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In & Around Asheville, NC

Comprehensive Brewery Guide Brewery Locator Maps Tasting Notebook + Wineries & Cideries


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The Big Idea What’s the Ale Trail and How Do I Get on It? Welcome to the Asheville Ale Trail, Western North Carolina’s #1 resource for discovering all things #AVLBeer. The Field Guide and our social channels are the best ways to help you discover the best of Beer City. Online or on the street, the Asheville Ale Trail has the tools you need to make the most of your visit. We’ll introduce you to everything from small, hard to find nano-breweries to some of the biggest and best craft beer producers in the world! You’ve already taken the first step on the Ale Trail by picking up our Field Guide to Breweries – check our Facebook page for the freshest info! Editor’s Note: Asheville Ale Trail includes hours of operation for local breweries and businesses. Please check directly with each establishment before visiting to confirm current hours and safety protocols, as changes could occur throughout the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Directory Ciders & Sakes ........... 42 Breweries & Bold Rock Hard Cider .................... 43 Tap Rooms ................. 8 Bhramari Brewing Company ............9 Catawba Brewing............................ 11 Dry Falls Brewing Co. ..................... 13 Wicked Weed Brewing ................... 16 Wicked Weed Funkatorium ............ 17 Sierra Nevada Brewing .................. 19 Guidon Brewing Co. ....................... 23 Highland Brewing........................... 24 Twin Leaf Brewery .......................... 27

WNCW Public Radio ............................2 AleTrailStore.com ................................5 Great Smoky Mountains Railroad ....... 45 Timber Axe Throwing ........................ 46 A-B Tech Craft Beverage Institute....... 47 Ingles Markets ................................... 48

Brewery Locator Maps 31 Tasting Notes ............ 36 Wineries ................... 38

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What’s Brewing Asheville is at the heart of a booming craft beer community here in Western North Carolina. With over 75 breweries located in the city and surrounding mountains, this beautiful region offers everything from unique nanobreweries to some of the biggest names in craft brewing. With so many talented brewing teams, the offerings are creative, diverse – and delicious! Our breweries have put Asheville and Western NC on the craft beer map, earning numerous accolades including multiple medals at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival. Flavorful porters and stouts, distinctive sours, complex saisons and lagers, a wide range of IPAs – our breweries brew them all. Beyond brewing excellent beer, this community provides thousands of jobs and has become an integral part of the local economy. We welcome you to town and hope the field guide helps you navigate this amazing craft beer scene. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to keep current on events, tastings and more!


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7 Clans Brewing

MAP ID N/A

VISITED

828.246.3005 7ClansBrewing.com 7 Clans is available through distribution only. Check 7ClansBrewing.com for availability in cans and on tap throughout Western North Carolina.

12 Bones Brewing

MAP ID

2 VISITED

828.687.1395 12BonesBrewing.com Hours: T-Th 3–9, F-S 12–9 Sun 12–7 2350 Hendersonville Road, AVL

South AVL

All Sevens Brewing

MAP ID

3 VISITED

828-225-9782 AllSevensAVL.com Hours: Every day from 10:30-2

777 Haywood Road, AVL

West AVL

Archetype Brewing

MAP ID

4/5 VISITED

828-505-4177 ArchetypeBrewing.com Hours: M-Th 3-10, F-S 12-11 S 1-9

265 Haywood Road, AVL| 174 Broadway St, AVL

Asheville Brewing Company

MAP ID

6/7 VISITED

828-255-4077 AshevilleBrewing.com Hours: Sun-Wed 11-10, Thurs-Sat:11-11 77 Coxe Ave., AVL & 675 Merrimon Ave, North AVL

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Bhramari Brewing Company Featuring chef-inspired beers and beer-inspired food, Bhramari uses local and seasonal ingredients. The taproom boasts a constant rotation of small-batch brews along with unique flagships. Every menu is a pairing menu. Come see what the buzz is about! Signature Brew Neon Ghosts IPA

Hours: 12-9 Daily

Seasonal Favorite Rhymes with Purple, Berliner Weisse with Berries

828-214.7981

101 South Lexington Ave., Asheville Map ID: 11 South Slope

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Balsam Falls Brewing Co.

