United States > North Carolina > Asheville
Boudicca (617) London, England | March 27, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Altamont occupies what looks like an old garage on the roadside in west Asheville. The brewery is at one end of the room and the bar at the other. It felt a bit rough and ready, scruffy almost, but I imagine Iím being picky and this is what passes for "cool" in these parts. The barmaid was certainly cool (for which read aloof) rather than friendly at first but she warmed up a bit as time went on and the other customers and their dogs were pleasant enough. The beer list was quite extensive - twelve guest taps and four of their own beers.
(Visited 10 February 2014).
Drake (453) Free Union, Virginia | February 19, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Newish brewery in a taphouse that has been open a couple of years. Big open space, definite garage feel, complete with garage door, ping pong, foosball. Decent sized bar with some tables. Lots of NC craft beer on tap, including one from Brevard brewing which was cool because Iíll be in Brevard tomorrow, but will have to leave before they open. Four of their house beers on tap... average quality with some flaws in a couple. I ran into the bartender and who I gathered was the front of house manager and both were just about as friendly as possible. Very limited food options, and pricy, but itís all cured meat, which I dig. Small parking lot which will not accomadate their capacity and beer prices were good. I like these people and I really hope their house beer improves, but even now itís a great place to have a beer.
NachlamSie (550) Denver, Colorado | January 29, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This brewery serves as a bar first. They put a lot of effort into making this a fun community place to hang out. Itís open late every night, the open warehouse-type space is dog friendly, they have free foosball and table tennis and frequently have live music. Food is not available save for beef jerky. There are only six house ales on so far and they are very run of the mill. I tried the IPA and porter and wasnít too excited about either, though they werenít bad. There are more guest taps which run a respectable gamut of styles and of course are only craft or import. This is a pretty cool place to come hang out in West Asheville.
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