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Sierra Nevada Fights to Protect Our Winters in Washington DC

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Today, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. heads to Washington, DC to join Protect Our Winters Action Fund in a day of climate advocacy at Capitol Hill. The group will join a hearing with the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, as well as a congressional briefing with the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. In attendance will also be representatives from companies including Patagonia, REI, and The North Face, and athletes including snowboarder Jeremy Jones and climber Tommy Caldwell.

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Burial Beer Co. Burnpile Harvest Fest 2019

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Burial Beer Co. is excited to announce the 6th Annual Burnpile Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the soon to be opened Forestry Camp property which is home to Burial’s production facility, Burial’s sour and wild barrel house as well as Forestry Camp Bar and Restaurant. Attendees of Burnpile will be among the first to experience this 2 acre historical campus. The event begins at 12PM for VIP ticket holders and at 1PM for General Admission and Concert Goers ticket holders. Our band line up begins at 1:30PM and concludes at the end of the event at 6PM. The event is for guests who are 21 or older only. 

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Thirsty Monk Welcomes New Asheville Lead Brewer, Opens 2×4 Brew Pub and Tasting Room in Gerber Village

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Thirsty Monk proudly welcomes Paul Friedheim, a graduate of Appalachian State Fermentation Sciences Program and former brewer at Devil’s Backbone Brewing, to run their brewing operations in North Carolina. 

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Catawba Brewing to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, Week of Festivities on Tap

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To mark its 20th anniversary, family-owned Catawba Brewing Co. will celebrate with Asheville for an entire week. The emerald-anniversary excitement will kick off on July 15 with a “Find Green, Get Green” gift card promotion where patrons will have the chance to win a $20 gift card during the week, or a $200 gift card on Saturday at the South Slope tasting room. Catawba will cap off the week on July 20 with an all-day party at its South Slope location, replete with four anniversary beer releases; onsite T-shirt printing; multiple bands; Blind Pig bites; Three Eggs Cakery of Asheville sweet treats, plus a celebration at the Biltmore Village tasting room.

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Wine Added to July’s Brews and Bears Fundraiser at the WNC Nature Center

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Wine-lovers are invited to the WNC Nature Center’s third Brews and Bears event of the summer on Friday, July 12, from 5:30-8:00PM. The after-hours event allows friends, families, and colleagues to enjoy the Nature Center in the evening, when animals are more active in their habitats.

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Garlik Vegan and Sanctuary Brewing Company Join Forces

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Garlik Vegan and Sanctuary Brewing are thrilled to announce their joint venture, Inconceivable Cafe! The all new cafe will bring a delicious lineup of food, perfect for pairing with Sanctuary’s award-winning craft brews. The cafe will be located inside of Sanctuary Brewing’s tasting room on First Avenue in Hendersonville, and will feature some of Garlik Vegan’s most popular dishes as well as some fun and exciting new pub food-style items including a variety of Impossible Burgers, tasty sandwiches, and yummy appetizers and shared plates.  

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Catawba Brewing to Host First-Ever White Zombie 5k During Asheville Beer Week

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Catawba Brewing Co. is pleased to announce its first-ever White Zombie 5k, which will take place on June 1 at 9 a.m. on the last day of Asheville Beer Week. During the 5k, participants may run or walk from Catawba's South Slope tasting room through downtown Asheville to dodge zombies along the way in several "Outbreak Zones.” Racers who wish to dress in costume are encouraged to come as zombies or other Catawba characters (e.g., Farmer Ted, Evening Joe, HOPness Monster, etc.) to join in the festivities. Catawba will donate 3.5 meals per registration to MANNA FoodBank.

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Thirsty Monk Releases Third Of Karma Series Beers, Unity Gose

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Thirsty Monk, brewer of Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales and operator of world-recognized craft beer and craft cocktail bars, is tapping the third of their Karma Series beers, Unity Gose, in early May. Brewed in support of LGBTQ equality and inclusion, this lemon kiwi Gose will be available on tap in Asheville, Denver and Portland locations while supplies last. Unity Gose gets the party started with flavors and aromas of bright lemon, subtle kiwi and a crisp yet rounded mouthfeel, finished with the additions of salt and lactose. At 4 percent ABV, this Gose is very much like a lemon Radler; complex, juicy, refreshing and brewed for patio sipping and the cheerful days of spring and summer. A portion of the proceeds from Unity Gose will support 501c3s Campaign for Southern Equality in Asheville, One Colorado in Denver, and Basic Rights Oregon in Portland. “Just as a Monk’s life is dedicated to service, Thirsty Monk has deep, soulful principles that guide everything we do.” explains Barry Bialik, Thirsty Monk CEO. “Unity and acceptance of all people is near and dear to our hearts.” Karma Series beers support nonprofit efforts that align with Thirsty Monk’s company values,  featuring a unique beer brewed each …

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Tap Into Your Wild Side at the Brews and Bears Summer Event Series

On Friday, May 10, from 5:30-8:00PM, the WNC Nature Center will host the first Brews and Bears event of the 2019 season! Due to the popularity of this after-hours event, there will be four occurrences over the course of the summer, falling on the second Friday of each month: May 10, June 14, July 12, and August 9.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Plans To Open New Event Space in Early Summer 2019

Hi-Wire Brewing has acquired the remainder of the building housing their Big Top Production Facility and plans to open a new event space on May 1, 2019. The Event Space at Hi-Wire Brewing is a unique, industrial chic venue, situated just two miles from the heart of Downtown Asheville in Biltmore Village. Located next to their Big Top Production Facility & Taproom, the 5500 square foot Event Space is perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, luncheons, or private parties.  Guests will have access to amenities including a full-service bar, featuring 8 taps of Hi-Wire beer, bar staff, folding chairs, 8ft rectangular tables, 70” round tables, projector and screen, glassware, wi-fi, and much more. In addition, the rental includes a bridal suite & grooms area decorated and designed by West Elm. The bridal suite will feature 4 vanity stations, a dressing area, bar, and seating area for guests to get ready, while the groom’s suite will include an air hockey table, foosball table, leather sofa, flat screen tv, and wet bar.  PR & Events Coordinator Courtney King notes “We are thrilled to launch The Event Space. It is the perfect venue for all types of occasions. Our dedicated staff has …

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