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Fall Favs & New Brews At Catawba
September 26, 2016
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Fall Favs & New Brews At Catawba

Fall brings returning favorites and new creations to Catawba Brewing Company. Catawba co-owner Billy Pyatt joined Brian Blades of 105.9 the Mountain for I’d Tap That, to detail what’s coming up in October for every New Beer Thursday. You can also get the scoop on the big big release collaboration involving several...

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Oskar Blues REEBellion At The Ranch
September 24, 2016
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Oskar Blues REEBellion At The Ranch

Oskar Blues Weekend Features Cycling & Celebration It’s going to be wild on two wheels at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, the brewery’s event space located against the backdrop of the DuPont State Forest. The REEBellion at the Ranch Oct. 1 and 2 includes three cycling events in one action packed weekend. “We...

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Catawba’s Ted Light Lime
September 18, 2016
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Catawba’s Ted Light Lime

Catawba Session Ale To Be Seasonal Catawba Brewing Company’s Ted Light Lime made its debut earlier this summer with relatively little fanfare. Despite humble beginnings, this session ale is making a refreshing splash on the Western North Carolina beer scene. Starting as a small batch beer in Catawba’s South Slope...

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Spilling The Beans At Pisgah Brewing: Coffee & Vanilla
September 17, 2016
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Spilling The Beans At Pisgah Brewing: Coffee & Vanilla

New Brew On Tap, Old Favorite In Stores Pisgah Brewing has had a big week with beans. First, the beer maker released its Nitro Vanilla Porter. “We’ve taken our classic Porter recipe, and beefed it up a little,” says Pisgah’s Benton Wharton. “We finish by adding in raw Madagascar vanilla...

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Catawba’s Appalachian Oktoberfest Features Rollergirl Games
September 15, 2016
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Catawba’s Appalachian Oktoberfest Features Rollergirl Games

Festival Features Catawba’s First Dunkleweizen It’s an early Oktoberfest that’ll knock your lederhosen off – at least by the time you get to dessert. Catawba Brewing hosts Appalachian Oktoberfest on the South Slope, Thursday Sept. 22 from 2 to 9 pm. It includes competitive games from the Blue Ridge...

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Hot Shaves, Cold Beer Here
September 12, 2016
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Hot Shaves, Cold Beer Here

Local Barber & Tap Offers Suds & Style There’s something about a having a man hold a blade to my neck that gives me an adrenaline rush. Will I be groomed, or held for ransom? Either way, I’m fine at this place, because there’s good beer and good company. The Local Barber And Tap on West Walnut...

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5 Things You Should Know About French Broad Brew Fest
September 08, 2016
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5 Things You Should Know About French Broad Brew Fest

Beer And Bands Back In Hot Springs When it comes to beer festivals, the 828 has an embarrassment of hoppy, malty riches. Like a good craft brew, each event has its own distinct character. The 6th French Broad Brew Fest, returning to Hot Springs September 24, has some unique ingredients which give it a very special flavor. 1....

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A Visit To Addison Farms Vineyard
September 05, 2016
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A Visit To Addison Farms Vineyard

Mountain Winery Offers Vino & Views Madison County may never has the number of wineries as Napa Valley, but it’s quality, not quantity, that matters. Addison Farms Vineyard, located about 20 minutes northwest of Asheville, is a scenic vineyard that also offers a tasting room with the production of a winery. The...

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Tips To Make It The Best Brewgrass Ever
September 04, 2016
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Tips To Make It The Best Brewgrass Ever

Enjoy Brewgrass Like A Boss Sometimes beer is an afterthought, something you grab after mowing your lawn. Then, there are days completely planned around pilsners and porters. One of them is September 17, the 20th annual Brewgrass Festival in Asheville’s Memorial Stadium. It’s a great way to discover new beers, and...

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Liquidlogic Powers New Catawba Brew
September 01, 2016
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Liquidlogic Powers New Catawba Brew

Catawba Brewing Collaborates With Liquidlogic After a thrilling day on the river, you might consider Catawba Brewing’s new small batch the perfect beer to go with your boat. The company will release an Oktoberfest Märzen September 8, the Liquidlogic Fest Bier. It is a collaboration with Fletcher-based kayak maker...

