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3.4/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | $$
walked into this place because of its proximity to Thirsty Monk they sell wine and cheese first with brew to the left rear of the store a small collection of chilled local and regional sixers with displays of imports and local brews not a destination store nor would i recommend buying beer here travel a little farther to Brusin Ales
06-20-2014 23:53:20 | More by gatornation
3.34/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Checked this place out after having a nice lunch over at Tupelo Honey. Like mentioned prior, it's a wonderful location, with a nice glass store front, which allows you to do a little window shopping.
The store is clean, and welcoming. The selection of beer is pretty average, at best. They clearly focus more on the wine side, and I won't fault them for that. But I will fault them for their lackluster beer selection. They had quite a bit from local breweries as well as a very large amount of Stone, New Belgium, and Lagunitas.
I probably won't stop by again if every in town.
12-26-2012 18:40:13 | More by MarcatGSB
3.43/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Located centrally downtown in Asheville - a prime location between the Thirsty Monk and Jerusalem Garden.
Atmosphere: A well-lit store that is more wine-centric. Like a few others, the store is well-appointed.
Quality/Service: A clean store, just one that doesn't come across as a beer lover's paradise. I didn't seek out any help.
Selection: Average selection, locals are prominent, as are New Belgium and Southern Tier. Overall I wasn't too enthused with the offerings - there wasn't anything that I hadn't already stumbled across before.
05-29-2012 01:56:40 | More by akorsak
3.69/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
More of a wine shop, this place still carries a solid brew selection. This is simply a store, not a lounge or hang out spot. They occasionally host some wine tasting events. There are certain styles and breweries that are better represented than others, but there are always a lot of options, and occasionally surprises. The staff is pretty passive and hands off, and have limited knowledge. Again, this is more of a wine shop (hence the name). It has a "make your own 6 pack" selection that is usually interesting. Prices are slightly higher than average. Still a good shop to drop in to.
04-15-2012 17:50:18 | More by raszputini
3.88/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere is more like a rather formal liquor store rather than a laid-back friendly beer seller, but as the name suggest their emphasis is on wine - and they do have an excellent selection of craft brews, including plenty of North Carolina’s best. The man I dealt with was very friendly and helpful as I sought some good beer; unfortunately, recent visits to Bruisin’ Ales and a couple good beer stores in Raleigh meant that I had just about exhausted unique selections. Still, I found a couple brewskis I hadn’t seen before. Their beer selection, as I said, is very good, and I didn’t see any industrial swill, which is a point in their favor. When you visit Asheville, Bruisin’ Ales is the place to shop, but Weinhaus is worth at least a look around. Besides, they’re right next to the Thirsty Monk and very near a reasonably priced hotel.
04-14-2012 02:54:07 | More by Cyberkedi
2.75/5 rDev -21.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in on a whim, just to see how the place looked.
Pretty decent selection, though you can tell they specialize in wine more than beer.
Beer is on the right next to the door. A few coolers with chilled singles and bombers. A few local growlers on the bottom. The selection wasn't all that impressive, considering that you could get a better choice at the Whole Foods around the corner.
Service was just awful. Probably the worst I've experienced. As I entered, the staff (or what I considered to be the staff) sat behind the counter, barely noticing us as we came in. I shopped around for about 15 minutes, found one bottle and approached the counter. The workers were all drinking a beer they just capped, and I was wondering what it was. All I got was "It's a porter". Taken aback, as I just wanted to know if it was a good one, this prompted me to ask if I could speak with the manager. The cashier then told me that he was the "de facto" manager, which made me wonder what that could mean, and that lead to the realization that this was the owner's son. Well sorry for me to ask. Bought the bottle and left. Likely will never return. Bruisin' Ales actually has staff that likes to talk to their customers. Completely blown away by the lack of care displayed.
Like I said, pretty decent selection (better than Ingles). I would only stop in if I know that they had a single that was a must get.
12-06-2010 23:51:43 | More by Cheesemoose
3.9/5 rDev +11.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
We shopped there yesterday as we were looking to pick up some local wine. Huge wine selection and a rather small but pretty good beer selection. Local and other micros as well as imports. Will stop again when we are back in town. Definately worth a visit even though it appears that there are better and more specialized beer shops in town. The location definately makes it attractive especially if you have to stop quickly while you are in downtown anyway. Service was good even though we had to engage them rather them engaged themselves. May have been the slow labor day or so
09-07-2010 13:05:03 | More by Schwab
3.2/5 rDev -8.8%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Used to stop here more often, until Bruisin Ales opened up and blew them away on both selection and price. But to be fair, this place is a wine store primarily, after all. Never have asked for help, as they seem to keep to themselves here; don't know if that is different when it comes to wine, though. It's pretty quiet here. Selection is pretty good, but prices seem too high, with the exception of some of the local stuff. They do have growlers for sale, which is cool, but their cooler is small. They also have a decent selection of glassware, if you are in to that sort of thing. It's not a bad stop, by any means, but it is no longer a destination I seek out.
01-15-2010 15:55:23 | More by branimal9
Weinhaus in Asheville, NC
83 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.