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DSSOLVR Opens Doors To Public

DSSOLVR, Downtown Asheville’s newest brewery, proudly opens its doors to the public on Friday, December 13th. The taproom and production facility, located at 63 N. Lexington Ave., will host a celebration from 5-10 p.m. featuring DSSOLVR beers on draft as well as a variety of packaged products available for both retail sale and in-house consumption.

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Beverly-Hanks Recognized at the AFP WNC National Philanthropy Day Celebration

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter held a lunch at Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in celebration of National Philanthropy Day. Among the Outstanding Honorees recognized at the luncheon was Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ, who was named the Outstanding Business in Philanthropy for 2019.

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AVL RAD January 11 2020 Second Saturday

Asheville River Arts District January Second Saturday

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 Sweet Dreams, Full Plates Serves Up Record Donation

Turning down services has never tasted so sweet. The third annual Sweet Dreams, Full Plates campaign set a new record this year – donating an incredible $59,100 dollars in September to support MANNA FoodBank’s mission. “MANNA FoodBank is overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Mary Nesbitt, Chief Development Officer. “Their incredible efforts that involved all levels of staff in area hotels will provide thousands of meals for those who did not know where their next meal was coming from.”

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Catawba Brewing Co. to Introduce Twisp, a Line of Southern Hard Seltzers

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Twisp, an all-natural line of southern hard seltzers inspired by popular cocktails, is entering the market on Oct. 19. Asheville will be one of only four markets to get a first taste of its launch flavors: The Mule, The Paloma and The Spritzer. Manufactured by the parent company of local brewery, Catawba Brewing Co., Twisp is an entirely new brand.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Expands Distribution to Alabama

Hi-Wire Brewing will be launching distribution in the entire state of Alabama beginning Tuesday, October 15 with roll-out events scheduled through October 17 in Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, & Huntsville.  Hi-Wire will be launching Alabama with their entire portfolio, including year-round, seasonal, and specialty beer offerings. For distribution, Hi-Wire has partnered with Alabama Crown Distributing Co., a full-service beverage distributor with wholesale operations in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, selling imported and domestic spirits, wines, beers, and specialty products.

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The Whale Asheville Hosts Second-Annual Oktoberfest

Award-winning Asheville beer bar The Whale:: A Craft Beer Collective puts its distinctive spin on a German tradition with its second-annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5th from 3-7 p.m. The festivities include a rotating draft list of German and American lagers alongside games, contests, and giveaways, all crafted to honor longstanding volksfest celebrations.

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Burial Beer’s Forestry Camp Opens Sept 27 2019

Burial Beer Co. is nearing completion of the largest, local restoration projects on their two-acre property in South Asheville. The historic structure, built in the early 1900’s by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), has been restored to use once again as a two-story bar and restaurant featuring an open mezzanine, roof top and outdoor areas, downstairs bar and communal hall, and full-service, seated upstairs dining room. Forestry Camp Bar & Restaurant will open its doors to the public Friday, September 27th at 5pm.

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West Asheville Bookstore to Host “Banned Books Week” Book Drive

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Firestorm Books & Coffee will partner with Asheville Prison Books to celebrate Banned Books Week by holding a book drive for incarcerated readers in North and South Carolina. Community members are encouraged to drop by the West Asheville co-operative on Saturday, September 28 to buy a banned or “challenged” book to donate to Asheville Prison Books. Firestorm will then match every gift with a second donated book. Between 1pm and 5pm, Prison Books volunteers will be on-hand to share additional information about their program

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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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