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Beer Available At French Broad Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
French Broad Anvil Porter 89, French Broad Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale 76, French Broad Koko the Stout 84, French Broad Rye Hopper 90, French Broad IPA 90, French Broad Gateway Kolsch 50, French Broad Barley Legal Barleywine 74, French Broad Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale 47, French Broad 13 Rebels ESB 49, French Broad Easy IPA 64, French Broad Wee-Heavy-est Belgian Scotch Ale 93
Boudicca (617) London, England | March 23, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
I remembered French Broad from a previous visit as a small brewery with an even smaller bar and a tiny space in front of the fermenters where a band had set up. It didnít appear to have changed much although the glitter ball may be a new addition. Itís a very friendly place with a good atmosphere - well worth a visit.
(Last visited 7 February 2014 on the RBWG bus tour).
GT2 (532) Carlsbad, California | March 5, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
> Lower quality, drab tasting room with forgettable beer
>> Another hidden local tasting room with small stage for music gigs- like a mini Pisgah setup. Cramped interior with small bar and few seats. Tap list was smaller, about 8 or so house beers. Quality of these was fairly low- all were quite watery and papery. Staff was friendly. Tasting room is open to the brewhouse. Decor is sort of falling apart, drab. Prices here were insanely low though, like $3 pints.
jcnielsen (208) Charlotte, North Carolina | February 24, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
One of the smaller taprooms in Asheville. A couple of tables near a small bar. 8 beers available during our visit (samper tray offered). Beers were pretty decent. A nice small taproom worth checking out.
deyholla (262) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | February 22, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited during RBWG 2014. A smaller area just cordoned off from the rest of the brewery. There were 8 beers available on our visit and you could have a sampler. Brewer was around to talk beer and staff was helpful. Prices were great and enjoyed the visit overall.
phaleslu (385) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 20, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
French Broad is in Biltmore Village, a little outside of downtown Asheville. Thereís a little wood-paneled tasting room in an aluminum shell building, with a patio outside the front door. Itís not much, but itís cozy and friendly. I think there were 8 or so house taps when we visited, and the service was super friendly. Thereís a little stage off to the side for bands. The beer is decent. No food for purchase, but plenty of food places nearby. Good place, worth a visit.
Strykzone (90) Wood River, Illinois | February 20, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in during the RBWG and was quite happy to find some of the folks there are from very near to where I am from. They welcomed our group with open arms and that was very much appreciated. Great customer relations! This brewery has the most beautiful tanks I have ever seen. They are not a big facility at all but do those tanks are quite large. A small tasting area from which I got a nice barleywine. They bottle their beer and I bought a couple of everything they had. Their preferred style seems to be classic English varieties. Their beers have been quite tasty. On my next trip to Asheville this brewery will definitely be on my to-do list.
Sledutah (300) Utah | February 17, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited during RBWG 2014. Nice small tasting room, a few tables facing the brewery. A disco ball above the tanks! Friendly service and good beer.
Leighton (559) London, England | February 14, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited during RBWG 2014. They have a disco ball - what more do you need to know? Well, this is a cosy taproom (read: small) with a only a few tables and limited standing space. You can see the brewing setup from the taproom area. There were about six beers on tap during our visit, all of which were decent. The servers were friendly and generous with the pours. The place was also courteous enough to lay out some snacks for us. There is a small stage to one side of the taproom so I would suppose this is one happeniní place when the boogy comes through. What with that disco ball and everything. French Broad is a short walk from Catawba, so I would recommend visiting both during the same car parking.
Ferris (230) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 11, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A tiny little tap room in the bar. They seem to do music as well with music equipment and lighting scattered. A few taps of their own beer which is OK. Service was good with such a small room.
jackl (320) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 10, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty bare bones tasting room that shares the same space as French Broadís brewing area. This is certainly the only brewery Iíve visited that has installed a disco ball on the ceiling. There were about 6 beers on tap including a kolsch and a scotch ale. The beers were merely OK. The staff were extremely friendly, happy to answer questions. Prices seemed to be pretty cheap. Overall, worth a stop if youíre on an extended tour of Asheville.
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