Bruisin’ Ales

Mayor: drpimento (29) | Bottles: 800+
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Beers At Bruisin’ Ales

NameABVEntered
Olde Hickory Redeemer10%11/13/2017
Burial Hawkbill6%11/13/2017
Westbrook Two Claw7%10/30/2017
Caldera Mother Pucker Raspberry Sour6%10/26/2017
Breakside What Rough Beast6.8%10/25/2017
Tröegs Nimble Giant9%10/22/2017
Tröegs Hop Knife6.8%10/16/2017
Burial Ceremonial Session IPA: Idaho Session IPA4%10/16/2017
Almanac Sour IPA6.5%10/9/2017
New Belgium Single Foeder Oscar 65/ Stars and Strikes8.5%10/9/2017
AleSmith Decadence 20169.5%10/7/2017
Burial Gang of Blades8.2%10/7/2017
Wicked Weed Coolcumber5.5%9/30/2017
Champion Amarillo by Morning9%9/15/2017
Burial Blackfalls7.3%9/10/2017
Uinta Cucumber Farmhouse6.2%9/5/2017
Ommegang / Urban Chestnut Collaboration 20167.5%9/4/2017
Ommegang Bigger and Bretter7.6%9/4/2017
Clown Shoes Tarheel Unidragon12.5%9/3/2017
Uinta Brett Tripel8.5%9/3/2017
Sierra Nevada Southern Gothic5.6%9/2/2017
D9 Big Hakuna8.4%8/25/2017
Birds Fly South Rustic Sunday7%8/25/2017
DuClaw Hell on Wood10.6%7/31/2017
Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #7 - Session Saison4.5%7/24/2017
Wicked Weed Oh My Quad13.4%7/10/2017
Zebulon Artisan Ales Saison Vielle Provision (For Gene Wilder)9%6/24/2017
Zebulon Artisan Ales Carolina Native6%6/21/2017
Olde Hickory Wheat Wine9.1%6/21/2017
Innovation The Weight of This World8.1%6/20/2017
Heavy Seas Phantom Ship9.5%6/19/2017
Green Man Ginger Cayenne Berliner Weisse3.9%6/16/2017
Green Man Imperial Wayfarer8.2%6/16/2017
D9 Wild Things - Pearadox5.5%6/16/2017
Innovation Circumnavigation8.2%6/15/2017
Steel String Craft Staccato Signals5%6/15/2017
Green Man Trickster Too7%6/14/2017
Foothills Craft Happiness IPA Project - Fun6.5%6/13/2017
Innovation First Flight Spring Ale4.7%6/4/2017
Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 24th Anniversary6.2%6/3/2017
Innovation Hoppy Camper6.2%6/3/2017
Green Man The Weisser Ginger and Cayenne3.6%5/30/2017
Olde Hickory Cubano Walker10%5/22/2017
Wicked Weed Lieutenant Dank6.5%5/22/2017
Vision Quest Smoked Porter6.8%4/26/2017
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Scotch on Scotch9.6%4/24/2017
Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPA8.5%4/24/2017
Prairie 4th Anniversary6.5%4/18/2017
Triple C Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout Mint9.2%4/15/2017
Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour Red8.5%4/14/2017
Olde Hickory Wavell Gunn8.5%4/14/2017
Wicked Weed Lost Toys Blend #26.4%4/13/2017
Triple C Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout with Cocoa Nibs, Coconut, and aged in 9.2%4/13/2017
Wicked Weed Recurrant7.7%4/12/2017
Omnipollo Selassie11%4/12/2017
Original Ritterguts Gose4.7%4/11/2017
Uinta Brett Sea Legs Baltic Porter8.2%4/9/2017
Triple C Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout9.2%4/9/2017
Southern Tier Tangier4.6%4/9/2017
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru (2013) - VJ Greatest Hits Tome 311%4/8/2017
Wicked Weed El Paraiso Coffee Stout10%4/8/2017
Wicked Weed Marina6.5%4/8/2017
Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon Stout10.75%4/8/2017
Pisgah 10th Anniversary Vanilla Oatmeal Porter6.9%4/8/2017
Birrificio del Ducato Verdi Imperial Stout Anniversario (200)9%4/7/2017
Tröegs First Cut IPA6.2%4/7/2017
Wicked Weed Pernicious IPA7.2%4/7/2017
Urban Family Through the Eyes of Babes6.89%4/7/2017
Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Barrel Aged with Red Wine and Bourbon10.5%4/7/2017
Ommegang Short Sleeve Saison4.5%4/6/2017
New Belgium / Oud Beersel Lips of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek 20167%4/6/2017
Burial Bolo Coconut Brown5.6%4/6/2017
NoDa Coco Loco Porter6.2%4/5/2017
Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time Ale5.7%4/5/2017
DuClaw Guilty Filthy Soul7.7%4/5/2017
Birdsong Jalapeno Pale5.5%4/5/2017
Burial Shadowclock Pilsner5.5%4/4/2017
Champion Shower Beer4.5%4/4/2017
Sierra Nevada Narwhal - Rum Barrel Aged11.7%4/3/2017
Green Man The Dweller10%4/3/2017
The Duck-Rabbit Barleywine11%4/3/2017
D9 Systema Natvræ - Lingonberry & Edelweiss6%4/3/2017
Knee Deep Lupulin River8%4/3/2017
Omnipollo Aniara6%4/2/2017
Blackberry Farm Classic Saison6.3%4/2/2017
Thirsty Dog Wulver12%4/1/2017
Blackberry Farm Spring Saison6.3%4/1/2017
Burial Fall of the Rebel Angels5%3/31/2017
Council Nicene5.5%3/29/2017
To Øl Sur Simcoe4.5%3/29/2017
Asheville Perfect Day IPA6.5%3/29/2017
Champion Fruitbasket IPA8%3/29/2017
Asheville Lemon Space Dog5.7%3/29/2017
Olde Hickory Lindley Park10%3/29/2017
Great Divide 22nd Anniversary8.7%3/28/2017
Weyerbacher Riserva11.4%3/28/2017
Lambickx Kriek (Zenne Valley, Private Domain)6.5%3/27/2017
Haw River Cotton Blossom8.5%3/27/2017
Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Barrel-Aged Narwhal with Currants9.8%3/26/2017
Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Bière de Garde10.2%3/25/2017


