craft breweries

Mountain Towns Split On How They Will 'Do Brunch'

Oct 26, 2017
NPR.org

North Carolina’s so-called ‘Brunch Bill’ gives local governments the option of allowing alcohol sales as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays, instead of the usual time of noon.  Hendersonville and Asheville quickly adopted the law. But to the west, there’s still plenty of debate about the bill in some communities. BPR’s Davin Eldridge reports on the contentious new bill and it's status within the region--examining which side of the issue each town is now on--and how a period of only two hours each week can differ so much between them as a result.

Michael Sanders

Western North Carolina businesses are making a name for themselves in the American music festival scene. 

Asheville Beer Week

It's now Beer Week in Asheville--a city in Western North Carolina regularly voted "Beer City, U.S.A.".

Craft brewers lost an important political fight Tuesday. A committee in the North Carolina House voted to strip provisions from a bill which would allow local brewers to sell more of their own product without going through a middle man.

WNC Beer Industry Being Watched by N.C.A.L.E

Jul 27, 2015
usatoday.com

The craft beer industry in Western North Carolina has enjoyed remarkable growth over the past twenty years.  And with growth has come greater scrutiny of the industry by law enforcement.  The founder of the blog ASHEVEGAS, Jason Sandford, spoke  with David Hurand about a recent meeting between state and local officials and representatives from regional breweries.