This is my new favorite brewery in Asheville, well maybe next to Pisgah. It’s located maybe one mile from downtown and has tons of parking in a gravel pit. The area looks in poor shape and is very, very close to train tracks. Once inside however, the entire ambiance changes. It’s very clean and has an efficient set up for the tasting room. The patio is sizable as well. Pours are very reasonably priced. A small bookshelf filled with beer resources is in the middle of the seating. I visited here twice and had four beers, all of which I found to be superior quality. I really like the fact that they offer some solid, big, American styled beers which is something that the local breweries usually do not offer. This will be one of my mandatory stops on future visits to Asheville.
Visited during RBWG.I really enjoyed the vibe of this place. There’s quite a bit of off-beat decorations and flourishes to the design of the drinking area. The bartenders were initially pretty unwelcoming, but service rapidly improved after the head brewer joined our group. There were roughly 8 beers on offer, primarily Belgian in style. I really enjoyed the raspberry imperial stout. Other stuff I found to be a bit too sweet for my tastes. Prices were fair. Overall, worth checking out if you’re on an extended tour of Asheville.
> Quirky, weird, artisy venue with scavengered industrial decor and a large selection of Belgian and American style house beers
>> Popular tasting room in the "wedge" area of Asheville that is the artsy, hipster zone. Unique outdoor and indoor scavenged industrial decor, modern sculptures. No food menu (someone on here rated the food -___- ). 10+ house beers on tap plus a local cider. Large array of styles attempted here: Belgian Strong Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Strong Dark Ales, Lagers, Sours. All over the place. Sort of spread thin in a way as none of the beers were excellent and some were flops. Best part of this brewery is the outdoor cornhole. Nice vibe.
Very cool place in Asheville...especially if the weather’s warm...lots of outside seating...really neat eclectic look to the place. Good solid beers...not too many will knock your socks off or anything...and not a lot of them...but definitely a great place to hangout with friends and drink some good beers. I like this place...but not sure I’m sending a lot of craftbeer travelers here.
Visited during RBWG 2014. A small space around back of a larger building. A nice outdoor space that allowed for a food truck to pull up and serve some food. Service was a touch slow, but place was quite swamped as well. There were about 9 or 10 beers available on tap. Beers were quite cheap. A nice spot and one of the many good breweries in Asheville.
Visited during RBWG 2014. They weren’t ready for a big group, so the bartender took it out on us with yelling. They stopped doing tasters after serving a few people because "it was too busy". Prices were on the high side compared other places we visited. Seems like a nice place to drink, but I wouldn’t go back. Disappointing.
phaleslu (554) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 1, 2009| Updated February 22, 2014
Funky little brewery tucked back along an old industrial area along the French Broad River. A little off the beaten path in the river arts district of Asheville. Showed up mid-afternoon on a scorching day, sat on the porch and had some peanuts. I had Wedge’s Imperial Stout, the best beer I had all weekend in Asheville. I wanted to take home a case but none was available except on tap. Low prices- I think all drafts were like $3 or $3.50. Update: Went back here and most of what I said above is true, but on a crowded weekend, one bartender was flat-out mean to the patrons. The guy was cool, but the girl was just mean. That was a bummer.
Visited early in the evening on a Tuesday. Difficult place to find and get to, but if you go behind the building that the address takes you to, you will be able to get into the parking lot. Plenty of parking once you get there. When I arrived, there were already a bunch of people here and a line had formed to get beer. Didn’t look like flights were offered, so I didn’t bother to ask and just ordered a full pour to help keep the line moving. After making it through the line, they opened up a second window to serve select beers to those outside. They have a big porch you could sit on to drink the beer, or you could sit out in the grassy area just beyond the porch. Pulling up to this place gave me the feel of a hippie campground, not that I would know what that is like. There was a pizza food truck on my visit, but I didn’t get anything. The beers were about average. I think you come here more for the atmosphere than the beer, though.