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I talk about how Prohibition was voted for in 1907 in Asheville, and soon after, throughout the state of North Carolina. Strangely enough, Beer City USA suffered under one of the longest prohibition periods in the nation. Photo is of the "Women's and Children's Parade" supporting the "drys," which made it's way through downtown Asheville the night …
 
Rye Knot is a new hybrid kitchen, brewery, and distillery in the north Asheville area (as of August 2020). In this podcast, I chat with brewer/distiller Bob Byron, and his business partner, Jimi Rentz, long-time Asheville restauranteur. What's it like to open this type of business during COVID-19? Listen and find out! Support the show…
 
This week I talked to three women in beer, who also serve on the Asheville Beer Week committee, about the week in its first virtual form, as well as past boozy celebrations. Listen in for all the details from Leah Rainis of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, Joanna Postlewaite of Thirsty Monk Brewery, and Katie Smith of Highland Brewing Company. Suppo…
 
GUEST: Hayley Wells heads the Alcoholic Beverage Law Group of North Carolina's Ward and Smith, PA. We talk about how the world changed in March for alcoholic beverage makers, how Hayley has counseled some of them throughout the pandemic. And we feel sad about recent North Carolina legislation on mixed drinks take-out and delivery. Support the show…
 
GUEST: Brandi Hillman, co-owner and co-founder of Hillman Beer, discusses the sudden and dramatic changes in the brewery world in the days of COVID-19. Brandi is a return guest. For the background story for Hillman Beer, find her earlier Imbibe Asheville interview. Support the showBy Anne-Fitten Glenn / Brandi Hillman
 
My first "Imbibe Asheville" show since the Stay Home order--from my dining room table. Enjoy my chat with Leah Rainis, executive director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We talk about what's been happening in the WNC brewing world over the past month. Reach out if you want to tell your COVID-19 brewery story. Love to all in this crazy time. Supp…
 
In this episode, I talk to Lyndon Smith of Botanist & Barrel, a family-owned and run cidery and winery supported by farms just north of Hillsborough and in Leicester, North Carolina. He founded the business with his sister, Kether Smith, in 2017. They craft a variety of natural ciders and fruit wines, and source ingredients as much as possible from…
 
MONOLOGUE: In this special episode, I expound on the big beer news that New Belgium Brewing is selling the brewery to Little Lion World Beverages, which is, in turn owned by Japanese corporation, Kirin. I try to put into context why both other breweries and beer drinkers care about craft brewery sales to larger, non-craft beer conglomerates. New Be…
 
GUEST: Joey Cagle is co-owner, co-founder, and co-brewer at Riverside Rhapsody Beer Company in Woodfin, NC. He and partner, Mike Vanhoose, started their first brewery at Blue Mountain Pizza in Weaverville. Their new spot on Riverside Drive just north of Zillicoah Beer offers great beer, live music, and fun events. Support the show…
 
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