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2017 NC Mountain Fair Announces New Attractions

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High-diving firemen and roaming dinosaurs are just two of the new entertainment acts joining the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair Sept. 8-17 at the WNC Agricultural Center.

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Grove Park is a Neighborhood with a Past, Present, and Future

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The inviting Grove Park historic district, just northeast of downtown, is considered to be one of the finest neighborhoods in Asheville. Built primary a century ago, the community has its heart in the past, its spirit in the present, and its focus on the future.

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Sierra Nevada Wins Gold And Silver at European Beer Star 2016

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"This year it has been more difficult than ever to win a medal in the European Beer Star," says Oliver Dawid, CEO of Private Brauereien Bayern, which has been organizing this competition since 2003. With 2,103 beers from 44 countries, the competition for one of the most sought-after prizes in the international brewing world received a record number of entries.

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Sierra Nevada Unveils Two New Products

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced two new products to hit the market in Q1 2017: Sidecar Orange Pale Ale and Tropical Torpedo IPA.  With nearly 5,000 craft breweries in operation in the United States, Sierra Nevada ranks third in annual volume with products like Pale Ale and Torpedo IPA leading the charge.  “Innovation is part of our DNA,” says Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada.  “36 years ago we changed the way Americans look at hoppy beer with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.  In 2017 we’ll be doing it again, with fresh takes on beer styles that we helped pioneer: pale ale and IPA.” 

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale is the perfect accompaniment to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.  Made with orange peel and bold, citrus-heavy hops, this 35 IBUs and 5.3% ABV addition is a refreshing twist on the classic pale ale.

Using the proprietary dry-hopping device – the “Hop Torpedo” – Sierra Nevada is able to control how much hop aroma is infused into beer without adding additional bitterness.  Tropical Torpedo IPA is prime for new drinkers entering the craft beer market via the IPA style.  “A lot of the excitement is coming from IPA styles utilizing intense aromatic hops that deliver notes of exotic fruits," says Brian Grossman, second generation brewer for Sierra Nevada.  “The rush of hop flavor and lush aromas of mango, papaya and passionfruit awaken your senses with our most adventurous IPA yet.”  This IPA has no fruit added and weighs in at 6.7% ABV and 55 IBUs, making it a truly sessionable beer fit for a variety of drinking occasions.

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale will be available January 1, 2017, in 6- and 12-pack 12 oz. bottles at retail and on draught in the on-premise.  Tropical Torpedo IPA launches January 1, 2017, in 6-pack 12 oz. bottles only, with draught to follow late Q1.

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Announcing the LEAF Love Fund Campaign

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Today, LEAF is honored to announce Detroit Tigers’ center fielder and Asheville native Cameron Maybin is leading the effort for creation of the LEAF Endowment in support of community development through cultural arts education and preservation here in Buncombe County and around the globe. LEAF is pleased to announce the LEAF Love Fund Campaign to establish a $1,000,000 LEAF Endowment Fund to fuel long-term support of LEAF's Cultural Arts Education programs! With enormous gratitude for your friendship and support, we invite members of the Western North Carolina community to join LEAF on this journey. As of today, Cameron Maybin and more than 60 LEAF supporters have joined the effort by pledging more than $777,000 of the $1,000,000 goal.  

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Recruits Local Breweries To Help Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

blue ridge parkway

During the Asheville Summer, you may find yourself cooling off at the bottom of a waterfall, checking out the views from 6,000 feet, biking through the lush forests, or countless other outdoor activities.  To get to these alluring destinations, you will probably use a portion of the 175-mile portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway that meanders through Western North Carolina.  

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Catawba Brewing Announces Release Dates of King Don and Korean Sour

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Catawba Brewing announces the release of two beers. The Korean Sour, which has been reinterpreted for Western North Carolina, will be available at all three tasting rooms. King Don's Pumpkin Ale will summon in fall starting August 11th. More information about each beer below: 

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The Rebirth Of A Dinner Show

isis dinner show

A beautiful renaissance is taking place across the nation – a rediscovery of our past.

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Burial Beer Hosts Moonlit Art Markets, Second Thursdays June – October

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Burial Beer Co. has announced a series of Moonlit Art Markets hosted at their brewery at 40 Collier Ave on the second Thursdays of every month beginning in June and running through October. The Markets will feature artisans and crafts people from the Asheville community displaying their work that will be available to the public for purchase from 8-11pm.

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Foothills Meats and HiWire Brewing Announce The Butcher’s Table 2016 Dinner Series

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Back by popular demand, Foothills Meats, in collaboration with HiWire Brewing, presents The Butcher’s Table series, with the inaugural meal Thursday, May 26 at HiWire Brewing’s Big Top Production Brewery located at 2 Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC.

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