tmongoose (102) Louisville, Kentucky | September 7, 2010| Updated September 6, 2011
hard to give a true score when you have to add for food. but free peanuts are a great touch because its all they have. this is a funky little brewery with irons works as your decor. plain and simple you get a beer and you hang out. no frills and nothing fancy. had their belgium wit and it was very good. i can see when its hot outside a hard place to hang out because you dont have much cover. the inside is very small maybe 6 bar stools. but lots of outdoor space. took us awhile to find this gem but once we did it was great. the view from the patio is a train...and then a train...did i mention the free peanuts. very reasonable on prices as well..only place to get their beer no distribution.
made 2nd visit on 9/4/11. same place same great beers just a couple updates additional bar stools inside good thing. make shift outdoor movie theater on the side of a truck and a burrito wagon serving food. but you gotta have the peanuts.
One of the most interesting brewpubs Iíve been to in the outskirts of Asheville. Visited right after opening (4pm) on a Wednesday late afternoon. Even though it had just opened, there were already a few people there and within 1/2 hour, the seats (bar stools along a very small bar) were filled. By the time we left a few hours later, the place was quite packed with people standing inside and many sitting outside (heated I assume but not sure...). Itís a very small place with very few seats, so youíve got to get there early for any hope at a seat. The seats face an open window (can be brutal when the sun is setting...) overlooking a railroad track. As mentioned, there is no food but they do give you (free) peanuts and a bucket to de-shell them. There were ~6 beers on tap with interesting styles and all very tasty. Obviously the beer is good, but I was very surprised by how crowded this place was (mostly locals also, who often ordered pitchers). The prices are good but not super cheap either. My 2nd favorite brewpub in Asheville.
agl108 (30) Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania | January 13, 2012
Artsy, iron/metal brewpub by the river. Lots of heady dudes with beards hanging out drinking beers. Had about 6 beers on draft when I stopped by. Definitely a must visit if youíre looking to hit an Asheville area brewery. This is where the locals go...
This is my new favorite brewery in Asheville, well maybe next to Pisgah. It’s located maybe one mile from downtown and has tons of parking in a gravel pit. The area looks in poor shape and is very, very close to train tracks. Once inside however, the entire ambiance changes. It’s very clean and has an efficient set up for the tasting room. The patio is sizable as well. Pours are very reasonably priced. A small bookshelf filled with beer resources is in the middle of the seating. I visited here twice and had four beers, all of which I found to be superior quality. I really like the fact that they offer some solid, big, American styled beers which is something that the local breweries usually do not offer. This will be one of my mandatory stops on future visits to Asheville.
I like this place. Neat old school industrial warehouse environment right next to active rail lines. Have a beer while you watch trains roll by. Tons of hippies running around with their dogs and frisbies. Plenty of room to wonder around with your beer and they frequently have food carts on site. Fish Tacoís last time...Yum. Inside is nothing special but you can get many of their tasty brews. Relatively nice and knowledgeable people working there. I like stopping by every time Iím in Asheville.
Visited during RBWG 2014. A small space around back of a larger building. A nice outdoor space that allowed for a food truck to pull up and serve some food. Service was a touch slow, but place was quite swamped as well. There were about 9 or 10 beers available on tap. Beers were quite cheap. A nice spot and one of the many good breweries in Asheville.
Visited during RBWG 2014. A really funky little spot. They have a decent range of beers with an apparent emphasis on Belgian styles. The quality was generally good. The head brewer came around to meet with the RB crew and to talk with us about the beers - a very nice touch. The place itself is full of all kinds of crazy metalworks and salvage sculpture. The outdoor seating area was quite nice. A fun spot for sure.
Very artistic and bohemian with an amazing outdoor space. Beer was pretty good, but only a few taps. Although no food they have trucks outside that looked good. Self service so service was Ok although busy.