French Broad Brewing Co.

French Broad Brewing Co.French Broad Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(828) 277-0222 | map

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 10
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
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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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

This was an interesting little stop on our self-made tour of Asheville. The place is so tiny you can barely call it a bar, but they use the space well, managing to squeeze in some tables, and even a small stage for bands, apparently. Brewing processes in full view.

For its size, they had a decent amount of beer available on tap, 7 selections of good variety. Nothing really blew me away, but everything was pretty solid, the barleywine and rye ale being my favorites of the bunch.

Service was fine, and the girl working the bar seemed knowledgeable about the brewery and the beer. No food. Cheap prices.

There's really nothing here you haven't had or seen before, but it's still a nice spot, and worth checking out if in the area.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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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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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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3.22/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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French Broad Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC
3.71 out of 5 based on 1,465 ratings.
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