Bruisin’ Ales | Asheville, North Carolina
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Bruisin’ Ales
World Class based on 142 ratings
Type: Beer Store

66 Broadway Street, Suite 1
Asheville, North Carolina United States 28801 [ print map ]
828 252 8999 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Tues-Thurs 12-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-4pm

Mayor: Drake (10) | Bottles: 800+

Bruisin’ Ales

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Beer Available At Bruisin’ Ales (arranged by most recent)
Le Bilboquet MacKroken Flower 96, Quest Smoking Mirror Porter 69, Pisgah Greybeard IPA 73, Aviator OktoberBeast 46, Alvinne Omega 75, Thirsty Dog Rise Of Mayan Dog 88, Green Man Toad The Wet Hop Ale , Ballast Point Even Keel 93, The Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator Dopplebock 98, Bockor Bellegems Bruin 88, Twisted Pine Billy’s Chilies 26, 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 39, Hi-Wire Hi-Pitch IPA 84, Hobsons Town Crier 43
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142 reviews for Bruisin’ Ales
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  88%
 Selection  89%
 Food  65%
 Value  72%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

3fourths  (1352) Boulder, Colorado | February 24, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork  (184) , New Jersey | February 9, 2014| Updated February 10, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (608) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 6, 2014
A great little shop dedicated to craft beer. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly, prices are a bit on the high side. I would happily support anywhere that is just about craft beer as this place is.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (294) Parsippany, New Jersey | January 20, 2014
Great selection...great people. Imagine my delight whe traveling from NJ to FL on the Christmas holidays I stopped in here and found a case of Lagunitas Sucks just sitting on the floor waiting for me to buy it a full 3 weeks before it reached NJ! That made for a great trip to Key West! The staff helped me pick out a variety of bomber bottles representing WNC regional IPA’s.. Given my car was parked too far away to carry...and there were no spots near the store...they guys there held everything aside for me and I picked it up at days end on my way out of town. This is clearly the place to go when in Asheville.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
LionsMaine  (13) North Carolina | January 4, 2014
Small shop, no parking, high prices, old beer. Really cool staff, as in WAY to cool. Appalachian Vintner is worlds better.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
deaconmike  (67) Roswell, Georgia | November 27, 2013
Excellent beer store in downtown Asheville. Stop here on a visit from Georgia. Small store, but selection was extensive. Service was excellent. The staff was able to tell me which beers were available in North Carolina and not Georgia. And I received some recommendations. I also visited Appalachian Vintner on the same afternoon; The service at Bruisin’ Ales was much better and prices were cheaper. Great place; highly recommend.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
tnkw01  (12) Knoxville, Tennessee | October 30, 2013
These guys are great! Had a beer leak in one of my deliveries and they are going to replace it no questions asked. Could not ask for better customer service. They really are friendly people. Highly recommend this place to everyone!!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
loveobeer  (13) Asheville, North Carolina | October 3, 2013
New to the area. Had hi hopes. Ok selection big on Belgian small store. A tad pricey. most everything is higher priced than all other stores in Asheville Shit in NC. Some staff was helpful. The other it was like I was bothering him by being in the store. But you can grab anything as a single which is great.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
AguynamedTodd  (99) Illinois | October 2, 2013
Located in downtown Asheville, near several brewpubs, restaurants, etc. Selection is good, with several regionals and some hard to get beers. Those hard to get were (as well as most of their stock) were pricey. For convenience, this place isn’t bad but I’d go to Appalachian first any other time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GMCC2181  (76) Newark , Delaware | September 8, 2013
Small place but good selection. I was on a mission to score one beer and one beer only here... so I had tunnel vision (ghostface killah, which they had!) but they have a nice local, nation and Euro selection. Staff was friendly and the place was clean. No complaints here

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