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Bruisin' Ales

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

189 Ratings
Ratings: 189
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
[ Store ]

66 Broadway St
Ste 1
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-2916
United States
phone: (828) 252-8999

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Notes:
Bruisin' Ales now ships to all states as mentioned here:
 http://www.bruisin-ales.com/shipping.php 

Closed Monday
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

(Place added by: jatallah on 12-20-2006)
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Reviews by Cyberkedi:
Photo of Cyberkedi
5/5  rDev +8.9%

I visited this during a beer mini-tour of North Carolina. You walk in the place, and immediately you know that you are in a truly world-class beer store. There is ONLY beer, and only GOOD beer - nary a drop of industrial cat p***. It is rather small, but this lends a cozy, boutique atmosphere to it. Sure, it can get a bit tight when crowded, but the personnel are very helpful and latch on to you. They are friendly but not overly so, and the man who helped me was more than happy to steer me towards the best North Carolina beers. They have a ginormous selection of Belgians and a couple shelves dedicated entirely to local brews, nearly all of which I have not seen anywhere else.

One more item crossed off my beer bucket list!

Cyberkedi, Dec 28, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of GMan
4.5/5  rDev -2%

GMan, Friday at 04:27 PM
Photo of humuloner22
4/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

humuloner22, Sep 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

atrocity, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

petermethot, Aug 31, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -8.3%

Bradaplast, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

fastestmanalive, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Cozy place in downtown with a good selection and growler fills. It's a small place but well located.

brstls4drmrs, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Goatdavemac
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Super friendly staff. It has an impressive selection of locals and other beers from all over. The staff are extremely friendly, and ready to lend a helping hand. I could not be happier that this is my local beermonger.

Goatdavemac, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

kjkinsey, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

elkinbrown, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of tlema1
4.14/5  rDev -9.8%

I was pretty impressed...very nice selection of imports and local beers...nice vibe to the store, the guy working there was knowledgeable and helpful, I will definitely go back, there's even a nice little parking lot right next to it, which is nice to have downtown

tlema1, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Liverocks, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

memphischas, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Jason, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

rramsey, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

firstlighthiker, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

jak, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

Mantooth, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Nate_M, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of gatornation
4.32/5  rDev -5.9%

a smaller store with a great selection Brusin only sells beer, as you walk in on the wood floors you get a sense that this place sells what you are looking for if your in town and need some brew for your room this is the store to go to have great selection of local,regional and imported beer i like that you may break any sixer or 4pk to create your own sixer i ended up getting 2 6pks of various local brew like green man foot hills catawaba pisgah and some regional like ska sweetwater allagash store is a little hard to find but worth the effort

gatornation, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

woodchip, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of pathman
3.48/5  rDev -24.2%

I've been going to Bruisin' Ales a few times a year since they opened. For a while they were the biggest fish in town. The great selection of usually high quality beers was enough for me to overlook the short comings. A couple years ago a fearsome competitor opened up down the road and now Bruisin' Ales is playin' second fiddle. You'll pay a bit more at Bruisin' Ales. Fresh beers do come in and out of there, but the core inventory seems to sit there a while... I'm relatively OK with these things-- you just have to shop with a sharp eye. However, my interactions with the personnel, especially one of the owners, have been most disappointing. Perhaps I'm expecting too much... This should be the kind of place where the staff are open to talking beer. Actually, it IS the place to talk beer, IF you work there. If you're not an employee, you're just there to buy what they're sellin'. To be fair, most of the guys will put on a good show once they disengage from their "private" chatter. I've received nothing but thinly-veiled snobbery from the highest level of management though. Underestimating your customer is a mortal sin in the business world. Go here to find the few things you can't get elsewhere. Leave quickly and then go make some friends at the "other place" down the road.

pathman, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Funky-Brewster, Jun 08, 2014
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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.