Bruisin' Ales

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4.51/5
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264 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

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

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

Added by jatallah on 12-20-2006

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
264
pDev:
10.86%
 
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 159
Reviews by mbrown26:
Photo of mbrown26
5/5  rDev +10.9%

I'm somewhat new to beer, and so all of the labels, styles and brands are a bit overwhelming.

I visited this store with my wife and was extremely impressed. Great selection and the staff was very helpful. A true craft beer drinker's store. You won't find yellow swill on the shelves but quality and quantity.

The gentlemen that helped me that day was very patience and showed me several different options that I would probably like.

This store is a perfect compliment to the wonderful beer scene in Asheville. 5 out of 5.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerbuddha
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.69/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I have been to Brusin many times I use them for my online and in person purchases. The store is sort of small but has a huge selection, I have never been in there where it was cramped. One of the greatest things is I can order my beer online before I head up and stop by and pick it up and go. Great staff very helpful you can drink and beer and shop my main go to shop in Asheville.

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Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of McWayne
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Stumbled upon on trip to Asheville for Run The Jewels show a week 1/2 ago. Thrilled to find the last bottle of BBA Sexual Chocolate on the shelf, & on tap so I could sip while perusing. Believe they had 4-6 taps & given the size of the shop a pretty great selection of Carolina brews and a seemingly thoughtfully curated selection of others. The guys working were great and not only would eagerly swing in next time I'm in town/passing through but would be happy to call this my local shop. Cheers!

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Photo of Thollos
4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cnealc
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.16/5  rDev -29.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Review is based on an online order, so "vibe" doesn't apply, but you can peruse the shop on google maps to get an idea.
It looks to be a smaller place but very well organized and easy to navigate. Dedicated sections for Belgians (including 2 dozen lambics), Scandinavia/Italy/Europe, US craft (grouped by brewery), German, and English ales. Seasonal case displays on the floor, a dedicated glassware shelf, and a small tasting bar on the right past the coolers full of singles in front.

Not many reviews describe their selection in much detail, but here's a few locals worth checking out:
Green Man, Steel String, D9, Hi-Wire, Pisgah, Burial, Foothills, Haw River, Zebulon, and more.
From SC: Westbrook, Birds Fly South, and Quest. They update new arrivals on their web shop.

I had contacted several shops, and Bruisin' Ales was the quickest and most helpful in their communication.
Shipping was 3-4 days which is reasonable. Overall I was satisfied with my experience, and would definitely order again.

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Photo of StoutLover14
3.66/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Damian74
4.6/5  rDev +2%
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 +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of scottspencer
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -7.3%
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 +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Graham19840
3.73/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of PerfecTool
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
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 -18.8%
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 -4.9%
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 +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of KensWorld
4.78/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ha-sheem
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC
Place rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 264 ratings