French Broad Brewing Co.

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French Broad Brewing Co.French Broad Brewing Co.
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3.71/5
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1,473 Ratings
French Broad Brewing Co.French Broad Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(828) 277-0222 | map
frenchbroadbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
21
Reviews:
629
Ratings:
1,473
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.83/5
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
45
pDev:
11.49%
 
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Miles_in_beer_city:
Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jbarry3000
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Bamarooster
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of cnealc
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of yaksurf
2.77/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

Photo of craft_shannie
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.06/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of mlockman
3.37/5  rDev -12%
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

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3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of bcp5296d
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.64/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of king75
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jjboesen
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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.

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Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ADTaber
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of REVZEB
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Quafftastic
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Jhansengranger
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Smeth
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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French Broad Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,473 ratings