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Blue Ghost Brewing Hopes to Brighten Beer Scene in Fletcher

Blue Ghost Brewing

Going to a brewery in downtown Asheville on a weekend can be a little bit hectic sometimes.  Thankfully, the local craft beer scene has been expanding into the outlying towns.  In just a few weeks we’ll be able to sample craft beer made in Fletcher, about 15 minutes south of Asheville.

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Wicked Weed Brewing Opens Distribution in Massachusetts

Wicked Weed Brewing

Wicked Weed Brewing is poised to open distribution focused on the greater Boston area of Massachusetts this week. The brewery will debut several one-off brews at Beer Advocate’s Extreme Beer Fest as well as showcase a wider variety of its portfolio at several tap takeovers and events around Boston.

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Basic Brewery To Serve Local Options Next Month

Basic Brewery

In Hendersonville, Rich and Linda Wenger are gearing up to open a new brewery.  Construction is nearing completion on Basic Brewery, a taproom that aims to “serve Western North Carolina's best local beer and [their] own delicious handmade beers.”

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Green Man Brewery Debuts New Facility to OpenDoors of Asheville

Green Man Brewery

The time is drawing near for the Green Man Brewery to open the taps of their brand new 20,000 square foot expansion.  As a sneak preview, Green Man will host a private charity event for the nonprofit organization OpenDoors of Asheville on March 5th.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Specialty Brewery is Going Sour

Hi-Wire Brews Sour

Hi-Wire’s South Slope Specialty Brewery is currently transitioning from brewing a wide variety of one-time-release ales and lagers to brewing exclusively sour and wild beers. Although this shift will not change Hi-Wire’s core lineup of beers, it will make the company one of the nation’s only breweries to have a specialty program that revolves around both craft lagers and sour beers.

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Tonic MRKT Opens at Asheville Outlets

Tonic MRKT

Bottle Shop Offers a Wide Variety of Beer, Wine and More 

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Highland Brewing Company Releases Saw-Whet Saison

highland brewing company

Highland Brewing Company will release Saw-Whet Saison, the first of three new seasonal beers, on Jan. 29, 2016, in the brewery’s tasting room. It will be followed by Early’s Hoppy Wheat in April and Lost Cove Kolsch in June.

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Bold Rock Hard Cider Unveils New Packaging and Bottle Design

Bold Rock Hard Cider

Bold Rock Hard Cider has unveiled the new packaging and bottle design for its full line-up of award-winning hard cider styles. The refreshed look comes as Bold Rock enters its fourth year making craft cider with apples locally picked in the Blue Ridge Mountains and continues to expand its reach throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. In addition to Bold Rock’s flagship Virginia-based Cider Barn, which features a public taproom, the company recently opened a second production facility and taproom in Mills River, North Carolina, and the regional craft cidery’s variety of hard cider styles can now be found in nine states from Pennsylvania through South Carolina.

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Bold Rock Hard Cider Celebrates Opening in Mills River

Today, the largest hard cider marker in the Carolinas opened their doors to hundreds of excited locals. Only a few miles from  Sierra Nevada Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider welcomed visitors to their 22,500 square foot bottling facility at 72 School House Road in Mills River. The two level tasting room overlooks the production space, where locally sourced apples will be turned into alcoholic beverages available in a variety of flavors. 

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Hi-Wire Brewing Releases New Seasonal: Death Defying Spring Ale

Hi-Wire Brewery

With the new year comes a new seasonal release in Hi-Wire Brewing’s lineup. Death Defying Spring Ale will replace Contortionist Black IPA as Hi-Wire’s annual spring seasonal release. Copper in color and light on the palate, Death Defying is an approachable and easy to drink Belgian ale, an appropriately timed option for those ready to unthaw from cold months and heavy dark beers.

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