> A fun tasting room inside a mega capacity brewhouse
>> Huge space here slotted to distribute all over the east coast. Guided tours available, reminded me a bit of Rogue on the inside with the elevated tasting room. Decent amount of house beers on tap, but only two were special editions; everything else was their normal line up. Staff was awesome- very friendly. Had cans for sale to go and drink on premise, some of them were new to me but the quality was suspect. Overall, if you are on a group tour and want to learn about the brewing process, this is a fun stop. But if you are after new beers and really good beers, I’d skip.
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.
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.
The tasting bar is upstairs with a view of the huge tanks in the brewery. All of the regular canned offerings were on tap as well as a few one offs that the brewers had made. In addition was a cooler with cans to go which included a few not found everywhere.
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.
First stop on the Asheville RBWG 2014 Bus Tour. Nice, modern brewery with a tap room that overlooks the operation. The service was friendly and the selection was limited to mostly the regular OB offerings - not a big deal unless you are just dying to tick. We had fun...
Fortunately we arrived by bus during RBWG 2014, because this place is a bit far from Asheville, although it’s pretty close to the airport, in case you’re flying in. Head brewer, a youngster, gave a great customized tour. Small handful of beers on tap, and a few other things in cans. Interesting enough.
My comments are in line with jtclockwork’s. The brewery itself is fantastic. Oskar Blues have invested a lot of money into the NC operation, and it was a great treat to tour the brewing facility. The taproom’s welcoming, and the staff were all too happy to provide sample pours. Unfortunately, not much beyond the core range was available on tap. There’s also a gift shop inside the bar with plenty of swag available. Overall, a great stop.
Really nice brewery. Extremely friendly service. Only issue is lack of unique treatments. They had only one on tap that wasn’t canned and accessible most places. Still, a cool place and as long as your goal isn’t purely to get your tick on, I’d certainly recommend going.
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.