Fish (11) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2008
Nice ambiance on Haywood road in West Asheville. They have free tastings periodically, and a selection of beers you cannot find elsewhere. They also carry some wine (although the beer seems to be the main draw). They have a limited amount of refridgerated beer, they do do singles on most selections. They don’t have any macro anything. The largest distribution beers this store has is like Anchor Steam, or Victory, or Brooklyn Brewing. This is a good store for those hard-to-find seasonals, big bottles and imports.
A beer store with a twist. They also sell wine and brewing supplies, and have a couple of taps in the back where you can get a pint. They often host homebrewing events and tastings so you’ll never know what will be on. Stop by Friday between 5-7 for the beer tastings. The owner is a champion brewer and knows beer.
The beer selection is adequate with a good selection of local brews, imports, and micros. The biggest reasons to go here are they sometimes have beers that have already sold out at Bruisin’ Ales and the prices are lower. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Homebrew supplies and instructional classes are available here. It’s a cool little store located in western Asheville.
stopped by on a whim today. glad we did. this is more of a beer supply store for home brewers and the wine and beer is just a hobby. but a nice hobby to have. prices are ridiculous and I will not state which ones. but seen a price difference of $2 on a certain and was floored...and its something I would pay $6.99 anytime. you guy rocks. not a vast selection but a good one.
We checked out this bottle/brewing supply store since it was close to our hotel and we wanted some area bottles to take home. Parking is in the back, the storefront isn’t much at first. Going in the place is on the small side also. Bottle selection is limited to a few coolers and metal shelves adjacent to a nice selection of brewing supplies. The store attendant was helpful with some recommendations. Overall a nice place, though smaller with limited selection compared to what I’m use to.
Over on the other side of Asheville. It doesn’t have quite the selection Bruisin has, but it’s pretty good. I managed to find enough to spend a good bit even after going to Bruisin Ales. Seemed to be some homebrewing supplies in the far back, but I was concentrating on the beers. The layout is clean and open and the person working, I assume the owner, was very friendly.
It looks like one of the premiere bottle shops in West Asheville. It’s a nice layout with the store split between craft beer and wine with a fairly large section in the back for homebrew supplies. they also have a couple of coolers of sixers. They have a very small pick six cooler. They have a lot of the selection of Bruisin Ales and Appalachian Vintner which can be good if you’re looking for something that’s sold out at the other stores. The folks who worked there seem liked they’ve put a lot of effort and energy into the store. I think most folks would count themselves lucky to have this kind of bottle shop in their neighborhood.
Stopped in here to check out their selection while in town on vacation. Glad I did - good beer selection, and some really helpful people there. I needed the Wifi PW, and they actually went out of their way to make a phone call to get it. Not the best selection, as it’s a combo beer/wine shop, but they did tend to focus on some of the less easily findable beers. Glad I came here.
Visited here in March, 2009. Previous rating deleted accidentally. Located in Western Asheville. Small store with an ample selection of beers, as well as some wine. A couple of coolers but most of the beer is not chilled. Some singles are available. They also sell homebrewing supplies and offer classes. Localed a block away from a good beer bar, which is cool. The person working was very nice and helpful. Worth a stop.