Learn about the Asheville breweries you’ll visit with us…
ABT’s newest partner…we’re so excited to tour the Wedge! Established in 2008, the Wedge is a neighborhood brewery with two locations in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. The Wedge serves as a gathering place for people of all ages and walks of life to laugh, exchange ideas and drink Wedge beer. The Wedge is a community crafted by the people of Asheville.
Bhramari aims to be the place to go for all things
craft beer. We offer a taste of Asheville: from its oldest brewing pioneers to a look into what the newest and most progressive breweries in the city are stirring up. A full line up of original chef inspired beers, beer inspired cuisine, tours, and brew classes rounds out the full Bhramari Brewhouse experience.
One of the oldest Asheville breweries, Asheville Brewing Company boasts such local favorites as Shiva I.P.A. and Ninja Porter, there’s something for everyone here. From connoisseur to casual beer lover, there’s a diverse selection to be had. Housed in a relaxed atmosphere with a laid-back interior and spacious outdoor patio, Asheville Brewing offers great pizza and other casual bites, making it a great place for a fun night out.
Noble is a leader in North Carolina craft hard cider, using Western North Carolina apples to create a variety of gluten free, dry to semi-dry hard ciders, made with no artificial flavors or ingredients.
UpCountry Brewing’s purpose is to make beers that perfectly accompany any outdoor activity. It’s how we share our belief that life is getting outside with family and friends. In our spare time we hike woodland trails, bike gnarly hills and tease trout with the perfectly tied fly. We kayak our lakes and rivers, ski the back bowls, and play fierce games of disc golf.
We sweat. We endure. We test our bodies and souls. And then….. we celebrate!
HEAD UPCOUNTRY – AND TASTE THE CAROLINAS!
Lexington Avenue is the site of downtown Asheville’s most diverse and esoteric array of merchants and restaurants. It’s a fitting home for the Lexington Avenue Brewery–commonly called “LAB”by locals. With 16 different brews, LAB does not disappoint, and they offer plenty of delectable eating choices too. And with live music nearly every night, LAB is the perfect destination for a night of good food, good beer, and a great show.
Oyster House Brewing has a rather uncommon approach to brewing; the beer is made with oysters. Don’t let that scare you though; they have four other brews that don’t include oysters in the mix. But if you’re feeling adventurous, their Moonstone Oyster Stout is creamy and delicious, and a perfect complement to maritime cuisine. Which is great, since Oyster House’s brews are sold exclusively at The Lobster Trap alongside great, fresh seafood. Between the oyster-infused beer and amazing aquatic fare, Oyster House is sure to leave you with a unique and satisfying experience.
Highland Brewing Company rolled out its first beer kegs in December 1994. Built almost entirely of retrofitted dairy equipment, their original brewery in downtown Asheville could produce up to 6,500 barrels of beer per year. At the new location in East Asheville, they now have capacity to brew over 30,000 barrels annually with room to grow. Favorites include Black Mocha Stout, Kashmir IPA, and Gaelic Ale, in addition to numerous seasonal brews.
Located in Black Mountain, Pisgah Brewing proudly boasts year round Pale Ale, IPA, Nitro Stout, and Tripel Ale in addition to seasonal offerings… all organic! It is also a popular local music venue, bringing in regional and national acts such as The Duhks and Velvet Truckstop.
Brevard, North Carolina seemed an obvious fit for Oskar Blues -– small town feel, similar to the town of Lyons, CO where they first opened up, close to Pisgah National Forest, filled with the mountain biking-spirit they found in the Rockies, and a down-home vibe perfect for top-notch music and soul-savin’ food. Since 1997, Oskar Blues has made a name for themselves by combining craft beer with the numerous advantages of canned beer, creating favorites like Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, and the Scottish Ale, Old Chub.
Brewing award-winning ales since 1997, Green Man was founded in downtown Asheville, originally as a brew-pub. New ownership and a fresh approach spurred evolutionary change at Green Man in 2010. With the help of the original brewer, John Stuart, and his team, Green Man has evolved into a respected and well-known brewery, known for consistent, traditional ales with a constant eye on quality.
Hi-Wire aims to embrace their craft and be as independent and authentic as possible, while also managing to maintain an approachability to their product, as they feature highly drinkable, hand-crafted brews. They are fortunate to be able to be a part of one of the Craft Capitals of the country. Located in Asheville’s “Brewery District”, Hi-Wire’s brewery and tasting room are within walking distance of six other local breweries in a few block radius. Offerings include Prime Time Pale Ale, Bed of Nails Brown, Hi-Pitch IPA, and Hi-Wire Lager.
Twin Leaf Brewery opened in March 2014 in the burgeoning South Slope Brewery district. Their offerings include Uproot ESB, White Noise Belgian-style Wit, Dark Matter Oatmeal Stout, Luminosity Belgian-style Tripel, and their 144 IPA: a fruity, delicious summer beer. They also offer seasonal brews and small batches, which you can enjoy in their spacious tasting room with live music and food trucks.
Catawba’s third location opened on April 1, 2015 at 32 Banks Avenue on the South Slope brewery district of Asheville. The space is 5600 sq’ and hosts two distinct bar areas. The great hall has 24 taps and an indoor/outdoor space. The Rickhouse, or barrel room, has 5-6 barrel aged beers on tap. In the brewing business since the 1990’s, Catawba has established go-to brews such as Farmer Ted’s Cream Ale, and Firewater IPA.
Urban Orchard Cider Company is a local, family-owned hard cider production company and tasting room located in West Asheville. One of only a handful of “True Cider Bars” in the nation, their taproom and bar provide house-made, delicious, craft hard apple cider, guest bottles of hard cider, local beer, wine, and gluten-free/dairy-free snacks. Guests can expect to find at least three varieties of their own, naturally gluten-free hard apple cider on tap year-round, with a rotating selection of seasonal and experimental batches.
We are excited to soon be offering tours of Sierra Nevada’s new East Coast home in Mills River! Check back soon for details.
Ben’s Tune Up is proud to release Ben’s Beer! Because we are small batch brewing, we are in the position to use the finest and purest ingredients—along with our brewers creative skills—to produce some of the most unique and tasty beers you’ll find. Ben’s Tune Up is located in the South Slope Neighborhood of downtown Asheville, and is home to an urban beer garden, full service restaurant, sake brewery, convenience store & Foothills Butchery.