Asheville Area Breweries (my unofficial list)

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  1. Subcontrabass

    Subcontrabass (0) Jun 21, 2014 North Carolina

    I would go ahead and email some of the breweries now to see what they say.

    Breweries can legally sell kegs to individuals, but you'll need to have a keg transportation permit in NC to take the keg with you. Some of the breweries that don't sell kegs to individuals regularly might not want to deal with the paperwork. There may some regulations about transporting kegs over state lines or keg transportation in your home state you'll need to consider.

    If there aren't any breweries interested, however, you should be able to buy a local keg from a bottleshop. It'll cost more than straight from the brewery, but they may be more willing to play ball.
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  2. EersandBeers

    EersandBeers (0) Jan 16, 2013 West Virginia

    Was in Asheville the weekend before last for a wedding. Had a wonderful time, I think it's a fantastic town. I was a little let down by the beer but that's probably a personal opinion I'd say. I thought Burial was far and away the best brewery I went to. Stood in line and grabbed a bottle of Realm of Absolute Nothingness and Anno Domini MMXIX. Than Anno was the best beer I had all weekend and one of the best stouts I've had in a very long time. Ended up at Burial 3 different times on Friday.
    Liked Green Man a close second.
    Ate at Tupelo, Hemingways, and Pack's Tavern. Delicious food at all 3.
    Sierra Nevada brewery and tour was worth every penny. Amazing place, food, and beer.
  3. Griffin2

    Griffin2 (756) Aug 22, 2014 Virginia
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    We are is Asheville for a couple days for a family vacation. Visited The Green Man Mansion and Burial this evening. The roof spot at the Green Mansion was really nice and the beers were good. Burial was a nice spot, but the beers we tried were really good. I hope to hit a couple more breweries up before we leave on Friday. So far we are really enjoying Asheville.
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  4. Subcontrabass

    Subcontrabass (0) Jun 21, 2014 North Carolina

    If you like rooftop bars, check out Highland. Their rooftop bar offers great views of the mountains and their taproom usually has a bunch of small batch exclusives that don't ever make it "down the mountain."
  5. FonyBones

    FonyBones (254) Dec 19, 2015 New York

    Had a trip to the Midwest fall through at the last second and ended up in Asheville this past weekend on very short notice. This thread was immensely helpful so thanks to all that have contributed. My trip notes:
    • Sierra Nevada - certainly the nicest looking brewhouse I've visited. Enjoyed the tour (90 version) but I can't say that I enjoy their new products as much as their old standbys.
    • Appalachian Vinter - Awesome selection. Super helpful service. Special thanks to the dude that recommended Lindley Park by Old Hickory Brewery. Totally blown away by this beer from a brewery that I'm ashamed to admit I had not heard of before my visit. Packed one of their barleywines into my suitcase. Will be breaking that out on a special occasion.
    • Enjoyed visiting Burial and Green Man, wish I had a chance to visit more tap rooms in town.
    • Went to Fonta Flora's farm location. What an amazing spot with amazing beer. Much respect to what this brewery is putting out as well as their focus on local ingredients. Truely unique beers.
    • Great food all trip. Best two meals were at Rhubarb and Chai Pani.
    • I don't think I've been to a friendlier town. Actually took some getting used to...
    • Finally, what a beautiful corner of the country. Glad we brought our hiking gear with us and explored some trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  6. Crim122

    Crim122 (0) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    Anyone been to a concert at New Belgium? My family and I are going for a show next month and wanted to know what their beer line up might look like (wife likes the sours) also how early we should get there.
  7. treznor

    treznor (817) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina

    Glad to hear you enjoyed our part of the country! And definitely glad to have another OHB convert out there, they can really put out some high quality barrel-aged stuff! Which OHB barleywine did you get? Irish Walker is their normal barleywine and is great on its own, but they also do a brandy barrel aged version called Appalachian Walker. App Walker is a collab between OHB and App Vintner, which is the only reason I'd think they might still have some around.
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  8. FonyBones

    FonyBones (254) Dec 19, 2015 New York

    I picked up a waxed bottle of the 2013 Irish Walker. The App Walker sounds quite appealing as well. I wish I had more room in my suitcase!
  9. treznor

    treznor (817) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina

    Hey, that's awesome! Hell, I only have 1 bottle of 2013 left, might need to stop by and pick some up!
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  10. greensparkplug

    greensparkplug (0) Nov 28, 2014 North Carolina

    Any new (last year or two) places to check out? Including craft bars/restaurants.

