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  • Partner: Industrious Productions (sweet film makers)

    We’re working with some cool Asheville cats to document the building of our Asheville brewery - Rod, Francine, and Adams from Industrious Productions. Industrious Productions has worked with some amazing clients, including American Express’s Open Forum, Leaf International, and The Biltmore to name a few.  They’ll be helping us tell the story of building a brewery, the history of the area, and all the partnerships, challenges and successes that are part of that process. In the 4 years since they formed Industrious Productions, they’ve have had assignments that have taken them from Point Hope, Alaska to the Copper Canyons ...

     

  • Wicked Weed Beer Collab: Tapping March 8 in Asheville

    We teamed up with Wicked Weed Brewing to brew a collaboration beer in Fort Collins last fall. A limited amount of the collaboration beer –a Brettanomyces IPA or Brett IPA– has made it to the east coast.  The east coast tapping will occur at Wicked Weed’s Brewpub downstairs taproom at 91 Biltmore Ave. with representatives from both breweries on Saturday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m.      Wicked Weed owners and brothers, Luke and Walt Dickinson, jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with our brewer, Matty Gilliland after meeting at a beer dinner hosted at Wicked Weed’s brewpub.  And, we ...

     

  • Partner: Asheville on Bikes + Bike Love baby

    We’ve been working with Asheville On Bikes since 2010 through Clips of Faith.  AOB is a non-profit advocacy organization advancing bicycle culture in Asheville, NC. Their work, along with other strong organizations and advocates, and public and private partnerships (like ours!) is steadily making cycling in Asheville safer and more available.  On February 22, AOB is hosting one of their largest fundraisers of the year, Bike Love (and we're a proud sponsor).  There’s music -Jamar Woods & the Broken Spokes and DJ Marley Carroll - and fun, but also dynamic, quick information sessions to learn about how ...

     

  • Riverbend Malt House + New Belgium Brewing Collaborate

      Riverbend Malt House (L) and Bryan Simpson (New Belgium) and Brian Simpson (Riverbend) hang out We recently had a chance to visit Riverbend Malt House in Asheville and hang out with Brian and Craig – awesome good times! When we returned to Fort Collins, we reached out to Matty Smooth who develops beers for our Hop Kitchen series to learn more about our pending collaboration with Riverbend. Here’s how it all came together in Matty’s words: So, I heard of these guys during Asheville Beer Week last year. We set up a visit and were pretty blown away by ...

     

  • Partner: Asheville On Bikes, Clips Partner Since 2010

    By: Mike Sule, Director of Asheville On Bikes Clips: Beer and Film Tour returns to Pack Place Park Friday September 6, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Clips is a beer-toting, films-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that travels to 21 cities coast to coast.  Clips has been making a stop in Asheville and partnering with us since 2010, raising more than $15,000 for AOB. Three of our favorite things converge at this awesome annual event put on by New Belgium Brewing and Asheville On Bikes! Enjoy great beer, interesting films and celebrate bike love. Ride your city, corral your ...

     

  • Cycle to Farm (you thought we were going to say Beer!)

       Cycle to Farm is a bike ride with stops at well, yes, local farms!  Really, it’s a series of bicycle rides that encourage cycling and support local food, local farms and a variety of charitable causes.  CTF-Black Mountain takes place Saturday, July 20. CTF began in 2012 with a metric century ride (that’s 63 miles) in Black Mountain, NC, and this year includes multiple locations and ride difficulties.  Cyclists stop at farms, taste foods, take a break and purchase items along the way.  The event culminates with a fun party, celebrating cycling, local food and craft beer. We ...

     

  • City of AVL: Flooding causing road closures

    We are sharing the City of Asheville's update regarding flooding and road closures. Photo of Amboy Road at French Broad River Park by Zen Sutherland. Flood waters force road closures ASHEVILLE – High river levels have impacted several roadways, making them impassable to vehicle traffic. To ensure the public’s safety, the City of Asheville has barricaded certain roadways along the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers and detoured traffic onto alternate routes. The following roads are currently closed to traffic: Lyman Street near Riverside Drive (at 12 Bones). Riverside Drive under the train trestle from Hillside Drive to Amboy Road....

     

  • Asheville Equipment Partners Chosen

    We have chosen our vendors to supply brewing process and packaging equipment for our Asheville facility. Brewhouse, cold block, filtration and finishing systems will come from GEA Brewing Systems GmbH. All fermentation and storage vessels will come from Ziemann International GmbH. Kuenzel Maschinenbau GmbH will supply the malt storage and handling systems. Albert Handtmann Armaturenfabrik & Co GmbH will supply the process equipment for fermentation and yeast cellars. The bottle line will be supplied by KHS-USA. “It was a difficult decision with so many qualified suppliers so we went with those who could best fulfill our needs, ...

     

  • Deconstruction: Old World Architectural + Salvage Co.

    Bradley Barrett from Old World Architectural + Salvage Co. is supporting deconstruction at the old stockyard and storage site along the French Broad River in West Asheville and River District–the future New Belgium brewery and liquid center site.  He is on-site getting the process going and gleaning samples of materials for our architects to re-purpose materials in the new brewery. The architects will use the sample materials to model walls and other parts of the liquid center and brewery prior to building them.  Interested in e-newsletter updates from Bradley about site deconstruction and how to access stockyard materials once we finalize ...