Fly direct on United Airlines from Houston to Asheville, the quaint Appalachian hippie town where "The Hunger Games" cast retired after long days of filming in the woods. The characters in the movie may have adopted a nomadic warrior diet, but that doesn't mean you have to. A plethora of local breweries have garnered Asheville the moniker "Beer Town USA" in recent years. The city also is home to an evolving "slow food" movement that draws from hundreds of farms in the region.
ASHEVILLE -- All last summer, locals would spy Woody Harrelson on the streets of Asheville, eating raw manicotti at The Laughing Seed, often shoeless, blending in with the rest of the city’s hemp-wearing vegan vagabonds.
One of the stars of “The Hunger Games,” filmed entirely in North Carolina, Harrelson bunked at the Hotel Indigo on Haywood Street, enjoying views of the Blue Ridge Mountains through floor-to-ceiling windows – or, if he preferred, from the vantage point of a claw-foot tub.
We are thrilled to now have Buchi Fire, Buchi Air and Buchi Limited Edition in bottles on the shelves in ALL of Whole Foods' southeastern locations! This includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennesee.
Now you can quench your thirst all across the steamy south, all summer long! Whole Foods also has new store openings on the horizon, set to bring in Buchi on-tap, along with some existing locations that have retrofitted their cafes to offer Buchi on-tap already!
Come Play! Clint Corley with Forest Floor Wilderness Programs will be offereing a summer day camp program in Reems Creek, home of the Buchi brewery, situated on a 180-acre organic farm and protected forested conservation land. Through games, stories, and adventure kids ages 7-12 will learn outdoor safety, animal tracking, edible and medicinal plants, wilderness survival skills, bird language, ancient crafts, and community and self-discovery!
Poppies Market, one of our local retailers, is closing its doors at its current location in Brevard, North Carolina. They may be closing their doors at this location, but they will be transitioning to a new space.
They still have a bunch of inventory they need to sell before the September 15th deadline, so please stop by and show them your continued support by clearing out what's left on their shelves!
Recently, we were added to the line-up of specialty beers on draft and fine wines. White Horse Black Mountain is a 4400 sq. ft. music and arts venue in beautiful, historic, downtown Black Mountain, NC, in the midst of the spectacular Western North Carolina mountains. Founders/managers Bob Hinkle and Kim Hughes have renovated the old Chevrolet dealership into a great place to see and hear incredbile music from Jazz to Bluegrass, experience performance and dance arts while enjoying a glass of wine or a Buchi Saki mix.
White Horse Black Mountain seats 225 cabaret style and offers additional standing room, making it a 300 capacity hall. It boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, 30 ft. barrel ceiling (helping create wonderful acoustics), unique wood and copper bar, and retail shop.
We are proud to support such an incredible that welcomes all. If you haven't expereinced this sweet space, take an evening out and visit the WhiteHorse.
Our friends at EarthFare launched their new website yesterday. If you haven't visited their virtual location in a while, do so...there are some incentives and promotional give-aways.
On the 16th of February, they will open their 21st store in Montgomery, Alabama. A Buchi kegorator will be installed and Buchi will be on tap! There will be tons of samples so be sure to stop by during their Grand Opening events!
We have recently been added on-tap at three WholeFood Supermarkets across the Southeast. Sarah and I travelled to the WholeFoods Atlanta - Ponce Supermarket for the big install. It has been a while since we have travelled outside of western North Carolina and it was nice to see the diverse community in the Ponce District trying and loving Buchi! Sarah trained Doug on the kegorator install and operation. We needed a few missing pieces, but after 4 hours, Buchi was flowing for onlookers including the managers of the Ponce location as well as top brass for the WholeFoods Supermarket chain.
These new locations serve as a Buchi Kombucha growler fill-up point. If you don't have a growler to fill-up, no worries, WholeFoods now have their own growlers you can purchase with a deposit.
With the recent acquisition of GreenLife by Whole Foods, we are excited to see positive changes occurring inside our little community market. As part of its new Whole Foods family, Greenlife's juice and hot food bar has received a make-over - and just in time for Buchi!
We are currently being served On-Tap in GreenLife's newly redesigned space. The best part is.... you can now get Buchi in a 64oz Growler! Growlers are no longer just for beers. Now, you can experience Buchi any time you want and on a budget you can afford.
Enjoy a single serving or re-fill your growler.
We made our first delivery in months to GreenLife, a Whole Foods supermarket.
We are excited to be back on the shelves in full force.In a few weeks we hope to deliver our newly debuted flavors to GreenLife.
Go out and support GreenLife. It has been a long and hot summer and at times we know the passions rise.Thank you for speaking up and asking for Buchi to get back on the shelves.
Now, is the time to give staffers an earful of pure gratitude and thanks for getting us back on the shelves.