Catawba Brewing Company’s Tasting Room located at 63 Brook Street, Asheville NC, 28803 held its grand opening celebrations Feb. 22. The event, that was open to the public, included the release of a new, commemorative beer, music, and limited edition promotional gear. The new beer, called Brewtal Double IPA, is the creation of Catawba’s Head Brewer, Kevin Sondey. Dubbed a “big beer for a big beer city”, Brewtal weighs in at 8.8 percent ABV and showcases the brilliant citrus notes of the Mandarina Bavaria hop variety. Says Sondey, “I wanted someone to be able to come to Catawba and have something different than what’s available everywhere else. Brewtal Double IPA was made specifically for our Asheville location’s opening, and exemplifies the wide variety of styles we will continue to make for our home market.” Catawba’s new location will also allow them to feature entertainment groups.
Katuah Marketlocated at 2 Hendersonville Road celebrated their grand opening on Feb. 22. Katuah Market is a small store driven by big ideals, providing quality and a personal touch only found in locally owned establishments. Their concept combines offering the best local, natural, and organic foods with the convenience and service of a corner grocery store. John Swann, one of the owners says, “At our heart, we love food. We believe in real food grown without artificial means and made without chemical additives. We obsessively search for new innovative products but still geek out over our old favorites.” Katuah is a springboard for local folks ready to bring their new hot sauce; vegan brownie or hand crafted soap to retail because the owners at Katuah believe in a strong local food economy. Fresh and prepared foods are central at Katuah, with their breakfast, lunch and dinner options and the 120-seat indoor/ outdoor café. In addition to ready-to-eat offerings, Katuah has a butcher shop, produce section and full grocery and wellness offerings, stocking only foods scrutinized and selected with the highest integrity in mind.
POSH, A Boutique Hotel and Private Bar is located just two and a half miles from downtown and just around the corner from the opulent Biltmore Estate at 8 Village Lane. Here, you’ll find their boutique hotel nestled conveniently in Historic Biltmore Village. The aptly named establishment is housed inside of two historic, picturesque buildings and boasts seven luxurious suites, the smallest of which measures a whopping 2,300 square feet. The seven distinct, intimately sophisticated suites envelop guests in warmth and serenity with refined details like gas fireplaces, private outdoor spaces, granite countertops and glass showers. You’ll find two bedrooms, two full baths, separate laundry rooms, full kitchens, living and dining areas housed in each unit as well as a private outdoor patio or balcony. The hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway, corporate retreat or special event. This secluded property balances serenity and privacy with the ease of having Asheville right at your fingertips.
POSH BAR, Biltmore Village’s Haute Hangout
Here you will come to experience their brand new, elegant Posh Bar. Guests will enjoy a sophisticated yet cozy, eclectically designed neighborhood haunt. The Posh Bar features a simple menu of both classic and modern cocktails; artisanal wines and spirits; craft beers, and seasonal beverages, all paired with a signature light fare menu. General Manager, Elizabeth Woodworth states, “we’re very excited about our new bar and outdoor living and will be holding a number of events including an oyster roast, wine tasting and more”. Reminiscent of a plush, private club in shades of deep red and rich brown, the hardwood floors, unique décor and beautiful original art pieces make the experience refined and attentive yet comfortable and relaxed.