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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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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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Brother Wolf chapter projects will become independent non-profits

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Over the next few weeks, Brother Wolf’s chapter projects in McDowell, Rutherford, and Dickenson counties will all become independent non-profit organizations. Brother Wolf originally began these auxiliary chapters with the intention of reducing the counties’ kill rates and ultimately developing each chapter into a self-sustaining, separate entity. After several years of growth, the chapters are ready to bring this goal to fruition.

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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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2019 Tryon Block House Races Canceled; Races to Resume in April

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The 2019 Tryon Block House Races, scheduled for October 5 and hosted by Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in conjunction with the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC), has been canceled due to course-development delays and will return to its traditional spring date on April 11, 2020. TIEC has made a significant investment to create a state-of-the-art steeplechase course at the Green Creek Race Course in Columbus, NC. While significant progress has been made on the course, TIEC canceled the event in the interest of horse welfare and to ensure that the track is utilized in its most ideal condition. TIEC acted in consultation with the National Steeplechase Association, which sanctions the Tryon Block House Races.

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