MAP ID

8 VISITED

828-631-1987 AshevilleAleTrail.com/Balsam-Falls Hours: M, T, T, S 11-9, W 4-9, Sun 12-8 506 W. Main St, Sylva

BearWaters Brewing Company

MAP ID

9 VISITED

828-237-4200 BearwatersBrewing.com Hours: T-Th: 2-8, F-S: 11:30-9, S: 12-6

101 Park Street, Canton

Beech Mountain Brewing

MAP ID

10 VISITED

828. 387.2011

BeechMountainResort.com

Hours:

Thurs & Sun 11-7 Fri-Sat 11- 8

1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain

Bhramari Brewing Company

MAP ID

11 VISITED

828-214-7981 BhramariBrewing.com Hours:

Sun-Sat 12-9

101 South Lexington Ave,

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South Slope

Black Mountain Brewing

MAP ID

12 VISITED

828-357-5010 BlackMountainBrewing.com Hours:

Wed-Fri: 2-9, Sat-Sun: 12-9

131 Broadway Ave., Black Mountain

Blue Ghost Brewing Company

MAP ID

13 VISITED

828-376-0159 BlueGhostBrewing.com Hours: M-W 4-9, Th 4-9:30 F-S 1-10, Sun 1-8 125 Underwood Rd, Fletcher

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Catawba Brewing Catawba Brewing has been an industry leader in WNC’s craft beer scene for 21 years. As one of the first breweries in the area to offer beer in cans, Catawba’s signature White Zombie has long been a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Newer offerings like Evening Joe Coffee Blonde and CLT IPA have garnered international recognition for the brewery, notably earning “World’s Best IPA” at the World Beer Awards. Now with tasting room-exclusives like the Cloud Cover Hazy IPA Series, premium sour ales and craft lagers, and new small batch beer releases every Thursday, Catawba offers a nearly unmatched selection that remains approachable, yet innovative. Catawba invites you to visit their two Asheville locations – in the Historic Biltmore Village, and a tasting room, event space, and brewery in the heart of the South Slope. Signature Brew White Zombie

Hours: See CatawbaBrewing.com for hours at each location.

Seasonal Favorite Peanut Butter Jelly Time

828.552.3934 South Slope: 32 Banks Ave. Biltmore Village: 63 Brook St. Map ID: 21/22

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Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub

MAP ID

14 VISITED

828-658-8777 BlueMountainPizza.com Hours: T-Th, Su 11-9, F-S 11-10, M-Closed 55 North Main St., Weaverville

Boojum Brewing Company

MAP ID

15 VISITED

828-246-0350 BoojumBrewing.com Hours: M, W, Th, Sun 11:30-9, F-S 11:30-10

50 North Main Street, Waynesville

Brevard Brewing Company

MAP ID

16 VISITED

828-885-2101 Brevard-Bbrewing.com Hours:

M-Th 2-11, F-S 12-12, Sun 2-10

63 East Main Street, Brevard

Brouwerij Cursus Keme

MAP ID

17 VISITED

828-412-5193 CursusKeme.com Hours: F-Sun 11-8

155 Thompson St., AVL

Burial Beer Company

MAP ID

828-475-2739 BurialBeer.com

18/19 Hours: VISITED

M-Th 2-10, Fri-Sun 12-10

40 Collier Ave., AVL | 16 Shady Oak Dr. AVL

Catawba Brewing Company

MAP ID

20/21 VISITED

828-552-3934 CatawbaBrewing.com Hours: See CatawbaBrewing.com for brewery hours

32 Banks Ave | 63 Brook St., AVL

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Dry Falls Brewing Co. Dry Falls Brewing Co. started out as a dream between father and son while sitting in a brewery on family vacation. Romanticizing the idea while drinking a flight of twenty-four different brews, Jeff and Evan found their next father/son hobby. They dove into books on brewing, purchased home brewing equipment and decided to brew full grain, just like the pros! Over a six-month period, they built a small working brewery inside Jeff’s garage. Friends, family, and neighbors started coming over and sharing pints. In 2015 Evan’s mother finally pushed her boys in the direction they needed. She gave the ultimatum “Do it, or stop talking about it.” In August 2016, Dry Falls Brewing Co. was founded and later purchased the Kanuga Rd location. They saw the old body shop for what is could be; a great place for a brewery. Prost! Signature Brew HVL IPA

