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3.94/5 rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Out on the fringe of town - huge interior with a stage setup for live entertainment.
We visited in between christmas and new years and the place was packed (90% tourists, at least). There was a large brewery tour commencing and almost everyone was drinking those blasted samplers.
Having had every release a few thousand times prior, opted for one of the 3 brewery exclusives - barrel aged cherry black mocha stout. Pretty disappointing - not a lot of barrel.
Really kind of hectic and too touristy of a vibe to really justify a return visit, unless there was something special on tap.
01-01-2013 21:17:08 | More by dirtylou
4/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Friday afternoon with Raquel, FTB, JBug, and ksak.
Atmosphere: Careful, you may get lost looking for the entrance. Up a steep driveway, Highland's campus unfolds. Outdoor seating leads to the open air warehouse, stage to the front left and bar to the right. Converted rail containers house office space. The brewery, including a small pilot system are behind glass walls on the right.
Quality: We were given the VIP tour by management, a nice little diversion through the brewery. The tap list featured some extra special offerings and space is very neat.
Service: Bar service did well for a busy afternoon. We cozied up with several pints (sorry, no offerings smaller than a pint glass, so be careful). Our tour, as mentioned, was extra special.
Selection: The regular line up of five beers was alright but things quickly got interesting after that. The Thunderstruck Porter, Razor Wit, and Little Hump, all seasonals, were good with Little Hump taking the cake. In addition, three one-offs: Bourbon Gaelic, Bourbon Black Mocha and Pale #2 were on. The bal-aged beers were excellent - a real treat.
No growler fills here - so be forewarned. Also, mind the pint servings.
Food: No food but food trucks rotate in regularly.
05-29-2012 20:28:17 | More by akorsak
Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.