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Friday, July 31, 2009

Of Beer, Budgets, and the Weekend

Time for another local post, some news bits and stuff for the weekend.

Best Beer City, Squared
Back in May we noted Asheville's designation as the Best Beer City in America.

July has brought another accolade in that vein, this time Best Craft Beer City, by way of Imbibe Magazine. Be sure if you are in town to check out and support Asheville's local breweries.

In Other Beer News
The sad state of the state budget is well known. As happens everywhere in such circumstances, legislators look for new streams of revenue, and a proposed increase in the beer tax drew a lot of ire, even spawning a Facebook group.

That tax package was defeated, to the relief of local brewers and enthusiasts. Tony Kiss writes in The Citizen Times today on the aftermath, the future, and the local beer scene in general.

Speaking of Budgets
WNCW, FM 88.7 is a huge fixture in local culture among all age groups. The station has a truly unique format. It would not be uncommon in the space of 15 minutes to hear anything from Miles Davis to bluegrass.

The station is now a victim of the state budget dilemma, to the tune of $200,000. A special fund raising drive has been launched in response. Online pledges can be made here.

And The Weekend
Riverlink sponsors the annual Rockin' RiverFest on Saturday. Music, entertainment, and full details here. Photo galleries from previous festivals and more here.

Doc Watson, David Holt and The Oak Ridge Boys appear at Biltmore House on Saturday.

And of course, The Weekend on a Shoestring.

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Anonymous Bryan Asheville said...

Well it is sad to see the statistics for home sales, but if I am seeing this correctly it may appear that the rollercoaster ride down is starting to level out, and who knows maybe even a little light at the end of the tunnel. If you are in the right financial situation this may even be a good time to but an Asheville cabin rental for an investment. I think I will sit on the fence for just a while longer before I make my decision to purchase my new home in Asheville.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Black Bear Realty said...

Thanks for the comment Bryan. Yes, possibly becoming level, though at low numbers. The next month or two will tell us much.

10:31 AM  

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