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Bruisin' Ales

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

151 Reviews
Reviews: 151
Visits: 241
Avg: 4.54
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

66 Broadway St
Ste 1
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-2916
United States
phone: (828) 252-8999 | map
www.bruisin-ales.com

Notes:
Place added by: jatallah on 12-20-2006

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
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Reviews: 151 | Visits: 241
Reviews by DCon:
Photo of DCon
4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Coming to a red-bricked building, you see red boxing gloves and then Bruisin' Ales has its logo above. I walked in to be helped immediately! Mike was the manager who helped me twice (coming back here a second time because of such a great experience). It was an easy going place, tons of cider upon walking in by the check out desk and then 3 stools next to a bar to do some sampling. Everything VERY organized and well lit.

Quality was fantastic! Everything had good dates, extremely organized by brewery, and also clean.

Mike not only helped me picking out many beers that I was looking for but did a trade with what I brought into the store from Missouri. We also had a tasting of a Duck Rabbit Porter (on him) and this was extremely nice. Will be keeping in touch to do more trades! Thats customer service.

The selection was UNREAL! Over a hundred beers were represented and if there wasn't something you were looking for, they could order it for you. Everything was priced just fine and what I was expecting.

I recommend you coming here because of both their selection and extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff. Can't pass over this if in Asheville!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PEDXING
2.94/5  rDev -35.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Experience here totally depends on who's working--about half their staff is enthusiastic and super helpful, but then there's a couple who are the stereotypical record-store guy, total dbags, pretentious, with not nearly enough time to waste imparting their wisdom on you.

It's a nice enough shop, with a great selection of imported beers, but if there's more than 2-3 customers at a time it's crowded, and parking is always a hassle. I decided that those factors, combined with the employees, are enough that I just don't shop here any more. 5 years ago it probably was one of the top beer stores in the country; now I'd rather spend my money at Tasty, Appalachian Vintner, or even Whole Foods, all of which have similar selection, are easier to get to, and have better customer service.

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Photo of House1680
1.6/5  rDev -64.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Tried to have two limited release beers shipped to me. The release dates were two weeks apart. Talked to them on the day of the first release, they told me it wouldn't be a problem to hold a six pack until the second beer was released. They promised to call me the day the 2nd beer was in stock. Not only did they not call me, they also sold the 6-pack of the 1st beer they were holding. All I got from the is laughed at on the phone for trying to buy the 2nd release beer after it sold out and a weak promise that more of the 1st release beer would show up even though it was also sold out.

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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.45/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TNeedles
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GregJ
4.67/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Excellent service and very knowledgable staff

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Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

small store near downtown with boxing gloves on the sign. Parking in the area was a problem. Once i found a spot the store had a good selection. Service was average. Plus you can order from them online and have it shipped to you if you want it that bad.(freak of Nature). Great store.

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Photo of charlieparnell
4.76/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of jloomis
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of mlockman
3.21/5  rDev -29.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Not as large a selection as Tasty Beverage Co., but a large selection in its own right with lots of imported and local brews, both six-packs and individuals, as well as bombers and an extensive glassware selection. Also, the cutest little dog roams the shop seeking attention.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of khargro2
4.15/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

The first place that I went in Asheville was Bruisin' Ales, and I was not disappointed. A relatively small shop on the main strip of Asheville and not far from the highway. It cost me $1.00 to park.

It is easy to find the local beers of NC and everything was well organized. Wicked Weed, Fullsteam, Burial, even several breweries from NC that I had never heard of. There was only one person working and they were very knowledgeable and helpful when asked upon, but otherwise let me go about my business. Great selection! I was able to get a good mix of what I was looking for without knocking out my budget.

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Photo of KingEdward
4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.07/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.9/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of italianstallion
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.07/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jfstilling
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Johntomk
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of greencovesteve
4.36/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of emeyer
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Keelin
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of HookemHoos
4.03/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.