Your perfect beer day in: Asheville, North Carolina

by Zach Fowle, April 4, 2017 11 a.m. Time to start drinking. Asheville Brewing Co. opens at 11 a.m. every day except Sunday, so it’s your best bet for a pre-afternoon pint downtown. The brewery’s grapefruity flagship Shiva IPA is always a solid choice, but also look out for newer releases like the Nitro Ninja … more

Asheville Brewing mixes new beers, vintage comedies

by Tony Kiss, April 4, 2017 Movies and beer have long been part of day-to-day business at Asheville Pizza and Brewing’s mothership location on Merrimon Avenue. But the brewery/discount cinema/pizzeria is giving that concept a twist in April when a new weekly series of beers will debut, each of them paired with a vintage comedy film. … more

Atlanta band Blackberry Smoke partners with Asheville Brewing Co. to produce beer

by Phil W. Hudson: The Atlanta-based Southern rock/country band Blackberry Smoke can now add beer to its portfolio. The band and Asheville, N.C.-based Asheville Brewing Co. partnered to produce a beer together in order to raise awareness and funding for their non-profit interests. A portion of the proceeds raised from the sale of the beer … more

Can’t Live without Pizza and Beer? Try These 8 Brewpubs and Breweries

Asheville Brewing Co. | Asheville, NC by Kristen Kuchar:   Both locations offer a giant list of toppings, sauce options and dough choices for you to create your own pizza. They even offer a vegan cheese for all of the dairy-free pizza lovers out there (plus they have vegan appetizers and salad options). Gourmet selections … more

Asheville, N.C. beer trail: the south’s standout brewing scene

Anne Roderique-Jones, Special for USA TODAY:   Before visiting Asheville, N.C., I’d never tried — nor heard of — an APA brewed with fresh, fiery roasted jalapeño peppers. Sounds strange, sure, but it is one of the best I sample on a self-guided tour of 12 breweries in just five days. It’s no secret that Asheville is doing some … more

America’s Coolest Breweries

Asheville is a beer town, through and through. What sets ABC apart from the others is its in-house arcade and high-tech movie theater, which charges only $3 a ticket and is kid-friendly. While watching a choice of three features, which run for a week at different times, patrons sample Rocket Girl Lager, Ninja Porter, or … more

Asheville Brewing Releases 2017 Love Ninja Porter

ASHEVILLE — Love Ninja Porter’s stealthy but triumphant return will take place during the last week of December 2016. Asheville Brewing Company’s delicious treat of a beer is brewed with raspberry, chocolate, vanilla, and heaping handful of milk sugar. Again this year, the brew team sourced cacao nibs from nationally-renowned Asheville chocolatier, the French Broad … more

Top 30 Best Christmas/Winter Beers (2 years in a row!)

Asheville Brewing Co. Ninjabread Man City: Asheville, NC ABV: 5.6% The verdict: This is how you do the “Christmas cookie”-style spiced beer right—it’s all about balance of spice intensity, the underlying beer and residual sweetness. ABC knows how to make a porter already, considering that they have a whole yearly line of various “Ninjas,” which … more

Ale for All: a short history of holiday brews

BY ANNE FITTEN GLENN When Western North Carolina’s beer lovers perform their annual ritual of hunting down scarce supplies of Highland Brewing’s Cold Mountain Winter Ale at stores and bars across the region, they probably don’t realize they’re following a tradition that’s more than a thousand years old. Beers made specifically to celebrate the winter … more

Hops for the holidays: Gift ideas for Asheville beer fans

“Let’s start with beers themselves. Before buying a brew for someone, drop a few hints and get some idea of what styles your recipients might enjoy. It’s easy to stop at a local grocer and put together a six-pack or box of made-in-the-mountains beers — including maybe a few cans from Asheville Brewing, Boojum and Catawba, … more