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Highland Brewing

Not Rated.
Highland BrewingHighland Brewing
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Active Beers: 50
Beer Ratings: 6,290
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BlueMoon10, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MalibuKenny, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SCanthony, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

RedWeizen83, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jtn, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Pauljac, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BeauLLDC1, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DrMindbender, Jul 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

orion320, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

juicebox, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

kell50, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AHeaston8, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

JMA-DAD, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

lebriarjr, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.39/5  rDev -18.5%

After going up that winding road that seemingly led to nowhere, we arrived at the brewery, pretty much right when they opened. The place was a lot huger than I would've expected, with the main space being about the equivalent of a large bowling alley. The bar itself was mid-sized, off to the right, with tons of seating space for, I don't know, events? Concerts? Festivals?

Again, the place had pretty much just opened, and we were the only ones there, along with a few other stragglers who came in soon afterward. The staff was pretty laid back. Can't really comment too much on that, since I didn't really see them in action during busy hours, but all things considered, service was fine.

There was a decent amount of beer to choose from, with a few stylistic options. Porters and English style ales seemed to be the central theme. We got a sampler flight of about 6 or 7 beers...none of which really stood out as particularly memorable or good. Lots of merch available, and prices were pretty decent. No food apparently, and considering the size of the place, it's pretty amazing they don't have a kitchen, or at least a little snack bar.

Overall, I wasn't too impressed by Highland. It was a neat venue I guess, but kind of hinted at being a tourist trap brewery. In the grand scheme of Asheville, I'd say that ultimately this place is skippable.

Rifugium, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Louisjohnson84, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Anyportinastorm, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

midlifec, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

ariceclemson, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ascags, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

xJMFCx, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Damian74Shensky, Apr 13, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +17.8%

Love the atmosphere, especially when they have a band in there playing.

Quality, all their beers are consistent in quality and taste, that is on their regular beers, not their seasonal beers which can very from year to year (Cold Mountain for example) or their special brews that pop up from time to time.

Service, the bar staff is terrific, when it gets crowded they will usually put up taps around the warehouse area. The owner is always there walking around talking to the patrons.

Selection, I've never had an issue finding something to enjoy while there beer wise.

Food trucks are usually there out front.

Pricing is in line with other breweries in the area. I also respect that the Brewery closes early, so they don't compete with all of the downtown night spots that also sell their product. Looking out for the little guy gets two thumbs up in my book.

One of my all time favorite breweries!

NCMonte, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Punky_Brewster, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Hodgin, Mar 13, 2014
Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
92 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.