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T-Rex Brings Beer To Twin Leaf
August 25, 2016
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T-Rex Brings Beer To Twin Leaf

Mass Extinction Release Benefits AMoS A T-rex brought beer to Twin Leaf Brewery. With those tiny arms, that’s an impressive feat. “The creature is actually a terataphoneus, even older than a T-rex, preceding it by four species,” Natalie Grinnell of the Asheville Museum of Science told me at the Mass Extinction...

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The Montford Rooftop Bar Opens
August 25, 2016
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The Montford Rooftop Bar Opens

Craft Beverages Meet Local Craftsmanship The Montford is the beautiful new rooftop bar in the Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown hotel and boasts incredible views along with small plates and cocktails. The western view is amazing, expansive and perfect for sunset watching with friends. There is also a fantastic set of windows which...

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Mass Extinction Brew Brings T-Rex to Town
August 17, 2016
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Mass Extinction Brew Brings T-Rex to Town

Try a new beer, in the name of science. Twin Leaf Brewery has created two versions of Mass Extinction Imperial Stout, to benefit the new name, location and expanded mission of the Asheville Museum of Science, which will close August 21 as the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Tim Weber, Twin Leaf’s owner and head brewer, once...

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Really Beery Root Beer Float at McCormick Field
August 16, 2016
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Really Beery Root Beer Float at McCormick Field

It’s a root beer float big enough to share. Just make sure the person with the second straw is also at least 21. Next time you’re at an Asheville Tourists game and you’re not sure if you want a beer or some Dippin’ Dots, you can satisfy your thirst and your sweet tooth with one item. The McCormick Field Sweet Spot is...

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MG Road – Revamped
August 14, 2016
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MG Road – Revamped

After a recent five day hiatus, the loved loungey cocktail spot, MG Road Bar and Lounge in Downtown Asheville transformed its interior while redesigning its cocktail menu, creating an almost entirely new vibe. Everything feels a bit different and new, yet slightly familiar. We visited early evening of last Saturday, just one...

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Catawba Cleans Up With Bootie Beer
August 09, 2016
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Catawba Cleans Up With Bootie Beer

If you’ve had an Astral Bootie Beer, you’ve helped clean up the French Broad River. Catawba Brewing Company promised to donate a dollar to efforts to protect and preserve the French Broad River for every Bootie sold in June. The beer maker presented French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson with a check for $1,033....

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Milepost Beer Protects Parkway
August 07, 2016
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Milepost Beer Protects Parkway

If the Blue Ridge Parkway was a craft beer, what would it taste like? Some local brewers think it would be a bit tropical. Catawba Brewing Company has partnered with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation for a special beer release commemorating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. The brewers at Catawba got very...

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King Of (Pumpkin) Beers
August 02, 2016
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King Of (Pumpkin) Beers

Pumpkin is starting to sneak its way back into everything: muffins, coffee, and kegs. Catawba Brewing is bringing back King Don’s Pumpkin Ale August 11. The seasonal favorite traces its roots to the old Cottonwood Brewery in Boone, where head brewer Don Richardson perfected his award-winning recipe nearly two decades ago....

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Blood and Brew Tour Rolls into Green Man Brewing!
August 01, 2016
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Blood and Brew Tour Rolls into Green Man Brewing!

The Blood Connection of Asheville has created a unique and fun way to drive crucial donations of blood. Six local breweries are participating in “Asheville Blood and Brew Tour 2016”: Asheville Brewing Company (7/21), Green Man Brewing (7/28), Catawba Brewing (8/4), Wedge Brewing (8/11), Hi-Wire Brewing (8/18),...

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Massive Mimosas
July 31, 2016
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Massive Mimosas

Mimosas: We’re not talking about champagne flutes, folks! Nope, I’m talking about a mimosa served in a 16 ounce glass. No frills, no pinky’s up- just a splash of OJ and a generous pour of Brut Champagne. Mimosas are one of my husband’s favorite adult beverages and always have been. For me, I’ve always thought of...

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