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French Broad Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
French Broad Brewing Co.French Broad Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
88
very good

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 1,163
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

101-D Fairview Road
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803
United States
phone: (828) 277-0222

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(Place added by: aracauna)
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ZEB89, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Quafftastic, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jhansengranger, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

DrMindbender, Jul 17, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

I thought I was way too far from any good breweries in Asheville when I found that I was only 3/10 of a mile from this place on BA. Loved the atmosphere, picnic tables and friendly dogs. Had a pretzel while enjoying a 13 Rebels ESB and a Rye Hopper rye pale ale. I would def like to try a wee heavy Scotch ale, have to wait til next time. This is the perfect size brewery in my humble, meaningless opinion. It had a great down homey feel with folks stopping in after work for a brew. Both beers were delicious by the way.

Smeth, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Nate_M, Jul 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

juicebox, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

CLEGentleman21, Jun 18, 2014
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4.66/5  rDev +19.8%

Monday's are $2.50 pint days. Wednesday have $7 growler re-fills. Live music Thur, Fri, Sat. Open before many tasting rooms (1 PM), and were one of the first to open on Sunday.

Sunday special is a case of bombers for $39 (3.25/each)

Tourists, dogs, and kids welcome.

For the locals/regulars, we consider this our "Cheers", where everyone knows your name.

Miles_in_beer_city, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Scooter123, Jun 16, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%

I wanted a sixtel of their Kolsch and was visiting from Alabama. The Kolsch wasn't to be in kegs until 1PM on the day I was leaving which was too late. Wes came to my rescue by taking my keg and having it washed and filled with Kolsch at 10AM the day I was leaving. Great service and nice people!

meigs3, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ascags, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

johnyb, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

greencovesteve, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

kvnklingler, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ZirconTweezer, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

AngusOg, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

robebo44, Nov 24, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

ATMOSPHERE: the tasting room is inside the active brewery, smell of malt and hops and the aroma of the brewing process is evident, and for me that is just the best. very small seating area with concrete floors and a small stage for local musicians, people had there dogs there with them. It's a really chill place.
QUALITY: Great Beer. Good prices.
SERVICE: simple one person working the taps not much need for anyone else.
SELECTION: 4 or 5 when I was there, I think they normally have more, good variation of styles.
FOOD: I don't think they have food, who needs food?
VALUE: good prices for great beer will be back I wouldn't suggest it for large groups due to the small area and crowded feeling, get a growler before you leave.

Hallabrew

Hallabrew, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

nickfl, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kylehay2004, Oct 11, 2013
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3.77/5  rDev -3.1%

This was an interesting little stop on our self-made tour of Asheville. The place is so tiny you can barely call it a bar, but they use the space well, managing to squeeze in some tables, and even a small stage for bands, apparently. Brewing processes in full view.

For its size, they had a decent amount of beer available on tap, 7 selections of good variety. Nothing really blew me away, but everything was pretty solid, the barleywine and rye ale being my favorites of the bunch.

Service was fine, and the girl working the bar seemed knowledgeable about the brewery and the beer. No food. Cheap prices.

There's really nothing here you haven't had or seen before, but it's still a nice spot, and worth checking out if in the area.

Rifugium, Jun 20, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +6.4%

We stopped here one afternoon after going hiking on the way back to Asheville.

A - This is a working production brewery. The tasting room/bar is set at one end with a full view of the brewery. There is a small stage area and music on weekend evenings. Since we were there during the afternoon the people in the brewery were working so if you like that then that's a plus. It's in a small industrial area just south of downtown Asheville. Not the nicest or prettiest location but it is a working production brewery. There are a few picnic tables outside.

Q - We have had French Broad beers in other places so none were a surprise. Everything we tried was good and the unique thing at the time was the Zepptemberfest - which is their take on a fest beer. Nothing stunning, but everything is solid and well worth a taste.

S - Service was good. One bartender for the small crowd. People were coming and going buying growlers and bottles and everyone still had good service.

S - The selection is on par with most other breweries in the area. They had five on while we were there - IPA, ESB, Zepptemberfest (from bottles), Kolsch, and Porter.

F - I gave it an N/A because technically they don't have food. But, they did all of a sudden have fresh hot pretzels for sale - small for $2.50 and large for $5. We split a big one and it was good. Good mustard and a good snack.

Overall this place is worth a visit and we had a good time. But this is much less of a pub or place to hang out than other breweries in the area. It is a bigger production brewery and is more industrial in feel. But the beer is solid and it feels good to give our money directly to the people making it.

jfindley, Oct 04, 2012
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French Broad Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.