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Boat-Inspired Brew Is Back
July 20, 2016
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Boat-Inspired Brew Is Back

A Catawba brew inspired by a boat is back. The company’s Pyranha Brown IPA has returned to the taps, a collaboration between the beer-maker and kayak manufactuer Pyranah Mouldings, which has its North American headquarters on the French Broad River in Asheville. “Several of Catawba’s staff members are avid whitewater...

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Burning Can 2016 Delivers
July 19, 2016
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Burning Can 2016 Delivers

Oskar Blues Brewing was founded in Colorado and its employees are avid fans of playing hard in those beautiful Western mountains. In choosing Brevard, NC for their second location, the good folks of Oskar Blues brought that active lifestyle vibe here to Western North Carolina. With group bike rides, a dirt-jumping competition,...

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Destination Henderson County: Bold Rock Hard Cidery
July 18, 2016
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Destination Henderson County: Bold Rock Hard Cidery

Bold Rock Hard Cider tasting room -Mills River, NC Bold Rock’s new home in Mills River, NC marks the company’s second production facility with a focus on cider made from local Henderson County apples. With a grand opening in Oct. 2015, the tasting room has become a popular destination spot for many. Surrounded by...

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Honey Of A Beer
July 14, 2016
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Honey Of A Beer

There’s a honey of a beer on tap at Catawba Brewing Company. Bee Charmer Honey Mai Bock is a collaboration with Asheville Bee Charmers, which offers local and artisan honey and honey-based products. The Bee Charmers are supplying a local basswood honey from Blue Ridge Honey Company to help Catawba create this traditional...

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Noble Cider- Tasting Room
July 10, 2016
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Noble Cider- Tasting Room

Hard Cider- oh yes, sweet, tart, bubbly, and the BEST when local! As Asheville’s first craft hard cidery, Noble Cider’s tasting room is a spot not to be missed. Located within Noble’s new 9,000 sq. foot production facility, the tasting room is the perfect spot to frequent. With over 20 taps featuring all of Noble...

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Hangin With The Band Beer Launch
June 27, 2016
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Hangin With The Band Beer Launch

So Caleb Johnson, American Idol winner and an all around amazing singer, collaborated with Asheville Brewing Company to create a summer ale. Named after his upcoming album, the Hangin’ With the Band Ale is a bright blood orange beer. It’s not too hoppy, and just sweet enough to remind you that blood oranges add more...

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My Top Downtown AVL Cocktail Spots
June 16, 2016
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My Top Downtown AVL Cocktail Spots

With all the new bars and restaurants in Downtown Asheville, sometimes it’s hard as a local to keep up! When there are so many great places to try- you can feel a little stumped as to where to go first. When I do go out, I have my favorites- some are new and some are just where I want to be- over and over. So, here’s my...

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1 year ago
Wicked Weed Adds Two New Brews to Year Round Line-up
June 10, 2016
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Wicked Weed Adds Two New Brews to Year Round Line-up

Announcements don’t stop for one of the Southeast’s hottest breweries. A mere six months after opening their 50 barrel production facility in Enka, Wicked Weed Brewing has decided to add two more brews to their year-round offerings. Lunatic Blonde, a Belgian-Style Ale, and Napoleon Complex, a Hoppy Pale Ale are schedule for...

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Oskar Blues First Annual Osktoberfest in Downtown Brevard
May 26, 2016
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Oskar Blues First Annual Osktoberfest in Downtown Brevard

Downtown Brevard is not a big place and the event appeared pretty low key at the beginning. I enjoyed a Hops & Heifers bratwurst from Oskar Blues’ farm in Longmont, Colorado. In what may be as near a perfect circle of life as you’ll ever see, these cows are fed the mash from the Oskar Blues operation to create...

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West Asheville’s Dog Friendliest Bars
May 24, 2016
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West Asheville’s Dog Friendliest Bars

Looking for a spot to take your dog on a field trip and enjoy a craft beer or cocktail? Well, West Asheville’s Haywood Rd. has some of the best spots for you and your pooch to get out, and, even bar-hop. Top of my list @ # 1 is: Atlamont Brewing Company. Dogs are allowed inside and out, and there are plenty of water bowls and...

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Growth Goes Sour for Hi-Wire Brewing
January 28, 2016
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Growth Goes Sour for Hi-Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing has announced the the company’s downtown brewery, located in Asheville’s South Slope Brewery District, will transition from brewing a specialty one-time-release ales and lagers to brewing exclusively sour ales and wild beers. Fans of Hi-Wires lagers and core lineup of beers need not worry, the shift in...

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1 year ago
Burial Beer Blows Up with Second Location
January 07, 2016
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Burial Beer Blows Up with Second Location

On Wednesday Burial Beer, in conjunction with the Buncombe County Commission, Asheville City Council, and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), pulled the shroud off the plans for a major new expansion in Asheville’s Biltmore Village. The proposed expansion will create as many as 17 new jobs...

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The Belmont Hellfire: a spicy take on the Tequila Sunrise
November 24, 2015
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The Belmont Hellfire: a spicy take on the Tequila Sunrise

Who doesn’t love a simple, yummy and easy-to-make cocktail? I certainly do! With the Holidays rapidly approaching, it feels we are inundated with pumpkin, spice, apple, mulled, cinnamon, pomegranate or cherry flavors for every cocktail, beer, or beverage available. So, I like to mix it up and veer away from the...

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I’ll Take Mine Hard: CiderFest NC
November 07, 2015
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I’ll Take Mine Hard: CiderFest NC

What’s better on a beautifully sunny, but Cold Sunday in November than to bundle up, get out, and attend a local fundraising event that focuses on tasting regional Hard Ciders? And you get to do all this with a bunch of your friends and the whole thing is pretty much Gluten-Free?!! Count Me in!! In my world: sounds like a...

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2 years ago
Just Brew It 2015: I’ll Have a Taste, Please!
May 28, 2015
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Just Brew It 2015: I’ll Have a Taste, Please!

Honestly, to many of us living here: Every week is Asheville Beer Week in some form or another. With more and more craft breweries and taprooms opening by the hand fulls, one always has options on where to go for Hoppy libations. But, it’s pretty cool to take advantage of Asheville’s local festivals and events- especially...

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