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Bruisin' Ales

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100
world-class

190 Ratings
Ratings: 190
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 MarcatGSB:
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4.14/5  rDev -9.8%

Lots of buzz about this place. I've read all the reviews, but I wanted to check it out for myself.
As mentioned in previous reviews, it's small, but I would not say its "cramped". I felt like I had plenty of room to stand back and take in their well stocked shelves.
Their selection covers just about everything under the sun, with a good representation of South Atlantic goodies, and most all NC brews you can get.
They have a little tap station that sells a couple beers at a time, and the prices for sample size glasses were very affordable.
Staff was very friendly (not the owner), initiated conversation with us, asked if we needed help, and didn't bother us too much. He was very energetic, a bit in your face.
They were my final bottle stop in Asheville, and I did notice that the prices were a dollar or two higher than the other places I had visited. Prices are prices, it's not easy to stock a store like they have.
Definitely a very solid bottle shop. Nothing mind blowing. I'd stop again if every in town.

MarcatGSB, Dec 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

aleckpa, Today at 09:28 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

jaswilson2, Sunday at 09:52 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

GMan, Sep 12, 2014
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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
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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.