Bruisin' Ales


157 Reviews

Type: Store

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

(828) 252-8999 | map

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

Added by jatallah on 12-20-2006

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Photo of RustyDiamond
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%

Highly impressed with this 'beer only' store in Asheville! Cool little place on Broadway, one of the main drags in this little mountain town. Upon entering on the left-side were several types of glassware, books and other beer geek schwag. Lots of liquid goods including Anderson Valley, Bell's, Weyerbacher, Victory, Magic Hat, & Dogfish Head. A good bit of Belgians and crafty bombers like Double Simcoe, Brother David, and several offerings of Allagash.
The service was quick & friendly and even got a hand carrying some loot to the car.

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Photo of ddarden
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%

I dropped by on my way through town and was very impressed with the quality of service, beer, and location. The store is new and it looks just like a nice wine store with wooden racks displaying individual beers. It is good to see someone give beer the same respect as wine. The service was impeccable as well. I was helped the entire time I was in the store by the owners wife. She was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The store also had a very nice selection of glassware and books. I was able to pick up a few things that I don't have easy access: Weyerbacher, Allagash, Bells, and Victory. They also had some local growlers from Pisgah and Asheville. All in all, I would highly recommend if you are ever visiting or passing through Asheville to stop in and check this store out. It is a rare to see such dedication and respect to beer given at a store.

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Photo of Backer2004
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%

Stopped by Bruisin' Ales during a tour of Asheville breweries. The palce was just for us that night, with a nice array of fruit, crackers, and chesses on the house. Also had two Belgian samplers. Could not get 12 oz. singles and a a handle of their choices pricey but the seleection was fantastic. I picked up a Tommyknocker Imperial Brown bomber for $4, which was one of the better deals there. A good number of regional sixers here. One of the most organized beer stores I've seen as well. They know their stuff.

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Photo of mikesgroove
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Welcome to Asheville Bruisin' Ales!! Wow did we need a store completly dedicated to High Gravity beers. Perfect spot right on Broadway(just down the street from Mellow Mushroom). The owner Jason is great. Very knowledgeable about all things beer, especially Belgians. The selection is awesome, and as previously stated they will order anything for you if they don't have it. The selection is top notch. Very nice to see a store that only sells beer.You must go down to visit, great place, easily the must stop in Asheville for beer!!

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Photo of mountainjam
4.8/5  rDev +6%

I don't want to be redundant, the guys who reviewed this place before me were dead on. I do want to add that they keep a current list of thier beers on their website which is very helpful. The selection is incredible. I went in last night with a list of beers I've never had the oppourtunity to buy before! Pretty exciting. The owners helped me grab everything on my list and were very friendly and knowledgeable. What a great addition to downtown Asheville. One visit and I'm hooked, this store will be my primary resource for beer from now on.

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Photo of unclejedi
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%

Visited Bruisin Ales three or four days after it first opened. They have a very excellent selection of Belgian beers, all displayed in a very fancy wall rack reminiscent of a fine wine store. They had all of the Allagash barrel aged series of beers available, the first time I had ever seen them all in one place. Very wide selection of American craft beers, both from within the region and beyond. The owner was very attentive and it was clear he was interested in stocking everything that he could get in the area that was of any consequence. Prices were within reason, maybe slightly higher than other Asheville stores, but since I haven't seen many of the things I was most interested in elsewhere in Asheville, this was somewhat irrelevant. This is certainly a must visit for any beer trek to Asheville, probably even worthy of being the first beer store stop. Parking is a little tricky, only street parking, but this is very typical for most of the interesting places in downtown Asheville.

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Photo of KilgoreTrout27
5/5  rDev +10.4%

This is now the definitive place to get the best selection of beer in Asheville. A dedicated beer store with a good selection of Belgians, micros, and local beers. Several beers that have not shown up in Asheville before. The owner is more than willing to try and get anything that is not in stock. They have a couple of refrigerators for some of the popular selections, and everything else is well displayed with several beers having BA shelf tags. This will become a must stop for those who want the best selection in Asheville.

Updated review: As I stated a few months ago, this is indeed the definitive beer shop in Asheville. They consistently stock things that other stores are not carrying, and they are always helpful. They have also been having beer tastings and have sponsored a beer dinner. You couldn't ask for a better store.

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