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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (3055) Charlotte , North Carolina | July 15, 2012
Small place, well organized, with a collection that obviously took quite a bit of effort to build. Staff was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. A must-stop if you pass anywhere near Asheville.
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
3fourths  (1569) 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (1458) 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2  (1056) Escondido, California | August 26, 2009
These guys are doing it right. They are a specialty beer store, period. The owner is passionate about beer (rightly so being from Colorado) and takes care to stock quality beers from around the world. This is the one place to stop for beer and glassware in Asheville.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
DiarmaidBHK  (948) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 19, 2012| Updated October 30, 2013
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: I’ve visited the store several more times since my original review and it still amazes. It’s a small store in Downtown Asheville but they get maximum out of their space. For me this is 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 endcap is 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 Bruisin’ Ales sets a standard for awesomeness that every bottle shop in America seeks to emulate.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (901) Yorktown, Virginia | October 8, 2011
A super small space near the center of Asheville. Certainly convenient for the tourist like me. Given the supernatural ratings I guess I’d expected more. Don’t get me wrong, this is a quality bottle shop. There’s an entire wall of first-rate imports, largely titled to Belgians and the better known quirky European breweries currently available in the US. But the main reason I stopped in was to look for regionals, and although Bruisin’ had a decent array, it was a shallower pool than I’d hoped for -- one book shelf’s worth altogether (of maybe 10 total in the store). Sure, they have pretty much everything from the local area, but they didn’t have anything from beyond about an hour away, and there are plenty of little breweries elsewhere in North Carolina that I’d think they could get their hands on. All said, I was glad I stopped in and left with about 18 fairly-priced bottles of mostly NC beers. If you’re in town and looking for a solid lineup of imports, definitely stop in. They also have a smattering of quality brews from elsewhere in the US, some of which you may not be able to get where you live.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
Drake  (832) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | March 8, 2009| Updated March 27, 2010
My... my... my... Bruisin’ Ales. My oh my. Someone somewhere ranked this place #2 in the world, and I believe them. The place is fairly small, but the quality of the selection is very nice. If it’s brewed in North Carolina it will be available here. Tons of US beer. Tons of foreign beer, with an especially nice Belgian selection. They have a whole wall of Belgians, including US Belgian style breweries like Jolly Pumpkin and Saint Somwhere. Prices were overall decent, though with the number of beers available it still can be painful. They not only allow purchasing singles, but they encourage it. Every six pack has two price tags... one for the whole pack and one for a single. They don’t offer case discounts on mixed cases, but the guy there (missed his name) allowed me to pick out a free glass for each case. The glassware selection is very nice. If you can only go to one bottle shop, make it this one. Parking can be a pain, as the lot next door is private, but the owner said it’d be OK if I parked there for a few minutes to load up my purchases.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (813) Denver, Colorado | February 19, 2007| Updated January 5, 2011
Asheville really needed a place like this. It’s conveniently located downtown and has pretty much everything available in the other good beer stores in the area consolidated in a practical arrangement. The prices seem to be within a dollar of the other places in the market. I picked up a few beers I haven’t seen elsewhere. The only focus of this store is beer, which seemed to be very fitting for a community that has a generally high focus on craft beer. This will now be a staple stop for me whenever I’m in town. Here’s a little update: they started selling everything in singles. That is very awesome. I just wanted to add that the more I frequent Bruisin’ Ales, the more I like it. The service is impeccable. He does not waste shelf space on anything he feels doesn’t meet his standards of quality. Sure he’s got hundreds of beers available, but the thing is they are all carefully selected. He won’t just carry every micro he can get his hands on. The stock here is constantly rotating. I always get fresh stuff when I’m in. I’d rather have this kind of attention to detail and quality rather than a mega beer store with thousands of ancient bottles on the shelf. Mr. Atallah is very serious about his beer hobby and we all reap the benefits when we visit his store.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (741) Tampere, Finland | October 26, 2014
A rather small beer store with a great selection of local, US and international beers. All beers available as singles (that’s what I appreciate). Knowledgeable staff and moderate prices. A great store in a great beer city. I wish I can come back some day.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (729) Toronto, Ontario | March 6, 2009
I made an order from Canada to friends in Cleveland, who will bring it to me on a visit. I ordered some very hard to get limited quantity stuff. I dealt with Joe on a couple of phone calls and he was beyond polite and very helpful, inclduing suggestions for a 6th to fill the box. Delivered on time and within budget.

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