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Reviews by commis:
4.4/5 rDev -4.8%
This is my most visited shop in Asheville. It's really more of a wine store but they have a good amount of beer as well. Especially recently, the two brothers that own the place seem to be getting more and more into beer.
The selection is not jaw dropping but they definitely cover enough bases to make it my regular store, and the quality of what they stock is always great. What they don't stock, they will always get for me if it's available to them, they even buy cases of stuff I ask for even when I only want a couple bottles. They are always on point when it comes to keeping their customers happy.
The store has 4 taps and about 8 seats at a nice little bar and Geoff and Charles will hang out and talk beer or wine with you. Next to the bar are a few nice tables and some big, comfy leather chairs so you can grab a pint and relax while you ponder what you might buy. The taps are usually a couple locals and something special. Right now they have Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter, Pisgah Pale and fresh SCULPIN,,,,This is the second keg of Sculpin they've had and this is a market where Sculpin really does not show up in much. The big ass friendly old dog that greets you and the fact that there is a sweet little lounge area in a great store earns the Vintner a 5 for atmosphere in a bottle shop.
Prices are on par with other stores in town except for Bruisin Ales which is very pricey. I buy kegs from these guys every few weeks and the prices are as good or better for barrels than Hops n Vines, which is also one of my go-to's.
Overall this is my favorite shop in town. Charles is working on building a beer engine that will be put to use at some point in the future and at that point I may never go anywhere else.
04-23-2011 14:54:21 | More by commis
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5/5 rDev +8.2%
Amazing selection of bottles and a great draught line up. Clean organized and stylish establishment. The staff is top tier, very friendly and extremely knowledgable. In all honesty one of, if not the best beer retailers I have been to. A must visit if you're in the asheville area even if you're just looking for a pint. Staff can also point you in the direction of any of the local breweries or beer bars so a great launching point for any beer-cation.
08-22-2014 17:17:35 | More by Fieldzy27
4.57/5 rDev -1.1%
Stopped in while visiting the Asheville region. Awesome place. The entire front end of the store is wine related (although there are a handful of beer displays mixed in here and there), but when you head to the back, you see the C-shaped bar, with about 20 or so beer taps available for samples, pints, and growler fills. Behind the backside of the bar seating are some tables with extremely comfortable seating for hanging out with friends. Surrounding the bar areas are walls of shelves with a huge, expansive selection of beer. I'd be willing to bet they have just about everything that distributes to Asheville available right here. The guy working was awesome. Very quick to offer samples, as well as information regarding events in the area, as well as events happening in the store itself. We happened to be there for a Beer Camp tap takeover, and a food truck pulled in the back parking lot to serve everyone there. Awesome place to go...I can't recommend it enough!
07-28-2014 02:14:06 | More by GarthDanielson
4.79/5 rDev +3.7%
I like Appalachian Vintner. It is my go to beer emporium in Asheville. The staff is well versed, and they know what they have and where to find it. Unique Atmosphere, seems like I'm in one of those boutique grocery stores rather than in a Beer/Wine store. Well done. Wish they had an even larger selection, but then again, not everyone distributes to North Carolina. Also, you can sample (by this I am meaning they have taps open, but you do have to pay) there as well. Easy to find, easy to park, and easy to take home and enjoy.
07-26-2014 15:34:44 | More by NCMonte
Appalachian Vintner in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.