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Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wicked Weed BrewingWicked Weed Brewing

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

91 Biltmore St
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3626
United States

(828) 575-9599 | map

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Reviews by mccallisters_dali:
Photo of mccallisters_dali
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Working at a craft beer store in Western North Carolina, I have been hearing non-stop about this Wicked Weed Brewery down in Asheville... and there is a good reason why, their beer was amazing. Now if only we can get their beer where I live because I believe that out of all the breweries I have been to in North Carolina so far, this one is the best. I was there on a Friday so I felt is necessary to begin with a beer they pour only on Friday's, the Black Angel Cherry Sour while I am no expert in sours, yet, I liked it better than the few I have tried from various breweries across the country. The bourbon barrel aged Hey Porter and wine barrel aged Oppressor Port Barrel Red Ale were both solid as well.

I thoroughly enjoyed my food, a Bison Burger with Blue Cheese cole slaw. The service was a little lack luster but I believe we got there during a shift change although the waitstaff did seem a little unorganized. The tasting room downstairs is a cool set up and while the barreled beer and sours are only poured downstairs they were more than cool with us going downstairs while we were eating to get the tasting room only beer.

I enjoyed the beer at this brewery so much that it will be hard for me to go to any other brewery from now on when I visit Asheville. If you are in Asheville, I highly recommend bypassing the bigger breweries and going straight for this one.

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Photo of NooseJustice
4/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Spent our lunch time today on a lovely low 70s Monday.

Vibe was good. It was fairly crowded but it was a relaxed crowd. Funky hip elevator like music in the background, millennial, boomers, dogs and families relaxing on the patio.

Quality and selection of the beer was very good. Awesome IPAs, sours, Belgians, lagers were on the menu today.

Service was friendly but slow.

Food menu was limited but tasty. The Wicked burger was a great pairing with Pernicious with the pineapple play from the burger meshing nicely with the tropical hops.

Overall I am happy to have had the opportunity to try this place!

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of DavidHume
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of PerfecTool
3.99/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This is a cool place that's always packed. The founders knew what they were doing when they set it up. They've added a gift shop with some cool glasses and beers. The tasting room downstairs is cool as well. If you're in Asheville definitely go for dinner.

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Photo of Alphamale7
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of DLS168
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of georgeaaron
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BeerDaveGA
4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great place - love that this was built in a vintage garage. Excellent beers, decent menu. Go downstairs and sit outside on the patio if the weather is decent. Be sure to ask for their 'triple double' if they have it on tap!

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Photo of eifster82
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Vibe - very active. Large number of people present when I went, which was on a Wednesday around 6P.M. Friendly ambience. Only negative, or positive depending on how you want to look at it, is there were more kids than I expected to see. But the place looked great. Decor, tables, artwork. Very nice.

Quality - Tasted 3 separate beers while there: a DIPA, IPA and a Bourbon BA imperial stout. All delivered. I wanted to try more because the offerings were plentiful, but with the time constraint and limited amount of beers I could try, all 3 delivered.

Service - We had a nice server who was quite responsive and quick to deliver both food and drinks. The waiters and waitresses seemed to work as a team so when our waiter wasn't bringing us something, another individual of the staff was.

Selection - beer selection was plentiful. A lot of variety with many pale ales, IPAs and DIPAs on the menu, along with saisons, sours and stouts. A few BA offerings were available as well and some selection of bottles that they keep. Food menu selection was also nice. Burgers and more modern type of dishes were available.

Food - very tasty. Menu will have plenty of options if you don't like burgers but my friend and I each got a different burger (I took the standard while he went for the bison). A good burger is my standard order when I go to a new brewpub. If that fails, that's big negative on the place. This did not fail. Burgers were big, well prepared. Their homemade chips were also quite tasty as an appetizer.

Overall, I was very impressed with this place all around and I could see it being an even better place to hang out when the weather is nice because of all the outdoor seating that they have available. I would recommend this place to anyone, and I will definitely come back to Wicked Weed if I'm in the area again.

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Photo of Gavage
4.22/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is probably the top tourist spot in town for beer related activities, as the place was so crowded it was hard to walk through. Big garage doors are open for fresh air, and there were a bunch of people sitting outside enjoying beers in the sun. The bar can seat about 25 and luckily I found a free stool. Every table was filled and there was a serious wait for a table.

There were about 15 beers on draft including some sours, germans, and belgians. Add to that a bunch of bottles. The beers I had were all very good, including a new sour release called Marina which was really good. Service was decent, but the crowds including some obnoxious folks shouting for beers over my shoulder killed the vibe a bit.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.36/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Just heaven

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Photo of redfish2942
4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.61/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Strange Navajo looking façade. Always thought that through pictures. However, we sat in the outside/back room/downstairs/patio with the heaters on and some loud... Hipster neutral milk hotel style music blaring. The place smelled like every brewery with a hint of food. There was free water and pretzels and mustard. That's a nice touch! The beer was very solid! This place is worth the trip. We didn't go to the funkatorium because we had the fur babies. The service was great (it was around noon and there was hardly anyone else here.) we also got the boiled peanuts... Salty and cooked just right. We'll be back.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of fixedfan
3.66/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, NC
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