White Labs Slated to Begin Production in January

Production is slated to begin in January 2017 at White Labs on 172 South Charlotte Street, and locals are excited. The international yeast producer and beverage consultant announced their expansion to the Asheville area in January 2015. Since then, homebrewers, professional craft brewers, and beer drinkers alike have kept a thirsty eye on the renovations […]

WNC Craft Brewing is Growing by Hops and Bounds

With more than 35 independent establishments in Asheville and surrounding towns, the craft beer industry is booming in these parts. Voted “Beer City USA” in 2010 and 2011, Asheville has become the epicenter for a beverage movement unseen in not only the industry, but also the nation as a whole. In 2014, craft beer pioneer […]

The Best Coffee Shops in WNC, as Voted by Locals

Every year, local alt-news weekly Mountain Xpress holds a massive online poll. WNC residents collectively take to their digital devices to vote on all their local faves, from fitness studios to pet kennels. While in no way a scientific poll, and certainly not without controversy among those with strong local loyalties, the Best of WNC […]

October Client Connect Offer: 20% off a Medium Coffee or Latte at the Beehive Coffee Bar

ENJOY 20% OFF A MEDIUM COFFEE OR LATTE AT THE BEEHIVE COFFEE BAR Buzz over to the Beehive Coffee Bar Locally owned and vintage inspired, the Beehive Coffee Bar in Arden is about all things coffee, but their specialty is treating everyone like family. They sell Black Mountain-roasted Dynamite Coffee; Two Leaves organic tea; and […]

Flat Rock Cider Works: From Tree to Bottle

Jim Sparks couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. “I’ve seen the entire country, from coast to coast, and I’d never live anywhere else,” he said. “I’m sixth generation in Henderson County, and I can see exactly why my ancestors put down deep roots here.” Walking around the Flat Rock Cider Works tasting room on Main Street […]

September Client Connect Offer: $10 off an Adventure at Green River Adventures

ENJOY $10 OFF AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AT GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES Get Outdoors at Green River Adventures Since 2006, Green River Adventures has provided an unforgettable outdoor experience built on kayak instruction. They have evolved into a full-adventure business, providing everything from inflatable kayak trips to their unique Bradley Falls Rappel. Looking for something low impact […]

Seasonal Businesses Thrive in WNC: The Land of Four Seasons

If you’re looking for steady fix-and-flip investment opportunities, your money is better spent in tornado alley or along the Gulf Coast. Western North Carolina isn’t known for its unpredictable weather. Sure, we have the occasional 100-year flood. Any area with our unique topography is prone to some weather-related issues. But in general, we’re content to […]

Tryon International Equestrian Center Offers World-Class Facilities

Opened in 2014, the Tryon International Equestrian Center effectively established the next chapter in a town where history and horses intersect. The $100 million, 1,450-acre, state-of-the-art facility takes a love for horses to the next level. Here, any and all can come and enjoy the beauty of the sport and its incredibly gifted animals. “For […]

Tryon Equestrian Center is a Must-See Location for Horse Lovers

Molly Oakman still has to pinch herself. “I’ve witnessed competition at this level only a couple of times in my life,” she said. “And never did I think it would be right here in my backyard.” As community relations manager for the Tryon Resort, Oakman speaks enthusiastically about the company’s centerpiece project: the Tryon International […]

10 Tours of Downtown Asheville for Locals and Visitors Alike

Whether you are contemplating your first trip to Asheville or you’ve lived here for decades, there is always more to learn about the rich history, beautiful architecture, and unique culture of this fair city. But with nearly 70 different tour companies operating across town, how would even the most knowledgeable Ashevillian know where to begin? […]