Wicked Weed Brewing
Active Beers: 102
Beer Ratings: 1,106
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 24 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
4.65/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
It's not the usual bar food served at Wicked Weed. The selection of food is not very large, but the reason you are there is not for the food. It is a great bonus.
If you like sour beers, this is the place for you. They have plenty. The "Funkatorium" is amazing. Production of open fermentation beers is something to be tasted.
I want to go back!
03-11-2014 00:31:38 | More by RavenForBeer
4.35/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Really, there is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. This place deserves its 100 world-class status. Truly awesome beers and the downstairs taproom is beyond cool. I recommend pretty much anything listed in "Funkatorium", as well as any IPA they offer.
02-17-2014 17:55:11 | More by jonblake
4.39/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited twice: once on a Thursday late night, the other early in the day on Saturday.
The friendly service was outstanding on both occasions. Beer flights available, except the bust evening hours on weekends. A very wide range of beers styles.
A very nice facility with an airy upper level area, a lower pub style area (open to part of the brewery, and lower patio and a large outside area on the upper level. A total of 27 beers available, soon to go to 28. All on tap downstairs with most beers available upstairs as well.
Growlers to go.
02-09-2014 02:22:57 | More by chinchill
4.91/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
I really enjoyed my trip to Wicked Weed. The food was good and the atmosphere was awesome. Their beer selection was also very nice as they had a wide range of styles available as well as some nice Barrel Aged beers. They only serve their beer wich I enjoyed . One of the cool parts about this brewery is the lower level where the brewery is located and they have a nice selection of sours down there as well. I would highly recommend this place but get there early especially on the weekend because this place can get crowded and fast.
01-21-2014 21:48:34 | More by solo103
4.33/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | $$
A score of 100? Let's settle down now, BA folks, it's not THAT good. But it's up there.
Our second day in Asheville – after some excellent cuisine from Seven Sows – ended at Wicked Weed. And my friends, finally a brewery fully redeemed the city’s reputation for brewpubs.
I loved this place. There are a ton of beers on tap, which for someone who enjoys trying this is a must for any great experience to be had. Apparently the brothers who brew couldn’t decided between traditional American ales and a Belgian barrel system, so they went with both. An equal number of Belgians and American ales grace the chalkboard for your enjoyment.
Drinkers beware – only a handful of their brews are served in the full-service restaurant portion upstairs (the first floor). For the true beer experience, one must venture downstairs.
The first floor has a lot of tables, a really long bar, a ton of great wood work, and is pretty much always extremely busy. It reminds me of what a German beer hall would be like if they had been invented in modern times. Downstairs is a different story. Stone walls, brewing production equipment, a barrel room, and a beer garden produce a completely different atmosphere. And the lack of servers ensures you have to walk up to the bar to get your own drink, which I’m fine with.
Speaking of the beers, they’re pretty good. Throughout our time there (we came back the next night as well) we tried a lot of different varieties by ordering smaller, 10-ounce glasses – a convenient trade-off for not doing flights on the weekends. The American ales are above average, with a double IPA leading the pack. The Belgian varieties are interesting and fun to try, including the sours, which you don’t typically come across in-house.
I greatly applaud the effort. However, I never had that one beer that just blew me away. All of the saisons are nice, but nothing approached the real thing, or heavy hitters like Ommegang. Of the American ales, anything that was above 7% was too aggressive. The double IPA was overhopped/unbalanced and the bourbon aged ales had too much bourbon in them. When I drink these types of beers, I look for the wood and spirit flavors to add to the flavor profile, not dominate them.
On a final note, I loved the bar staff downstairs. When asked if they take American Express, I was told they’ll swipe anything with a magnetic strip and see if it works. Later on, when being indecisive about ordering after having gotten his attention, he just moved on and walked away. Some might find it rude, but they were super busy and I was being slow.
01-19-2014 21:04:28 | More by bigkingken
4.89/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
My wife and I stopped over our vacation and had a great experience. It was crowded on Friday night, but it was worth staying and having a few beers at the bar. If you like sours and special beers, then you must go to the downstairs bar. That night we tried a few beers and we where blown away. We liked it so much that we returned the next day and we were even more impressed by the quality of their food. If you go to Asheville this is the place you must try. I'm already looking forward to the next time we get to go to visit Wicked Weed!
Atmosphere during the weekdays is excellent for families, the weekends at night it becomes more for the younger crowd. So this place is for everyone at the right time. TRY IT!!!!
