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AB InBev Acquires Wicked Weed Brewing

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It’s finally happened...  A local Asheville brewery has sold out to the multinational beverage company, AB Inbev.  The whole town went up in arms last year over rumors that New Belgium might be getting sold out to AB Inbev.  That never was a part of the plan for New Belgium though.

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Looking Glass Creamery Expanding

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Looking Glass Creamery, owned by Jennifer & Andy Perkins, is expanding production and building a new facility with underground cheese aging caves in the agricultural heart of Polk County, NC. Their existing facility located in Fairview, NC will also be renovated to offer more retail and food service options and improved parking. The new cheesemaking operation will add to the burgeoning agricultural economy in Polk County and fit well alongside the numerous vineyards, five wineries, diversified vegetable operations, and livestock farms already thriving in the area. The new facility will be located on the historic Harmon Dairy, a second generation cow dairy run by brothers, Doug and Alan Harmon. 

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Asheville Outlets, Bonnie Rose Appraisal 1st Antique & Collectibles Show

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Asheville Outlets and Bonnie Rose Appraisal Services Inc. will host the first Annual Antique, Vintage & Collectibles Show on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the center. The show will feature booths from collectors of antiques, home furnishings, accent pieces, jewelry and more. A portion of booth proceeds will benefit Mountain Housing Opportunities. Give to the Music will provide busker entertainment throughout the day. Spectators are free.

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5 Places to Experience Local Art and Music in Marshall, NC

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Asheville is arguably the largest hub for local arts in WNC, but by far it is not the only one. Just a short drive north, the small Madison County town of Marshall has made the most of riverside living. There are dozens of local galleries and studios, forming an enclave of artists in the midst of a renaissance.

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Retro Age Opens In Asheville Mall

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Asheville gains a new retro video game store as Retro Age, a small southern branch of stores, sets to open in the Asheville Mall April 1st. Retro Age is owned and operated by Val Fisher, a recent transplant to Asheville. Asheville will be the third Retro Age store to open, the others in Georgia and Florida. The store buys and sells anything video game related, with the exception of PC games.

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Bruisin’ Ales celebrates 10th Anniversary with Golden Gloves 2017 Series

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Bruisin' Ales, the award-winning bottle shop in Asheville, NC, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with four beers called the Golden Gloves 2017 Series. The Golden Gloves 2017 Series represents some of the most beloved beers and styles sold at the store over the years.

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Off The Beaten Path: Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Are you Irish? Just looking for an excuse to drink? Enjoy dressing in green? Whatever the case, Saint Patrick's day is a good excuse to break out your lucky green shirt, grab that green bowler hat, and hit up your favorite bars or breweries in Asheville to participate in drinking shenanigans. Don't have plans yet? Check our list of unique Saint Patrick's Day celebrations happening in and around Asheville. You can bet on Saint Patrick's Day 2017 in Asheville for a hopping good time!

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time Headlines Three New Catawba Releases

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time (5.7 percent ABV) makes its eagerly anticipated return on Friday, March 3. A light brown ale with a touch of wheat in its malt bill provides the bready base for the star ingredients. This one-of-a-kind beer was then aged on real whole roasted local WNC peanuts and Oregon raspberries, resulting in the wildly popular “sandwich in a glass.” PB&J will be available on draft and in new 4-pack tallboy cans in all Catawba tasting rooms and in distribution.

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Workers Launch Campaign Petitioning To Keep Tips At US Cellular Center

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Workers at the US Cellular Center and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium -- the largest multi-purpose event spaces in Asheville, NC -- are calling on the management to let concession patrons leave tips and allow concession workers to keep them. Check out the campaign here!

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Dine To Be Kind on March 7

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On Tuesday, March 7, participating Asheville area restaurants are donating 15% of their food and drink sales to Asheville Humane Society during the nonprofit's 14th Annual Dine To Be Kind presented by Dr. David Crouch and Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery.

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