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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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7 Local Stores that have All the Outdoor Gear You Need for Father’s Day

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The French Broad River, along with its tributaries, is an ecological lifeline pulsing through our region. This year for Father’s Day, why not give dear ol’ dad what he needs to tap into that resource and have a great afternoon.

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Burial Beer Releases First Sour Beers In Bottles

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The first offerings from Burial Beer’s Mixed Culture Program are set to release this Sunday, May 28th at 12pm from their South Slope taproom with no distribution of these limited bottles slated. Fall of the Damned is a 500ml Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Red Ale that began in a Brunelli foudre where it rested for 3 months before moving to bourbon barrels for 9 months and then was blended and racked onto 2lbs of blackberries and marionberries per gallon for additional aging.

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Better Dads Festival Comes to Asheville

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This Father’s Day weekend, the Better Dads Festival will create an active, soulful, inspirational, fun, and educational space for the Asheville community to explore and celebrate fatherhood. The event welcomes people of all ages. Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, poetry, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers and resource booths from Asheville’s diverse communities will invite festivalgoers to explore how men show up in their lives, the challenges they face, and new possibilities.

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AB InBev Acquires Wicked Weed Brewing

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It’s finally happened...  A local Asheville brewery has sold out to the multinational beverage company, AB Inbev.  The whole town went up in arms last year over rumors that New Belgium might be getting sold out to AB Inbev.  That never was a part of the plan for New Belgium though.

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