01-05-2014 20:08:21 | More by Beertroop
4.41/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by for the first time mid-afternoon on a Friday on a road trip headed back to GA. I had heard a lot of good things about this brewery and finally got a chance to check it out. Being on vacation, I had my whole family with me and was happy to see this was a kid-friendly spot. They had plenty of open tables and we were seated right away.
After checking the "chalkboard" on their website on the ride in, I was really looking forward to trying five different sours from the Funkatorium. Unfortunately, they only had two on tap and one of them kicked just before we walked in, so I only got to try one. The website must not be updated all that often, or maybe they don't offer the full selection in the upstairs restaurant area. The one I did try (Oblivion) was very good. I wanted to take a growler home, but they don't offer growlers of any Funkatorium beers or any beer over 8.5% ABV.
The other beers I tried were very good. It's hard to believe a brewery that has only been open for a year has put out so many good beers. As others have mentioned, this brewery must have started out with a whole lot more financial backing that a lot of other upstarts. The server told us a new beer is brewed every Friday and they have produced over 100 different beers in a year. I would have tried more beers, but they don't offer taster/sample paddles on the weekends and apparently 4pm on a Friday had already started the weekend there. They do offer 10 oz. small pours to allow for a little more sampling.
The food was just as good as the beers and the service was top notch. This will be a must-stop for my next trip to Asheville!
01-04-2014 04:03:33 | More by GABrew
4.9/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Visit on a busy Friday night in November 2013. We were quoted a wait time of 30 minutes and I turned away, only to be convinced that we should just wait it out. Boy am I glad we did..
The first impression is that the place is popular. Very popular - I can't think of another beer bar I've been to with a guy counting people as they come in, and eventually closing the door. We grabbed a beer and waited out by the fire on the cool autumn evening. The outdoor space seemed like it was heavily utilized in the warmer months. The vibe inside was fantastic - very clean, lots of brick and stone, and the centerpiece of the bar was a long godfather-style table.
Beers were impressive and eclectic in style. We had 4 beers between us, all different styles and all solid interpretations. I have a soft spot for a brewpub that can pull off a great IPA and a great sour. Everything was fresh - I suspect they can barely brew the stuff fast enough.
Food came next and I was very impressed. The special of the night was a rack of lamb, and it was delicious. Our server was awesome - I wish I could remember his name. We never had empty glasses or were left hanging, even on an insanely busy night, and he was very knowledgable and helpful when ordering. Well done, among the best service I ever had
Waiting 30 minutes now was a no-brainier. I'd wait an hour if I have to next time, and I hate queuing. I can't honestly think of a better brewpub of those that I've visited... Cheers to wicked weed!
12-12-2013 00:58:06 | More by jophish17
5/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Overall the most impressive new brewery to the Asheville community by a long shot. Upon entering the building it becomes evident that this brewery had a bit more money than others to back it up, but everything has a been done flawlessly. The top floor can seem a madhouse on busy nights, but it is nothing short of a spectacle to see the servers dance through wandering customers like the entire night has been choreographed.
The downstairs taproom in itself is a spectacle evoking the atmosphere of a castle dining hall with the impossibly small brewhouse off to the left. There is plenty of room for families and Orange Peel stragglers alike.
On to the most important part... The beer is singlehandedly the most impressive part of this budding brewery. Having visited many times in the past year, I have discovered that the brewmasters have no fear in their small batches. From the Freak DIPA (Recently renamed the Freak of Nature?) to the endless variety of saisons, this brewery has everything a beer lover could possibly ask for. On top of this, they have a separate building dubbed the 'Funkatorium' designated for their sour beers (How many people in the area have been brave enough to fully embrace Brett?).
Beers to look out for include the Freak of Nature DIPA, Lupulin IPA and the GABF medal winning sour Serenity.
12-09-2013 00:24:18 | More by btbryanam
4.78/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I wish Wicked Weed was in my neighborhood. I would go there every day. I loved every beer I tried there, and was only disappointed that I couldn't try more. Note that they don't offer beer flights on Fridays or Saturdays, since it's too busy. (And I visited on a Friday, so I had to order full servings or try tiny samples.) Food was very nice, and servers were friendly and helpful. They all knew their beer selection well, which was refreshing. Dining area upstairs is nice for casual visitors, and the basement area is great for the beer snobs like me. Highly recommended.
11-29-2013 20:20:31 | More by Pencible
Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, NC
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