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Catawba Brewing Announces New Festbier Specialty Release

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Catawba’s Festbier surfaced at Gauley Fest 2016, a fall festival famous among paddlers as American Whitewater’s biggest fundraiser for river conservation nationwide. Brewed in their Asheville pilot brewery, this crowd-pleaser established an early high-water mark for the first year of Catawba’s Small Batch Program.

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90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

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The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country’s longest running folk festival, now in its 90th year of highlighting mountain culture returns this summer for three full evenings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 3, 4 and 5 at the Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center near downtown Asheville. Tickets are on sale now.

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Beer & Chocolate Pairing at Catawba Brewing

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Catawba Brewing extends the Independence Day celebration with another edition of their popular Beer & Chocolate Pairing on Wednesday, July 5. This event pairs four specialty Catawba beers with chocolate in Catawba's South Slope Rickhouse bar under the crystal chandeliers. Guests will smell, sniff, chew-melt, and sip in an interactive exploration with their tablemates under the expert guidance of Crawford Rizor, Head Chocolate Producer of the South Slope's favorite chocolate factory - The French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Catawba's Certified Cicerones will collaborate with these experts of edible art to select beers that elevate the pairings beyond the sum of their parts.

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Petco helps Brother Wolf Animal Rescue purchase new van

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue recently purchased a new van with funding from the Petco Foundation.

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May At New Belgium – Tour de Fat and More!

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Today, May 2, marks one year that our Liquid Center has been open in Asheville! Man, we love seeing your smiling faces.

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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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Laughing Heart Literary Festival

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To celebrate readers and books, The Laughing Heart Literary Project and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café are presenting the first Laughing Heart Literary Festival, August 1-4, in Hot Springs, NC. The event will bring together nationally- and regionally-celebrated authors in onstage conversations about their books and books that have changed their lives. The festival will feature an opening night panel of authors honoring the writing life of Robert Morgan.

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Ted Light Lime Headlines Three New Catawba Beer Releases This Week

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Ted Light Lime (4.5 percent ABV) returns to Catawba tasting rooms, now available on draft and in 6-pack cans. This refreshing session ale debuted last summer as an Asheville-made Small Batch beer before going into production as a new year-round offering. Lighter in body and ABV than its namesake Farmer Ted’s Cream Ale, Ted Light Lime is infused with a thirst-quenching hint of fresh natural lime flavor. Look for Ted Light Lime wherever Catawba beers are sold.

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Asheville Based Web-series “When Fact Met Fiction” Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Second Season

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The creators of the Asheville, NC based Web-series “When Fact Met Fiction” (WFMF), Stefan and Robin Liner, launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGOGO on Saturday, April 1st 2017 to raise funds for the production of the show’s second Season. Season 1 of WFMF debuted last winter with 8 ten minute episodes released on Youtube and Vimeo. The cast and crew of Asheville film professionals filmed all eight episodes in 4 1/2 days on a shoestring budget.

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