United States > North Carolina > Asheville
Beer Available At Bruisin’ Ales (arranged by most recent)
Twisted Pine Billy’s Chilies 27, Sierra Nevada Rain Check Spiced Stout 95, Hofstettner Granitbock 92, Mother Earth Dark Cloud 79, Schloss Eggenberg Doppelbock Dunkel 88, The Duck-Rabbit Märzen 70, Weyerbacher Insanity 98, Flensburger Dunkel 40, Hi-Wire Hi-Pitch IPA 84, Hobsons Town Crier 43, Ilkley Siberia 77, Ilkley Mary Jane IPA 62, Wicked Weed Serenity 97, Wicked Weed Terra Locale - Taketake 92, Pisgah Metanoia 77, Wicked Weed Bretticent 90, Sierra Nevada / Allagash Beer Camp Myron’s Walk 95, Sierra Nevada / Victory Beer Camp Alt Route 91, Sierra Nevada / Ballast Point Beer Camp Electric Ray 93, Sierra Nevada / Firestone Walker Beer Camp Torpedo Pilsner 96
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Guyute_Pig (45) Columbus, Ohio | March 13, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
Small, but very nice bottle shop. Excellent selection and always can find some rarities. Super friendly staff. Only dig is that the prices tend to be an average of 10-15% higher than necessary.
crazyninjaface (4) Raleigh, North Carolina | September 27, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
artmcd8 (87) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 28, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really cool bottle shop in Asheville with a pretty decent selection. They won’t have the super rares but they have quite the respectable selection. If you are looking for bottled beer in Asheville. This is the place.
fluffy (86) St Petersburg, Florida | July 17, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
great store as far as selection goes, but a bit pricey. still if you are looking for the good stuff, this is it.
brewtstrength (7) Wendell, North Carolina | July 15, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
PorterPounder (315) Tallahassee, Florida | June 17, 2014| Updated June 26, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here on Father’s Day Weekend, 2014. Excellent location, just on the edge of downtown, adequate parking considering the location. Thousands of beers, all available in singles it appears. I focused on North Carolina local stuff and walked out of there with about seventeen with out out even batting an eye - all priced at $2 or below. If I had been looking for big bottled, rare, more expensive stuff - there was plenty of that to go around. Service was friendly, not overbearing. Space is a little cramped - but when it is full of beer - who cares! If in the Asheville area - this willl be a regular stop. Revisiting rating after a few weeks - noticed a few of the singles were a bit past their prime.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | May 4, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here with the fabled Retorp back in the day. Nice little shop with various rooms where the beer sits on book shelves in some cases reminding me of the De Molen bottle shop set up. Everything here is quality stuff plus local stuff as well as the odd growler offering or three. This seems to be a great place to go to find that hard to get beer. I’ll be back for sure if I’m back in the area.
jrallen34 (438) Chicago, Illinois | April 12, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small quaint store, place you’d like to just chill and hang out. Talkative, nice and informative beer guy, gave good advice. Big selection of beers from Belgium and easily accessible stuff in the US. Strong selection of locals, but not as strong as Appalachin Vitner which should be the go to bottle shop when coming through.
JCB (230) Durham, North Carolina | March 30, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Thought I’d already rated this. Done mail order and in person from these good folks, and they deliver marvelously on both counts. Well stocked, convivial atmosphere, terrific service. It’s hard not to be won over by some of the excellent local one-offs and so forth, but they really have a deep bench as well. Didn’t see the need to go anywhere else and will look forward to the next visit.
3fourths (1321) Boulder, Colorado | February 24, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Small shop focused on craft and import specialty beers. Most bottle conditioned Belgian beer was at room temperature and out in the light which is a big no-no. For some local things, new releases, the bottles and cans are probably no worse off than anywhere else. The unpasteurized living beer I do not trust is in good shape. Only one small cooler to choose from, and checking dates I saw some expired products and many that were approaching it. Nothing to show your customers how much you care like leaving out dusty, expired bottles.
jtclockwork (177) , New Jersey | February 9, 2014| Updated February 10, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great little beer store in downtown Asheville. Pretty much the "go to" destination for Craft beer in a city full of craft beer. The downside of this is they tend to sell out of the popular stuff first. I was able to pick up bottles of Event Horizon, Sexual Chocolate and Greenman Snozzberry at other lesser known stores within a couple blocks away that were sold out at Bruisin’ Ales. Still, a great place to check out and tons of great bottles. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
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