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217 Ratings
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 4.54
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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Ratings: 217 | Reviews: 147 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wcudwight:
Photo of wcudwight
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Wow what a beer store. They have more quality and selection packed in their little store than most with 10X the square footage. Great emphasis on local beer. Plenty of local growlers for sale. I live less than 10 miles from Catawba Valley brewery but I can only get growlers there on Friday evenings. Yet at Bruisin Ales you can get them any day of the week. Also they are the *only* bottle shop to carry several local seasonals and one-offs. The owners are super nice and took the time to show me around and talk beer on a very busy Friday night. They are a million reasons to go to Asheville. There are hundreds that are just beer related. Bruisin Ales is worth an Asheville trip by itself. Best beer store I've been in to date.
I rated the value at a bit pricey because it's a little more than my local shop. But when you consider the selection and rarity of some of there beers it's well worth it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of wapcap
4.36/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of WckdVbz
3.65/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.07/5  rDev -10.4%
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 +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of Ieatplates
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of bcp5296d
4.08/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Harvest06
4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of jpskydawg
2.76/5  rDev -39.2%
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 -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of jshusc
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
2/5  rDev -55.9%

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 +10.1%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -11.9%

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 -0.9%

Photo of andyctree
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of kjc111
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of AlexFields
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev -11.9%

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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.