all around Highland,...

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Table Wine’s Big, Free Taste of Thanksgiving
October 31, 2016
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Table Wine’s Big, Free Taste of Thanksgiving

Wine Shop Helps Set Your Holiday Table Table Wine knows the importance of what’s in your glass for the holidays. Whether you want to introduce your loved ones to a great new bottle, or use it yourself to survive the people invading your home, make sure you’re prepared for the most important culinary holiday of the...

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Asheville On Tap Set For Saturday
October 30, 2016
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Asheville On Tap Set For Saturday

Beer Festival Features 100 Brews If you think it’s too long of a stretch from Asheville’s Oktoberfest until the Winter Warmer in January, a new beer festival called Asheville On Tap may help bridge the gap. It’s coming to the U.S. Cellular Center Saturday, Nov. 5, with VIP admission at 4 pm, followed by...

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Halloween Candy & Wine: What Goes Together?
October 28, 2016
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Halloween Candy & Wine: What Goes Together?

Pairing Candy & Vino How many treats will you be sneaking from your kids’ Halloween buckets, and what wine will you be pairing with that fun size Kit Kat? The wine website Vivino has put together a list which treats go best with which varieties. We got some local insight from Elspeth Brown of Maggie B’s Wine...

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AVL’s Best Stores for Independent Drinkers
October 27, 2016
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AVL’s Best Stores for Independent Drinkers

Rounding Up Some of Asheville’s Best Specialty Beverage Stores Sure, we literally live in beer city, or for many ‘beer paradise.’ There’s a plethora of breweries, bars, and tasting rooms to choose from. Heck, you can even go to the grocery store and get your growlers filled! And even though I’m a drinker, many...

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Oskar Blues Rolls Out The Barrel-Aged
October 26, 2016
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Oskar Blues Rolls Out The Barrel-Aged

Barrel Aged Ten FIDY Available Nov. 4 Brevard’s Oskar Blues Brewery will roll out the barrel-aged variants of its popular seasonals. Barrel-aged Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) and Java Barrel-aged FIDY, infused with Hotbox Coffee, will be available in the tasting room just one day, Nov. 4, from 5 to 9 pm. This dark malt is loaded...

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Bhramari’s Infused Brews
October 24, 2016
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Bhramari’s Infused Brews

Bee-Inspired Bhramari Creates Beverage Buzz We love our craft beer and our porch parties, so a touch of fall in the area hasn’t stopped the buzz at Bhramari Brewhouse in downtown Asheville. It’s the taproom for you if you like big decks, and even bigger flavors. Taking its name from the Sanskrit word for “bees,”...

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Catch The Ninjabread Man At ABC
October 21, 2016
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Catch The Ninjabread Man At ABC

Asheville Brewing’s Ninjabread Man Porter Returns A week before Halloween, it may be hard to think about the holidays, but Asheville Brewing Company’s Ninjabread Porter has made a sneak attack. The beer (5.6% ABV) is on tap at ABC’s locations in downtown and North Asheville, and in 22 ounce bottles at area...

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Hot Glass + Cold Beer Returns
October 18, 2016
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Hot Glass + Cold Beer Returns

Hot Point Trio Plays Lexington Glassworks When the artists at Lexington Glassworks pick a theme, they stick with it. The working studio/showroom/taproom in downtown Asheville is all fired up about another great Hot Glass + Cold Beer event. With the evening set among the flames used to craft beautiful glass creations, having the...

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Catawba’s New “Farmer”
October 17, 2016
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Catawba’s New “Farmer”

Catawba Brewing Introduces Farmer Brett Farmer Ted is no longer the only farmer in the Catawba Brewing family. Farmer Brett is the latest release from the brewer’s extensive Barrel Program. It’s now pouring exclusively in Catawba’s three tasting rooms, downtown Asheville, Biltmore Village, and Morganton. This...

