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Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.

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Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
88
very good

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 231
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

675 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804
United States
phone: (828) 254-1281

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ashevillebrewin

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Reviews by slander:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

I didn’t overdo it and I hydrated, kind of, somewhat, apparently not enough, dammit, and I’ve got some bad noise in my head. There’s somewhere I’ve got to start getting going to but first things first; “Cruel sunlight, I’m breaking up with you”, and now I must fix the head. Something greasy and McNasty, check, good friend Coca-Caffeine, check, a handful of check, still nothing doin’ but the loud rattle of the pain stick. “Here, you take a turn at the wheel”, I say aloud to no one knowing, and now as the road changes from highway straight off long to winding, hugging the mountain, taunting stalking river below to my right, up and around and up it seems, I know I am I think I might be nodding off, did I close my eyes for a 1/6 of a second or 6 seconds just then? And on the down from the mountain, a rest area just a few miles into North Carolina, I blinked or winked 40 minutes. The loud music has thankfully stopped but I’m grrrroggy, though not too much that I can’t navigate a slow descent into Asheville…
I’m in the parking lot second guessing coming here. I think this place is too “busy” for me. The exterior area to the left side of the door is a mural of UFO’s bombing a city below, to the right, monsters battling robots, and above the door, a flying saucer impaled into the building (not painted, but actual as if it had crashed into the building). It’s too much just now. I wander in, or maybe I wonder in, don’t know, bar’s to the right and I tell her, “I’m going to need some food”. She explains that I can order off the menu or I can eat off the lunch buffet. I opt for the lunch buffet because it’s right now and right there. Salad, pastas, an array of excellent pizzas, pizzas, pizzas, but it was the chicken dumpling soup that fixed me right up. Chicken dumpling soup, you saved my life, I will never forget what you did for me today. Plopped down at the end of the bar, angled, seats 9, there’s much to see here. There’s a half wall right out front when you enter decorated with picture tiles of staff, patrons, regulars & friends, and 3 tables on the other side of it below a large painted sci fi mural (very Redbones) and a wall of collage, photos and pics (There’s a picture of the place when it used to be the town movie theater long ago, and then when it became “Two Moons Brew & View”, a movie theater/brewpub combo, before changing hands again to what it is now, but I’ll get to that), and another half wall covered with TV remotes. There’s a rounded nook in each of the front corners, like chess piece rooks. One is painted in a castle wall motif, the other like a library, each hold 3 tables in them. The bar runs along the wall to the right with a brew room behind glass down on the end. Past that to the rear are another 3 booths below the Star Wars alien bar mural (Yes, Greedo; I was just coming to see your boss. Tell Jabba I have his money, at last) and the buffet area off that painted blue with a mosaic pattern of tiles & mirror shards (very cool). The wall behind the bar is painted green, with bottles, wines & growlers shelved here, plus brewery hats, shirts, mugs, etc. Pewter mug club mug horns line the wall above, and 3 TV’s stacked in the corner. Tap selections shown on a board over the rear area entrance and a display of some 3 dozen bobble heads lining the area above. Drop lamps and exposed duct work painted a spotty blue-green covered with children’s stickers and those colored plastic alphabet & number fridge magnets you had when you were a kid.
16 taps on a 2 row box on the back bar, 8 of which are house taps. I asked if they did a sampler and she said “No, but I’ll let you sample whatever you want”. The Shiva IPA had a nice crisp hoppiness; The Red Light Pale Ale started sweet and finished hoppy; the Rook Porter, full bodied, chocolatey; the Scout Stout, oaty, full bodied, smooth & creamy; the Roland’s ESB, malty, rich & deep, very nice; the Scottish Ale was lightly sweet. The Porter, Stout & ESB were all very good, and the IPA & Pale Ale was no slouches either. The other 8 taps are a mix of imports (Guinness, Newcastle, Lindemans Framboise) and at least 4 beers from other local/regional breweries. Also a dozen + bottles (Duvel, Chimay Blue, SS Oatmeal, Holy Grail, Rogue Mocha, SNPA, Abita Purple Haze, Fraziskaner Hefe, 3 from Unibroue).
After the samples, I pinted a Stout and went esplorin’. One of the theaters in the back is still in tact and then some. They do $2 movies here, 3 times daily, 4 times on the weekends. They tore out every other row of seats and replaced them with counter tables. You order your food at the back bar and they call out your name when it’s ready. Seating for 135, large framed prints of movie stills and staff pics on the walls, totally bad ass. What was the other theater is now a large gameroom, with a giant projection screen, pinball, video games, and a dozen booths & tables.
A homey, comfortable place, really nice, enthusiastic folks, food for the cure, and some great beers.

slander, Jan 23, 2007
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The last stop of the night brought us to Asheville Pizza and Brewing. As a matter of fact it was a happy accident finding this place. We were about to call it quit's and walking back to find a cab stumbled across a huge beer garden with a giant projection screen playing a rerun of that days Tour de France stage. We were drawn in as if by a tractor beam, not even sure what the place was at first.

Sitting outdoors we were immediately waited on by a friendly waitress that was quick to offer advice on both food and beer. Grabbed a pizza that was good drunk food if nothing exceptional and a pitcher of porter. The porter was enjoyable. It was a great night outside and being able to watch the Tour while eating pizza and drinking beer outdoors topped it off nicely. I'd recommend this place. It's a good time and good atmosphere.

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What can I say about this place. Every time I come into town this is the place I always end up at least once. I love their beer, I have tried a number of them and have suffered the consequences, but you know it was worth it. They has such great beers from the Shiva to the Ninja and I have tried a few others in between. They also have a great selection of the harder stuff if you are so inclined and the pizza is some of the best around. They also have a t.vs everywhere a great milieu in general. I love the poppers too! I could rave on about this place for days but I will end here. Any one who hasn't been, go! They have some of the best in house brews in a town known for great beer!

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Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.