Bruisin’ Ales

66 Broadway Street, Suite 1
Asheville, North Carolina United States 28801
bottle shop  4.95/5.0 156 reviews
Tue-Thu 12-8:00 PM, Fri-Sat 12-9:00 PM, Sun 12-4:00 PM

Mayor: bhensonb (30) | Bottles: 800+
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Beers At Bruisin’ Ales

NameABVEntered
Bell's Cherry Stout - Whiskey Barrel Aged9.3%6/18/2018
Cigar City Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale5.5%6/18/2018
Revision Planet Lovetron6.5%6/7/2018
Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Royale9.4%6/4/2018
Innis & Gunn Blood Red Sky6.8%5/15/2018
Clown Shoes Breakfast Exorcism (Rye Barrel)11%5/14/2018
Clown Shoes Bubble Farm6.5%5/13/2018
Clown Shoes The Ballad Of Minnie Quay11%5/12/2018
New Belgium La Folie Grand Reserve: Geisha7.9%5/10/2018
Olde Hickory Death by Hops7%5/2/2018
Champion Fruit Basket IPA8%4/5/2018
Bell's Hopslam10%3/25/2018
Green Man Tart Berry Berliner Weiss4.2%3/22/2018
Captain Lawrence Barrel Select - Black (2017)6.5%3/12/2018
Weyerbacher Cinnsanity13.3%2/5/2018
Evil Twin Even More JCS12%2/2/2018
Green Man The Weisser (Berry)0%1/14/2018
Evil Twin Even More Jesus12%12/26/2017
Revision Dr. Lupulin 3X IPA11.3%12/18/2017
Green Man Holly King10.1%12/17/2017
Ommegang 20th Anniversary Ale11.5%12/4/2017
Green Man Trickster III11.1%12/4/2017
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


80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk  (147) EffOff, Florida | June 22, 2015
Nice little store tucked away in the corner of the building. Decent selection. Great selection of locals. Prices were the average high. Walked out with a handful of stuff I’d been wanting to try for some time.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Kristophe  (313) , Sweden | May 9, 2018
Great selection in this beer store, but somewhat pricy. The guy at the counter had a very cute dog though, so thats a plus.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables  (183) Virginia Beach, Virginia | September 3, 2017
A great selection of beer many of which are not available in VA, and they have some that are exclusive to the store. Service is good and the staff know their beer. Bonus is they will ship to VA.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
UKBeerGeek  (250) , | February 27, 2017
Small-ish store close to the downtown area. Service was both very friendly and very helpful. Selection was good, quite a few local ales that I had not seen elsewhere. Prices were a mix of reasonable and expensive (for the rarer bottles). Definitely worth a look.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster  (73) St.louis, Missouri | February 3, 2017
I am rating the online store only, I have not actually been to this place. The online selection is pretty decent with plenty of beers that you probably cannot get in your area. Buying singles is allowed and the price per beer is a decent value. The best part about this place is the service. I ordered a beer once and they happened to be out of it, one of the employees there I think named Jason actually called me on the phone to ask what beer I wanted to switch too. That is awesome! Also super fast shipping. If you order beers over the weekend the FedEx guy will be knocking on your door by Wednesday of the next week. If your are looking to get hard to find North Carolina beers this is the place to shop online.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mbgrayson  (13) Anaconda, Montana | January 28, 2017
I stopped in while in NC for a wedding. Wow!. If you like high gravity beers, this is your go to place. I had them ship me a box of excellent NC/VA bourbon barrel aged stouts, which arrived a few days after I got home via FedEx. Service was super-good. I would make a point of stopping in Ashville again just to go to this place. Thumbs way up!
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jc1762  (103) , Japan | November 5, 2016
Not sure if I’m allowed to do this but I’m rating for the online shop only. Bought from these guys twice - shipping is around $40 to DC in a padded wine shipper. After running out of a certain beer that I ordered, they swapped it in with a more expensive beer at no extra cost to me. Shipping took about 3-6 days. They also have a layaway program so if you want to order beers but not enough for a full case, you can do so. Great service. Great selection of some less commonly known but highly rated Belgian beers. Not going to bother naming them because you should see just go see for yourself. Price is reasonable imo, but once again check for yourself.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE  (82) Delaware | July 28, 2016
pretty small store just off the main strip in downtown Asheville. Quite small store with a bunch of local stuff at the front of the store, mix of craft and international offerings throughout the rest of the store..small tap area with a few items on tap, so you can have a beer and shop at the same time, upon my visit here they were having a small Ballast Pt tasting with a few decent bottles and also they had BA Sexual Chocolate on tap, so I could not pass up a snort of this, liked that you could get a small pour as well. Really didn’t see anything super rare or out of the ordinary here but did have a few things that I didn’t see in other stores, like No Da Hop Drop Roll..a nice quaint store that does have a very good selection of craft beer, worth a visit if in the area
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JStax  (609) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | March 18, 2016
Visited on a Tuesday evening about an hour before close. The group I was with were the only people in the shop during the visit, so that was nice. There is a small metered parking lot beside the shop that can be utilized, but it is a bit pricy. $1 per half hour. We used it so that we could easily carry our beer out and put it away. Inside, there are beers lining all walls plus a center display. I don’t remember seeing any wine, but they did have some ciders and mead available. There is a refrigerated section on the wall to the right as soon as you walk in, but the majority is room temperature. We were left mostly to ourselves for perusing, but I had a question about a mead they had and it’s price. After that, the gentleman working was a bit more chatty. He was very knowledgeable about the mead and even gave me a bit of a flavor profile of it, which was cool. He sold it. That mead was the only thing I didn’t see with a price tag. All other things were labeled. I found about 10 bottles of things I hadn’t come across before and immediately grabbed. When I was cashed out, I was actually surprised at how little my bill was. I checked it out, and everything was there. I guess that would speak to the reasonableness of the pricing. This place is very much deserving of it’s world class status, and next time I am in Asheville, I will come in with the intent of perusing more thoroughly. Very cool place.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JCW  (152) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 15, 2015
Excellent bottle shop in downtown Asheville. Prices are pretty much the same as anywhere else. Wide selection of local brews and an excellent selection of imports and micros distributed in the area.

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