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  • Asheville Beer Guy on Asheville and Beer, of course!

    Gregg Allman is not Tony Kiss fan*, and Richard Manuel gave one of his last interviews to Tony in 1986. Over a Witbier at the Wedge last month, Tony, Tim Schaller and I tripped down memory lane of Asheville music and beer. Tony is a native of Kingsport, TN and worked there before working as a police reporter in South Carolina and then moving to Asheville to work as an entertainment reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times in 1984. When he arrived, he found a young music scene and infantile beer scene to fill his articles as the Entertainment writer....

     

  • July 2015: Asheville Brewery Update

    We are on track with construction and are about 75% complete with the brewery building! We are still working on the Liquid Center (tasting room) and exterior spaces and still on track to be brewing by the end of 2015 and hosting you for a beer in Asheville in early 2016. HAPPENING NOW Our mechanical and electrical is being finalized. Brewery IT is being installed, packaging and bottling piping is being completed and pipe work is being installed. Windows are going in. These installations will continue through August when we start commissioning the brewery. Commissioning is where we test every ...

     

  • Brewing for Greenways: Get your greenway on, Asheville

    BREWING FOR GREENWAYS Much like the brewing community enjoys a good collaboration, putting greenway plans into place takes partnerships. Our friends at Highland Brewing Company hosted us to brew Footpath, a Belgian Session Ale, and $2 of every pint sold will go to Friends of Connect Buncombe, a non-profit developing a greenway network across Buncombe County. The greenway connector beer will be tapped at 4:00 p.m. at Highland on Friday, June 26, 2015 and the brewers will be hanging out from about 6-6:30 p.m. Catalyzed by Highland Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing in 2015, Brewing for Greenways is ...

     

  • Build-a-Brewery: Cold Beer, Warm Feet

    This month we poured the concrete floors in the Asheville Liquid Center, and while it may look like any concrete floor, embedded in it is approximately 4,000 feet of ½ inch PEX tubing, installed by Asheville-based renewable energy company Sundance Power Systems.   Laid out in carefully calculated looping pathways to ensure even heat distribution, this network of tubing is part of a hydronic radiant floor heating system. Come late fall and cooler temperatures, hot water will be pumped and circulated through this tubing, and the floor will essentially become one large radiator, warming the surface of objects in ...

     

  • Let Your Life Speak

    Asheville’s no stranger to values-based businesses. With guidance and engagement from BCorp’s non-profit arm, BLab, Asheville is developing into quite the hub for values-based business practice and education. Grassroots groups of businesses and thought leaders are hosting regular lunches and quarterly gatherings at New Mountain AVL and events like the Authentic Communities Summit are starting to pop up to share best practices. A social worker with a Quaker upbringing, Kim Jordan, our founder and CEO, grew New Belgium with a social justice foundation and knew that business could do more than make a profit. That commitment to being a force ...

     

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