Seasonal Favorite Mt. Delay IPA

828.696.0660

Hours Sun 12-9, M-W 4-10, Thu-S 12-12

425 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville

DryFallsBrewing.com

Map ID: 25

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The Collaboratory

MAP ID

22 VISITED

828.348.1622 Hours:

CollaboratoryAVL.com

M-TH 11–11, F-S 11-1, Sun 11-10

39 N Lexington Ave, AVL

Currahee Brewing Company

MAP ID

23 VISITED

828.634.0078 Hours:

AshevilleAleTrail.com/Currahee

M-Th 12-9, F-Sat 12-10, S 12-8

100 Lakeside Dr, Franklin

Dry Falls Brewing Co.

MAP ID

25 VISITED

828.696.0660 DryFallsBrewing.com Hours: Sun 12-9, M-W 4-10 TH-Sat 12-12

425 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville

Dssolvr

MAP ID

26 VISITED

N/A Dssolvr.com Check Facebook.com/Dssolvr for details 63 N Lexington Ave

Ecusta Brewing Co.

MAP ID

27 VISITED

828.966.2337 EcustaBrewing.com Hours: M-S 1-9, S 12-8

49 Pisgah Hwy, Suite 3

Brevard

Eluvium Brewing Co.

MAP ID

28 VISITED

828.484.1799 EluviumBrewing.com Hours:

Th 4-9, F-S 2-10 Sun 12-8

11 Florida Ave, Weaverville

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Eurisko Beer Company

MAP ID

29 VISITED

828-774-5055 EuriskoBeer.com Hours: W-Th 4-10, F 4-10, S 2-10, S 2-8 255 Short Coxe Avenue, AVL

South Slope

Fermented Nonsense Brewing

MAP ID

30 VISITED

828-676-0075 FermentedNonsense.com Hours: Open 7 Days For hours check craftcentricbeer.com

100 Julian Soals Dr., Unit 40, South AVL

Fonta Flora Brewery

MAP ID

31/32 VISITED

828-475-0153

FontaFlora.com

Hours: M 5-9, T Closed, W 5-9, T-F 5-10, S 3-10, S 12-7

317 N Green St, Morganton | 6751 NC-126 Nebo

French Broad River Brewery

MAP ID

33 VISITED

828-277-0222 FrenchBroadBrewery.com Hours: Sun-Wed 1-8, Th-Sat 1-10 101 Fairview Rd, #D, AVL Biltmore Village

Frog Level Brewing MAP ID

34 VISITED

828-454-5664

FrogLevelBrewing.com

Hours: M-Th 1-9, F 1-12, S 12-12 Sun 1-7 56 Commerce St., Waynesville

Ginger’s Revenge

MAP ID

35 VISITED

828-505-2462 GingersRevenge.com Hours: M, W-Th 4-9, F 4-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 2-8

829 Riverside Drive, Suite #100, AVL

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Wicked Weed Brewing Located in a spectacularly-renovated Art Deco hardware store in downtown Asheville, Wicked Weed Brewing is a two-level restaurant and brewery with vast indoor and outdoor spaces. Boasting a seasonally-inspired elevated pub menu, the brewpub is a hub of year-round activity that always offers a new experience. Equipped with a 15-barrel brew system, brewers keep the taps flowing with over 25 house beers and new offerings weekly. Wicked Weed focuses on barrel-aged beers, open-fermented Belgian ales, and hoppy West Coast style brews. The brewery has won multiple GABF medals and gained national recognition for their experimental ales. Visit WickedWeedBrewing.com for information about special events and tours of the facility. Signature Brew Pernicious IPA

Hours Mon-Thurs 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am Sun 12am-11pm

