Highland Brewing

Highland BrewingHighland Brewing
BA SCORE
3.98/5
6,715 Ratings
Highland BrewingHighland Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(828) 299-3370 | map
highlandbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
38
Reviews:
2,480
Ratings:
6,715
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.19/5
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
113
pDev:
10.5%
 
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 19
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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Photo of Mgriz79
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of daringer
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jbarry3000
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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 !

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Photo of ZEB89
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of scottspencer
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of PerfecTool
3.36/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BeerDaveGA
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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

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Photo of Gavage
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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.

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Photo of wapcap
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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.

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Photo of J_Monroe
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

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Photo of Links41
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5

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.

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Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of CSFolks
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Good small batch list

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Photo of cnealc
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of craft_shannie
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of tillmac62
3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

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.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of alexledford25
4.86/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Cool outside venue and soon to be awesome rooftop bar

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Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 6,715 ratings
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