June 27, 2013

Asheville Beer News Roundup

via AshevilleGrown.com
There's been a lot happening in the Asheville beer scene over the past week or two. Here are just a few of the latest stories:

Asheville Growler to open July 22nd

With new NC legislation expanding the rights of retailers to sell growlers, the owner of Asheville's Bar of Soap has pounced on a new business opportunity. The retail outlet in North Asheville will be located a stone's throw from Asheville Brewing Company's Merrimon Ave. location. Check out the press release on Ashvegas.com.

Burial Beer Company opens strong

Just a couple weeks since their grand opening weekend, there is a lot of good chatter about the brews coming out of Burial Beer Co. This is definitely a brewery worth keeping an eye on.

Ben's Tune-Up opens 

Ben's Tune-Up, a bar, restaurant, and sake brewery, opened this week. Read Emily Patrick's fun run-down for the Mountain Xpress, while BlogAsheville gives us a preview of their Asian-fusion menu. The best part is, Ben's is located right between Asheville Brewing Company's Coxe Ave. location and Hi-Wire Brewing Co., making for one hell of a bar crawl.

Hi-Wire Brewing gets rolling

This week marks the release of Hi-Wire's 12-oz. bottles in the Asheville market. Just about everyone has heard that the Hi-Wire Lager is an ideal summer drinker. Check out the Hi-Wire bottle release party this Saturday at the Southern Kitchen and Bar.

Asheville man launches BREW-ed

Cliff Mori, an Asheville-based beer connoisseur, has launched his own beer education company. Mori, a Certified Cicerone, will offer brewery tours, staff training, and beer education classes. Find more information at Ashvegas.com and the BREW-ed website.

Got local beer news to share? Shoot me a line at david (at) localbeerblog (dot) com.