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Seasonal Favorite Hop Cocoa

828.575.9599 91 Biltmore Ave, AVL Map ID: 79

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Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium The Funkatorium, which opened its doors in October, 2014, is the Southeast’s premier sour and wild tasting room with 16+ rotating taps dedicated entirely to this style. Designed with a distinctly Belgian feel, this Old-World-meets-New-World fusion of traditional craft and forward-thinking creativity offers the ideal backdrop for delving into the world of sour and wild beers. Knowledgeable staff, unique sour ales and a small plate menu will transport beer lovers from Asheville to the streets of Belgium. Visit WickedWeedBrewing.com for more information about special events and weekly live music

Signature Brew Black Angel Cherry Sour Hours Mon - Thurs 2pm-10pm Fri - Sat 12pm-12am Sun 11pm-10pm

Seasonal Favorite Angel of Darkness

828.552.3203 147 Coxe Ave, South Slope, AVL Map ID: 80

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Green Man Brewery

MAP ID

36 VISITED

828-252-5502 GreenmanBrewery.com Hours: M-Th 2-10, F-S 12-11, Sun 12-10 17 Buxton Ave, AVL

South Slope

Guidon Brewing

MAP ID

37 VISITED

828.595.7976 GuidonBrewing.com Hours: M 4-9, Th 4-9, F 4–10, S 12-10, Sun 2-8 415 8th Ave E, Hendersonville

Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery

MAP ID

38 VISITED

828-436-7047 HickoryNutBrewery.com Hours: Sun-Th 12-8, Fri-Sat 11-9 461 Main Street, Chimney Rock

Hi-Wire Big Top

MAP ID

39 VISITED

828-738-2448

HiwireBrewing.com

Hours: M-T 4-10,Fri 3-12, Sat 12-12, Sun 1-10 2 Huntsman Place Biltmore Village

Hi-Wire Brewing Company

MAP ID

40 VISITED

828-738-2448 HiwireBrewing.com Hours: M-Th 4-11, Fri 2-1, Sat 12-1, Sun 1-10 197 Hilliard Avenue South Slope

Highland Brewing Company

MAP ID

41 VISITED

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828-299-3370 HighlandBrewing.com Hours: M-Th 3-9, F-S 12-10 Sun 12-7 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, AVL

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s craft beer pioneers. Founded in Chico, CA in 1980, Sierra Nevada is internationally renowned for its innovative and hop-forward beers, its use of the finest quality ingredients, and its commitment to sustainability. That pioneering spirit now spans both coasts with the 2014 opening of their new brewery in Mills River, NC – just minutes south of Asheville. At Sierra Nevada’s jaw-dropping brewery, visitors can take guided tours with educational tastings, experience exciting live music and special events, or visit the Taproom. They’ll enjoy creative beerfocused food alongside brewery-fresh Pale Ale, Torpedo, Hop Hunter IPA, Nooner, and dozens of small-batch beers not found anywhere else. Tours, Taproom and Gift Shop open 7 days a week. Signature Brew Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Hours M-Th 10-9, F-Sat 10-10, Sun 11-9 See website for details

Regional Exclusive Southern Gothic Unfiltered Pils

828.681.5300 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River Map ID: 65

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Hillman Beer

MAP ID

42 VISITED

828-505-1312 HillmanBeer.com Hours:

Sun-Tue 11-10, Wed-Sat 11-11

25 Sweeten Creek Road, AVL

Homeplace Beer Company

MAP ID

43 VISITED

828-536-5147 HomeplaceBeer.com Hours:

M-Th 4-9, F-S 2-11, Sun 2-7

6 South Main Street Area C, Burnsville

Innovation Brewing

MAP ID

828-586-9678 Innovation-Brewing.com

44/45 Hours: VISITED

Mon-Th 12-12, F-Sun 11-12

414 West Main Street, Sylva

Lazy Hiker Brewing Company

MAP ID

46 VISITED

828-349-2337 LazyHikerBrewing.com Hours: M-Th 12-9, F-S 12-11, Sun 12-8 188 W. Main St., Franklin, NC

Lookout Brewing Company MAP ID

47 VISITED

828-357-5169 LookoutBrewing.com Hours: M-Th 2-9, Fri 2-10 Sat 12-10, Sun 12-7 103 South Ridgeway Avenue, Black Mountain

