Agents Answer: Where are the Best Outdoor Spots for a Beverage in WNC?

From its epicenter in Asheville to tiny enclaves around Western North Carolina, craft beverages are a big draw for people from near and far. The number of local craft breweries (close to 70 in the region!) is matched only by their quality, uniqueness, and seasonal ingredients. But our love of handcrafted drinks doesn’t stop there! […]

Fall in Love with the Little Charleston of the Mountains!

There are good reasons that Flat Rock, NC has long been called “the Little Charleston of the Mountains.” For one, its historic charm is undeniable. The village also has longstanding ties to the South Carolina Lowcountry, and the Charleston area in particular. Plus, like the Holy City, it is a popular tourist destination for people […]

Highland Brewing is Upholding History and Embracing Change

What started as a small-batch brewing operation in the basement of a Downtown Asheville pizza joint has now become a flagship brewery for the city and Southern Appalachia. “My first memory of Highland [Brewing] is drinking Gaelic Ale at Barley’s [Taproom & Pizzeria]. It was flavorful, rich, and indulgent. This was before we started talking […]

9 Breweries West of Asheville You Need to Visit [Interactive Map]

Did you know that Western North Carolina has close to 70 craft breweries? And the vast majority of those are homegrown! From its epicenter in Asheville to tiny enclaves around the region, craft brewing is a big draw for people from near and far. The number of local craft breweries is matched only by their […]

Discover the Best Beer Tours in and around Asheville

Did you know that Western North Carolina has close to 70 craft breweries? And the vast majority of those are homegrown! Asheville’s beer makers like Highland Brewing Company and Green Man Brewery have hit the prestigious 20-year marks of their operations. Others like Hi-Wire Brewing and Burial Beer are becoming nationally known for their award-winning […]

Fall into a Fun Experience: Your October LoLo Gifts are Here

Enjoy Local Gifts from Archetype Brewing, Ecusta Brewing, Dixie Diner, and Sunburst Market Asheville: Your Choice of a Pint at Archetype Brewing Fall is finally here, and what’s a better way to celebrate than with a beer? Pop into Archetype Brewing for a pint. Cheers! View the offer. About Archetype Brewing Archetype is a brewery […]

Waynesville Soda Jerks has Perfected the Art of Alcohol Free

A little over five years ago, Megan Brown and Chris Allen saw a need in the gigantic craft beer industry that dominates Asheville and greater Western North Carolina: an alternative. “There’s a lot of people that can’t or don’t want to drink alcohol, but they do want to consume a locally made craft beverage,” Brown […]

5 Unique Businesses that Put Leicester on the Map

Originally called Turkey Creek, the unincorporated community of Leicester traces its modern roots back to 1829. Today, the bucolic valley is filled with local farms, artisans, and nature lovers who enjoy the quiet mountain views. But Leicester is quickly changing its reputation as a sleepy mountain community. Since 2000, they’ve seen a 16% growth in […]

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 […]