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Bruisin' Ales

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148 Reviews
Reviews: 148
Visits: 233
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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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: 148 | Visits: 233
Reviews by ckeegan04:
Photo of ckeegan04
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Nice store right on the edge of the very cool downtown Asheville area. Not the biggest place, but very clean and organized with a very large selection of beers. I'd say the best part was their Belgian selection. Huge wall full of imports, primarily Belgians. So many that I couldnt make up my mind what to grab. Also a good selection of the local NC beers and various other American micros. Very nice selection of glassware up front, both local stuff and your bigger name galsses like Orval goblets and Duvel tulips. Very friendly and helpful employees. Overall a great place. Definitely a good place to go if you are ever in western NC.

Edit: Upped the quality to a five. Jason and Julie took the time to read my review and send me a beermail about the DR Wee-Heavy. My bottle just had an errant punch on the date and is actually only a month or two old. Great service and follow-up. Always nice when owners take the time to read customers thoughts. (951 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jloomis
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of mlockman
3.21/5  rDev -30.2%
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. (276 characters)

Photo of PassMeAZima
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of khargro2
4.15/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (616 characters)

Photo of KingEdward
4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.07/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of italianstallion
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.07/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jfstilling
4.47/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Johntomk
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of greencovesteve
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of emeyer
4.35/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Keelin
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of HookemHoos
4.03/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.6/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of wapcap
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A pretty good beer store in the downtown Asheville area. I had a work meeting near this place, and so it was a good chance to checkout craft beer selections from across the region. Prices seemed fair for the area. Plenty of local selections, but also some of the bigger ones like Dogfish Head among others. They had an interesting selection of belgian brews, and craft imports, but I did not look at those. They also had a good selection of ciders and meads.
They also fortunately ship, which was cheaper and safer than checking a bag. Don't be afraid of this option. It was fairly straight forward.

I would highly recommend if you are in the area, if for nothing else to check out the local options. (705 characters)

Photo of WckdVbz
3.65/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.07/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Macsimus
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.7/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gerasimos
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.