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Pints & Pedals: Pisgah Mountain Bike Festival
October 13, 2016
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Pints & Pedals: Pisgah Mountain Bike Festival

Festival Celebrates Scenic Rides And Seasonal Brews Take the stunning scenery of the DuPont State Forest, the adrenaline rush of a new mountain bike, and the sensational taste of an Oskar Blues Death By Coconut, it’s almost sensory overload. The Pisgah Mountain Bike Festival rolls into the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch Oct. 29...

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Thunderstruck Set To Strike Highland Brewing
October 10, 2016
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Thunderstruck Set To Strike Highland Brewing

Highland’s Coffee Porter Released Oct. 14 There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing, and the phone is ringing at Asheville’s Highland Brewing. “You can feel the buzz on the horizon,” says Highland’s Jamie Rowe. “Everybody’s whipped up in a bit of a frenzy, calling and...

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Beer City Science Pub
October 10, 2016
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Beer City Science Pub

Science And Beer Collide At The Collider There aren’t many chances in life you get a do-over. When I was in high school, my undeveloped teenage brain could not wrap my head around chemistry class, and I’m almost certain I didn’t have the mental capacity to appreciate good craft beer. Now, it’s time to...

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Bikes & Brews: Beer City Bicycles
October 06, 2016
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Bikes & Brews: Beer City Bicycles

Bicycle Shop Combines Pedaling & Pints It’s a bike shop with a different flavor. We’re talking stouts, pales, and porters. You get the functionality of a bike shop, the intensity of a training area, and social setting of a bar all in one spot “We looked at the town that we’re in and we figured that, well...

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Oskar Blues Presents: Death By Coconut III
October 05, 2016
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Oskar Blues Presents: Death By Coconut III

DBC One Of Three Oskar Blues Seasonals We’ve all got to go sometime, so why not “Death by Coconut”? Returning for a third year, the Oskar Blues brew is set for release at its Brevard taproom Oct. 14 at 5pm. “We have folks hit us up on Twitter all the time asking when they can get ahold of it,” says...

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Hot Glass, Cold Beer
October 04, 2016
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Hot Glass, Cold Beer

Lexington Glassworks Gets Fired Up Friday It’s a chance to blow off steam watching people make magic with blowtorches and a giant oven set to 2000 degrees. Plus, it’s set to a soundtrack by the band Fireside Collective. The beer – yeah, that’s actually cold. Lexington Glassworks has combined three art...

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Chugging Along: Whistle Hop Opens Soon
October 03, 2016
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Chugging Along: Whistle Hop Opens Soon

Beers On Board At Whistle Hop Fairview Taphouse It may be the back of the train, but you might still think of it as a club car. The Whistle Hop Brewing Company’s Fairview Taphouse, built in and around a real caboose, is set to open later this month. The precise date depends on when all the construction is finished, but...

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Tim Reynolds At Highland Brewing
October 01, 2016
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Tim Reynolds At Highland Brewing

Tim Reynolds & TR3 Playing Saturday He’s had a busy career that’s kept him going nearly four decades, but Tim Reynolds will slow down long enough for at show at Highland Brewing Saturday Oct. 15 at 8 pm. Reynolds, the guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band, will be performing with his group TR3 for a brewery...

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Tranceformation Coming To Highland
October 01, 2016
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Tranceformation Coming To Highland

There’s a “TranceFormation” coming to Highland Brewing’s new Event Center, and you are the VIP guest. Tranceformation is a luxury event happening from 5 pm to 2 am on Friday, Oct. 14. “This event will have the feel of complete and total luxury, from top to bottom,” explains publicist Dana Breen. “It will be a...

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Thomas Wolfe Inspires Catawba Creation
September 29, 2016
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Thomas Wolfe Inspires Catawba Creation

Small Batch Inspired By Thomas Wolfe Catawba Brewing’s Wolfeman Kolsch, named in honor of legendary author Thomas Wolfe, is a small batch German Kolsch with a local twist, brewed with Western North Carolina hops that had roots in the ground at the time Wolfe called Asheville home. Catawba’s release comes in advance...

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