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Wicked Weed Brewing

Not Rated.
Wicked Weed BrewingWicked Weed Brewing
Based on:
194 Beers
8,732 Hads
Place Score: 100
Reviews: 89
Visits: 400
Avg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 10
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

91 Biltmore St
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3626
United States
phone: (828) 575-9599

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wickedweedbeer

Place added by: mcrowther on 12-30-2012

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Reviews: 89 | Visits: 400
Reviews by TheDeuce:
Photo of TheDeuce
4.08/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Wicked Weed is one impressive operation and probably the most interesting beer coming out of Asheville (or even all of NC) right now. Taking a cue from Dogfish Head and others they really swerve at times and create some unique brews that you won't get anywhere else in the area.

Large outdoor area leads into a long hallway, roughly twelve tabs at the expansive bar and lots of long Old-Europe style tables and booths line the front. Place was packed while I was there, there is an open kitchen in the back. Down the stairs is their private brew-house room that has even more unique beer and some pretzels. That's for the true die-hards as that's where the rare stuff is.

I had an IPA, a super light wheat and their Peach Ale. All very nice, the Peach in particular was suprisingly good, no food but it looked solid and Asheville has great food all around so I'm sure it stood up.

Service? The one drawback of this place, and other reviews have mentioned it, is that it's really the only beer place in Asheville where you will get some douche attitude from the staff. A fellow patron of mine was new to craft beer and had some basic questions and was treated with a roll of the eyes and some surliness from the otherwise nice bartender. Didn't really think that was called for.

Anyway, this place is well worth a stop, it gets crowded so come at off times. Probably the best beer in town. By the way, make sure to stop by and see a show at the Orange Peel next door, one of the best rock clubs in the country.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Barnesinsights
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of slander
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

In Asheville, looking to get our Weed on. It’s been some years since I’ve been through and it drinks exactly nothing like I remember, the beer scene here having mad exploded. Dropped off by a cabbie who claims to have many times before dropped off and picked up here, but never ventured inside himself. Not sure this man can be trusted...

Long wide used to be a gas station looking place. Up past the pen out front and in. Sizable straight wide ‘L’ shaped block wood topped bar, panel base, & foot bar; seating for nearly a dozen and a half on wood slat backed chairs. 2 stainless steel barbell towers of 12 each at different points on the bar with logo lettered wood barrel stave block W-I-C-K-E-D-W-E-E-D, a single letter on each block. Barback is a series of wood units shelving stacked pints, shortys, & stems, wine, liquor, & house bottles on center. Horizontal 4 x 8 board above the bar lists a baker’s dozen or so taps (now and coming Saturday), + Funkatorium bottles. Hershey kiss drop lamps above the bar, track spots on the barback and beer board (beer & ABV).

The walls of big brick with a ‘hops are a wicked & pernicious weed” King Henry VIII quote from (we’re going to party like it’s) 1519 on the wall, and a giant wall covering print of him (or Dom DeLuise, not sure) on the other end. Slat wood floorings and high rafter ceilings. Shirts & shwag in the corner near the single large flatscreen.

Long banquet table action off the bar seating 32 on seemingly stave stools, and 3 hightops forward them along the panel window wall. On the other side, 3 booths to the rear with kitchen views through glass, a dozen 2 seaters out across the floor for push together, a ½ dozen tables on the far wall, and a 9 seat bar counter below the front rollup garage door windows looking over the out front. A pen on one side there holding a few benches and stand around tables, and on the other side, a dozen 2 seat tables for push together somewhat umbrella’d, a long shared table, and 3 curved hightops wrapping around a fire pit.

The menu lists 12 on tap right now, started with a sampler of 6 IPAs (Freak of Nature Double IPA, 8.6%, dank, citrus; Pearfigt IPA, 6.3%, cardamom, no thank you; Baldwin St IPA, 6.1%, New Zealand hops, spicy; Sweet Talker Sessionable IPA, 3.8%, yeah, okay; PAPI.P.A., 7%, W. Coast IPA, Amarillo, and a fuck ton of papaya; Another IPA, 6.9, fruity, floral, nicely balanced). Freak of Nature Double IPA, Baldwin Street IPA, Another IPA were the best of the IPA’s.

And then a bunch more mix & match (Abbey Double, 6.4%, nicely done, not too sweet, but dry; Calimost Gose, 3.7%, I get the salt salt salt, but it seems to lack the tart; Medora Blackberry Raspberry Sour, 6.6%, excellent, it could be the SPH Black Raspberry Lambic; Serenity, 5.5%, hello Brett, wine barreled goodness!; Bretticent, 6.5%, all Brett and citrusy). Medora & Serenity rock. Guess what? Witzel now likes bourbon barrel everything, his gateway being the Black Angel Cherry Sour. He knows it’s true. I myself, do not love it.