    What are the best spots for watching football while having excellent beer?
  11. Miles_in_beer_city

    Miles_in_beer_city (0) Jun 18, 2014 North Carolina

    In the last couple of years the following have opened in the Asheville area.

    Eluvium Brewing
    Zillicoah Beer Co
    Fermented Nonsense Brewing
    Eurisko Beer Co.
    Cursus Keme
    All Sevens Brewing
    Black Mountain Brewing
    The CANarchy Collaboratory
    12 Bones Brewing
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  12. Miles_in_beer_city

    Miles_in_beer_city (0) Jun 18, 2014 North Carolina

    Breweries in a 15 mile radius of Asheville.

    12 Bones Brewing
    2350 Hendersonville Rd Arden, NC 28704

    All Sevens Brewing
    777 Haywood Rd West Asheville, NC 28806

    Archetype Brewing Company - Archetype Broadway
    174 Broadway St Asheville, NC 28801

    Archetype Brewing Company
    265 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806

    Asheville Brewing Company - North Asheville
    675 Merrimon Avenue Asheville, NC 28804

    Asheville Brewing Company - Downtown Asheville
    77 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28804 S

    Ben's Beer
    195 Hilliard Ave Asheville, NC 28801

    Bhramari Brewhouse
    101 South Lexington Avenue Asheville, NC 28801

    Black Mountain Brewing
    131 Broadway Ave. Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Blue Ghost Brewing Company
    125 Underwood Road Flecher, NC 28732

    Brouwerïj Cursus Kĕmē
    155 Thompson St. Asheville, NC 28803

    Burial Beer Co.
    40 Collier Ave Asheville, NC 28801

    Catawba Brewing Co. - South Slope Asheville
    32 Banks Ave Asheville, NC 28801

    Catawba Brewing Co. - Biltmore Village
    63 Brook Street Asheville, NC 28803

    Collaboratory by CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective
    39 N Lexington Ave Asheville, NC

    63 N Lexington Ave Asheville, NC 28801

    Eluvium Brewing Company
    11 Florida Ave Weaverville, NC

    Eurisko Beer Company
    255 Short Coxe Ave Asheville, NC 28801

    Fermented Nonsense Brewing
    100 Julian Shoals Dr Unit 40 Arden, NC 28704

    French Broad River Brewing Company
    101 Fairview Rd # D Asheville, NC 28803

    Ginger's Revenge
    829 Riverside Drive, Suite 100 Asheville, NC 28801

    Green Man Brewery
    23 Buxton Ave Asheville, NC 28801

    Hi-Wire Brewing - Main Brewery
    197 Hilliard Avenue Asheville, NC 28801

    Hi-Wire Brewing - Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top
    2A Huntsman Pl Asheville, NC 28803

    Highland Brewing Company
    12 Old Charlotte Highway Suite H Asheville, NC 28803

    Hillman Beer
    8 Sweeten Creek Road Asheville, NC 28803

    Lookout Brewing Company
    103 S. Ridgeway Ave Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Mills River Brewery
    330 Rockwood Road Suite 103 Arden, NC 28704

    New Belgium Brewing - Asheville
    155 Craven Street Asheville, NC 28806

    One World Brewing
    10 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28801

    One World Brewing
    520 Haywood Rd Asheville, NC 28806

    OysterHouse Brewing Company
    625 Haywood Rd Asheville, Asheville, NC 28806

    Pisgah Brewing Company
    150 Eastside Dr Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - Asheville
    100 Sierra Nevada Way Fletcher, NC 28732

    Sweeten Creek Brewing
    1127 Sweeten Creek Road Asheville, NC 28803

    Thirsty Monk Brewery
    2 Town Square Blvd. #170 Asheville, NC 28803

    Thirsty Monk Brewery
    92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

    Turgua Brewing Co
    27 Firefly Hollow Drive Fairview, NC 28730

    Twin Leaf Brewery
    144 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28801

