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100
world-class

209 Ratings
Ratings: 209
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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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 by kkipple:
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4.65/5  rDev +2.2%

EDIT: After logging probably ten trips to this joint, I feel justified bumping the service up to a 5. Jason and Julie are excellent folks and just plain fun.

I've been to Brusin' Ales twice now, and both times have come away quite pleased, if a bit hurting in my back pocket. (Not like that you pervs; I'm talking 'bout my wallet.)

The shop is clean, small and well lit, and has an attractive selection of 750s and larger bottles filling an entire wall. Two others are taken up with singles and sixers, and then there's a small cooler with singles and growlers from local micros (Pisgah and French Broad so far.) Also of interest is the wide selection of glasses and books, along with a few T shirts - I picked up a rockin' Gulden Draak shirt and wear it proudly!

So, the selection! You'll see beers from Allagash, Rogue, Bells, Rochefort, St. Bernardus, Avery, Weyerbacher, Left Hand, North Coast, Urthel, Flying Dog, Anderson Valley among others. More than a few hard to find Belgians, De Dolle and Van Steenberge featured nicely. The beers are perhaps a tad more expensive than they could be, but Asheville storefront rent ain't cheap, either.

Their website is serviceable, and is kept up to date -- check it for the latest arrivals. And, like everyone else has mentioned, Julie and Jason are Good People and very courteous and helpful. You can tell they're really passionate about beer.

Brusin' Ales is another shining star in Asheville's considerable, and growing, beer scene. Do yourself a favor and stop in!

EDIT: Raising the score on this one. It just keeps getting better and better, and I have spent probably a thousand bucks here so yes, I love it.

More User Reviews:
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

Photo of DrMindbender
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jshusc
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.

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of andyctree
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%

Photo of jaswilson2
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of GMan
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.

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.