Highland Brewing

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Highland BrewingHighland Brewing
Brewery, Bar

12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Suite 200
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803
United States

(828) 299-3370 | map

Notes: •Quality beer – always
•Proudly regional - we distribute only in the Southeast
•Pioneers - First legal brewery in Asheville since Prohibition
•Largest native NC brewer
•We honor features of the Southern Appalachian landscape with seasonal beer names, a hike, and a fund-raising release party for each seasonal beer – all in partnership with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
•Donations to over 100 charities annually
•3rd largest craft brewing solar array in the US
•Live music 5x per week
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3.56 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Oct 29, 2019
3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Oct 01, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

Easily my favorite craft brewery i've visited thus far. Now there hasn't been a whole lot as if yet, but this will be hard to best. Did not take the tour, the timing was off. Excellent spacious interior, the outside area, I think it's called the meadow was enjoyable. What made the visit memorable were the folks working there. Knowledgable, courteous, friendly and nice. The NC pioneers hit a Homerun with this place.

Feb 14, 2019
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4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
by CaptAsheville from North Carolina

Reggae Sundays are a must when visiting Highland. I love the beertenders and the meadow when the weather is nice. It's a good mix of locals and visitors. Great beer selection and always good food trucks.

Dec 24, 2018
4.54 by jak from North Carolina on Oct 07, 2018
4.92 by BruceyB from North Carolina on Aug 24, 2018
4.5 by Coho11 from Ohio on Jun 19, 2018
4.14 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont on Jun 14, 2018
4 by socon67 from New York on Jan 30, 2018
4.1 by BiddzzBA from North Carolina on Jan 27, 2018
4.01 by kcrumle18 from South Carolina on Nov 14, 2017
4.08 by qcghost from North Carolina on Oct 31, 2017
4.1 by aletrailky81 from Kentucky on Oct 22, 2017
4 by Mgriz79 from Georgia on Oct 05, 2017
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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by daringer from North Carolina

North Carolina native here, and I've been to many local hotspots--from small town breweries to big guys who started small.
I appreciate Highland in many ways. Of course their beer is tasty (they offer a black saison now that's very nice), but a brewery is more than the beer, isn't it? It's also about the experience.
The brewery tour was free, with free samples of their flagship beer, Gaelic Ale. An informative guide led us through the place, which included a meadow on the right side of the property, where live music is often played.
The bar area is large and comfortable. The draught selection is broken into large batch and small batch brews--the small batches, as I understand, are only available on location.
I enjoyed my time at Highland, moreso than the other two nearby breweries I visited that day. These folks have a small operation, ran on big ideas and greater levels of quality.
A fine place.

Aug 31, 2017
5 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina on Jul 08, 2017
3.75 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jul 01, 2017
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5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by SmokySignals from North Carolina

Everything I look for in a great place to go on a Saturday with my beautiful wife.

Great city, easy to find.
Easy parking, no charges...scenery - it's a given in WNC
Spacious patio area entrance into comfortable small venue with small pro stage in corner - interesting fans and great positive vibes from quality clientele who love great beer, 2 awesome smelling food trucks parked in easy place to see...

Great informative brewery tour, with sampling of Gaelic Ale. Top notch staff and ownership, who are also usually around somewhere....the beers are incredible, and the staff knows their craft. Small batch Paul's Dark Mild, one of my all time top beers! A must see for any brew lover !

Apr 05, 2017
3.9 by REVZEB from Illinois on Dec 27, 2016
4.03 by scottspencer from Indiana on Jul 16, 2016
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3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
by Marzen_Fan from Ohio

Went on the tour, which I think is worth your time, this is a brewery worth checking out if in the area. They have a nice selection of brews all done very well and an interesting venue that hosts many different events. Wish I would have been there a month later when they would be serving their Marzen Clawhammer.

Jul 12, 2016
4.13 by sendbeer from Georgia on Jun 14, 2016
3.36 by PerfecTool from Georgia on May 12, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by BeerDaveGA from Georgia

They had a reggae band playing the night we were there - loved the facility and the beers aren't bad. Food trucks out front.

Apr 13, 2016
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3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
by Gavage from Nevada

This is a big building with food trucks parked outside and a bunch of folks enjoying beers in the sunshine. Inside there is a large bar on the one side next to the gift shop area. A big stage is in the back and picnic tables and hitops are through the place. All the standard beers were on draft with a few small batch brews. The beers we had were fresh and tasty. The IPA is now made in a west coast style, and was really good. This should be on everyone's tour of the area.

Apr 04, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
by wapcap from Nebraska

A good brewery to visit when in Asheville. I felt the beers were all solid, the location was good, and the layout/feel was pretty good. Service was not bad. THe place was not that busy, but there was only one bartender so always quite a long line. Worth a visit.

Feb 11, 2016
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5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by J_Monroe from Tennessee

The staff at the brewery was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Greatly enjoyed the tour. Bar selection was great.

Feb 02, 2016
4.28 by Links41 from Virginia on Jan 17, 2016
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3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5
by Miles_in_beer_city from North Carolina

Original large tasting room, and a new roof top deck, the meadow, and upper level tasting/event rooms. (no more closing because of a private event).

Huge change in beer offerings, all for the good. New Brewer, and apparently a goal to expand the product line have produced some great beers.

Service can be iffy at the bar... some time great, sometimes you feel you are invisible as the younger and prettier are served.

Jan 08, 2016
4.39 by OldhouseRecs from North Carolina on Nov 29, 2015
4 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Nov 22, 2015
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4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by CSFolks from North Carolina

Good small batch list

Nov 21, 2015
4 by cnealc from North Carolina on Nov 16, 2015
3.96 by craft_shannie from Indiana on Sep 09, 2015
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3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5
by tillmac62 from South Carolina

The place is huge and they hold indoor concerts there on occasion. Beer selection is fairly varied, but limited to those brewed in house. When crowded, such as during concerts, service is adequate, at best. Under normal conditions, the service is quite good. Beer quality is rather good, but nothing is world class, yet.

Aug 17, 2015
3.38 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Jul 20, 2015
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4.86/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by alexledford25 from North Carolina

Cool outside venue and soon to be awesome rooftop bar

Jul 11, 2015
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4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by mlockman from Indiana

Staff are some of the nicest people you could ever meet, and the service is unmatched, as is the on-tap selection. While they have a number of year-round brews and seasonal on draft, I would recommend any or all of the small-batch brews which can only be had on-tap at the brewery. They are brewed by the employees, who are allowed to brew at least one small-batch beer of their own each year. I would definitely recommend the tour, make sure Gary is your guide if you do so, he is hands-down one of the best tour guides I've ever had at any sort of venue and one of the nicest dudes I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Jul 09, 2015
3.91 by KingEdward from North Carolina on Jun 28, 2015
4.15 by Adam_Lifts from Alabama on Jun 08, 2015
Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
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