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Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Brewing CompanyWedge Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
29 Beers
505 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

125B Roberts Street
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
United States
phone: (828) 505-2792

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
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(Place added by: blackie on 06-28-2008)
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Reviews by slowbie:
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4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Two things I want to make clear for anyone who is just skimming reviews: 1) This place is hard to find if you don't know where it is. 2) It's worth it.

Spending a couple days in Asheville, this was one of my top 3 choices to stop at coming into it, and I wasn't disappointed. We drove up and could not find any 125 address, but fortunately as I drove past my wife noticed a faded handwritten sign that said Wedge Brewing with an arrow and the words "Past the fence and down the steps". If you drive down the road between the RR tracks and Roberts (it doesn't even show up on Google maps so I don't know if it has a name) it will be easy to find. (The picture on here is taken from that road).

Anyways, once we got there, there was a lot of cool sculpture art outside and some more art inside. We went at 5 pm on a Thursday so there was a decent after work crowd hanging out, but we didn't need to wait in line. We got a sampler of all their beers (8 total) for $5. The pours were small for the sampler, but the pints were only $3.50, and I wish I could've stayed for more. The guy at the bar was really nice and friendly and quick with our beers. No table service or food, but it's pretty clearly identified on their website as a taproom and not a brewpub.

Of the 8 beers on tap, 1 was in a style I'm not a huge fan of, 2 were okay, and the other 5 were great beers. The Community Porter was my favorite of the bunch. Overall it was just high quality beer though.

It was still a bit cold which was a bummer, but I look forward to going back in the summer or early fall to sit outside and drink because it looked like a great place to hang out. Overall a great place to drink great beer if you can find it.

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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

A short ride on the W1 (or W2) bus from downtown drops you off in the River Arts District, an evolving neighborhood where old warehouses have been converted into galleries, restaurants, cafes and one excellent 1300 barrel brewpub called Wedge Brewing Company.

Wedge Brewing can be found in the lower section of Wedge Studio, itself located in a building that once housed livestock in the 19th Century. Literally situated adjacent to railroad tracks, Wedge can be reached via Lyman Avenue, or down a staircase hidden behind several exhibits of iron sculpture.

It is as quaint a place as anyone can relax and enjoy some quality craft beer. Enter the taproom, which takes up a small corner of the brewery; check the chalkboard for whatever beer is available (about 8 drafts), order a pint or a sampler and then head outside and grab a seat at one of the communal tables. Note: there is neither table service nor is there any inside service. Another Note: Wedge offers an express IPA window for their delightful Third Rail. Also on tap is a complex Abbey style, a hoppier West Coast IPA and a hearty porter. Should you desire something to eat, there is a food truck parked next to the entrance. The patio is a lively place with locals, tourists, kids and dogs.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Hard to find, but plenty of parking if you park by the train tracks. This area is very trendy/hipster, which is not really my thing. My rating is skewed given that I don't fit in with that scene. The decor of the building is cool and very interesting. Long lines to get beer as the bar was not laid out well. Long lines for bathrooms as well. The beer was OK, nothing really amazing. Prices were very cheap with $6 flights of 4. Most of the seating I saw was outside, not even sure if inside seating is an option as I only went to the Bar and IPA window.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Thought all the steel artwork around this place was incredible. Great atmosphere, friendly people, and above all, tasty brews! I don't think I had one that I didn't like, but their Biere De Garde stood out over them all. Also love the fact that this place is located below a bunch of art galleries that are open to the general public, so got to see some great art as well. Would definitely go back if I'm ever in Asheville again, and highly recommend it.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

It's a very cool space in a very cool area of town, and I can see why there is such a draw for this place. We were there just after it opened on a Weds afternoon, and even then it got crowded quickly. The beers on the other hand knocked the score down for me a bit. I had the ipa and the double ipa, and neither of them agreed well with my palette. Besides the flavors not being great, they both seemed under carbonated to me. I did try my wife's beer (she had the Czech pilsner ), and I thought her beer was significantly better than the two I had. With so many choices of cool places to go for a beer here in the Asheville area, I could possibly see coming back here only once in a while, and if I do, it will definitely be for the atmosphere rather than the beer. Also, it isn't very kid friendly, which is fine for the kind of crowd they seem to cater to, but does limit my chances for getting there more often, and might matter to some people researching this place.

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Wedge Brewing Company in Asheville, NC
92 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.