French Broad River Brewing

French Broad River BrewingFrench Broad River Brewing
French Broad River BrewingFrench Broad River Brewing
Brewery, Bar

101-D Fairview Road
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803
United States

(828) 277-0222 | map

Notes: Formerly French Broad Brewing Co.
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
This place was a nice late-night escape from downtown Asheville, especially with the top notch pizza food truck hitting the spot. While the selection was meager the beer was good and being able to relax in a nice lounge chair and kicking up my feet to relax. Other than that the service was prompt and nice (place wasn't really populated) and I think this place is worth checking out since it's right next to another brewery and a good change of pace.
Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 13, 2019
Rated: 2.41 by Lare453 from Florida

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2017
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Reviewed by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
As bare bones as a taproom can get. You're basically brewing along with them. Just a few bar seats and a table or two. The service was great and I loved the tiny taproom. The selection and quality were a little lacking, especially in a beer haven like Asheville.
Jan 04, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by Bamarooster from Virginia

Jun 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

4/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Easy drive from the downtown area. This building is more about brewing operations than a brewpub, as there was only a few tables and a small bar here in the corner of what I would call an afterthought. Most folks were sitting outside. There was brewing going on several workers running around in the brewing area. Enjoyed a Kolsch, Irish Stout, and ESB here. Definitely a must stop as this is part of the history of Asheville brewing culture.
Mar 31, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by cnealc from North Carolina

Nov 16, 2015
Rated: 2.77 by yaksurf from North Carolina

Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 3.42 by craft_shannie from Indiana

Sep 09, 2015
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Reviewed by ColdOneKev from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
Stopped in for a quick pint while we we're staying in Asheville. Taproom itself is very small, but it is practically in the brewery floor. So you get a great up close look at the brewery in operation. They were canning the Kolsch while I was there. Service was excellent. Bartender let me get two 1/2 pints so I could try a couple different brews. The appeared to be some seating outside, but it was pouring when I was there, so I am not sure how that was. It would certainly help expand the room. Worth checking out.
Aug 01, 2015
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Rated by mlockman from Indiana

3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25
Very bare-bones, and while the smoking area was technically outside, the smoke billowed inward to the indoor seating area
Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by Notacraftdrinker from Florida

Mar 31, 2015
Rated: 3.22 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Mar 02, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by bcp5296d from North Carolina

Jan 12, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Dec 20, 2014
Rated: 4.12 by king75 from Michigan

Dec 15, 2014
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
During my recent trip to Asheville, I hooked up with the Asheville Brews Cruise and this was the second stop. The tasting room was basically a corner of the brewery; there is a small bar with a smattering of tables and chairs. Adjacent to the rest room is a cooler from which one can purchase French Broad bombers. I went for the Wee Heavier.

A great brewery with some excellent brews.
Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ThurstonHowell3 from Kentucky

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by RavenForBeer from Georgia

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by REVZEB from Illinois

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Jul 21, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Jhansengranger from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Jul 17, 2014
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Reviewed by Smeth from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
I thought I was way too far from any good breweries in Asheville when I found that I was only 3/10 of a mile from this place on BA. Loved the atmosphere, picnic tables and friendly dogs. Had a pretzel while enjoying a 13 Rebels ESB and a Rye Hopper rye pale ale. I would def like to try a wee heavy Scotch ale, have to wait til next time. This is the perfect size brewery in my humble, meaningless opinion. It had a great down homey feel with folks stopping in after work for a brew. Both beers were delicious by the way.
Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Nate_M from Missouri

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by juicebox from Kentucky

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by seanchai from Virginia

Jun 24, 2014
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Reviewed by Miles_in_beer_city from North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
Monday's are $3 pint days. Wednesday have $7 growler re-fills. Live music Thur, Fri, Sat. Open before many tasting rooms (1 PM), and were one of the first to open on Sunday.

Sunday special is a case of bombers for $33 (2.75/each)

Tourists, dogs, and kids welcome.

For the locals/regulars, we consider this our "Cheers", where everyone knows your name. It is also the second brewery to open in Asheville, following Highland Brewing.
Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Scooter123 from North Carolina

Jun 16, 2014
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Reviewed by meigs3 from Florida

4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4
I wanted a sixtel of their Kolsch and was visiting from Alabama. The Kolsch wasn't to be in kegs until 1PM on the day I was leaving which was too late. Wes came to my rescue by taking my keg and having it washed and filled with Kolsch at 10AM the day I was leaving. Great service and nice people!
May 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by ascags from North Carolina

May 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by johnyb from Florida

Apr 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by greencovesteve from North Carolina

Feb 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by kvnklingler from Ohio

Feb 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by ZirconTweezer from Alabama

Feb 08, 2014
Rated: 4 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Jan 26, 2014
French Broad River Brewing in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1548 ratings