    UpCountry Brewing Co.
    1042 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806

    Wedge Brewing Company - Main Brewery
    37 Paynes Way Asheville, NC 28801

    Wedge Brewing Company - Wedge at Foundation
    5 FOUNDY STREET Asheville, NC

    Whistle Hop Brewing Company
    1278 Charlotte Highway Fairview, NC 28730

    White Labs Kitchen and Taps
    172 South Charlotte St Asheville, NC 28801

    Wicked Weed Brewing Company
    91 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801

    Wicked Weed Brewing Company - Funkatorium
    147 Coxe Ave. Asheville, NC 28801

    Wicked Weed Brewing Company - Wicked Weed West
    145 Jacob Holm Way Candler, NC

    Zebulon Artisan Ales
    8 Merchants Alley Weaverville, NC 28787

    Zillicoah Beer Co.
    870 Riverside Dr Woodfin, NC 28804
  13. Miles_in_beer_city

    Miles_in_beer_city (0) Jun 18, 2014 North Carolina

    After years, yes years, Burial Beer Co. is finally announced the opening date for the Forestry Camp location, in the Biltmore Village area of Asheville.
    Purchased in 2015, first rumored to open in the summer of 2016, but now scheduled to open on September 27.
  14. lsaslow

    lsaslow (0) Jun 6, 2012 North Carolina

  15. treznor

    treznor (817) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina

    Pretty solid start. Will be interested to see if they can consistently keep beers like this on tap. Could actually go for a couple more Burial beers, but that'll probably be what happens over time?
  16. lsaslow

    lsaslow (0) Jun 6, 2012 North Carolina

    I was also wondering whether they would sell cans as their other location currently does.
  17. Immortale25

    Immortale25 (895) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    I know it's probably been overshadowed by the long-awaited opening of Forestry Camp, but apparently there's a new one called Riverside Rhapsody. Haven't been but I've heard good things.
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  18. Miles_in_beer_city

    Miles_in_beer_city (0) Jun 18, 2014 North Carolina

    Their website is saying "soon-to-be-open", but does list hours, Fri - Sun only. They do have an permit for on premises malt beverage so guessing the brewing is being done at Blue Mountain Pizza in Weaverville.
  19. kc1

    kc1 (0) Oct 26, 2007 Pennsylvania

    So I’m in town visiting my folks and went to Bruisin Ales yesterday and there was like nothing in the place. Usually when I go there it’s wall to wall beer. Are they closing or something?
  20. Shlee_Osmunson

    Shlee_Osmunson (0) Nov 11, 2019

    We are open! Friday to Sunday with live music Saturdays at 6 and trivia on Sundays at 5. Come check it out if you haven't already!
  21. GameFreac

    GameFreac (0) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia

    Haven’t been to Asheville in over a year...going for Thanksgiving and will be there through Sunday. Any newer recs? Last time I went to Eurisko and Zillicoah and really liked both. Planning on hitting the new Burial location.
  22. EersandBeers

    EersandBeers (0) Jan 16, 2013 West Virginia

    IMO there is Burial and then there are the others.
    Green Man
    Sierra Nevada and Tour. Might be to late to get a tour though.
    Wicked Weed is popular, but I don't find what they are making to be very good.
    I liked a couple of beers at Catawba.
    Other than that just look through this thread, prob find some recs.
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  23. shadrach103

    shadrach103 (0) Feb 9, 2010 North Carolina

    I always tell people to visit White Labs, and do the tour if you are into brewing. (They are closed for Black Friday). Great facility, good food and interesting tap selections often with multiple versions of the same recipe yet different yeast strains. Wicked Weed Funkatorium is another favorite, if you like sour/funk.

    Bruisin' is not closing, but I did notice the other day they didn't have the normal stacks of cases around the front. Owner mentioned something about delaying weekly stock shipment until after Thanksgiving weekend; maybe making room for Black Friday tappings?

    DSSLVR will be opening in a couple weeks (Friday Dec 13th).
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