Mad Co Brewing

MAP ID

48 VISITED

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828-649-8600 MadisonCountyBrewing.com Hours: M-Th 2-9:30, F-S 12-11:30, S 12-8:30 45 N. Main St, Marshall

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Mica Town Brewing Company

MAP ID

49 VISITED

828-559-8300 MicatownBrewing.com Hours: T-Th 4–10, F 3–11, S 12–11, S 12–8 25 Brown Drive, Marion

Mills River Brewery

MAP ID

50 VISITED

828-585-2396 MillsRiverBrewery.net Hours: M-W 4-10, Th 2-10, F 2-11, S 12-11, S 12-7 330 Rockwood Road, #103, Arden

Mountain Layers Brewing Co.

MAP ID

51 VISITED

828-538-0115 MountainLayersBrewingcompany.com Hours: Mon-Sat 2-10, Sun 2-8 90 Everett st, Bryson City

Nantahala Brewing Co.

MAP ID

52/53/54 VISITED

828-488-BEER NantahalaBrewing.com Hours: Vary seasonally See website or call 61 Depot St, Bryson Cty|747 Haywood rd, West

New Belgium Brewing

MAP ID

55 VISITED

828-333-6900 NewBelgium.com Hours: Mon-Sat 11-8, Sunday 12-8

21 Craven Street, AVL

West

Newgrass Brewing

MAP ID

56 VISITED

704.937.1280 NewgrassBrewing.com Hours: T-Th 4-10, F 4-10, Sa 11-12, Su 12-8 213 S Lafayette St, Shelby

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Oklawaha Brewing Company

MAP ID

62 VISITED

828-595-9956 OklawahaBrewing.com Hours: M-Th 12-8, F-S 12-11, Sun 12-7

147 First Avenue East, Hendersonville

One World Brewing

MAP ID

Downtown: 828-785-5580 West: 828-575-9992

57/58 Hours:

VISITED

Sun-Th 12-12, Fri-Sat 12-1

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10 Patton Ave. DWTN | 520 Haywood Rd West

Oskar Blues Brewery

MAP ID

59 VISITED

828-883-2337 Hours:

OskarBlues.com

M-Th 12-9, F-S 12-10, Sun 12-8

342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard

Oyster House Brewing Company

MAP ID

60 VISITED

828-575-9370 OysterHouseBeers.com Hours: M-Th 3-11, F 3-12, S 11-12, Sun 11-11 625 Haywood Rd, AVL

West

Pisgah Brewing Company

MAP ID

61 VISITED

828-669-0190 PisgahBrewing.com Hours: Vary seasonally. See website for details.

150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain

Satulah Mountain Brewing Co.

MAP ID

63 VISITED

828-482-9794 satulahmountainbrewing.weebly.com Hours: Th 2-9, Fri-Sat 2-10, Sun 2-8

454 Carolina Way, Highlands

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Guidon Brewing Co. Guidon Brewing Co. (Pronounced Guide On) is a veteran, American, German, and family owned and operated company dedicated to the art of brewing high quality, carefully crafted beer. Our combined knowledge of fine quality food and beverages from around the world drives our passion to provide our customers with the same quality we’ve come to know and love. We also strive to provide an enjoyable and welcoming atmosphere. This is known as Gemutlichkeit in Germany and it’s a word that projects a feeling of friendliness, relaxation and cheerfulness. The Guidon is a type of military flag that represents the organization and serves as a rallying point for troops on the battlefield. We chose it as our logo because we want to be seen as the rallying point for craft beer. Each component of a military guidon has meaning and so does ours. The black and Gold colors represent my service with the United States Army, the “B” represents our family name, the “4” represents the number of members of our family, and the “2” represents our two countries of origin, U.S.A. and Germany. Signature Brew German Pilsner Hours M 4-9, Th 4-9, F 4-10 Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8

GuidonBrewing.com

Seasonal Favorite Festbier (Oktoberfest)

828.595.7976

415 8th Ave. E. Hendersonville

Map ID: 37

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Asheville’s Original Craft Brewery Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. Since 2015, the company has been led by Wong’s daughter, Leah Wong Ashburn, and has 60 full-time employees. With a portfolio that is equal parts established and inventive, Highland is known for consistently excellent beer. The brewery is in a rehabilitated manufacturing facility on a hilltop, affording space for thousands of visitors to enjoy limited release beers, tours, walking trails, and live music. The rooftop and interior two-level private event space are available for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings. events@highlandbrewing.com

Take it to go!

