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Wedge Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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623 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

125B Roberts Street
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
United States

(828) 505-2792 | map
wedgebrewing.com

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Added by blackie on 06-28-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
623
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.11/5
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
135
pDev:
9.73%
 
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Photo of DCon
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I had perfect directions to the Wedge, and still passed it up OVER and OVER! From the street, you can't see it because you have to the stairs that lead to the Brewpub and the French Broad River. The first area of the brewpub you come cross is a brass/metal wall of all sorts of odds and ends (pipes, screws, wires, bolts, screens, etc.) that are "purposely" fit together to create an extra patio. You can definitely tell it was made to be in the Art District here! Keep walking and you find a Food Truck off to the side with a variety of options. I didn't have the chance since lines were so long to enter the brewpub and get your brew inside. A group of people were playing "Corn Hole" on the side of the place and you don't see this much.

Stairs lead to the inside of the brewpub where peanuts are available and a Igloo Cooler of water. The Chalkboard of brews available was easy to view from the counter also. Only three bartenders were working that day (with the owner running back and forth helping out b/c of the business this Friday). All were very friendly and worked hard! Appreciated their samples also before enjoying two of their beers. They also kept my Growler of Iron Rail in the fridge for when I was ready to leave.

They had their 6 beers on-tap [Golem, Iron Rail, Abbey Ale, Russian Imperial Stout, Porter, and Pilsner (can't remember names for these two)]. Great selection! Wish I was able to take home the Abbey Ale in my growler, but the Iron Rail was awesome!

Now I can see why this is the "best kept secret in Asheville" (words from a local)! Fun community of people, great beer, and a fun environment! Check it out if you have a chance and/or by the Blue Ridge Parkway or Pisgah Forest.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jbarry3000
5/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of TripelMark
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tbryant21
4.11/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of cnealc
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ha-sheem
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of StoutLover14
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TVail
3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.78/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of PerfecTool
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of KEEPonPOURING
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Visited 1/17/16

Really small and quaint, but in a good way. The inside was very close quartered, again, in a good way. After experiencing people soup to the highest degree at every previous brewery in Asheville, this was a super refreshing gem. I was able to escape the cold, enjoy a killer stout (Vadim Bora) and have a conversation with my girlfriend without having to shout. Thats not to say that Wedge was not busy. They inside was full and there is plenty of outdoor seating for warmer weather. Mary poured my brews and educated me on some of the artwork on the 16oz Iron Rail cans. Overall we had a wonderful time in this eccentric but delicious brewery. Ill be back!

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Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Great people watching, variety of food trucks. Lots of dogs (not a negative), and kids (not a negative typically). Huge outdoor area right off a dirt/gravel parking lot (can be dusty when vehicles go by) and just at the end of the rail yard, so trains are frequent.
In great weather line at the bar can be long, and depending on what you want you may have to go to a second window to get their IPA, a bit of a PIA.
New hours, noon to 10 pm everyday, thanks to New Belgium opening just across the river. Plus they have the best IPA any where, Iron Rail!

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Photo of target88
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Mumbled
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of psuKinger
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First stop during my Asheville brewery tour. We stayed at the downtown Marriott Renaissance, which puts us in walking distance to a large number of breweries; this is not one of them. A short (7-8 minute) drive, and we wanted to hit it early, before we became unfit to drive.

Despite being one of the better/more reviewed breweries in Asheville, you can find negative reviews about this place. Both here and on food sites like Yelp and Urbanspoon. A common complaint I found online was that this is very much a "local" watering hole, and somehow that the "locals aren't friendly". This was not our experience at all. It's a cool little spot, off the beaten path, with a large outdoor area. Picnics to the left, large open "games" area out front, and a covered "dock"/porch right off the front door. There is not a lot of room/seating inside, so if the weather isn't good, I'm not sure I'd recommend stopping by until after the rain clears, as the large number of outdoor tables/benches/seating was almost all taken during my visit. But we were able to find a table for ourselves and our beers, and we set about sampling the offerings and enjoying the weather.

It did feel like it had a "local" atmosphere to it, but I felt like that gave it some authentic charm. Nobody was even remotely unfriendly or rude to us. Just a lot of happy, smiling, people, having some family-friendly fun and enjoying the beers. Lots of kids playing out on the grounds; very kid friendly environment.

And the beers were pretty good! The Creature IPA (Belgain-IPA), in particular, was great. As an avid IPA lover, it was my personal favorite. My wife and sister-in-law, the exact opposite of a avid IPA lovers, ALSO loved it. I don't think that's ever happened before. Most of the rest of the beers I tried were all good as well.

If/when I return to Asheville, I will stop back and visit these guys again. This place should not be very far down on your list of places to hit in Asheville.

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Photo of mlockman
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Pretty big storefront, including a taproom and a "to-go" bar. Most of the seating is outside, but I was disappointed that of the great variety of beer brewed therein and the many taps available, only one dark beer was available for purchase.

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Photo of KingEdward
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of tazzman
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Wedge Brewing Company in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 623 ratings
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