Wicked Weed Brewing

Wicked Weed BrewingWicked Weed Brewing

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

91 Biltmore St
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3626
United States

(828) 575-9599 | map

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Added by mcrowther on 12-30-2012

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Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Interior is much larger than it appears from the outside, with high ceilings and plenty of seating space--that doesn't make it easy to get a seat around lunchtime, even on a Monday! Rustic and woody, the interior has plenty of natural light, but the dark wood seems to suck some of that out and keep it a little more cozy. The kitchen is visible behind glass, and they also have a downstairs area that I didn't check out.

Service is a little lacking, especially if you are unlucky enough to get stuck at the gigantic communal table which just really needs to go as these things are fucking irritating and service never quite works smoothly surrounding them. If places are going to offer communal seating, they should just stop trying to pretend they can service those tables and force people to get up to place their own orders. Either way, for this location, it just seems like they don't have enough people.

Tap list was pretty vast, especially when augmented by the in-house bottle list. And then when you also can walk right over to the bottle shop and pick up at least 20 different beers of almost any style, this is an excellent beer stop. The beer was excellent as always, as it's fun to experiment and try different things at Wicked Weed.

The food seemed pretty darn tasty, if not your basic, trendy brewpub food. We only had chips and dip, which was very clearly handmade and delicious.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

We were there around the holidays. Very upbeat place with a lot of Wicked Weed beers. They offered free samples and pretzels. The food with good and the service was quick as well as accurate. Had growlers and bottles of many beers available.

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Photo of SoxFan
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Nice indoor and outdoor spaces. Good selection of their beers. Was there for the 4yr anniversary party so there was an extra tap station for some BA brews. A top brewery in Asheville.

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Photo of teromous
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Vibe: The place has a nice laid-back mountain lodge feel which was cool. The customer base was diverse and I could see families, hipsters, business people, couples, and older individuals all sitting around enjoying the atmosphere without being out of place. The staff was nice to everyone there. Seating is a bit awkward as I was told booths are only allowed for parties larger than six and the chairs are just hard wood. They do have a wall of half-booth-half-chair tables. There is also fire heated outdoor seating which is nice.

Quality: The beer is served in appropriate glassware and they have some nice chic plates.

Service: It was odd that they had three booths, two of which were open, and still did not seat anyone in them. Policy is policy I guess but they never got filled the whole time I was there. The service otherwise was great, especially the waiter, complete with table-side bottle service, etc.

Selection: They have a great selection of their own beers on tap and out of the bottle, including a huge bottle selection from the Funkatorium.

Food: The food was cooked well and presented nicely but there wasn't any seasoning on any of it. They didn't have any salt or pepper shakers on the table either. Their menu was pretty simple consisting mostly of hamburgers and sandwiches. Go there for the beer but I really don't recommend their food.

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Photo of DCgolfpro
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Nice place with great outdoor seating. Hostesses were worthless and rude as was the guy in the bottle shop. Vibe is tough to grade. The patrons were nice when spoken to but........hipsters. It seems like the bigger your neckbeard the better your service was. The servers downstairs were extremely kind. Beer selection was on point and the nibbles were good.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

ours a reddish orange color with high carbonation evident and two inches of off white head. Red wine, sour dark fruits, vinegar, spices, Belgian yeast, oak, and citrus hops. Very tart. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall not as fruity or sour as Oblivion, but quite good; definitely a hoppier sour.

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Photo of Buck89
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Fantastic place. Big, diverse, family friendly crowd. Tremendous selection of top WW beers and tasty food. We only had a few apps but would have been very happy with the entrees. Will definitely revisit every time we visit AVL.

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Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Tourists may enjoy it, after all that is the target audience, which I understand. The downstairs is more along the lines of a tasting room, and they have some awesome brews to offer.

Truthfully very few locals (people we frequently see at the many local breweries) go to WW as it is for the tourists.

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Photo of MamaHoney
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Phenomenal Brewery with over the top varieties of beer. Wish is was more widely distributed, only for my own selfish reasons. Always happy to see this pop up on a menu. Don't think they have a bad brew out there! :)

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Photo of arizcards
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Spent our lunch time today on a lovely low 70s Monday.