Highland’s beers are available at the brewery and throughout the Southeast. Map ID:

36

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Suggested Beers Signature Brews: Gaelic Ale Voted “Best Local Beer� Rising Haze Naturally Hazy

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Sign-up at the merchandise counter or reserve online at highlandbrewing.com Taproom Room Hours

Live music, food trucks, and small batch beers available only at the brewery!

Mon-Thurs: 3-9, Fri-Sat: 12-10, Sun: 12-7 Please check website for latest notes on hours, tours, and community safety measures

ph: 828-299-3370 | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, AVL (East)

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Sideways Farm Brewery

MAP ID

64 VISITED

828-595-3445 SidewaysFarm.com Hours: Fri 4-8, Sun 12-8

62 Eade Rd, Etowah

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company MAP ID

65 VISITED

828-681-5300 SierraNevada.com Hours: M-Th 10-9, F-Sat 10-10, Sun 11-9, See website for details 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River

Southern Appalachian Brewery

MAP ID

66 VISITED

828-684-1235 SABrewery.com Hours: M 4-9, W 4-9, Th 4-10, F 4-11, Sat 2-11, Sun 2-9

822 Locust Street, Hendersonville

Sweeten Creek Brewing

MAP ID

67 VISITED

828-575-2785 SweetenCreekBrewing.com Hours: Tues-Sat 11:30-9, Sun 11:30-7:30

1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. AVL

Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery

MAP ID

828-254-5470 MonkPub.com

68/69 Hours: VISITED

M-Th 4-12, F-S 12-1:30, Sun 12-10

92 Patton Ave, Asheville

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Triskelion Brewing Company

MAP ID

70 VISITED

828-388-7051 TriskelionBrewing.com Hours: Mon-Thu 4-10, Fri 4-12 Sat 12-12, Sun 12-9

340 7th Avenue East, Hendersonville

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Twin Leaf Brewery Twin Leaf Brewery is an independently-owned, kid-and-dog-friendly brewery with a beautiful outdoor patio. Passionate about their craft, Twin Leaf specializes in Belgian-style ales, IPAs and sours. Visit their website for weekly event schedule. Twin Leaf Brewery will spare no expense to make high quality, world-class beer. They value the do-it-yourself attitude in all of its aspects and are meticulous and driven to seek perfection in all that they do. They aim to be a community steward and meeting house. Their staff is engaging, passionate and seeks to leave their customers with a lasting impression of southern hospitality. With a deep appreciation for the Western North Carolina Mountains and a love of all things outdoors, they are on a quest to minimize their footprint while protecting and advocating for environmental conservation. Signature Brew Magic Hour Gose

Seasonal Favorite Rosemary IPA

828.774.5000

Hours M-Th 3-11, F 2-12, Sat 12-12, Sun 1-10

144 Coxe Avenue Asheville South Slope

TwinLeafBrewery.com

Map ID: 72

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Turgua Brewing Company

MAP ID

71 VISITED

828-222-0984 TurguaBrewing.com Hours: Thu 4-7, Fri 3-8 Sat 1-7, Sun 1-6

27 Firefly Hollow Drive, Fairview

Twin Leaf Brewery

MAP ID

72 VISITED

828-774-5000 TwinLeafBrewery.com Hours: M-Th 3-11, F 2-12, Sat 12-12, Sun 1-10

144 Coxe Avenue, AVL

South Slope

UpCountry Brewing

MAP ID

73 VISITED

828-575-2400 UpCountryBrewing.com Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11:30-1

1042 Haywood Rd, Asheville,

West

Wedge Brewing

MAP ID

828-505-2792 WedgeBrewing.com

74/75 Hours:

VISITED

Daily 12-10

37 Paynes Way | 5 Foundy St

River Arts

Whistle Hop Brewing Company

MAP ID

76 VISITED

828-338-9447 WhistleHop.com Hours: Thu 4-10, Fri 3-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-9

