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Asheville School of Film Offers Filmmaking 101

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The Asheville School of Film’s inaugural class, Youth Summer Filmmaking Experience, was definite success!  

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Sanctuary Brewing Company Opens Their Doors

Sanctuary Brewing Company Opens, Grand Opening Celebration August 28th

Sanctuary Brewing Company officially opened their doors Saturday, August 22nd at 1 pm. Owners Joe Dinan and Lisa McDonald were ecstatic to share their hard work with friends and family this past weekend. Only the second brewery to open in Hendersonville, Sanctuary has 15 beers and one cider currently on tap. In addition to beer, the brewery offers craft soda from Virgil's and Boylan, as well as small range of vegan friendly foods from Roots Hummus, No Evil Foods, and Edible Musings. 

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Usborne Books to Benefit Asheville Nonprofit, the POP Project

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An active online fundraiser seeks to raise $1,000 for local nonprofit the POP Project in order to be matched by $1,500 in children’s books from Usborne Books & More. These books will then be distributed for free to children in low-income Buncombe County communities. 

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Dark Ride Tours Comes To Asheville In Time For Halloween

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The middle of August is upon us, and as the summer heat continues to encroach on our mountain town. It is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner, and with fall comes changing leaves, hot

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Geek Haven ApeX Opens in Black Mountain

ApeX

Are you a geek? Have you ever been in an argument about who shot first? Do the majority of your shirts have fictional characters on them? Have you ever played video games for so long you developed thumb blisters? If so, we at the Asheville Blog have found your Shangri-La.

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Wicked Weed Starts Brewing in Candler

Wicked Weed

Wicked Weed has shot up like, well, a weed. This almost three year old business has opened as many facilities in just as many years. Starting out with the flagship location on Biltmore Avenue, expanding to the Funkatorium located on Asheville's South Slope, the team now is brewing at their new production facility in Candler. Wicked Weed first introduced their new 40,000 square facility earlier this year with a groundbreaking ceremonywhere they outline their plans to brew, bottle, and sell their beloved beer to the Asheville masses. The new facility will not only bottle and brew, but in late 2016 the tasting room should be available for the general public to come and imbibe in one of the many Wicked brews.

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The Chocolate Lab Brings The Original Beer City Truffle to Woodfin

The Chocolate Lab Brings The Original Beer City Truffle to Woodfin

Lisa Klepzig was a family practice nurse for twenty years, but has been known for years as the chocolate expert by her friends, showing up to holiday parties and feasts with loads of chocolates to share with her friends. Five years ago, she started The Chocolate Lab, but this year, she and her husband Kier decided to take it to the next level. She worked on her recipes and began to incorporate local beers into her truffles. She was invited to display her wares at the Asheville Wine and Food Festival, where she crossed my path, and this month has opened up her very own chocolate shop in north Asheville: The Chocolate Lab.

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Blue Dream Curries Favor with This Curry Fan

Blue Dream Curries Favor With This Curry Fan

Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to eat at newly opened Blue Dream Curry House, located in downtown Asheville, to sample their international sampling of curries. Curry and I go way back, though perhaps not as far as those to whom the highly spiced dish is native. As a child, I attended many Thanksgiving dinners at a home belonging to friends of my parents, a nice Indian couple whose children were close in age to my brother, sister and me. We swapped a few Thanksgiving dinners, eating one year at our house with traditional American fare, and the next at their house, with their Indian twists on traditional dishes, plus some family favorites tossed in. I learned to eat Indian curry at a young age, but until I was an adult, I did not realize there was more than one type of curry.

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Highland Brewing Company Introduces New King MacAlpin Double IPA

Warrior Series at Highland

Last night Highland Brewing Co. had their Pre-Release for the first beer of their Warrior Series, a line of bold, high gravity beers. There are going to be several new beers launched under this line four times a year and released in limited quantities. The newest Head Brewer at Highland is Hollie Stephenson, and her beer is kicking off this series with the 10% ABV King MacAlpin Double IPA. Hollie, originally from the East, previously worked for Stone Brewing Co. in Californian. She said the thing she had been missing from California was the West Coast IPAs. No need anymore because she created what she calls a “bitter, balanced, 10% beer with a big, big lemon peel, tropical hop aroma and flavor.” Being an IPA-lover, I was elated to get a taste of this beautifully blended beer, and I was impressed. I picked up on pineapple aromas, and loved that she hadn’t used as much of the more typical grapefruit flavor, which gave this Double IPA a unique and memorable flavor.

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Moogfest to Debut in Durham, May 2016

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Leaders from Durham area civic organizations, cultural institutions, government and businesses announced earlier today that Moogfest -- an internationally acclaimed festival of music, art and technology that has been held in Asheville since 2010 -- will debut in Durham in May 2016. This announcement signals a long-term commitment by festival organizers, reinforcing the exploding technology scene and culture of innovation in the Triangle. The 3 day, 3 night event takes place May 19-22, 2016. 

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