Vibe was good. It was fairly crowded but it was a relaxed crowd. Funky hip elevator like music in the background, millennial, boomers, dogs and families relaxing on the patio.

Quality and selection of the beer was very good. Awesome IPAs, sours, Belgians, lagers were on the menu today.

Service was friendly but slow.

Food menu was limited but tasty. The Wicked burger was a great pairing with Pernicious with the pineapple play from the burger meshing nicely with the tropical hops.

Overall I am happy to have had the opportunity to try this place!

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Photo of PerfecTool
3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This is a cool place that's always packed. The founders knew what they were doing when they set it up. They've added a gift shop with some cool glasses and beers. The tasting room downstairs is cool as well. If you're in Asheville definitely go for dinner.

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Photo of BeerDaveGA
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great place - love that this was built in a vintage garage. Excellent beers, decent menu. Go downstairs and sit outside on the patio if the weather is decent. Be sure to ask for their 'triple double' if they have it on tap!

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Photo of eifster82
4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Vibe - very active. Large number of people present when I went, which was on a Wednesday around 6P.M. Friendly ambience. Only negative, or positive depending on how you want to look at it, is there were more kids than I expected to see. But the place looked great. Decor, tables, artwork. Very nice.

Quality - Tasted 3 separate beers while there: a DIPA, IPA and a Bourbon BA imperial stout. All delivered. I wanted to try more because the offerings were plentiful, but with the time constraint and limited amount of beers I could try, all 3 delivered.

Service - We had a nice server who was quite responsive and quick to deliver both food and drinks. The waiters and waitresses seemed to work as a team so when our waiter wasn't bringing us something, another individual of the staff was.

Selection - beer selection was plentiful. A lot of variety with many pale ales, IPAs and DIPAs on the menu, along with saisons, sours and stouts. A few BA offerings were available as well and some selection of bottles that they keep. Food menu selection was also nice. Burgers and more modern type of dishes were available.

Food - very tasty. Menu will have plenty of options if you don't like burgers but my friend and I each got a different burger (I took the standard while he went for the bison). A good burger is my standard order when I go to a new brewpub. If that fails, that's big negative on the place. This did not fail. Burgers were big, well prepared. Their homemade chips were also quite tasty as an appetizer.

Overall, I was very impressed with this place all around and I could see it being an even better place to hang out when the weather is nice because of all the outdoor seating that they have available. I would recommend this place to anyone, and I will definitely come back to Wicked Weed if I'm in the area again.

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Photo of Gavage
4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is probably the top tourist spot in town for beer related activities, as the place was so crowded it was hard to walk through. Big garage doors are open for fresh air, and there were a bunch of people sitting outside enjoying beers in the sun. The bar can seat about 25 and luckily I found a free stool. Every table was filled and there was a serious wait for a table.

There were about 15 beers on draft including some sours, germans, and belgians. Add to that a bunch of bottles. The beers I had were all very good, including a new sour release called Marina which was really good. Service was decent, but the crowds including some obnoxious folks shouting for beers over my shoulder killed the vibe a bit.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Strange Navajo looking façade. Always thought that through pictures. However, we sat in the outside/back room/downstairs/patio with the heaters on and some loud... Hipster neutral milk hotel style music blaring. The place smelled like every brewery with a hint of food. There was free water and pretzels and mustard. That's a nice touch! The beer was very solid! This place is worth the trip. We didn't go to the funkatorium because we had the fur babies. The service was great (it was around noon and there was hardly anyone else here.) we also got the boiled peanuts... Salty and cooked just right. We'll be back.

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Photo of srletend
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

First time to Asheville--parking tougher than expected... Arrived around 1 PM on a Friday afternoon. I went straight downstairs to the beer bar rather than the upstairs restaurant. Not too crowded when I was there--kinda empty, but a good vibe. Great selection of stuff. Everything I had was very, very good. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Food (bison burger) was good. This is a cool place, but mostly, my rating is based on the great beer...

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Photo of BlakeD007
3.98/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Very cool brewery with a contemporary beer hall vibe.... Love the rotating selection and decent food menu. Always packed on the weekends though so don't expect to find a place to sit.

