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Celebrate Summer At Fletcher Firefly Festival
June 13, 2017
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Celebrate Summer At Fletcher Firefly Festival

Blue Ghost Hosts Firefly Festival June 24 The mason jar had to have holes poked into the lid. Daylight needed to slowly be fading away. Shoes were always optional. The small window to chase fireflies always made for the end of a perfect day Fireflies are part of summer for kids, just like juicy red watermelons, pool parties and...

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Two New Catawba Brews for Asheville Beer Week
June 01, 2017
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Two New Catawba Brews for Asheville Beer Week

The taps have been flowing with new brews during Asheville Beer Week, and Catawba Brewing has created a pair of new releases for the cause. First, a Small Batch Guava Sour (6% ABV) will be tapped this afternoon at all Catawba locations. Brewed with malted wheat and lightly salted, this refreshingly tart beer was soured in the...

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Burger & Pint Night Big Hit at Hi-Wire
May 20, 2017
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Burger & Pint Night Big Hit at Hi-Wire

Monday nights were once a bit slower at Hi-Wire Brewing. They got busier when infused with beef from the truck parked outside the Big Top in Biltmore Village. The food truck for Foothills Local Meats, which has been located at the brewery since last year, makes a standout burger. Hi-Wire makes standout beer. Any Monday, you can...

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A-B Tech Teaches Hops & Malt
May 18, 2017
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A-B Tech Teaches Hops & Malt

Courses Teach Fundamentals Of Beer Character A-B Tech is giving you a chance to know your beer a little better. The college’s Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast will be offering classes on malt and hops in brewing on Tuesday evenings this summer. The courses will be from 5:30 to 8:30 each week at A-B Tech’s...

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New At UpCountry: Amarillo Smash
May 07, 2017
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New At UpCountry: Amarillo Smash

If lighter, fruitier beers are your jam, then spread the word about Amarillo Smash, new at West Asheville’s UpCountry Brewing. This brew features relatively high alpha acids along with extremely high levels of myrcene for citrus and grapefruit flavors. Amarillo demonstrates good resistance to downy and powdery mildew....

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Catawba’s Coffee Blonde
April 20, 2017
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Catawba’s Coffee Blonde

The latest small batch release from Catawba Brewing Company represents a new trend in craft beer, the paradoxically pale-colored Coffee Blonde (5.9% ABV). Like the Cream Ale at its roots, the beer is light and crisp. The recipe takes an unexpected left turn after fermentation, thanks to aging on whole Ethiopian coffee beans....

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Blue Ghost Brewing Marks 1st Anniversary
March 14, 2017
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Blue Ghost Brewing Marks 1st Anniversary

While the downtown Asheville brewing scene is thriving, you can still live in the ‘burbs and find a brewery close by, including Blue Ghost Brewing in Fletcher. Named for a type of firefly that inhabits the Appalchians, Blue Ghost is a southside spot to find the glow of a small batch and gather with your friends. The whole...

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Sloths & Brews at Beer City Science Pub
March 14, 2017
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Sloths & Brews at Beer City Science Pub

Beer City Science Pub Explores Ice Age Now that we’ve survived the winter storm plague of frosty windshields and mass quantities of milk and bread, our hiking boots are starting to call to us Ashevillians. When you do get out on those trails, ever think of what tip-toed or stomped through those roots before you? The Asheville...

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Big St. Patty’s Plans For Wedge at Foundation
March 03, 2017
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Big St. Patty’s Plans For Wedge at Foundation

It’s the inaugural St. Patty’s day for the second location of the Wedge Brewing Company, the Wedge at the Foundation, and it’s the kickoff to a huge grand opening weekend. In addition to you, the Wedge at Foundation has also invited Brian Blades from 105.9 the Mountain, who’ll be live from lunchtime into...

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4 months ago
Peanut Butter Jelly Time At Catawba Brewing
February 24, 2017
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Peanut Butter Jelly Time At Catawba Brewing

Catawba’s PBJ Returns March 3 Several local brews have a big following and anticipated release dates. None, though, bring the joy of a fourth grade field trip like Catawba Brewing’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time, which is ready for another year’s release. It happens March 3, when the beer will arrive in stores in four...

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Small Batch Bash At Hi-Wire Brewing
February 21, 2017
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Small Batch Bash At Hi-Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Hosts Small Batch Festival March 4 When Hi-Wire Brewing opened its Big Top location almost a year-and-a-half ago the owners knew that they needed to find ways to fill the 27,000-square feet space with beer fans. To do that, several brew-filled events were planned. “We began brainstorming different ways to throw...

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Breweries Bring Their Best for AVL Beer Expo
February 09, 2017
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Breweries Bring Their Best for AVL Beer Expo

Expo is Exclusive Experience of Asheville’s Brewery Scene Asheville has earned the title of “Beer City” for a reason, with more breweries per capita than any other city in the nation. If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to visit every WNC brewery in one day, you’ll want to be sure you have tickets to the AVL Beer...

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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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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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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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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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Stone Road Feeds The Giving Spirit With Santa Pal Collection
December 12, 2016
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Stone Road Feeds The Giving Spirit With Santa Pal Collection

Stone Road Invites You To Drop Off A Toy & Pick Up a Beer Tis the season of giving – and Santa Pal! The Asheville Optimist Club’s Santa Pal is back to bring cheer to children that may not otherwise see gifts under the tree. For the past 80 Christmases, they have asked folks to donate toys and gifts for children in our...

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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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7 months ago
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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