Brewing Up a Storm

Kendra Penland
Kendra Penland, Executive Director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, is a local hero, an inspiration, and a force to be reckoned with. Find out her story, just in time for Asheville Beer Week.

Elizabeth Carter
We profile Elizabeth Carter of Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.

Hillman Beer is set to open its doors in South Asheville in April. Find out about the genesis of this brewery, started by an Asheville couple with a dream.

Lara Murphy and Paul Hudson
Meet the founders of Modern Romance Brewery. Lara Murphy and Paul Hobson's is a love story for the ages, and not even cancer could take it--or their love of craft beer--down.

Gabe Pickard and Mike Karnowski
Gabe Pickard, of Weaverville's Zebulon Artisan Ales, integrates her holistic approach to life with creating great craft beers.

Emily Epley, Jordan Boinest, and Audrey Whetten
Think you know Shelby, North Carolina? Think again. Brewing Up a Storm highlights the musical roots--and the brewing news--in this historic small town.

Audra with Sam Calagione and Luke Dickinson
Audra Gaiziunas, who cut her teeth at Dogfish Head and heads up Brewed For Her Ledger, talks with Brewing Up a Storm about the beer industry and beer culture in Asheville.

Erik Lars Myers as Twiggy Stardust
Erik Lars Myers, President of the NC Brewers' Guild, founder of Mystery Brewing, and author of North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries, will be at Malaprop's Bookstore in downtown Asheville on Wednesday, July 6th.

Kelsie Cole. Photo: Megan Dietz
A sneak peek behind Wilmington's Front Street Brewery and its head brewer, Kelsie Cole.

Kimberly Thompson
Kimberly Thompson, a craft maltster at Asheville's Riverbend Malt House, talks malt, heritage grains, and why the hard stuff is so worth it.

Fullsteam Brewery in Durham. Image: Fullsteam
Take the tour of a few amazing Triangle-area breweries and discover the kick-ass ladies who help make them shine.

Kelsie gets Mashed
Meet the brother and sister team behind Boojum Brewing Copmany in Waynesville, NC!

Jess Reiser
Brewing Up a Storm sits down to talk business--and beer--with Burial Beer's co-owner Jess Reiser.

Primo Vintage Beer Ad
So-called Historical Styles of beer are enjoying a resurgence. Find out everything you need to know about them here.

Just Brew It Homebrew Festival at the Wedge, 2012
A Different Way to Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol

Leah Wong Ashburn
What does it take to captain one of the oldest craft breweries in Western North Carolina?

Have you seen that meme floating around the web? The one that says “Abs are cool, but have you tried craft beer?” Let it be known that you don’t always have to choose between maintaining your girlish figure and indulging at your favorite brewery!

Get to know Brewmaster and Professor at AB Tech’s Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast, Jeff "Puff" Irvin, whose goals include developing mind control, becoming a Bond villain, and placing students all over the country so he can always have free beer.

At 23, she became one of Asheville's youngest brewers, inspired by a family love of beer and the local scene paved by Highland Brewing. Learn about Katie Smith of Twin Leaf Brewing in Asheville's South Slope.

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