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May At New Belgium – Tour de Fat and More!

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Today, May 2, marks one year that our Liquid Center has been open in Asheville! Man, we love seeing your smiling faces.

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Davis Rogan To Perform At Salvage Station November 11th

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Salvage Station is proud to announce that Davis Rogan of HBO's TREME will be performing a free show on Wednesday, November 11th at 8pm. Davis is a fifth-generation New Orleanian who served as an actor, scriptwriter, piano coach, and songwriter as well as the muse for the popular character, Davis McAlary, over the show's four-year run. 

Davis draws his musical inspiration from Professor Longhair and Fats Domino, as does every New Orleans rhythm and blues piano player. What separates Davis is his lyrics. The wit, irony and self-deprecation echo Randy Newman, but the wry observations about life, humanity and New Orleans are uniquely his.

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New Belgium Brews One for North Carolina

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In celebration of their 25th anniversary and grand opening in Asheville, NC, the New Belgium Asheville brewing team is sending their first limited release, one-off beer out of New Belgium’s Asheville brewery to draft lines across North Carolina. The 25th Anniversary Ale is an unfiltered citrus pale ale hopped like an IPA but at a drinkable 5.7% ABV. Beer fans can find the hoppy pale ale on draft at the Asheville Liquid Center now, and at taprooms across the state starting next week. 

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HiWire Brewing Creates Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA

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On Saturday, August 27th at 6:00pm HiWire Brewing | 2 Huntsman Place | will be releasing a limited number of 22oz bottles of their Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA (9.0% ABV), made with local hops from OB Joyful Hops Farm and malt from local Riverbed Malt House for $15 per bottle.

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SeatWeavers’ Guild 9th Annual Gathering Comes to The Folk Art Center

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The 9th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc. brings the craft of chair caning to the Folk Art Center July 29-31. Asheville’s Silver River Center for Chair Caning is hosting the conference and will be having an Open House at the chair museum in CURVE Studios & Garden on Friday July 29 from 10am-6pm.

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Dream come true: Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats to open for legendary Drivin n Cryin

Andrew Scotchie

Opening for a band who inspired you is not something many musicians get to do in their lifetime.

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Fat Tire Flowing from New Belgium’s Asheville Brewery

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New Belgium Brewing’s flagship Fat Tire Amber Ale is flowing from their Asheville brewery and heading toward draft lines and cold boxes across the eastern United States. With production ramping up over the next few years, the 500,000 barrel capacity, 127,000 square-foot brewery gives the country’s fourth-largest craft brewer 1.5 million barrels of total capacity.

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Asheville Citizens Raise Questions About Jonas Gerard

Jonas Gerard

On Saturday, November 14, a live painting performance by well-known local artist Jonas Gerard was disrupted by a group of protesters. Gerard was participating in the bi-annual River Arts District Studio Stroll in his Riverview Station gallery. A crowd of about 200 was assembled to watch the artist create one of his abstract paintings, a lively performance accompanied by a DJ. 

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Cheap Joe’s Comes to Asheville

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Cheap Joe's Art Stuff started as a business in 1985, operating as a single shelf of art supplies in Boone's Drugs. The western North Carolina owned and operated company has since opened two locations in their hometown of Boone, and one retail store in Charlotte. Artists all over the world shop cheapjoes.com for affordably priced, high quality art supplies. Soon, Asheville residents will get to shop at Cheap Joe's in person, when they open their 7,000 square foot retail location in the River Arts District. 

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New Belgium Brewing to Diversify Shuttle Truck Routes

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New Belgium Brewing will minimize the number of their shuttle trucks traveling Haywood Road in West Asheville, directing outbound shuttle trips traveling from the brewery to their Enka distribution center (DC) to use Riverside Drive north. Inbound shuttle trucks will use Haywood Road, as the turning radius from Riverside Drive onto Craven Street going south does not allow for incoming trucks to use that same route. The brewery is leasing custom trailers that are 12” shorter in height to navigate the railroad trestle bridge on Riverside Drive north of Craven Street, and will continue to use that route as long as it is navigable, or until City roadway improvements get underway in that area. The City of Asheville committed to minor adjustments to the Craven Street and Riverside Drive intersection to enable trucks to navigate the community’s preferred route and help alleviate traffic in that area.

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