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    Wet Your Whistle in Western North Carolina

    August 2015 • Current Edition, Local Industry, Magazine Content

    Western North Carolina is in a unique position when it comes to the alcohol industry. The region is home to a growing number of breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries. Click the link to see a google map created with the alcohol locations we covered in Western North Carolina. The full article continues below. Click to ...

  • Bclip Productions owners Bubba & Mike Berlin

    The Miami Landfill & Sumo Wrestlers

    August 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists, Magazine Content

    Whenever Hollywood or TVland wants to give us a character who’s driven and edgy, and yet still functions within the parameters of a high-paying, vaguely glamorous job, they put him or her in the advertising business. The full article continues below. Click to open in fullscreen…...

  • Peabodys Gregg Parsons and Jeff Collins

    High Country Spirits

    August 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists, Magazine Content

    As the craft beer market explodes across Western North Carolina, as well as across the country, two longtime friends and business partners reap the benefits of a business that they bought before beer and wine were such hot commodities. The full article continues below. Click to open in fullscreen…...

  • Ivar Schloz of Bee & Bramble

    Fairview’s Mead Man

    August 2015 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists, Magazine Content

    For many, the concept of a traditional retirement of leisure is either unattainable or uninteresting—or both. For head mazer Ivar Schloz of Bee & Bramble, our area’s newest meadery, he often vowed to retire by 50 from his work as a metallurgical engineer so he could escape cube farms. This specialized field tasked Schloz with optimizing ...

  • photo by J.R. VanLienden

    Fall in Love with Fall

    August 2015 • Current Edition, Leisure & Libation, Magazine Content

    “Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile,” author William Cullen Bryant once wrote. Keeping that in mind, Western North Carolina finds itself the beneficiary of that smile every September and October. The full article continues below. Click to open in fullscreen…...

Columns

jeremiah tracy

More Than Pumpkin

August 2015

As you may have noticed, or if you haven’t yet you soon will, fall seasonals are popping up on tap lists and store shelves at an ever increasing rate. The...

Capital Adventurist

Air Ballooning

Airborne: Ballooning over Western North Carolina

August 2015

It’s six am on a Saturday morning. The sun has yet to break the horizon, but a caravan of trucks and trailers are already waiting as sleepy adventurers begin...

Trans-America Trail

Off the Grid

July 2015

Trailblazing

Trailblazing

July 2015