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Photo of Alequine
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great place. One of the best brew pubs that I have been to. Love the size, the connection of outdoor to indoor space, the variety of beer and food menu. Wicked Weed has done an outstanding job. Parking is difficult as you have to park on the street which can get pretty crowded with the other businesses nearby. The beer here is hop heavy with the occasional different brew downstairs.

Downstairs are concrete floors and walls of stone. 6 hightops, picnics rolling out the raised garage doors, and brewery equipment to the rear, and a small corner copper topped riveted together bar with a wood stave base. 25 taps from 5 barrel ends on the barback, and the wall above all blackboarded up listing tap selections. Seems there are a few beers here different than up of stairs (Tabernacle Crush, 7.8%, Sauv Blanc, gin, & southern peaches, nice beer; Ruffian Imperial Black IPA, 9.8%, all licorice but somehow misses.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Aside from the anticipated Hipster abundance, this place is legit. Plenty of WW beers on tap (I had the Free Byrd and Lumiere Rouge). Service was pretty good, attentive, although I don't think she was well-versed in the different brews offered. No biggie. The food - was way above average. I had the Bison Burger and was seasoned and cooked perfectly. I was also with my wife and two daughters, who are VERY picky eaters. They had the fish and chips and finished it easily without any prodding. Place is kid friendly as my 10 mnth old son was not the only baby in there. Overall, this is a place I would love to re-visit with more time to sample and perhaps, without the entire family in tow.

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Photo of slander
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

In Asheville, looking to get our Weed on. It’s been some years since I’ve been through and it drinks exactly nothing like I remember, the beer scene here having mad exploded. Dropped off by a cabbie who claims to have many times before dropped off and picked up here, but never ventured inside himself. Not sure this man can be trusted...

Long wide used to be a gas station looking place. Up past the pen out front and in. Sizable straight wide ‘L’ shaped block wood topped bar, panel base, & foot bar; seating for nearly a dozen and a half on wood slat backed chairs. 2 stainless steel barbell towers of 12 each at different points on the bar with logo lettered wood barrel stave block W-I-C-K-E-D-W-E-E-D, a single letter on each block. Barback is a series of wood units shelving stacked pints, shortys, & stems, wine, liquor, & house bottles on center. Horizontal 4 x 8 board above the bar lists a baker’s dozen or so taps (now and coming Saturday), + Funkatorium bottles. Hershey kiss drop lamps above the bar, track spots on the barback and beer board (beer & ABV).

The walls of big brick with a ‘hops are a wicked & pernicious weed” King Henry VIII quote from (we’re going to party like it’s) 1519 on the wall, and a giant wall covering print of him (or Dom DeLuise, not sure) on the other end. Slat wood floorings and high rafter ceilings. Shirts & shwag in the corner near the single large flatscreen.

Long banquet table action off the bar seating 32 on seemingly stave stools, and 3 hightops forward them along the panel window wall. On the other side, 3 booths to the rear with kitchen views through glass, a dozen 2 seaters out across the floor for push together, a ½ dozen tables on the far wall, and a 9 seat bar counter below the front rollup garage door windows looking over the out front. A pen on one side there holding a few benches and stand around tables, and on the other side, a dozen 2 seat tables for push together somewhat umbrella’d, a long shared table, and 3 curved hightops wrapping around a fire pit.

The menu lists 12 on tap right now, started with a sampler of 6 IPAs (Freak of Nature Double IPA, 8.6%, dank, citrus; Pearfigt IPA, 6.3%, cardamom, no thank you; Baldwin St IPA, 6.1%, New Zealand hops, spicy; Sweet Talker Sessionable IPA, 3.8%, yeah, okay; PAPI.P.A., 7%, W. Coast IPA, Amarillo, and a fuck ton of papaya; Another IPA, 6.9, fruity, floral, nicely balanced). Freak of Nature Double IPA, Baldwin Street IPA, Another IPA were the best of the IPA’s.