1288 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview

White Labs Kitchen and Tap

MAP ID

77 VISITED

828-974-3868 WhiteLabs.com HOURS: Check whitelabskitchentap.com for current hours. 172 Charlotte Street, Asheville

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Whiteside Brewing Company

MAP ID

78 VISITED

828.743.6000 WhitesideBrewing.com Hours: M-T, Th 11:30-9 F-Sat 11:30-10, Sun 11:30- 8

128 NC-107, Cashiers

Wicked Weed Brewing

MAP ID

79 VISITED

828-575-9599 WickedWeedBrewing.com Hours: M-TH 11:30-11, F-S 11:30-1, S 12-11

91 Biltmore Avenue, AVL

Downtown

Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium

MAP ID

80 VISITED

828-552-3203 WickedWeedBrewing.com Hours: M-Th 2-10, F-S 12-12, S 11-10

147 Coxe Avenue, AVL

South Slope

Zebulon Artisan Ales

MAP ID

81 VISITED

NA Hours:

ZebulonBrewing.com

Friday-Saturday 1-6

8 Merchants Alley, Weaverville

Zillicoah Beer Company

MAP ID

82 VISITED

828-484-6502 ZillicoahBeer.com Hours: M, Wed-Sat 2-10, Sun 2-10

870 Riverside Drive, Woodfin

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Wineries Fruit of the Vine...

A tasting tour of Western North Carolina isn’t limited to beer and cider. The climate and soil of the Blue Ridge mountains create fertile ground for the growing list of local wineries in and around Asheville. The Crest of the Blue Ridge wine region in Henderson County was recently named an AVA (American Viticultural Area), one of only four in North Carolina and the first in WNC. From urban settings to countryside experiences, wine lovers have a variety of options to taste and take home.


Addison Farms Vineyard

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90 VISITED

828.581.9463 AddisonFarms.net Hours: Th-S 12–5 Sun 1–5 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester

B & C Winery

MAP ID

91 VISITED

828.550.3610 BCWineryNC.com Hours: T-S 11–4:30 Sun 10–3 2499 Soco Road, Maggie Valley

Biltmore Winery

MAP ID

92 VISITED

828.411.3812 Biltmore.com/Visit/Winery Hours: M-Th 11–6 F-Sun 11–8 One Lodge Street, Asheville

Burntshirt Vineyards

MAP ID

93 VISITED

828.685.2402 BurntshirtVineyards.com Hours: Sun-Th 12-6 F-S 12-7 2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville

Deep Creek Winery

MAP ID

94 VISITED

828.506.0133 DeepCreekWinery.com Hours: W-F 2-6 S 12-5 405 Johnathan Walk, Bryson City

Lake James Cellars Winery

MAP ID

95 VISITED

828.584.4551 LakeJamesCellars.com Hours: T-S 10-6 Sun 1-5 204 E Main St, Glen Alpine

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Little Switzerland Orchard & Winery

MAP ID

96 VISITED

828.337.4354 Hours: T-S 2-9

LittleSwitzerlandWinery.com

405 Elk Park Drive, Asheville

Marked Tree Vineyard

MAP ID

97 VISITED

828.513.3773 MarkedTreeVineyard.com Hours: M-Th 11–6, F 11-7, S 11–7, Sun 12-6 623 Deep Gap Road, Flat Rock

Mountain Brook Vineyards

MAP ID

98 VISITED

828.817.4376 MountainBrookVineyards.com Hours: M 12–6, W-F 12–6, S 12-8, Sun 12-7 731 Phillips Dairy Road, Tryon

Overmountain Vineyards

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99 VISITED

828.863.0523 OvermountainVineyards.com Hours: Th-Sun 12–5 2012 Sandy Plains Road, Tryon

Parker-Binns Vineyards

MAP ID

100 VISITED

828.894.0154 ParkerBinnsVineyard.com Hours: W-F 12-6 S-Sun 12-7 2275 Whiteside Rd, Mill Spring

Plēb Urban Winery

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101 VISITED

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Point Lookout Vineyards

MAP ID

102 VISITED

828.808.8923 PointLookoutVineyards.com Hours: Sun-T 12-6 W-S 12-9 408 Appleola Road, Hendersonville

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

MAP ID

103 VISITED

828.685.4002 SaintPaulFarms.com Hours: Sun-Th 11-6 F-S 11-7 588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville

