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
frenchbroadbrewery.com

Notes: Formerly French Broad Brewing Co.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.68
Beers:
27
Reviews:
637
Ratings:
1,507
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.8
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
pDev:
12.37%
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Reviews by jbarry3000:
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jbarry3000 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 08, 2017
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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
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Nov 13, 2019
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Lare453 from Florida

2.41/5  rDev -36.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Aug 06, 2018
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | 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
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Bamarooster from Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jun 08, 2016
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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
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cnealc from North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Nov 16, 2015
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yaksurf from North Carolina

2.77/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

Sep 19, 2015
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craft_shannie from Indiana

3.42/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Sep 09, 2015
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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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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
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Notacraftdrinker from Florida

3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Mar 31, 2015
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BGsWo22 from Texas

3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Mar 02, 2015
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bcp5296d from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jan 12, 2015
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Dec 20, 2014
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king75 from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev +8.4%

Dec 15, 2014
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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
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ThurstonHowell3 from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Nov 10, 2014
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RavenForBeer from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Nov 09, 2014
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ADTaber from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

Oct 10, 2014
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Oct 05, 2014
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Aug 07, 2014
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Quafftastic from Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jul 21, 2014
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Jhansengranger from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Jul 18, 2014
French Broad River Brewing in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1507 ratings