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June 7th Regional Chamber Business Expo

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More than 100 businesses and organizations will exhibit at the Regional Chamber Business Expo on June 7th offering local solutions to business issues.

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25th Annual Frostbite Run

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As the mercury drops and Old Man Winter comes sneaking in, we’re ready for all those awesome winter activities that turn cold weather into COOL weather: hot chocolate, snowball fights, and sledding included! In addition to these almost universal ways to chill when it’s cold, Henderson County has its own unique winter tradition: two and a half decades of memories in Henderson County’s annual Frostbite Races, at the Leila Patterson Fitness & Aquatics Center and presented by Trace and Company.

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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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Catawba Brewing Releases English Mild Nitro

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Catawba Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of their English Mild nitro brew. This first beer to get the nitro treatment is a small batch, brewed on location at the South Slope tasting room. Following the English Mild is the Liquidlogic Fest Bier, a small batch collaboration with local kayak manufacturer. Available only at any Catawba Brewing location.

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Mother Earth News Fair Returns to Asheville in 2016

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Clear a spot on your calendar! The Mother Earth News Fair is returning to Asheville, North Carolina this spring!

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Blue Ghost Brewing Hopes to Brighten Beer Scene in Fletcher

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Going to a brewery in downtown Asheville on a weekend can be a little bit hectic sometimes.  Thankfully, the local craft beer scene has been expanding into the outlying towns.  In just a few weeks we’ll be able to sample craft beer made in Fletcher, about 15 minutes south of Asheville.

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Traffic in Asheville

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When I first moved to Asheville from Southern California, I could not believe how easy it was to get from one side of town to the other. After the standstill traffic of LA, Asheville seemed like downhill skiing: you’re almost always on the move. It often takes less time to drive from West Asheville to the Asheville Mall than it did to go fifty yards on Pacific Coast Highway on a summer day.

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