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Asheville South Slope Brewery Tours Launch

South Slope Tours

Burial Beer Co. and Wicked Weed Brewing have launched internal tour programs.  Wicked Weed Brewing’s Funkatorium and Burial Beer Co.’s taproom are located within one block of one another which lead us to the idea that we should collaborate to bring loyal beer drinkers a site where they could easily sign up for a tour at one or both of our breweries, www.southslopebrewerytours.com.

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The Kittens Are Coming: $5 Adoption Fee For Adult Cats

Asheville Humane Society

Asheville Humane Society is reducing adoption fees to $5.00 for all adult cats over six months from June 2 through June 13. During one of their busiest times of the year, Asheville Humane Society hopes to find loving families for the felines in their care. 

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Join RiverLink for RiverMusic on Friday, June 12 in the RAD

Ben Miller Band

RiverLink's RiverMusic continues Friday, June 12. to the River Arts District for its fourth big year! RiverLink has put together another exciting lineup of music, food and beer for 2015. Gates at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza (144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District) open at 5. The music starts at 5:30, with the second band at 6:45 and our headliner at 8:15.

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Penland Creek Accepted As Name Of Creek In East West Asheville

Photo by Perry Quan | Flickr

Asheville can add one more name to its map. RiverLink is proud to announce that the name "Penland Creek," has been accepted for a stream in Westwood Place, a neighborhood in East West Asheville bounded by Haywood Road, Craven Street, I-26 and Patton Avenue. Penland Creek was chosen after months of community input and voting, representing a nod toward Johnny Penland and his father, Grover Penland, who began Penland's Auctions in the late 1950s on what is now the New Belgium site. The famous auction house was active until 2013.

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New Walking Garden at Asheville Humane Society

asheville humane society

Who:  Asheville Humane Society 

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Asheville Outdoor Center Hosts Sunset River Arts Festival to Benefit WNC Advocacy League

Blue Ridge Sunset

In the middle of April planning began for a series of events to be held at the Asheville Outdoor Center to benefit WNC Advocacy League. The owners and staff of Asheville Outdoor Center have a deep passion and appreciation for the local arts movement, and were hoping to find a way to celebrate and promote that. They just happened to reach out at the right moment to the founder of WNC Advocacy League who is equally passionate and motivated. Together they are bringing the area the First Annual Asheville Sunset Arts Festival to be held on June 20th, 2015, from 4pm to 10pm at the Asheville Outdoor Center, right on the river at 521 Amboy Rd. Asheville.

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Hi-Wire Brewing to Extend Distribution to North Carolina Coast May 18th

Hi-Wire Brewing amber ale

Asheville based Hi-Wire Brewing has signed on with Coastal Beverage Company to expand its distribution beyond the mountains, triad and triangle area of North Carolina to bring beer to the coastal counties. This soon-to-be 2 year old brewery opened the doors of its original South Slope location June 2013 and is slated to open the doors on its newest project, the Biltmore Big Top, summer 2015.

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New Belgium Brewing Completes Asheville Distribution Center

New Belgium Distribution Center

Reaching another key milestone in bringing their east coast brewery online, New Belgium Brewing’s Asheville Distribution Center construction is complete. The company will begin shipping beer from the Asheville Distribution Center by the end of 2015. The distribution center will serve the eastern United States and will support the company’s national expansion.

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Hey Rosetta! Plays The Grey eagle 5/12/15

Hey Rosetta band

Hey Rosetta! is celebrating the release of their new record Second Sight (out now via Sonic Records) with a spring tour. The album is receiving critical acclaim—Vice’s Noisey states that it’s “music worth screaming about” andNOW Magazine adds, “Calling it their pinnacle might be premature, butSecond Sight is so damn invigorating that it may just be their best yet.”

Second Sight was recorded at Montreal’s MixArt studio and produced by Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, Stars, The National). Of the recording process Paquin explains, “I challenged the band to pull influence from new places and check out new sounds and let go of what they had accomplished in their demos. From those new sounds and inspirations, Tim’s lyrics just kept expanding. Musically and dynamically, this record has an extremely wide range compared to where we started. And Tim’s unmistakable voice is the glue that holds everything together.” 

The band was recently featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” stream and read the piece here: http://n.pr/1vp2UBy. In addition, they recently performed live sessions for Relix and Daytrotter, and their video for “What Arrows” premiered at USA Today. Of the video, which is part of the final Fogo footage, USA Today says, “The presentation itself is simple—the group and their instruments, awash in projections of crashing waves as the song crescendos—but the song is equal parts anthemic, dreamy and meditative...” 

Hey Rosetta! is comprised of Baker, Adam Hogan (guitars, vocals), Josh Ward (bass, keyboards, vocals), Phil Maloney (drums, percussion, vocals), Romesh Thavanathan (keyboards, guitars, cello, vocals), Kinley Dowling (violin, vocals) and Mara Pellerin (vocals, French horn, trumpet). The band’s last two albums, Into Your Lungs and Seeds, were short-listed for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. In 2012 they received a Juno nomination for New Group of the Year. 

For more information, please contact Kristina HeadrickMary Moyer orCarla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

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Hi-Wire Brewing to Release Summer Seasonal Uprisin’ Hefeweizen May 13th

Hi-Wire Brewing amber ale

Hi-Wire’s summer seasonal, Uprisin’ Hefeweizen, will hit shelves May 13th and will be available in stores and bars through July. A traditional German style Hefeweizen, Uprisin’ utilizes the availability of local malted wheat in Asheville to create a beer with a connection to place.

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