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Bruisin' Ales

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world-class

197 Ratings
Ratings: 197
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.73%
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

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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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.51/5  rDev -1.5%

It's not a large shop and it's pretty rustic, but the selection is great. There were 4 guys working when I stopped in and I literally got offered help from every one of them at some point. The prices are fair and just a touch higher than Appalachian Vintner, but not bank breaking. They have a few coolers with cold beer available and a couple local growlers as well.

They have quite a few gift boxes on top of their shelves which was a great surprise, and I don't think a lot of people know about them because they were pretty dusty; I suppose the eye doesn't gravitate towards that part of the shelf. I got a Duchesse De Bourgogne box for $30 that had two 750's and a really nice stem glass, and also a Boulevard Smokestack box that had four 12 oz bottles from their Smokestack series and a stem included, also. They have some other nice glassware for sale, too. '

Bruisin' Ales is a must stop bottle shop for Asheville, but I'd recommend checking it out after a stop in Appalachian Vintner who has a slightly larger selection and slightly cheaper prices.

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

andyctree, Yesterday at 12:26 AM
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

kjc111, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

AlexFields, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

fehrminator, Oct 07, 2014
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Sunstealer, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

thatoneguymike, Sep 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

crazyninjamaster, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

aleckpa, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jaswilson2, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

GMan, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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 +3.7%

atrocity, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

petermethot, Aug 31, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev -8.1%

Bradaplast, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

fastestmanalive, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Cozy place in downtown with a good selection and growler fills. It's a small place but well located.

brstls4drmrs, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Goatdavemac
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Super friendly staff. It has an impressive selection of locals and other beers from all over. The staff are extremely friendly, and ready to lend a helping hand. I could not be happier that this is my local beermonger.

Goatdavemac, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

kjkinsey, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

elkinbrown, Aug 14, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -9.6%

I was pretty impressed...very nice selection of imports and local beers...nice vibe to the store, the guy working there was knowledgeable and helpful, I will definitely go back, there's even a nice little parking lot right next to it, which is nice to have downtown

tlema1, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Liverocks, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

memphischas, Aug 08, 2014
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Jason, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

rramsey, Aug 03, 2014
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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
99 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.