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 […]

Inspiration (and Great Craft Beer!) Flows in the River Arts District

  A rising jewel of the Southern Appalachian art scene is the River Arts District, a small but vibrant commercial section sandwiched between downtown and West Asheville. The district is an ever-expanding complex of studios and galleries near the French Broad River that’s also becoming one of Asheville’s culinary and entertainment hubs. There are many […]

Commercial Real Estate Update

Brewery To Begin Pouring Soon Repurposing of former stockyards and auction house industrial sites is almost complete. New Belgium Brewing will be making beer in about six weeks at its West Asheville/River Arts District brewery. The Asheville Citizen-Times, Tony Kiss, reported that New Belgium will open its Liquid Center tasting room in February 2016, with tours […]