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Hi-Wire Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.88/5
Based on:
38 Beers
756 Hads
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 13
Visits: 70
Avg: 3.75
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

197 Hilliard Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3616
United States
phone: (828) 575-9675 | map
www.hiwirebrewing.com

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Place added by: BeerZack on 05-29-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Visits: 70
Reviews by ariceclemson:
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.51/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This review is for the Biltmore Village location.

Broad open warehouse style space, with a long bar, open high tables, and then rows of picnic tables before the roped off brewing area. There's an outdoor space I didn't check out.

The vibe was subdued while I was there - but it was cozy, comfortable, and the bartenders were friendly an helpful. 15 beers on tap, and $8 gets you nice sized pours of four of them. I was impressed by the consistent quality of the brews - all solid, no clunkers, and lots of interesting options (the habanero porter comes to mind). And feel free to bring in some food from the pizza place next door.

On the outskirts of Asheville but highly recommend a visit when in town.

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Photo of CSFolks
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of KingEdward
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of yaksurf
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of AcetheBathound
4.79/5  rDev +27.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bmorebeer888
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ox1574
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kajunwaybright
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of tedvr
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mecmd
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of mlockman
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Not a bad selection, and really great service. I wanted to buy a glass that wasn't in their display, so they sold me one from behind the bar. It was stiflingly warm, however, and quite smokey as the wind was blowing the cigarette smoke from the outdoor seating right inside. Very dog-friendly however; even saw some dogs enjoying a bit of their owners' pints.

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Photo of NCMatt
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of DaveBlack
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I was there on a Sunday afternoon. He atmosphere was OK (extra points for having a TV for patrons to play Mario Kart 64). Beer was good, not outstanding.

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Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Our server at Sierra Nevada had mentioned that her husband was a brewer at Hi-Wire, a brewery that had not really been on my radar before that, but I added it to the list! This is a small working brewery, with a tiny bar and a few high top tables for seating. Not the most glamorous, but very "real". I quickly tasted through the sampler and found all of the beers to be well crafted and good examples of their styles. Nothing crazy, but all good. My favorite double IPA of the trip was their Man Eater, and they happened to have just bottled them, so I took a few home. Second favorite was the very nice ESB. We also briefly got to say hi to one of the owners there. Getting back to our car to avoid towing, we headed on to our next destination.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of JustinSparks
3.9/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Rather small tasting room, but you get to be up-and-personal with the brewing equipment (slight exaggeration). The place is obviously dog-friendly and seems to have a fairly open nature to it overall, which I can appreciate in a small brewery.

The brews tend to lean towards British styles or interpretations thereof. As such, the beers aren't likely to be up my alley. However, I thought the offerings were quite decent. The styles offered on my visit were mostly pale (a brown ale and black IPA), with a total 7 offerings-but no duplicates.

A nice little place to grab a pint; the interpretations to me appear more classic in nature, good or bad Odin the eye of the beer holder (sorry, pun intended).

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Photo of ari32
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jshusc
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville, NC
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.