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Bruisin' Ales

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210 Ratings
Ratings: 210
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
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66 Broadway St
Ste 1
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-2916
United States
phone: (828) 252-8999

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Place added by: jatallah on 12-20-2006

Bruisin' Ales now ships to all states as mentioned here:

Closed Monday
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Right off of 240 on the left (if you're heading south). There is parking next to the building. I'm pretty sure it's for anyone but there is a sign that says "private parking", not sure what for though. In the short time I was in the store I parked there with no problem.

Inside are shelves among a lot of dim lighting. There's a restroom toward the back for those who were in the middle of a road trip like I was. The beers are clearly placed on the shelves, with the locals in the middle of the store all together. This is where I spent most of my time. There is a great selection of beers from all over the world.

I didn't ask for help but I saw someone helping some other customers that were in there. The prices seemed reasonable to me.

A must stop if in the area or passing through. Since it's right off the highway it's not much of a detour if you're just passing through. A great selection, one not to be missed. Recommended.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Gerasimos
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ieatplates
4.79/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of bcp5296d
4.08/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Harvest06
4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of jpskydawg
2.76/5  rDev -39.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75

Came in to grab some beers to take back home and the Guy checking out everyone was a total douche. Asked a question about a beer and he acted like it pained him to answer.. Selection is ok, somewhat small. I'm going to try app vintners instead today.

Photo of Jenebauer
4.32/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
2/5  rDev -56%

Pretentious atmosphere, tried to get a workers attention but he was posted up flirting with some girl. Prices are also more expensive than other stores around. Did not feel I was "worthy" to be in their presence. Appalachian Vintner was much friendlier and cool.

Photo of KMitch
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -12.1%

Great location but overpriced and the staff was not very friendly. They have a lot of bottles but the store is very small so it gets crowded fast. Prices are a few dollars more than the other large bottle shop in town.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of humuloner22
4/5  rDev -12.1%

The selection was alright, it was a small place and a pain in the ass to find parking. I have had people tell me for ages about how great this place is. I wasn't all that impressed. I know of two stores that have a much better selection and are not all that much bigger. One is Peabody's in Boone and the other is Sam's Quick Shop in Durham. Overall, if I was in Asheville staying downtown and needed some beer for the room, then I would go here, but, I wouldn't go out of my way. Unless I missed some other room full of beer. I asked for a few things I figured would be hard to find and they didn't have them. I found the same beer I was looking for down the road at Appalachian Vintner.

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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.