Asheville Connections Blog, Asheville, NC News and Events

Sounds Like a Party to Me!

Dear Graduates... If you're a student or a parent, you know all the work it takes everyone involved to get to this point. As the oldest of two oldests in a family that knows its roots and is still relatively young in America, education is important to us. Both of my parents were the first in ... View the full post »

The Lost Art of Passing Time

There is nothing like a road trip. The open highway, the clear skies, and a bag of your favorite snacks create a singular experience. An overwhelming sense of freedom with an odd cocktail of peace and exhilaration...until about an hour into the drive. Suddenly the motivation to get where your goin... View the full post »

Asheville Eats Beer

Asheville is long-reigning Beer City USA! That means that not only will the micro-breweries, you've come to love be there, but - you've got it - craft brewers will be coming into town to compete! I know that for me that means I'm be stocking up on carbs and starting the rounds.... View the full post »

The Inside Pint: from artisan brewer Duane Bargar

As someone keenly aware of my Irish and Prussian heritage, I really enjoy a well made, cold glass of beer. In the back of our minds we're aware that some amount of labor had to go into making the refreshing product we enjoy so thoroughly. Events like beer month highlight this to a degree, but ... View the full post »

Prohibition Hits Beer City USA

Just like the rest of the country, the prohibition hit Asheville and hit it hard. On the May 6, 1886 the Asheville Citizen reported that a temperance activist named Mrs. Lathrop came to Asheville to emphasize the need for change. Her main focus during her lecture at the Opera House was mostly suppor... View the full post »