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Bruisin' Ales

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

156 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

66 Broadway St
Ste 1
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-2916
United States

(828) 252-8999 | map
bruisin-ales.com

Notes:
Bruisin' Ales now ships to all states as mentioned here:
http://www.bruisin-ales.com/shipping.php

Closed Monday
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Added by jatallah on 12-20-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
254
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
9.27%
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Reviews by bhalter8:
Photo of bhalter8
5/5  rDev +10.4%

This place is definitely deserving of all the hype. Just got back from a long weekend trip to Asheville, in which I made 3 stops into Bruisin'. Absolutely amazing selection. In Georgia you can't pour and sell at the same site, but not an issue in NC. Bruisin' made the most by having Pisgah Vortex I and Weyerbacher Heresy on tap, I was blown away. So, while sipping on some Vortex I I completely overloaded my cellar. They have a little bit of everything, and most importantly, a vast selection of all the regional brews, and choice growlers of those regional brews. I was able to find a bunch of things I have been wanting to try, and had to remove myself from the store before I overloaded the car. Had the pleasure of meeting both Jason and Julie, who went out of their way to help me locate anything and everything. Bruisin' Ales has to be the ultimate "kid in a candy store" scenario for any Beeradvocate that has the pleasure of stopping by.

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Photo of Damian74Shensky
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Online order, awesome selections, super fast delivery, great customer service.

Went their this past weekend, great service, nice guys. Really cool vibe. Enjoyed picking up my order.

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Photo of katmandu72
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of scottspencer
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

My review is for an online order. I was looking for something from Tennessee and noticed they sold beers from Blackberry Farms. I then perused their selection and also bought beers from Wicked Weed and Westbrook.

My beers were packaged well, and the shipment was very fast.

I will definitely visit Bruisin' Ales when I'm Ashville.

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Photo of valrxman
4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Consistently great. Every time I visit, I can find NC favorites and amazing imports. Cheers

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Photo of ChazBoner
4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Graham19840
3.73/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of PerfecTool
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Outstanding bottle shop in downtown Asheville. They have a knowledgable staff and great selection. If you are in the area you should definitely check it out!

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Photo of Rifugium
3.66/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

Good selection of local bottles here, but price tags seemed on the higher side. Nice glassware shelf as well. The guy running the place was a hipster jerk, basically, cleaning up my language for the sake of this site. And the whole time I browsed he was just staring me down, as if he just couldn't wait until I left and was out of his way. Oh well, I can ignore bad people easily enough, thus I still ended up walking out with a couple bottles.

Worth checking out if you're in the area; expect good selection, bad service.

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Photo of Gavage
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Stopped in to pick up some local beers to bring home. Unfortunately parking sucks so expect to carry a box down the sidewalk to your car. This is a smallish store but beers are stacked from floor to ceiling. Several Wicked Weed Sours are displayed up front and seem to be the focal display point. Not too many Burial beers here which was disappointing, but I found most other I was looking for. Service was so-so, as I expected a bit more interaction other than checkout. Prices were a bit high.

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Photo of Real_keel
4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of KensWorld
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ha-sheem
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of PEDXING
2.94/5  rDev -35.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Experience here totally depends on who's working--about half their staff is enthusiastic and super helpful, but then there's a couple who are the stereotypical record-store guy, total dbags, pretentious, with not nearly enough time to waste imparting their wisdom on you.

It's a nice enough shop, with a great selection of imported beers, but if there's more than 2-3 customers at a time it's crowded, and parking is always a hassle. I decided that those factors, combined with the employees, are enough that I just don't shop here any more. 5 years ago it probably was one of the top beer stores in the country; now I'd rather spend my money at Tasty, Appalachian Vintner, or even Whole Foods, all of which have similar selection, are easier to get to, and have better customer service.

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Photo of House1680
1.6/5  rDev -64.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Tried to have two limited release beers shipped to me. The release dates were two weeks apart. Talked to them on the day of the first release, they told me it wouldn't be a problem to hold a six pack until the second beer was released. They promised to call me the day the 2nd beer was in stock. Not only did they not call me, they also sold the 6-pack of the 1st beer they were holding. All I got from the is laughed at on the phone for trying to buy the 2nd release beer after it sold out and a weak promise that more of the 1st release beer would show up even though it was also sold out.

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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TNeedles
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GregJ
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Excellent service and very knowledgable staff

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Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

small store near downtown with boxing gloves on the sign. Parking in the area was a problem. Once i found a spot the store had a good selection. Service was average. Plus you can order from them online and have it shipped to you if you want it that bad.(freak of Nature). Great store.

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Photo of charlieparnell
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of jloomis
4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of mlockman
3.21/5  rDev -29.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Not as large a selection as Tasty Beverage Co., but a large selection in its own right with lots of imported and local brews, both six-packs and individuals, as well as bombers and an extensive glassware selection. Also, the cutest little dog roams the shop seeking attention.

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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
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