Asheville, North Carolina 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 50 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!
Best Breweries in Asheville
- 12 Bones Brewing
- Brought to you by the same people behind 12 Bones BBQ. They’ve got some super fun beers and they share a space with the restaurant so you can get a drink, hang out and eat too.
- 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!
- One of the newer breweries. They have 15 beers on tap. Give their
- Wicked Weed
- Pernicious IPA. ’nuff said.
- Pernicious IPA. ’nuff said.
- 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.
- One World Brewing
- One World actually has two locations, one on Haywood Road in West Asheville and one downtown. They’ve got a ton of fun brews to try including a seltzer that’s really similar to White Claw in case you want something a little less beer-y.
- 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. Pisgah Pale Ale is one of our favorite brews around. Look for the green and white can in stores.
- 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. Most people probably know them from their Fat Tire Amber Ale but they also make a ton of other brews.
The Best Breweries in Asheville Recap
Come and see (or drink) for yourself and let us know what you think about the breweries we have in Asheville! How many of these have you tried?
Not in the mood for beer but want a little caffeine instead? Be sure to check out our post on Best Coffee Shops in Asheville.