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Benevolent Spirits: Houston Hurricane Harvey

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Heirloom Hospitality Group has organized an effort among the Asheville food and beverage community to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

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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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Hustle Souls Kickstarter Launch Party W/ The Freeway Revival

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Hustle Souls is an Asheville based soul-jam band who, with over 100 shows last year, is one of the most promising bands in the region. After releasing a live-video series on Facebook this spring, the band was contacted by the gold and platinum award winning producer, Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin, about working together on a project. In October, Hustle Souls will join an impressive roster of bands who have worked with “mixerman” (Ben Harper, Barenaked Ladies, and The Broadcast to name a few)

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Asheville Station: Returning to the Roots

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On Saturday, July 15 at 8 PM, SCENES will present a live concert at the hub of the bluegrass and “roots” music scene: Asheville, North Carolina. It will be a house concert, in the tradition of New Orleans “rent parties” and other home-grown venues that gave birth to the blues and nurtured folk music for decades.

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Science Pub: 2017 Carolina Total Solar Eclipse

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The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce their next co-hosted installment of the Science Pub, a free Friday night guest speaker series. “2017 Carolina Total Solar Eclipse” will be presented by Christi Whitworth, Director of Learning Experiences with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI).

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Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival at Pack Square Park

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The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, UNC Asheville, Mix 96.5, and the828.com are pleased to announce they will be co-hosting Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival on August 21st. From 12pm-3pm the community is invited to join in the festivities at Pack Square Park with music, food, and fun hands-on eclipse related activities led by local organizations. Be sure to visit ashevillescience.org/solar-eclipse for more detail!

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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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Catawba Brewing Releases Barrel-Aged Apricot Brett Farmhouse Ale

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Catawba Brewing taps a special barrel-aged Apricot Brett Farmhouse Ale (7.5 percent ABV) on Thursday, June 29, celebrating the halfway point of their 2017 Passport Program. The beer spent six months in neutral oak barrels with Brettanomyces, then an additional two months of conditioning on fresh apricots. It has emerged with a complex flavor profile bursting with bright sour fruit, farmhouse funk, and a hint of oak.

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Catawba Brewing Unveils Friki Tiki IPA Series

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Last December, Catawba Brewing released the first in a new series of fruited IPAs brewed in their Asheville South Slope pilot brewery, when they rolled out a Pineapple IPA for their “Tropical Xmas” party. Since then, many other fruit-forward hoppy beers have made all-too-brief appearances in Catawba tasting rooms, consistently ranking among their fastest-selling Small Batch beers. Beginning this July, Catawba’s newly branded Friki Tiki IPAs are here to stay.

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