1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Highland Brewing

Not Rated.
Highland BrewingHighland Brewing
Based on:
41 Beers
6,911 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Suite H
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803
United States
phone: (828) 299-3370

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @highlandbrews

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

No notes at this time.
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by slowbie:
Photo of slowbie
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Despite being much much larger than the rest, this place matches many of the other Asheville beer spots by being off the beaten path and pretty unmarked when you get to it. Fortunately, this one is more obvious than some (i.e. Wedge and Pisgah) so we got in there without a problem.

The inside of the tasting room is pretty cool, and includes the largest ceiling fan I've ever seen in my life. Old railway cars serve as offices and there are about five high tables and a lot of indoor open space including a cornhole game. The bar looks like it has about 15 taps (their seven regular beers are doubled up though, so only 8 different beers by my count). Generally I hope for a few brewery only options at a place this size. They had one (a black IPA), but more would have been much better. Pint prices were very reasonable, though I can't recall off the top of my head if they were $3 or $3.50.

I went on the tour with my wife as well. It was a pretty standard tour, though certainly the biggest brewery that I've ever been in. The best part about the tour is that it's free and includes free beer, about 4 ounces of each one.

The service here was very good and all the employees were very nice. The beer itself is good but not mindblowing.

They don't sell any food, though they mentioned that on some nights (Fri and Sat I believe) they have a catering company come in to sell food.

Overall I think it would be a shame to miss this place if you visit Asheville, but I wouldn't recommend contorting your schedule too much to make it there.

More User Reviews:
Photo of yaksurf
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Brackh
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Brewery was in a huge open warehouse. Had a cool band playing on a Friday night. Food trucks outside. Cool vibe inside. Family friendly atmosphere too. They had a satellite bar set up with some special brews and employee brewed beers. Everyone was super friendly here. Nothing costs more than $4.50 for a full pour. Flights were $8 for six pours. Highland has never put out beers that blow me away. They have some good solid beers though that will be around for a long time. Tour was fun and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. When the bartender closed me out he gave me a sample of a beer based on a conversation we had about other beers an hour or so earlier. That service stands out to me.

Photo of evan35
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bcp5296d
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Mikestaf
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Harvest06
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.78/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of jaygerman
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Dougiekirkman
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of CreativeJenna
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Brewndruid
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Chris_Walley
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

I love this place!

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Great location in the woods a few miles away from downtown Asheville. This place is huge with a big stage inside and a huge patio with tables outside. We went on a sunny afternoon and it was perfect. I have had all their core beers, but they have tons of small batch stuff that is only sold here. The Cherry Black Mocha was amazing! Would recommend to anyone, great facility, nice gift shop, tons of parking. Hard to beat this place if you are gonna drive a few miles.

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of nitr085
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Squacher
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of cdw762
4.92/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of hxchase
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Grackos
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Fordknox
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JustinSparks
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Vogt52
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ncstateplaya
4/5  rDev -4.8%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
93 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.