And then a bunch more mix & match (Abbey Double, 6.4%, nicely done, not too sweet, but dry; Calimost Gose, 3.7%, I get the salt salt salt, but it seems to lack the tart; Medora Blackberry Raspberry Sour, 6.6%, excellent, it could be the SPH Black Raspberry Lambic; Serenity, 5.5%, hello Brett, wine barreled goodness!; Bretticent, 6.5%, all Brett and citrusy). Medora & Serenity rock. Guess what? Witzel now likes bourbon barrel everything, his gateway being the Black Angel Cherry Sour. He knows it’s true. I myself, do not love it.

Bar counter space along the stairwell; Hey, let’s go downstairs and see what’s what. Concrete floors & walls of stone. 6 hightops, picnics rolling out the raised garage doors, and brewery equipment to the rear, and a small corner copper topped riveted together bar with a wood stave base. 25 taps from 5 barrel ends on the barback, and the wall above all blackboarded up listing tap selections. Seems there are a few beers here different than up of stairs (Tabernacle Crush, 7.8%, Sauv Blanc, gin, & southern peaches, nice beer; Ruffian Imperial Black IPA, 9.8%, all licorice but somehow misses. The Tabernacle Crush is the jam; peach jam, that is).

Found the place where you buy bottles and did just that. If this is the main loc, then the Funkatorium must be madness.

...And the last hurrah Asheville two nights later having watched The Royal Tannenbaums through chapter 7 at some factory brewery on the right side of the tracks, and then rushed here to catch the bottle shop 6 minutes before they closed, as indeed I need 2 more of this and that.

Now seated for a late supper Saturday come 10pm. Started with a cup of the duck onion soup with croutons (yes!) and an iceberg wedge (pepper, bacon, & stupid smoked walnuts). Took the salad with ranch on the side and then totally ignored it because fuck ranch.

And beer (Napoleon Complex IPA, 4.5%, a solid session IPA, big and hop faced, dry hopped with Amarillo, Eldorado, Chinook, Columbus. And asked for a taster of 1 of the 4 pumpkin beers they put up today; Xibalba, 8.7%, pumpkin with cocoa nibs, ancho, serrano, & habanero chilis and fall spices. Good nib nose and a bit of the heat).

This place is absurd. There are currently 8 IPA’s on, just sayin’. 2 session, 2 DIPA, and 4 that range from West Coast to kiwi and otherwise. Fuckity. They've got their hop on nicely and the funk & sours are mad good. You should vacation here quarterly and bring me back bottles.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

stopped here while in Asheville on a rainy Saturday. It was mobbed. We managed to get seats at the downstairs bar

huge tap list, mostly IPAs, belgians, and sours. Everything I drank was excellent, top notch. We had a cheese plate with was great too. Bartenders were knowledgeable and quick.

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Photo of jhavs
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great place located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Has a large bar upstairs and dining room offering many of their currently available beers and a few options from the Funkatorium. The food is high quality and the menu is inventive. Not the typical boring pub fare that many brewpubs offer. Their is a large outdoor seating area that is dog friendly.
Downstairs is the tap room that also has a pretty sizeable outdoor area. A few additional beer options and a smaller food menu is offered in the tap room.
Off to the side of the main upstairs dining area is a bottle shop offering the current Wicked Weed and Funkatorium brews along with swag including t-shirts, glassware, hats, etc.

Overall a great place for beer and or food.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon - not crowded but still a great vibe. Re-purposed Gulf gas station with a lot of the original structure preserved. Food was well above average for a brewpub. Service was excellent. Register at the gift and bottle shop was run by the mother of the owners - nice touch. I'd definitely revisit if it wasn't such a long drive from PA.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Second time here for us. Soup of the day was cool, great tasting Porcini and herb but it should have been hot out of the kitchen. Burger was good, not great. Fries almost cold. Sent them back and they threw same fries into fryolater. Came back hot but greasy. I would like to have seen new fries and think that was they way to have gone with the fries. My wife had a very nice salad. Overall good but not great. The beers on the other hand were fun and well worth a long drive to try them.

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Photo of Bcraft11
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

For as busy as this place is I'm always blown away with how great the service is. Not only do they make great beer but they have a wonderful atmosphere and terrific service.

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