Bruisin’ Ales

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Beers At Bruisin’ Ales

NameABVEntered
Freehouse Hoodoo Imperial Stout9.3%3/22/2017
Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout12.9%3/21/2017
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout9.5%3/20/2017
Olde Hickory Cubano Walker10%3/20/2017
Foothills Jade IPA7.4%3/20/2017
Straffe Hendrik Wild9%3/20/2017
Blackberry Farm 19768%3/20/2017
Southern Tier Grand Arbor8%3/19/2017
Southern Tier Sonnet8.5%3/19/2017
Stillwater / Arizona Wilderness Stillwater Is Nothing Big Bunny Is Everything8%3/19/2017
DuClaw For Pete’s Sake!9%3/19/2017
Thomas Creek Up the Creek Extreme IPA12.5%3/18/2017
Tröegs Nugget Nectar Ale7.5%3/18/2017
Bayreuther Aktien Zwick’l Kellerbier5.3%3/18/2017
Fullsteam Coffee is for Closers6%3/17/2017
Green Man Wayfarer IPA6%3/17/2017
Grand Teton Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter7.5%3/17/2017
Nantahala / Cigar City Two Regular Joes Kettle Sour5.2%3/16/2017
Heavy Seas Phantom Ship9.5%3/15/2017
Avery Tweak17.81%3/6/2017
Lambickx Kriek (Zenne Valley, Private Domain)6.5%3/4/2017
Mother Earth Barrel Aged Imperial Stout9.5%2/24/2017
Olde Hickory The Event Horizon8.5%2/18/2017
Nantahala Judaculla Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout10%2/11/2017
Noble Cider Spice Merchant6.5%2/10/2017
Olde Hickory Wavell Gunn8.5%2/10/2017
Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge12%2/9/2017
Twisted Pine Reilly’s Oak Whiskey Red5.6%2/8/2017
Emelisse Winterbier9%2/7/2017
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve 9%2/6/2017
Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout12.7%2/6/2017
Morebeer Mikkie = Nuts6%2/6/2017
Trois Dames La Semeuse Espresso Stout7.2%2/6/2017
Ecliptic Frosty Leo Winter Warmer8.2%2/4/2017
Nantahala/Jamie Kent - All American Mutt Ale5.6%2/4/2017
Kees Wee Heavy Scotch Ale9.5%2/3/2017
Wicked Weed Hop Cocoa6.5%2/3/2017
Burial Skillet Donut Stout7.5%2/3/2017
Logsdon Oak-Aged Bretta8%1/24/2017
Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II11.2%1/20/2017
Blackberry Farm / Evil Twin From Tennessee With Smoke6.3%1/16/2017
Shacksbury Dry6.5%1/11/2017
Weyerbacher Berry Monks9.3%1/8/2017
Westbrook One Claw5.5%1/8/2017
Green Man Cranberry Blood Orange Berliner Weisse3.9%1/5/2017
Wicked Weed Oh My Quad11%1/2/2017
Sweetwater Dank Tank Pulled Porter7.7%1/2/2017
Blackberry Farm Cellar Reserve Plum & Basil Saison6.3%12/31/2016
Almanac Peach de Brettaville6.5%12/31/2016
Almanac Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville7%12/31/2016
Mikkeller Spontancarrot7.7%12/31/2016
Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale7.9%12/31/2016
Blackberry Farm Cellar Reserve Apricot Saison6.3%12/30/2016
Epic Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist12.8%12/29/2016
Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Porter7.5%12/28/2016
Epic Big Bad Baptista11.7%12/28/2016
Wicked Weed Milk & Cookies Stout8.5%12/25/2016
Catawba King Don’s Pumpkin Ale5.5%12/19/2016
Blackberry Farm Cellar Reserve Brettanomyces Saison6.3%12/17/2016
Wicked Weed Montmaretto (Canvas Series)6%12/17/2016
HaandBryggeriet Odin’s Tipple11%12/13/2016
Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús12%12/12/2016
Wicked Weed Omnipresence (Canvas Series)9%12/11/2016
Terrapin Side Project Poivre Potion9.2%11/28/2016
Catawba Firewater IPA6%11/26/2016
Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur9%11/25/2016
Appalachian Mountain Daniel’s Double9%11/18/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA8.7%11/14/2016
Burial Scythe Rye IPA7%11/14/2016
Asheville Perfect Day IPA6.5%11/14/2016
Blind Squirrel Belgian Quad9.9%10/31/2016
Blackberry Farm Abbey Series - Brune 6.3%10/25/2016
New Belgium Side Trip Dry Cider5.6%10/6/2016
New Belgium Side Trip Semi-Dry Cider4.8%10/6/2016
Sweetwater Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout11.2%8/15/2016
Terrapin 14th Anniversary Ale7.5%8/3/2016
NoDa Hop, Drop ’n Roll IPA7.2%7/17/2016
Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout10%7/17/2016
Wicked Weed Bedeviled Golden Strong9.4%5/22/2016
Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale6%5/22/2016
Wicked Weed Puzzle Pieces6.7%5/17/2016
Ecliptic Hypernova12%5/16/2016
Bell’s Oatsmobile Ale4.3%5/8/2016
Wicked Weed El Paraiso Coffee Stout10%5/6/2016
AleWerks Cafe Royale8%4/24/2016
Haw River Rusted Plow Farmhouse Saison4.8%4/22/2016
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin7%4/20/2016
To Øl Sur Citra5.5%3/20/2016
Allagash Hugh Malone8.5%3/11/2016


