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Cotton Mill Studios
This weekend, check out the official RAD Fall Studio Stroll, then head to the After-Party at the Cotton Mill! Plus a whole lot more. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.

GritVegas Halloween
It's Halloween weekend! We've got you covered from now through Tuesday. Plus, we peek into the void at five famous ghosts of Asheville.

Serve Safe, Drink Safe, Do the Right Thing
Asheville has one of the highest conviction rates for DWIs in the state, and alcohol-related crime is on the rise. How do we combat it and keep our community safe?

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.

The line-up. Pictured: Julie Hruska, Jeff Mason, Sean Illgen, Photo: Erin Fowler.
Asheville Grit and friends sampled six seasonal beers from stores around town. Which beer won our taste-off?

Lauryn Higgins
These are facts. Not thoughts and ideas conjured up in a liberal arts college classroom, but the harsh reality and wake-up call that our current food culture is destroying our planet and our bodies. And it's these facts and figures that made me rethink everything. So....guys. I am officially a vegan.

The Elephant Hotel. Source: Daniel Case @ the English Language Wikipedia
Want to know how to shake off your tourist status in Asheville? Follow along with our helpful list!

Brewgrass
We've got a pair of tickets for Brewgrass 2016, happening Saturday, 9/17 at Memorial Stadium! To enter, like our page on Facebook and leave a comment on the story tagging the friend you'd want to bring!

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.

Jason Sandford GritVegas Memorial Day
Memorial Day weekend is chock-full of events that will help you celebrate the start of summer! From music to shopping, eating to antiquing, frisbee golf to making friends with squirrels. And, of course, floating.

Big Chief Juan Pardo
"Believe it or not, Asheville parties the way New Orleans does." Asheville Grit interviewed headliner Big Chief Juan Pardo (of the Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians) about what we can expect at this year's Beer City Festival!

GritVegas Weekend Update!
The GritVegas Weekend Update is here! Check out what's going on this weekend and enter to win two weekend passes to LEAF by sharing this post from either Asheville Grit's or Ashvegas's Facebook page. The contest runs until 5 pm TONIGHT (Thursday, May 12th!).

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.

This beer originated in Central Germany hundreds of years ago where this light beer was brewed with slightly salty water. This style is perfect for the hot summer months...

This is a style that many craft brewers overlook when designing beers. A simple beer as far as recipes are considered with generally with one malt and one hop (Saaz) with a lager yeast

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