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
highlandbrewing.com

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
BEER STATS
Average:
3.88
Beers:
40
Reviews:
2,657
Ratings:
7,389
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.19
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
126
pDev:
10.26%
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Reviews by jbarry3000:
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jbarry3000 from North Carolina

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

Jul 08, 2017
More User Reviews:
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jbehlar from Mississippi

3.56/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Oct 29, 2019
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Oct 01, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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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CaptAsheville from North Carolina

4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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
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jak from North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Oct 07, 2018
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BruceyB from North Carolina

4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Aug 24, 2018
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Coho11 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 19, 2018
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jun 14, 2018
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socon67 from New York

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

Jan 30, 2018
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BiddzzBA from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jan 27, 2018
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kcrumle18 from South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nov 14, 2017
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qcghost from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Oct 31, 2017
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aletrailky81 from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Oct 22, 2017
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Mgriz79 from Georgia

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

Oct 05, 2017
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daringer from North Carolina

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.

Aug 31, 2017
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ADTaber from South Carolina

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

Jul 01, 2017
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

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 !

Apr 05, 2017
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REVZEB from Illinois

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

Dec 27, 2016
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scottspencer from Indiana

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

Jul 16, 2016
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Marzen_Fan from Ohio

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.

Jul 12, 2016
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sendbeer from Georgia

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

Jun 14, 2016
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PerfecTool from Georgia

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

May 12, 2016
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BeerDaveGA from Georgia

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.

Apr 13, 2016
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Gavage from Nevada

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.

Apr 04, 2016
Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7389 ratings