Bar counter space along the stairwell; Hey, let’s go downstairs and see what’s what. Concrete floors & walls of stone. 6 hightops, picnics rolling out the raised garage doors, and brewery equipment to the rear, and a small corner copper topped riveted together bar with a wood stave base. 25 taps from 5 barrel ends on the barback, and the wall above all blackboarded up listing tap selections. Seems there are a few beers here different than up of stairs (Tabernacle Crush, 7.8%, Sauv Blanc, gin, & southern peaches, nice beer; Ruffian Imperial Black IPA, 9.8%, all licorice but somehow misses. The Tabernacle Crush is the jam; peach jam, that is).

Found the place where you buy bottles and did just that. If this is the main loc, then the Funkatorium must be madness.

...And the last hurrah Asheville two nights later having watched The Royal Tannenbaums through chapter 7 at some factory brewery on the right side of the tracks, and then rushed here to catch the bottle shop 6 minutes before they closed, as indeed I need 2 more of this and that.

Now seated for a late supper Saturday come 10pm. Started with a cup of the duck onion soup with croutons (yes!) and an iceberg wedge, pepper, bacon, & stupid smoked walnuts. Took the salad with ranch on the side and then totally ignored it because fuck ranch.

And beer (Napoleon Complex IPA, 4.5%, a solid session IPA, big and hop faced, dry hopped with Amarillo, Eldorado, Chinook, Columbus. And asked for a taster of 1 of the 4 pumpkin beers they put up today; Xibalba, 8.7%, pumpkin with cocoa nibs, ancho, serrano, & habanero chilis and fall spices. Good nib nose and a bit of the heat).

This place is absurd. There are currently 8 IPA’s on, just sayin’. 2 session, 2 DIPA, and 4 that range from West Coast to kiwi and otherwise. Fuckity. They've got their hop on nicely and the funk & sours are mad good. You should vacation here quarterly and bring me back bottles.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.64/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great place located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Has a large bar upstairs and dining room offering many of their currently available beers and a few options from the Funkatorium. The food is high quality and the menu is inventive. Not the typical boring pub fare that many brewpubs offer. Their is a large outdoor seating area that is dog friendly.
Downstairs is the tap room that also has a pretty sizeable outdoor area. A few additional beer options and a smaller food menu is offered in the tap room.
Off to the side of the main upstairs dining area is a bottle shop offering the current Wicked Weed and Funkatorium brews along with swag including t-shirts, glassware, hats, etc.

Overall a great place for beer and or food.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon - not crowded but still a great vibe. Re-purposed Gulf gas station with a lot of the original structure preserved. Food was well above average for a brewpub. Service was excellent. Register at the gift and bottle shop was run by the mother of the owners - nice touch. I'd definitely revisit if it wasn't such a long drive from PA.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Second time here for us. Soup of the day was cool, great tasting Porcini and herb but it should have been hot out of the kitchen. Burger was good, not great. Fries almost cold. Sent them back and they threw same fries into fryolater. Came back hot but greasy. I would like to have seen new fries and think that was they way to have gone with the fries. My wife had a very nice salad. Overall good but not great. The beers on the other hand were fun and well worth a long drive to try them.

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Photo of Bcraft11
4.95/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

For as busy as this place is I'm always blown away with how great the service is. Not only do they make great beer but they have a wonderful atmosphere and terrific service.

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Photo of vitamin_g
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of GregJ
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of bsuedekum
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It says something when the line to get in at the Noon opening started forming at 1125 on a Sunday morning. Funny story, one dude ahead of us was texting someone supposedly in church as they remarked the person wouldn't be out of church until 1230 (which makes one wonder where they really texting in church?)...then he remarks I'm at my church! But then, that's the kind of commit only a true hop-head can relate too. Back to the review, the vibe was awesome, the beer was awesome, the service awesome...I think you get the drift!

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Photo of jdcompton2
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very nice outside dinning/chill area. Fire pit included!

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Photo of leeth11
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of target88
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.95/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

packed waited a while to get in go early. good calamari, love the freak of nature and downstairs outside seating.

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Photo of IPeteA91
3.44/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of jcb1130
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of PEDXING
4.55/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of missesmayi
3.84/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Good but busy and commercialized, their beers are always great but I wouldn't be able to hang out here all day. Go to the funkatorium instead of their main brewery

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Photo of mattsmith413
4.79/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of charlieparnell
4.64/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.55/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rw1992
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.