Sawyer Springs Vineyard

MAP ID

104 VISITED

828.698-.383 SawyerSpringsVineyard.com Hours: Th 1-6:30, F 1–7, S 12-7, Sun 1–6:30 124 Sandy Hill Lane, Hendersonville

Silver Fork Winery

MAP ID

105 VISITED

828.391.8783 SilverForkWinery.com Hours: W-Sun 12–6 5000 Patton Road, Morganton

South Creek Vineyards & Winery

MAP ID

106 VISITED

828.652.5729 SouthCreekWinery.com Hours: W-S 11-5 Sun 1-5 2240 South Creek Road, Nebo

Stone Ashe Vineyard

MAP ID

107 VISITED

843.343.2080 StoneAsheVineyards.com Hours: Th 12-5 F-Sun 12-6 736 Green Mountain Road, Hendersonville

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Ciders & Sakes Beer’s not the only thing brewing! Beer’s not the only thing brewing beer lovers can now enjoy a variety of new craft beverages, including sakes, distilled spirits, and hard ciders. As one of the top apple producing regions in the country, it’s no surprise that the fast-growing craft cider industry has taken hold here in Western North Carolina. Next time you’re out exploring the Asheville Ale Trail, we encourage you to check it out!

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Bold Rock Hard Cider Bold Rock Hard Cider uses locally-sourced North Carolina apples to craft their award-winning hard cider in the heart of apple country - Henderson County. Visit their Cidery located in Mills River to tour the facility and learn more about their production process before relaxing in their large tap room or enjoying live music in the outdoor cider garden and patio. Bold Rock Mills River features a unique birds-eye view of the production line. Knowledgable staff will be happy to explain the varying blends and you can grab logo’ed merchandise or cider-to-go. Try the two flagship cider styles - Carolina Apple and Carolina Draft, or enjoy the many other varieties of finely crafted Bold Rock Hard Cider or their newly introduced Bold Rock Hard Seltzer. You can even enjoy food from their very own food truck, Bold Bites Mobile Kitchen. It’s all part of the Bold Rock experience:Be Bold. Tread Lightly. Make It Happen! Carolina Apple

A crisp and refreshing Granny Smith-style cider

Taproom Hours: M-W 1pm-9pm Th-S 11am-10pm Sun 11am-8pm

Carolina Draft

A smooth, mellow amber cider crafted from local red apples.

Food Truck Hours: M-W 4pm-8pm Th-S 11am-9pm Sun 11am-7pm Map ID: 85

72 School House Rd, Mills River, NC

828-595-9941

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Ben’s American Sake

MAP ID

83 VISITED

828-424-7580 BensAmericanSake.com Hours: M-Fri 4-2am Sat-Sun 2-2am

195 Hillard Ave, AVL

South Slope

Black Mountain Ciderworks

MAP ID

84 VISITED

828-419-0089 BlackMountainCiderworks.com Hours: M, W, TH 3-8, Fri 2-9 Sat 1-9, Sun 1-8

104 Eastside Dr #307 Black Mtn.

Bold Rock Hard Cider

MAP ID

85 VISITED

828 595-9941 BoldRock.com Hours: M-w 1-9, Th-S 11:30-10 Sun 12-9

72 School House Rd, Mills River

Flat Rock Cider Company

MAP ID

86 VISITED

828-692-2001 FlatRockCiderCompany.com Hours: Check JeterMountain.com for taproom hours.

1126 Jeter Mountain Road, Hendersonville

Noble Hard Cider

MAP ID

87 VISITED

828-575-9622 NobleCider.com Hours: Wed-Thurs 3:30-10 Fri-Sat 12-10

356 New Leicester Hwy

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Urban Orchard Cider Co.

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88/89 VISITED

828-774-5151 UrbanOrchardCider.com Hours:

M-Th 2-10, F–S 12–12, Sun 12-10

210 Haywood Rd, West | 24 Buxton Ave, South Slope

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