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 […]

Discover the Best Beer Tours in and around Asheville

New Belgium Brewing Co. recently opened the doors of its Asheville brewing facility for public tours. Locals flocked to the scene, ready to check out the largest craft brewery in Asheville. But is touring one brewery really enough for any craft brew aficionado? Western North Carolina has 40+ craft breweries, the vast majority of which […]

Wicked Weed becomes First Asheville Brewery to Reach across Mississippi

After less than four years in business, Asheville’s rapidly-growing Wicked Weed Brewing recently announced plans to begin distribution in Colorado this week. As one of the most distinctive beer markets in the nation, a move into the Centennial State marks a strategic expansion of their unique brand to specialty beer aficionados. Colorado is no stranger […]