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Highland Brewing

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Highland BrewingHighland Brewing
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3.97/5
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6,749 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:
44
Reviews:
2,483
Ratings:
6,749
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.19/5
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
116
pDev:
10.26%
 
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of CreativeJenna
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

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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 cdw762
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of NCMonte
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Love the atmosphere, especially when they have a band in there playing.

Quality, all their beers are consistent in quality and taste, that is on their regular beers, not their seasonal beers which can very from year to year (Cold Mountain for example) or their special brews that pop up from time to time.

Service, the bar staff is terrific, when it gets crowded they will usually put up taps around the warehouse area. The owner is always there walking around talking to the patrons.

Selection, I've never had an issue finding something to enjoy while there beer wise.

Food trucks are usually there out front.

Pricing is in line with other breweries in the area. I also respect that the Brewery closes early, so they don't compete with all of the downtown night spots that also sell their product. Looking out for the little guy gets two thumbs up in my book.

One of my all time favorite breweries!

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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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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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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of mlockman
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
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 Brackh
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Brewery was in a huge open warehouse. Had a cool band playing on a Friday night. Food trucks outside. Cool vibe inside. Family friendly atmosphere too. They had a satellite bar set up with some special brews and employee brewed beers. Everyone was super friendly here. Nothing costs more than $4.50 for a full pour. Flights were $8 for six pours. Highland has never put out beers that blow me away. They have some good solid beers though that will be around for a long time. Tour was fun and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. When the bartender closed me out he gave me a sample of a beer based on a conversation we had about other beers an hour or so earlier. That service stands out to me.

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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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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Chris_Walley
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

I love this place!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 6,749 ratings
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