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Asheville Brewing Company
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 368
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
73 Coxe Avenue
phone: (828) 255-4077
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 06-20-2005)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mechamifune:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here for the first time during a recent trip to asheville. Obvious college atmosphere upon entry, as there were groups of kids playing bag-o in the outdoor section.
Wasn't immediately sure whether it was seat yourself or wait to be seated, but as we didn't see any open seats except at the bar it didn't really matter. Still, we stood near the entrance for close to 5 min without any of the staff saying a word to us. Finally one of the waitresses came over and sat us at a table that had just cleared.
They had, I believe, 5 of their beers on tap at the time, and a couple on their menu that i asked for they no longer had. All the beer was servicable but nothing all that distinct. The fact that now, a few months later, i can't even remember which was my favorite, should give some indication as to the how memorable anything was.
Pizza was ok, nothing great, or even as good as the pub dog in baltimore that i had just visited a few weeks prior. To top that off, the waitress charged us for a large pizza when we had ordered a medium. When i brought this to her attention, she told us that "the mediums here are larges" or something to that effect. She still wouldn't change the bill though, and I didn't see the point in arguing.
Leaving the service out of it though, it's a pretty average brewpub all in all. If i was still in college i'm sure i would have been there frequently. As it is now, i doubt i will be returning.
01-30-2009 20:16:26 |
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vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Atmosphere: A counterculture/pseudo hipster pizza joint. The outside sitting area is actually rather nice, but that's about all Asheville Brewing Company has to offer.
Quality: While the service and beer were poor, the food was decent and reasonably priced. If you're interested primarily in food rather than drinks, there's definitely quality to be found.
Service: Weak. There were several long spells without contact, even though I was there at 3:00 in the afternoon, and one of a very few guests.
Selection: Seven beers on tap, including Shiva and Ashevillian. I had a flight, and all were average at best, with several being so tasteless and boring I didn't bother to finish them. Amongst the worse was their Ninja Porter that was so bland and watery I forced myself to try another sip as I couldn't believe my initial tasting.
Food: The food was good, but the beer very disappointing.
I visited Asheville having heard about the craft beer scene and could not have been more disappointed after making Asheville Brewing my first stop. It's not a brewery, but rather a restaurant that happens to brew a few beers as an aside. Thankfully two other breweries in town helped mitigate this first impression, but I certainly would not go back. Poor service and worse beer.
03-29-2013 16:53:02 |
More by BonneyfiddlePapa
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Asheville Brewing Company was our savior after a absolutely horrible experience at Green Man Brewing.
We were so happy to have the bartender greet us, respond to our requests for a beer, and actually converse with us a bit.
The beer was pretty good, nothing special. The Shiva was pretty solid. The atmosphere was what you would expect from a pizza joint. Unfortunately it wasn't really warm enough for us to sit outside, which looked like a really nice space. A good spot to chill and people watch.
A bit out of the "downtown" area, but well worth the 3 block walk. Probably one of my favorite stops in Asheville.
12-26-2012 19:00:55 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $
We went here for snack before going out.
A - Fairly typical pizza place in the layout. We sat at the bar and then went outside to hang out with another pint. The outside space is huge and covered and definitely the biggest attraction.
Q - The food we got was good but the beer was just okay. The better options are the handful of rotating guest taps they have.
S - Service was good and attentive if not overly social.
S - ABC has their regular beers and a few seasonals. We got their Shiva IPA and a special dry hopped version of the Shiva Ratri. As it so happened I ended up having a Rocket Girl later at another venue. My impression is that their regular beers are just okay, but the better ones are one-offs or seasonal releases.
F - We had a couple appetizers that were good. The pizza looked good, and that is their thing, but we just happened to not try it.
Overall this is a decent place to hang out. The food is certainly an attraction but I get the impression that the beer is hit and miss. There are better options for beer, but if food is in your plans then this is worth a stop.
10-01-2012 00:14:49 |
More by jfindley
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Two visits on Friday, one early afternoon and the other for dinner.
Atmosphere: Centrally located on Coxe, Asheville Brewing has a counterculter vibe that matches most of the city. Outdoor seating, and plenty of it, goes along with a few tables (maybe 20) inside along with a long L shaped bar area. We sat at the bar in the afternoon and in the inside dining area that night. The bathroom has at least one topless picture too, an added bonus.
Quality: Pizza is a specialty. Beers are plentiful although service is rather laid back. That takes some getting used to, especially for a hurried northerner.
Service: A little slow at times. During the afternoon visit, we had long spells without contact. Service improved at night, maybe a bit of a role reversal from what I expected.
Selection: Seven beers on tap, including Shiva and Shiva Ratri. All were good to average with the only stand out being Fire Escape Pale, a pale ale with jalapenos added. A fiery heat that builds up in your mouth - very nice. We also tried the super-hopped Shiva later that night (a special for AVL Beer Week) but it lacked focus.
Food: Pizza was quite good. Not quite Mellow Mushroom good but close.
05-29-2012 17:35:22 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is a great place to hang out. I'm just not the biggest fan of their brew. It's not that they don't brew good beer, it's just that there are better options in town. Regardless, they usually have all of their brews in circulation on tap and have a handful of guest taps. Their brews have a tendency to be a little less robust within the style than other options. More of a low-gravity, session type mentality. One cool thing is they are constantly tweaking their brews through mixing and infusions with things like Chili peppers. The atmosphere is super cool. The food options are rock solid, they have a lunch pizza buffet that rocks. There's a large outdoor area at the Coxe Avenue location to chill on a sunny day. They recently started marketing some of their brews in cans - including the Shiva IPA, which is one of their better offerings.
04-15-2012 18:06:43 |
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