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Appalachian Mountain Brewery

Not Rated.
Appalachian Mountain BreweryAppalachian Mountain Brewery
BEER AVG
3.92/5
Based on:
42 Beers
182 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

163 Boone Creek Dr
Boone, North Carolina, 28607-7911
United States
phone: (828) 263-1111

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ambrewery

Notes:
Place added by: anjah on 02-16-2013

Opened on February 14, 2013.
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Onenote81
4/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Here in Boone for the month, and this was on the top of my list to visit. Cool little place not far off the main drag. Some decent seating inside, with good bar seating. There's been local live music there each time I have been there. A couple of areas designated for outside seating, albeit covered which was nice. Cornhole set up in the lawn area, and a food truck continually parked out front serving food. On my first visit I got a paddle of samples of all 7 of their offerings at that time. There were hits and there were a couple misses. I really dug their Rye'd That Pale Ale. Prices for pints are reasonable, but the price for the sampler was actually high for what it was. A cool joint with a typical Boone laid-back vibe. I have been back many times, and plan to continue that throughout the month.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MIchael_D_Larkin
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

An awesome place. The bartenders were both extremely knowledgeable and happy to talk. I tried a flight of all eleven beers they have on tap (they max out at 10 but the bartender was kind enough to slide me the eleventh, much appreciated) and there were some gems. The swag for sale is all very good (my original choice of t-shirt was sold out, plenty of people in the bar were already wearing it) and the decor on the walls was pretty cool. My only complaint was a lack of food. They don't have their own food menu and the food trucks hadn't started serving yet. Fortunately they were hosting a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser that was selling chili. I'll be back plenty of times in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.78/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Awesome vibe as soon as you walk in. Huge, thick wooden slab bar, ton of table seating, and a huge garage door on one wall that is usually open, as long as the weather permits. Plenty of bar games just outside of the garage door to play, with outdoor seating, also. Eight to ten beers on tap, and it sounds like they rotate fairly regularly. Plenty of swag for purchase, growlers to go, and a ton of events throughout the week, including live music and trivia nights. Bartenders were friendly and attentive. Looks like an awesome hangout in a pretty cool college mountain town.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A nice little brewery with a great atmosphere, great service and a nice selection of quality beers. The staff are attentive and friendly. The place is usually busy but I have never had to wait long before a pint was in my hand. I've tried a handful of their beers - Honey Badger (Blond Ale), Good Deal (Pale Ale), Unaka (East Coast style IPA) but the standouts were Black Gold (Porter), Say Hops Again (Black Ale IPA) and Long Leaf (American IPA) which used to be called 71IPA. Those 3 beers were really good and I make a point to grab a growler (or 3) the moment I pull into Boone take take with me for the weekend. Extremely happy this place has opened in Boone and nice that a portion of their profits are put back into the community.
**UPDATED** Daniels Double IPA is a thing of beauty with a wonderful aroma and a very well balanced taste. They now have a food truck Farm2Flame which has a brick oven. The pizzas produced in this thing are mind blowing !!!!!!

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Glad to have a brewery back in Boone. Cool layout (a little worried about the bathroom facilities because I think this place is going to be packed) Great Starting Selection and the vibe is awesome!
For now bring your own edibles and enjoy! Try the 163 Pale and the Porter. More beers to come ( I believe 10) Check out this place as it continues to evolve.

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4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited the brewery twice on 02/16/13.

The brewery is situated right off highway 321 in Boone. The serving area is quite large and well proportioned, tables aren't crowded together and the bar is easily approachable even when all seats are filled. The atmosphere is cozy, due largely to the wood paneling which gives a cabin-like feel, appropriate to the locale (Appalachian mountains).

During both visits, around noon and evening, the brewery was pretty crowded, but all the customers were friendly and pretty much happy to have a local brewery finally up and running.

The staff was friendly, and willing to answer numerous questions about both the beers on tap and plans for the future. Additionally, several staff were constantly walking around making sure customers were satisfied with the service and beers.

Only four beers were on tap, the Kings Kolsch, Black Gold Porter, 163 Pale Ale, and the Long Leaf IPA - the Porter was absolutely outstanding, but the IPA (more East coast. stylistically), Pale, and Kolsch were fine examples of their respective styles. In spite of the limited variety, these are the flagship beers and if AMB continues to produce beers of this quality they should be relatively successful.

No food was available. Something to nibble on - chips, nuts, crackers - would have been welcome, but certainly did not detract from the overall experience.

As far as prices go, pints (16oz) ranged from $4.00 to $5.00, reasonable for the quality.

I'll be returning as often as my wallet allows. Or a bit more.

*I see that growlers became available for purchase today. I do not yet know what method of fill AMB employs or the prices, but I will update this review accordingly.

Photo of anjah
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The owners and employees are awesome! The crowd is awesome and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of beer, at only about $4 a pint and $14 a pitcher, you can't beat the it! Also, with their pints for non-profit, you get to give back to the community along with enjoying a nice local brew. Not to mention the green initiative that they strive for by using solar power and hand making all the interior decorations including the tap handles and bar top. In the summer AMB will definitely be the place to be in Boone. There's talk of outdoor games and events and food truck to come soon. Growlers and wine are in the future, also!!

Appalachian Mountain Brewery in Boone, NC
96 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.