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Dig Local - Weekly Scoop, July 23 - 29 - Asheville, NC 

Have you noticed the growing numbers of local distilleries in Asheville lately? This influx didn’t happen overnight. A few brave individuals like Adam Dalton have paved the way. Dalton Distillery, created in 2011 as the first legal distillery in Downtown Asheville, has dedicated itself to producing, educating, and sharing the experience of locally made, high-quality spirits since day one.

This small batch distillery uses local ingredients and prioritizes sustainability from mash to finish. Their Caribbean style rum is distilled with a traditional Appalachian style distilling process with delicious results. Based in organic agave and distilled five total times, their vodka is also a treat you won't want to miss.


Dalton Distillery practices open flame slow distilling which is what makes all their spirits incredibly smooth. They also produce everything 100% in-house, from mixing the sugars, to labeling the bottles. Not only do they make three types of rum and a crazy good agave vodka, they serve over 60 beers and 40+ other NC spirits at their bar in the South Slope of Downtown Asheville. Be sure to look for Dalton Distillery Spirits at local ABC Stores, restaurants and bars. Dalton Distillery is located at 251 Biltmore Avenue.


Below are a few of the locally curated Scoops from the Dig Local Scoop Calendar this week! One Scoop for each day is displayed here, but many more for everyday can be seen on the Scoop Calendar. Find where to go and what to do, every day in Asheville with the free Dig Local App and DigLocal.com.

Monday, July 23

Catawba Brewing is throwing a Soul and Soil Summer Party for the community at Smith Mill Works from 5-9 at their pond space. There will be free beverages from both Catawba Brewing Co. and Buchi Kombucha. Along with that, chow down on some free Roots hummus and food straight from the grill. There will be a HUGE slip and slide, along with other fun activities for all ages.

Check out the rest of Monday’s Scoops here.

Tuesday, July 24

If you missed Golden Fleece’s Burger and Brew event earlier this month, you’re in luck. On Tuesday mark your calendar to go enjoy a lamb, bison, grass-fed beef or veggie burger for only $10. Pair that with a local craft beer for $15. These burgers feature a City Bakery Bun and all of the fixings are made in-house. What a deal!

Check out the rest of Tuesday’s Scoops here.

Wednesday, July 25

Head out to The Social Lounge for some live, local, rooftop music this Wednesday! Local band HotPoint Trio pays tribute to the acoustic swing jazz style created in 1930's Paris, by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, known as Gypsy Jazz. They play various genres incorporating a contemporary style and interpretation into their live performances. The show starts at 10 pm. We suggest arriving early to secure your primo rooftop spot.

Check out the rest of Wednesday’s Scoops here.

Thursday, July 26

Calling all Asheville dog lovers! Years ago, The Hop hosted Doggie Ice Cream Socials and now they’re back by popular demand. Happening at The Hop Ice Creamery's outdoor event space at 167 Haywood Rd. This event is open to any and all friendly dogs who want to participate. Dogs can enjoy Happy Tails Doggie Ice Cream while companions grab a cup or cone of the many delicious flavors The Hop is famous for.

Check out the rest of Thursday’s Scoops here.

Friday, July 27

Need an excuse to get in a few laughs in this Friday? Mystery Meat: The Mixtape Vol. 1 is an hour-long hip-hop and sketch comedy show that brings together the talents of White Smoke, the world's greatest DJ and hype man, and BLKPAPA, the world's greatest rapper and showman. Expect crazy characters, original rhymes and maximum carnage. Starring comedians Jordan Scott Edwards and Joshua Christian. Show at 9 pm, Doors open at 8:30, show starts at 9 pm. Presale tickets are $8 and $10 at the door at Habitat Brewing!

Check out the rest of Friday’s Scoops here.

Saturday, July 28

Highland Brewing’s famous “Night Flight Race For Greenways” is back for its fifth year. The 4.5-mile East Asheville course leads runners “through the Asheville Golf Course, the Beverly Hills Asheville neighborhood (where you will be showered with cheers from the residents) and past the WNC Nature Center before finishing back at Highland Brewing Company. This year's post-race party and awards ceremony will be held in The Meadow.” They will provide glow gear and dressing up is encouraged. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Asheville Parks & Greenway Foundation!

Check out the rest of Saturday’s Scoops here.

Sunday, July 29

Make sure to check out this awesome festival that showcases many talented yoga instructors, interesting classes and more. The festival starts on Thursday (7/26), so get signed up in advance. Also, if you were the big winner at our recent giveaway to the Asheville Yoga Festival, congrats and we’ll see you there!

Check out the rest of Sunday’s Scoops here.

Again, for all of this week’s Scoops and more, visit our website or download the Dig Local App. Keep Digging Local!