Nantahala Brewing’s Eastward Expansion is Just the First Step

Bryson City-based Nantahala Brewing recently launched outposts in both Sylva and West Asheville. “Our recent retail expansion to Sylva and this expansion into Asheville are a direct result of refocusing on what got us to where we are today,” said Nantahala Brewing co-owner Joe Rowland. “We see our outposts as a way to share the […]

The Buzz about Bee City, USA

Asheville has long been known as Beer City USA, but did you know we’re also Bee City? In 2012, Asheville became the first to accept the title and responsibility of being an official bee city, launching a national movement. This commitment to creating more sustainable habitats for bees and other pollinators is echoed throughout Western […]

Tap into Appalachia: WNC’s Craft Beer Boom

Doug Riley, the owner and head brewer at Asheville Brewing Company, is sitting in a booth at his South Slope location. The late fall sunshine spills into the popular downtown establishment. Looking out the bay windows onto Coxe Avenue, Riley remembers how quiet the Asheville craft beer scene was when he opened the brewery in […]