Publisher’s Letter

Here's a toast to Asheville. We're a community of makers. A community of people who aren't satisfied with the standard and want to push the boundaries. “Lite-Beer” this town isn't! Artisans of all stripes call our city home, and in this issue we want to highlight the brewers and winemakers, along with the people helping grow the culture. 

The legendary…

Sandlot in the Sandlot

Red Maple Dental sponsored the Sandlot in the Sandlot for the North Asheville Little League. The event was a great night of family-style fun to celebrate the summer season!

Around Town

Founded in 1975 in Asheville, NC, Earth Fare is one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country, with 37 locations across 9 states in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Their full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food Quality Standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and superior shopping experience. It’s a philosophy that…

Six Pack

Call it Beer City and proclaim to keep Asheville “beered,” because we are undoubtedly a brew-focused burg! Whether you’re in the mood for a twilight ale after work or a noonday brewski on a summer Saturday, there’s a brewery in every corner of town to suit your suds craving. The only problem? What to do with the kiddos when you…

Asheville’s Own Bacchus

With name comes tradition. That's why if you walk into Green Man’s new South Slope location, you’ll come face-to-face with the twenty foot tall stare of a figure on par with the Roman god of brews, Bacchus: Asheville’s own Green Man. The Green Man now overlooks the taproom of Asheville’s oldest brewery. But unlike Bacchus, this deity is entirely manmade.…

Craft Beer, Curated

Bruisin’ Ales will celebrate their 10th Anniversary this holiday season! Join the celebration throughout 2017 as they offer special beer releases and events. Follow Bruisin’ Ales on social media for the latest. Asheville has changed a lot over the past ten years. The population has doubled, parking lots have risen higher, new businesses fill our once-vacant downtown, and tourists clog…

Goddess of Brews

To the outsider’s eyes, the Asheville brewery scene may seem saturated. After all, we’ve got just shy of twenty breweries pumping out barrels within our city limits, and plenty of new ones on the way. But to us insiders, we know there’s always a new, innovative way to brew a beer or run a business. Take, for example, Bhramari Brewhouse.

Perfect Pair

For more pairing advice—and the perfect bottle of vino to match with every meal—visit Vaso de Vino at 75 Long Shoals Rd. in Asheville. 

Asheville's premier wine market also offers monthly tastings and a fine selection of cigars.

3rd Annual Night Flight

Highland Brewing Company’s 3rd Annual Night Flight race raised over $15,000 for the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation. Over 600 runners came out for the 4.5-mile race and the post-race party, which included an awards ceremony on Highland’s new Rooftop Patio and a DJ dance party.

Raising Hearts and Hands

Tickets to the gala are $125 and can be purchased at WNCAPGala.org or by calling the WNCAP office at 828-335-6680. What could be better than an evening of good wine, fine food and great art (all of it up for auction), shared among friends and benefitting a worthy cause? For almost 30 years, the Raise Your Hand Auction and Gala…

Winding, Wine-ing Roads

Schedule your own trip on the WNC Wine Trail at FrenchBroadVignerons.org. Unbeknownst to tourists and locals alike, the mountains around our brew-centered city are positively packed with wineries and vineyards, their leafy trellises blanketing the hillsides in vibrant greens. Thanks to the work of Pete Fland and the WNC Wine Trail, more and more winos are getting an introduction to…

Set the Table

In a stainless steel bowl, shave cucumbers into thin ribbons. Pick herbs from stem. Toss cucumber, berries and herbs together. Dress to taste with citronette. Divide cheese into four bowls. Divide salad on top of the cheese in each bowl. Season liberally with coarse sea salt and black pepper.