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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 mrw1zard:
Photo of mrw1zard
4.91/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped in while in Asheville to pick up some things I can't get at home. I actually emailed them in advance to make sure some of what I wanted would be in stock. A quick reply later and I was all set. Ending up going twice while in town to grab some more for home. Great service all the way around. Definitely will be back!

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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.