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Beer Available At Bruisiní Ales (arranged by most recent)
North Coast Old Stock Ale 99, Mother Earth Dark Cloud 82, Big Boss Angry Angel KŲlsch 45, Great Divide Wolfgang 91, Great Divide Grand Cru 91, Stone Imperial Russian Stout 100, Dogfish Head Red and White 97, Sweetwater Dank Tank Some Strange 92, Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99, Meantime Coffee Porter 91, OíDempseyís Your Black Heart 98, Terrapin Side Project Mosaic 96, BFM / Terrapin Spike & JťrŰmeís Cuvťe Dťlirante (Collaboration Ale) 72, Sterkens Poorter 75, No-Li Born & Raised IPA 93, Gaverhopke Den Twaalf 84, Rogue Imperial Youngers Special Bitter 91, Barbar Bok 92, Olde Hickory Redeemer 88, New Belgium Hop Kitchen - Hoppy Bock Lager 90
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handsomejn (43) Arkansas | May 21, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing beer store. Itís like a specialty boutique for premium craft beer. They donít sell wine, nor liquor, nor do they sell the crap u see on tv. The very best beer store Iíve ever seem.
scwoptoy (1) , | April 19, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
World class service and selection. Beer tastings every other Thursday. Whatís not to love? This could very well be beer heaven. Jay and Julieís passion and dedication to American, Belgian and world craft beer are infectious and Iím grateful to live in a city that houses this fantastic establishment.
Kinz (55) Glen Allen, Virginia | February 2, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small place, but the beers were just crammed in. Loads of cool imports and a solid selection of North Carolina, regional, and national micros. I bought a case worth of beer, and they gave me a free pint glass. I would consider it to be one of the better bottle shops Iíve visited, and a must go on the way out of town.
jbruner (56) Tallahassee, Florida | January 30, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small place with a hippie/hipster vibe when you walk in. Service was nice, but he was in a rush to leave (we got there right at 4pm, the closing time on a sunday). Selection was pretty solid; I was impressed because of the stuff we canít get down in Florida, but Iím sure if I was local nothing would blow me away. Pre-filled growlers from a couple breweries is a cool idea, but they arenít the only ones in town doing that. Prices are a little higher than some other places in town, but not too terribly outrageous. Pretty solid bottle shop overall.
frylock (76) Atlanta, Georgia | December 30, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good store, but a little over rated. Very small and cramped inside. Lots of local southern beers and good selection of Belgians. A few more rare beers like Nebraska and Cascade. Overall a good store but it didnít blow me away like I thought it might.
MlhopeTC (18) Orlando, Florida | October 24, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I was in Asheville for 4 days and went to Bruisiní Ales twice. The first trip their selection was obviously depleted, but the next trip they had just got a huge shipment in and they hadnít even got it on the shelves yet. Needless to say I enjoyed my second trip quite a bit more as far as choices go. One negative is that this place is easily $1 to $3 more per bomber or six pack then most other places we stopped in North Carolina. Maybe it has to do with the real estate though. The owners were great and gave us a free pour of a hard to get (and delicious) beer they werenít even advertising as tapped yet, so that was nice!
Westmeister (53) Atlanta, Georgia | October 15, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great downtown location. Probably rough if you had to drive there though. Smaller than I expected, but they packed a lot in, in a very organized way. Thought the prices were a bit on the high side. The staff was pretty helpful, but was in and out rather quickly. A must stop if downtown, but Vintner was better all around.
Bigmmartin (17) Dayton, Ohio | October 7, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer store with a decent selection. They had refrigerated growlers from local breweries. A large selection of Belgians as well. But other than that, I donít really get all of the hype. The parking sucks, but you honestly canít blame them for that. However, you can fault them for high prices on several selections and a staff that seems to either ignore you or talk down to you. And I think the 800+ bottles is being generous considering the idea that some members on this site probably have larger cellars than this entire building. With all that said, itís still a better than average beer store regardless of the somewhat inflated ratings. If I were ever nearby again, I wouldnít pass up an opportunity to stop in, but I donít think I would make a special trip out of my way to revisit.
DiarmaidBHK (523) Pennsylvania | August 19, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic selection of Belgian beers as well as local brews. The focus here is on quality and large bottles. Will definitely come back to Asheville and this will be one of my first stops. update: Iíve visited the store several more times since my original review and it still amazes. Itís a small store in Downtown Asheville but they get maximum out of their space. For me this os where my craft beer journey started As you enter under the windows is where they keep canned beer, cider and gluten free beer. The shelf in the front corner is glassware. The shelves along the left wall are Belgian and Belgian beer. The shelves opposite the Belgian wall are English, Scottish, and German. The back left corner is Mikeller, Evil Twin, and other European Craft. The back bookshelves are National craft. As are the bookshelves on the right wall. Opposite those are local , state, and regional craft. One endcapmis mead the other is newest latest although they have some new stuff on their bar. Oh yeah I forgot the coolers next to the bar that have local growlers and some sixers chilled. Plus the cabinet near the entrance tends to be Dieu du ciel. They now have a parking lot next door for only a dollar an hour which is pretty good for parking in a downtown area. I think Bruisn Ales sets a standard for awesomeness that every bottle shop in America seeks to emulate.
maxwelldeux (59) Raleigh, North Carolina | August 11, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Parking. Parking sucks here - like you have to find street parking (or pay, which I refuse to do when only going to one place) and you might have to walk several blocks. When/if you do get inside, and you go to search for beers, they have WIFI, but arrogantly refuse to give out the password. What they have is decent, but not all that special - I see the same stuff in every store in Raleigh. And I REALLY donít know where that 800+ count is coming from. Itís tiny and they donít have nearly that many beers out. Finally, I really wish theyíd take an hour or two one afternoon and actually label what/where things are.
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