Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Asheville Breweries, Things to do in Asheville

Breweries in Asheville NCThe beer scene is burgeoning in Asheville, North Carolina. You have endless opportunities for tasting during your Orchard Inn getaway. We’ve done some of the legwork to make it easier on you. We hope you enjoy the complete guide to breweries in Asheville NC.

  • Altamont Brewing Company
  • 1042 Haywood Road
  • Asheville, NC 28806
  • Known locally as “the bar,” the Altamont offers weekly live music and special events. But that’s not why they’re there. It features a 7bbl brewery and 20 taps, including guest taps, a full liquor bar, wine and comprehensive bottle and can selection. This is not your average bar. Kayaks are stored behind the bar at the Altamont, cyclists can ride right in and dogs lounge around getting pretzel handouts. They are open from 2-2, seven days a week.
  • 828.575.2400
  • Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company
  • 77 Coxe Avenue
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company has been brewing some of the best beer in Asheville for more than 15 years. If you love handcrafted, micro-brewed beer, this is the place. They offer year-round servings, but also have unique brews like a jalapeno-infused Fire Escape, Mardi Gras-inspired Bier de Garde and malty, yet hoppy Ashevillian black I.P.A. Enjoy pizza on downtown’s largest patio, paired with an award-winning craft brew. They have two additional locations at 675 Merrimon Avenue and 1850 Hendersonville Road.
  • 828.255.4077
  • Burial Beer Company
  • 40 Collier Avenue
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • The folks at Burial Beer invite beer drinkers to partake in experimental beer drinking. They implement new recipes while tweaking old ones. Nearly every weekend, you can enjoy special releases. They’re big on perfecting recipes and indulging their creative side. Burial hopes to open its farmhouse taproom with a 20-barrel system and production facility by 2015. For now, stop by their taproom between 4 and 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, or from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • 828.475.2739
  • French Broad Brewing Company
  • 101-D Fairview Road
  • Asheville, NC 28803
  • Here you’ll find the tradition of old European breweries with an American perspective. French Broad Brewing Co. offers brewery tours, a tasting room with music on Fridays and retail sales. Their tasty creations can be found all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, with new territories coming soon.
  • 828.277.0222
  • Green Man Brewery
  • 23 Buxton Avenue
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • The Green Man has been brewing legendary ales in Asheville since 1997. One of North Carolina’s oldest breweries, Green Man has produced some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales. They try to stay loyal to traditional English styles. Green Man is also constructing a brand new brewing facility.
  • 828.252.5502
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • 12 Old Charlotte Highway
  • Suite H
  • Asheville, NC 28803
  • The days at Highland Brewing Company are filled with the smell of fresh grain and the roar of the bottling line. They rolled out their first kegs in December 1994. Currently, their brand is sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington D.C.
  • 828.299.7223
  • Hi-Wire Brewing
  • 197 Hilliard Ave.
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Hi-Wire Brewing embraces its craft from top to bottom. They have a light-hearted circus theme that embodies the fun, authentic and creative aspect of the craft. Their beers can be found at area bars and restaurants, as well as in its tasting room and retail outlets.
  • 828.575.9675
  • Lexington Avenue Brewery
  • 39 N. Lexington Ave.
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Something handcrafted and additive free is constant brewing at the Lexington Avenue Brewery. They have live music nightly and unique pup-inspired food.
  • 828.252.0212
  • Oyster House Brewing Company
  • 625 Haywood Road
  • Asheville, NC 28806
  • The birth of Oyster House Brewing Co. took place in 2009. It’s a small microbrewery that is devoted to producing high-quality unique ales for beer and seafood lovers. They pump out 5 to 6 batches per week of strikingly fresh beer.
  • 828.575.9370
  • Wedge Brewing Company
  • 125 B. Roberts Street
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Beer is art at Wedge Brewing Company. They use the best available ingredients to brew the best beer possible. The brewery is located in the lower level of Wedge studios.
  • 828.505.2792

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