Wedge Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BEER AVG
3.8/5
Wedge Brewing CompanyWedge Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(828) 505-2792 | map
www.wedgebrewing.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by blackie on 06-28-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
33
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
594
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
126
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
6.2%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 126
Reviews by slowbie:
Photo of slowbie
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Two things I want to make clear for anyone who is just skimming reviews: 1) This place is hard to find if you don't know where it is. 2) It's worth it.

Spending a couple days in Asheville, this was one of my top 3 choices to stop at coming into it, and I wasn't disappointed. We drove up and could not find any 125 address, but fortunately as I drove past my wife noticed a faded handwritten sign that said Wedge Brewing with an arrow and the words "Past the fence and down the steps". If you drive down the road between the RR tracks and Roberts (it doesn't even show up on Google maps so I don't know if it has a name) it will be easy to find. (The picture on here is taken from that road).

Anyways, once we got there, there was a lot of cool sculpture art outside and some more art inside. We went at 5 pm on a Thursday so there was a decent after work crowd hanging out, but we didn't need to wait in line. We got a sampler of all their beers (8 total) for $5. The pours were small for the sampler, but the pints were only $3.50, and I wish I could've stayed for more. The guy at the bar was really nice and friendly and quick with our beers. No table service or food, but it's pretty clearly identified on their website as a taproom and not a brewpub.

Of the 8 beers on tap, 1 was in a style I'm not a huge fan of, 2 were okay, and the other 5 were great beers. The Community Porter was my favorite of the bunch. Overall it was just high quality beer though.

It was still a bit cold which was a bummer, but I look forward to going back in the summer or early fall to sit outside and drink because it looked like a great place to hang out. Overall a great place to drink great beer if you can find it.

 1,709 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer21
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of PerfecTool
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of KEEPonPOURING
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

 674 characters

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
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!

 556 characters

Photo of target88
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Mumbled
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of psuKinger
4.03/5  rDev 0%
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.

 1,987 characters

Photo of mlockman
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

 241 characters

Photo of KingEdward
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of tazzman
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nestled in among the art galleries, in a three story building originally used for livestock distribution, this place has some serious character. Outside, railings, tables, chairs are all made of welded "found" metal tools and items. Just wandering around the place is a treat! It was getting pretty hot and sunny by the time we visited so we didn't want to sit out in the open patio with most of the crowd. We headed in to the small taproom proper, where there was really just space to line up and order, with only a couple stools inside. We got two samplers, going to a second alternate serving station outside to fill up one of the beers we ordered. They also have bowls of peanuts and buckets for shells...something I haven't seen at a bar for years! So if you have a serious peanut allergy, you may want to stay away from Wedge. We ended up sitting outside on cool rotating and moving chair sculptures, out of the brightest of the hot sun. I drank through the samplers and enjoyed many of the beers. The Julian Price Pilsner was well made and very refreshing! A hemp ale was actually tasty and will probably make me test positive on the next drug test I take. And the Iron Rail IPA was classic and well balanced. My least favorite was, much like Urban Orchard, the Wit. Overall, a very cool space, vibe, and a good collection of solid beers. I'm glad we went back to this place instead of heading back into downtown.

 1,435 characters

Photo of NCJEFF77
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of stevejjune
3.91/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Winston3737
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
5/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome atmosphere and some very consistent beers. A cult classic

66 characters

Photo of yaksurf
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Shogun250
3.99/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Wedge Brewing Company in Asheville, NC
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe