Asheville Brewing Company
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 416
Beer Avg: 3.66
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mechamifune:
2.88/5 rDev -23.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here for the first time during a recent trip to asheville. Obvious college atmosphere upon entry, as there were groups of kids playing bag-o in the outdoor section.
Wasn't immediately sure whether it was seat yourself or wait to be seated, but as we didn't see any open seats except at the bar it didn't really matter. Still, we stood near the entrance for close to 5 min without any of the staff saying a word to us. Finally one of the waitresses came over and sat us at a table that had just cleared.
They had, I believe, 5 of their beers on tap at the time, and a couple on their menu that i asked for they no longer had. All the beer was servicable but nothing all that distinct. The fact that now, a few months later, i can't even remember which was my favorite, should give some indication as to the how memorable anything was.
Pizza was ok, nothing great, or even as good as the pub dog in baltimore that i had just visited a few weeks prior. To top that off, the waitress charged us for a large pizza when we had ordered a medium. When i brought this to her attention, she told us that "the mediums here are larges" or something to that effect. She still wouldn't change the bill though, and I didn't see the point in arguing.
Leaving the service out of it though, it's a pretty average brewpub all in all. If i was still in college i'm sure i would have been there frequently. As it is now, i doubt i will be returning.
01-30-2009 20:16:26 | More by mechamifune
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2.48/5 rDev -34%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Atmosphere: A counterculture/pseudo hipster pizza joint. The outside sitting area is actually rather nice, but that's about all Asheville Brewing Company has to offer.
Quality: While the service and beer were poor, the food was decent and reasonably priced. If you're interested primarily in food rather than drinks, there's definitely quality to be found.
Service: Weak. There were several long spells without contact, even though I was there at 3:00 in the afternoon, and one of a very few guests.
Selection: Seven beers on tap, including Shiva and Ashevillian. I had a flight, and all were average at best, with several being so tasteless and boring I didn't bother to finish them. Amongst the worse was their Ninja Porter that was so bland and watery I forced myself to try another sip as I couldn't believe my initial tasting.
Food: The food was good, but the beer very disappointing.
I visited Asheville having heard about the craft beer scene and could not have been more disappointed after making Asheville Brewing my first stop. It's not a brewery, but rather a restaurant that happens to brew a few beers as an aside. Thankfully two other breweries in town helped mitigate this first impression, but I certainly would not go back. Poor service and worse beer.
03-29-2013 16:53:02 | More by BonneyfiddlePapa
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Asheville Brewing Company was our savior after a absolutely horrible experience at Green Man Brewing.
We were so happy to have the bartender greet us, respond to our requests for a beer, and actually converse with us a bit.
The beer was pretty good, nothing special. The Shiva was pretty solid. The atmosphere was what you would expect from a pizza joint. Unfortunately it wasn't really warm enough for us to sit outside, which looked like a really nice space. A good spot to chill and people watch.
A bit out of the "downtown" area, but well worth the 3 block walk. Probably one of my favorite stops in Asheville.
12-26-2012 19:00:55 | More by MarcatGSB
Asheville Brewing Company in Asheville, NC
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.