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Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wicked Weed BrewingWicked Weed Brewing
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3.99/5
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15,880 Ratings
Wicked Weed BrewingWicked Weed Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(828) 575-9599 | map
wickedweedbrewing.com

Notes:
Wicked Weed Brewing announced on May 3, 2017 that it has been acquired by ABInbev as part of its High End unit.

Added by mcrowther on 12-30-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
215
Reviews:
2,365
Ratings:
15,880
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.57/5
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
514
pDev:
9.63%
 
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Reviews by TheDeuce:
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4.08/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Wicked Weed is one impressive operation and probably the most interesting beer coming out of Asheville (or even all of NC) right now. Taking a cue from Dogfish Head and others they really swerve at times and create some unique brews that you won't get anywhere else in the area.

Large outdoor area leads into a long hallway, roughly twelve tabs at the expansive bar and lots of long Old-Europe style tables and booths line the front. Place was packed while I was there, there is an open kitchen in the back. Down the stairs is their private brew-house room that has even more unique beer and some pretzels. That's for the true die-hards as that's where the rare stuff is.

I had an IPA, a super light wheat and their Peach Ale. All very nice, the Peach in particular was suprisingly good, no food but it looked solid and Asheville has great food all around so I'm sure it stood up.

Service? The one drawback of this place, and other reviews have mentioned it, is that it's really the only beer place in Asheville where you will get some douche attitude from the staff. A fellow patron of mine was new to craft beer and had some basic questions and was treated with a roll of the eyes and some surliness from the otherwise nice bartender. Didn't really think that was called for.

Anyway, this place is well worth a stop, it gets crowded so come at off times. Probably the best beer in town. By the way, make sure to stop by and see a show at the Orange Peel next door, one of the best rock clubs in the country.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of KMcGrath
4.06/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of socon67
4.26/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jordanginsberg
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.15/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jimbo69
4.36/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Auwein
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of jbarry3000
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of kbuzz
3.59/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
1/5  rDev -78.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Photo of tbryant21
4.21/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of nwhittin
4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Beachops
3.79/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 1

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of riderwbd
4/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Cearo
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Their interior is much larger than it appears from the outside, with high ceilings and plenty of seating space, but that doesn't make it any easier to get a seat around lunchtime, even on a Monday! Rustic and woody, there is 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 Brian29
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jmphillips88
4/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 15,880 ratings
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