92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
merlin48  (4) Jenkins, Kentucky | January 3, 2009
Definitely a must see locale on the southern beer tourism circuit. Incredible Belgian selection. Yuengling’s is the closest thing to a macro in this beer only store. Intelligent and friendly service. Up to date website. Carolina brews very well represented as well as most, if not all, breweries available in NC.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
brewski519  (11) Morrisville, North Carolina | January 2, 2009
Great beer store! Great selection, decent prices - a few of the prices are a little higher than I am used to but did not shop anywhere else in the area to compare, and great service. Jason and Julie were very helpful and very open to conversation about beer, their store, the industry etc. I will make sure that Bruisin Ales remains on my to-do list for future trips to Asheville.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
ucfknightscott  (9) Casselberry, Florida | December 22, 2008
This place is awesome. An amazing selection of beer at reasonable prices. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable. The store also has a great selection of glasswear and other breweriana. A very solid beer store, one of the best.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR  (27) Greensboro, North Carolina | December 3, 2008
I wouldnt say this place has the best selection in NC, but that certainly have a great selection. Found Black Albert here along with several other gems. They do, however, have beers that i have never seen in NC. A great store and if you can find a place to park, it is worth a look.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jhliesen  (18) West Melbourne, Florida | November 30, 2008
Made a special stop during our annual vacation in the NC mountains. Wonderfull variety of selection, easily the best selection in NC. I was looking for local beers that I hadn’t tried before and I wasn’t disappointed. I asked for help on local selections I might have missed and I walked around the store and found another six pack of singles! I love stores that allow you to purchase singles.! Everyone was friendly and helpful, I will be back next year for the local growlers.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Butters  (188) Richmond, Virginia | October 13, 2008
This place is amazingThe staff offered to help me find stuff, but were totally cool with just letting me browse around by myself. For the most part, the beers were averagely priced. Some beers were kinda pricey, but nothing was unreasonable. A few rare beers and regionals, and lots of belgians. A must for anyone in the area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
dchmela  (106) Orlando, Florida | September 8, 2008
If you are in Asheville, you HAVE to stop here. I have a great bottle shop in my town (Knightly Spirits) and this definitely rivals it. Lots of hard to find stuff and breweries I have no access to, plus a great and knowledgeable staff. How cool is it that they have local growlers in stock, too!!
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie  (112) Georgia | August 26, 2008
This is the store of my dreams. Beer and beer stuff. An entire wall dedicated strictly to Belgians. Everything is catagorized to region. Super variety of styles and counties. Singles available. Local growlers and mini-kegs. Books, t-shirts, and glasses. I love it. MellowMushroom down the block... Overall, an absolute must visit or must return!
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
timsilvia32  (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | July 29, 2008| Updated June 15, 2009
If you like the Belgians, this is the place. I don’t, but this place has a great selection of other dark and strong ales as well. Good selection of the locals, a fair amount of domestic micros and some good imports. Staff seems knowledgeable. Prices are ok, could be better, but it is Asheville and a specialty shop. I guess I just don’t like I deserve a glass. Same thing happens to me at Brawley’s in Charlotte.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
doboy  (24) Morehead City, North Carolina | June 24, 2008| Updated May 18, 2009
What a great store! Staff was very helpful! I was in a hurry and he jumped in to help me fill my order! What a selection. My biggest disappointment was that I had such a short time to visit and there was so much to see! Special Orders? No problem. It was there and waiting WITHOUT a Credit card to hold it! Thanks, Jason!
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
DrBayern  (39) Morehead City, North Carolina | June 21, 2008| Updated October 20, 2008
Update 10/20/2008 - This place never fails to impress me. I have been to every major beer retailer in North Carolina I think, and Bruisin’ Ales is the best. In addtion to the incomparable selection of Belgians, the fact tath Jason stocks growlers from most of the local brewers makes it really special. The service is simply unbeatable, courteous, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. This place alone would make Asheville a beer destination!! I first visited here about a year ago, and they had been open about 6 months. At the time,I think Jason told me that they had about 350-400 beers. But the beers that they had were first class, with a superior collection of Belgians.My most recent visit, on June 13, the selection had more than doubled. One of the best things is the selection of growlers from local brewers. If there is Belgian available in NC that he doesn’t have, I would be surprised. This is exclusively a beer store, somewhat of a rarity. Beers are beautifully displayed, certainly the best I’ve seen, and I’ve been to some good ones. Finally, Jason, the co-owner (I’ve not met his wife) is really a great guy, very knowledgeable and helpful. I overheard him helping someone who nothing about beer get together some beers as a gift. Everything he told her was spot on correct without any B.S.pIf you’re within 100 miles of Asheville, this place is worth visiting, even without all of the other great beer destinations in this great town.

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