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Highland Brewing

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3.97/5
Very Good
6,740 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:
42
Reviews:
2,482
Ratings:
6,740
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.19/5
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
116
pDev:
10.26%
 
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 19
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.33/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

Atmosphere: a big open warehouse with tables set up throughout. Kind of dull deco. They just seem to want to pack people in. I like breweries to be a bit more personal

Quality: I tried a flight and a couple of pints 8 beers. They varied from bad to good. Maybe one beer that was very good. Most were pretty good

Service: a long line and a small bar for how much seating they have.

Selection: they seem to put up a good variety but not many seem exceptionally crafted

Overall: the brewery seems more invested in growth and numbers but lacks the care in each beer. I would like a bit more of a personal experience with my beer and brewery

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

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

Photo of Rifugium
3.39/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

After going up that winding road that seemingly led to nowhere, we arrived at the brewery, pretty much right when they opened. The place was a lot huger than I would've expected, with the main space being about the equivalent of a large bowling alley. The bar itself was mid-sized, off to the right, with tons of seating space for, I don't know, events? Concerts? Festivals?

Again, the place had pretty much just opened, and we were the only ones there, along with a few other stragglers who came in soon afterward. The staff was pretty laid back. Can't really comment too much on that, since I didn't really see them in action during busy hours, but all things considered, service was fine.

There was a decent amount of beer to choose from, with a few stylistic options. Porters and English style ales seemed to be the central theme. We got a sampler flight of about 6 or 7 beers...none of which really stood out as particularly memorable or good. Lots of merch available, and prices were pretty decent. No food apparently, and considering the size of the place, it's pretty amazing they don't have a kitchen, or at least a little snack bar.

Overall, I wasn't too impressed by Highland. It was a neat venue I guess, but kind of hinted at being a tourist trap brewery. In the grand scheme of Asheville, I'd say that ultimately this place is skippable.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of JMA-DAD
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of yaksurf
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Anyportinastorm
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Punky_Brewster
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Photo of Choooobee
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of falcon1
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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 italianstallion
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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 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 rickyk76
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

This is a fav place to visit when in the Ashe. The expanded taproom means lots of space for friends or other beer drinking stranger-to-become-friends. The atmosphere is low key, but they offer up live music, beer flights, and some special taproom only brews for the patrons. Brewery tours are always cool. Great selection of merch to buy before you leave as well. Oh, and the beers are pretty good too.

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3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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

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Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 6,740 ratings
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