I really like what they’ve done with the bar area. It’s upstairs overlooking the wide open brewing and canning operation. They’ve spruced up the concrete space with various decorations made out of cans. The bartender was so nice and obviously passionate about the product and excited to be part of the opening of a major brewery in NC. There was nothing rare on tap, but 7 of their solid offerings were available. Cans are available to go as well at a marginally cheaper price than elsewhere around the area. There’s a lot of cool swag available as well. I really enjoyed my visit here.
A big warehouse operation in the middle of nowhere almost, but a nice outdoor patio and an indoor tasting room overlooking the cellar. Very family friendly, which is what I think they were going for in the area. Service was great, very friendly, prompt, and pretty knowledgeable. Selection was pretty awesome, the basics, plus lots of one offs, casks, cans you can’t find in distribution. Food trucks frequent outside. Most definitely worth a stop on your way south out of Asheville.
Bacchus66 (9) South Carolina | July 27, 2014| Updated June 18, 2017
Larger-scale operation here, with a taproom upstairs in the factory featuring flights, pints for enjoyment plus bottles and growlers to go. Had live music the night we were there. There’s also an outdoor seating area (and a food truck that day). Nice they have some stuff to occupy the kids (like - tricycles, cornhole) so Mom and Dad (and everyone else) can relax with a pint.
chinchill (206) South Carolina | December 15, 2015| Updated January 2, 2017
Friendly and helpful staff on each of my 4 or 5 visits.
16 taps in the second story taproom that has a wall of glass overlooking the brewery. Gets crowded on weekends. Good view out the window behind the bar... you can forget you are in an industrial park. Tap prices are reasonable but take away cans are surprisingly high priced. Their own food truck is often in operation and provides tasty pub food. Free tours.
Stopped by here while in the Asheville area, maybe 25 minutes south of the city. Pretty large looking operation once you find it out there. There was a food truck, outside seating and a indoor bar. Bar and food truck service were great, draft list of their popular beers and some new/brewery exclusive stuff. Only disappointment was no tour announcements despite listed times, bar staff seemed confused too. Overall worth checking out if in the area, glad some west coasters are building additional facilities within driving distance!
Kind of hard to find industrial park and a nondescript building. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, so things were quiet. The taproom is upstairs overlooking the brewery and has the usual swag shop, a line of Oskar Blues on tap, no guest beers, with singles and packs available. The tour was great, it was neat to get up to the equipment, pallets of cans and the freezer. Even the kids enjoyed the tour, there were no issues having the kids along. My oldest boy was thrilled to walk out with a four pack of root beer.
This was our first stop on the RBWG bus tour and it was a good one. A bit of a drive outside of Asheville, it’s a big warehouse in an industrial area. There’s a large patio under a pavilion on one corner of the building, and a door leads to some stairs up to a mezzanine tasting room. The taps have all the standard OB beers, as well as two special ones. Cans of everything were for sale, as well as one I’d never had and their root beer. Big barrels of peanuts are out there for the taking. Prices are good overall, and the staff is accommodating and friendly. Cool place- just wish it was a bit more convenient to Asheville.
Visited during RBWG 2014. An area over looking the brewery with lots of seating and a large oval shaped area. Service was good despite there being a large group of us. There were a good number of beers available but cannot remember the exact number. Price was solid. A pretty nice tasting room for a larger scale production brewery.
Visited during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. I quite enjoyed the visit here, mostly because of the thorough tour of the facility. The guide was friendly and informative and I left feeling like I had really seen everything and had all questions answered. The tap room is funky and the staff was attentive. The only downside was that the bar serves primarily the core range of OB beers, with only two non-core beers on tap. (Of all the breweries visited around Asheville during the weekend, this one easily had the most limited selection.) Fun place to for a stop but I wouldn’t say it’s a must-visit if you’re doing a tour of Asheville and its surroundings.
set back in an industial complex you see a large stack of kegs and walking into ifacility you immediately see a tall stack of cans. oskar blues has never bottled. you walk up the steel steps to the tasting area and you overlook the entire brewing facility fermentors, bright tanks, canning and kegging line. sit down at the semi circle bar and find out our bartender/tour guide is from louisvlle April Danielyou rock. got a taster of all of the beers plus a guided tour. solid beers and plenty of room for expansion. this facility will cover the eastern part of the US. will make a return visit. have outdoor area in the summer.