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BEER AVG
3.83/5
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:
62
Reviews:
2,889
Ratings:
7,760
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
107
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
4.23%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 107
Reviews by slowbie:
Photo of slowbie
4.06/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Despite being much much larger than the rest, this place matches many of the other Asheville beer spots by being off the beaten path and pretty unmarked when you get to it. Fortunately, this one is more obvious than some (i.e. Wedge and Pisgah) so we got in there without a problem.

The inside of the tasting room is pretty cool, and includes the largest ceiling fan I've ever seen in my life. Old railway cars serve as offices and there are about five high tables and a lot of indoor open space including a cornhole game. The bar looks like it has about 15 taps (their seven regular beers are doubled up though, so only 8 different beers by my count). Generally I hope for a few brewery only options at a place this size. They had one (a black IPA), but more would have been much better. Pint prices were very reasonable, though I can't recall off the top of my head if they were $3 or $3.50.

I went on the tour with my wife as well. It was a pretty standard tour, though certainly the biggest brewery that I've ever been in. The best part about the tour is that it's free and includes free beer, about 4 ounces of each one.

The service here was very good and all the employees were very nice. The beer itself is good but not mindblowing.

They don't sell any food, though they mentioned that on some nights (Fri and Sat I believe) they have a catering company come in to sell food.

Overall I think it would be a shame to miss this place if you visit Asheville, but I wouldn't recommend contorting your schedule too much to make it there.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of scottspencer
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.78/5  rDev -6%
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 +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of PerfecTool
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BeerDaveGA
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
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 -4%
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 -5.2%
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 +24.4%
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 +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
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 +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of CSFolks
4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Good small batch list

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Photo of cnealc
4.26/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of craft_shannie
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of tillmac62
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
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 -15.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of alexledford25
4.86/5  rDev +20.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Cool outside venue and soon to be awesome rooftop bar

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Photo of mlockman
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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.

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Photo of KingEdward
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Adam_Lifts
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jarnol21
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of nero623
4.26/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of House1680
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
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