Caroline and I do a lot of travel but we truly love where we live. Asheville has so much to offer as far as things to do, see, eat and of course, drink. Nicknamed “Beer City” (there’s even a festival that happens in late May), we are home to over 30 breweries and the number is increasing all the time. If you’re into craft brews, chances are you may have already visited Asheville and done a beer tour. We’ve got some of the major players in the industry here: Sierra Nevada and New Belgium but we also have some really cool smaller breweries. Come and see for yourself what we think are the best breweries in Asheville and let us know what you think!

Top 10 Breweries in Asheville

  • Burial Beer Co.
    • The beers are funky and creative and the can art is just as cool. The outdoor space is a lot of fun (there’s often live music and Salt and Smoke is right there in case you’re want to grab a bite to eat.)
  • The Wedge Brewing Co.
    • This is one of our favorite places to hang out. The first location, the “old” Wedge has some fun outdoor seating and is next to Bull and Beggar (burger Mondays, anyone?). The new location at 5 Foundy has more indoor seating and lots of street art/murals nearby. Our go-to beer? The Iron Rail IPA.
  • Hillman Beer
    • One of the newer breweries. They have 15 beers on tap. Give their
      Four Fat Baby, a Belgian Quad, a try. It’s 10.1% ABV!
  • Wicked Weed
    • Pernicious IPA. ’nuff said.

      Thirsty yet?

  • Hi-Wire Brewing
    • They have two locations. The one on the south side of town is the perfect place to stop after a day at the Biltmore.
  • Habitat Brewing
    • We like going here for the beer they make AND free events they have. We’ve attended a few classes here. Our favorite one was about how to train your dog.
  • Oyster House Brewing Company
    • One of our friends is the head brewer here and we love the things he thinks up. Be sure to try the Oyster Stout and anything else that Philip is making.
  • Pisgah Brewing Company
    • Come for a show, stay for the beer. It’s a little bit of drive outside of Asheville but it’s more than worth it.
  • Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company
    • Pizza and beer, what’s not to love?
  • New Belgium Brewing
    • We went to their Tour De Fat this past year and had a blast. There’s a nice deck off the back for drinking with views of the French Broad River as well as a bunch of lawn space.

Asheville is Beer City!

Come and see (or drink) for yourself and let us know what you think about the breweries we have in Asheville!



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