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Wedge Brewing Company
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 310
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$ - inexpensive
[ Brewery, Bar ]
125B Roberts Street
phone: (828) 505-2792
(Place added by: blackie on 06-28-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $
I love this place and the location and vibe of it really make it a fun destination. I usually visit here for a couple beers while in town and this time proved no different. The bar is in the arts district in an old warehouse and it really shows with lots of old metal and car parts making up the fencing and seating. On any given night you can find all walks of life laughing and having a good time over a few beers. On previous trips I have seen people playing cards, people playing cornhole, people having a jam session, people selling local vegetables. They have an expansive area of picnic tables and chairs overlooking the railroad tracks.
The beer is solid but I would say straight forward overall. I enjoy all of their selections with their IPA being the most popular, I usually jump around and try different things while there.
They serve peanuts but they usually have food trucks which have always been good. On this visit they had a pizza truck but it sold out of pizza before I got some.
Overall this is a cool space to go have a beer. They are dog friendly and I always have a good time while here. I have not been during bad weather in which case I'd probably avoid because most of the seating is outdoors, which is what makes it fun.
05-24-2013 12:51:57 |
More by BTPete
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
A: This is a nice little place in what looks to be an old possibly empty building right by the railroad tracks in what looks like an area going through urban renewal in Asheville. A very nice vibe with a lot of iron work art outside and an industrial feel inside. I might have given it a 4.5 if they had some stools that didn't make you ass go to sleep if sat on them for more than 30 minutes. :)
Q: I tried four of the offerings that were all very well made. A Belgian White, Golem, Abbey Ale, and the Imperial Stout. They make a nice wide range of very good beers.
Serv: The service was top notch. We actually showed up before they were open and the owner treated us to a sample before kicking us out so he could get some work done. When we showed up during regular hours, the bartender was running around dust busting up peanut shells, pouring beers, and making nice chatter when she could.
Sel: For such a small brewery, they had quite a few beer options. If memory serves there were 7 beer options. They were all priced at $3.50 with just a couple of the big beers being less than a pint.
Food: They just have free peanuts for you to munch on while drinking their brews.
Value: You just can't beat $3.50 pints from a decent variety of beers. Golem and the Imperial Stout were the only two being served at smaller sizes. According to their board those were both 9% ABV. The smaller size makes sense at those levels.
04-28-2009 01:23:06 |
More by GatorBeerNerd
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I love Wedge!!! Me and my girl go down there at least 3 times a month. The beer is great and high abv%. The only reason i put 3.5 for selection, is you cannot get a pitcher of the highest abv beers. They told me this was because the pitchers are so cheap and there are so many ingredients crammed into those beers, they do not make enough money.
Free peanuts are provided, and when the train rumbles by, the atmosphere is very unique. Play some backgammon or watch free movies projected on the side of a truck. My favorite Brewery, and spot to hang in Asheville.
07-25-2010 17:22:22 |
More by TFriedkin
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
I had perfect directions to the Wedge, and still passed it up OVER and OVER! From the street, you can't see it because you have to the stairs that lead to the Brewpub and the French Broad River. The first area of the brewpub you come cross is a brass/metal wall of all sorts of odds and ends (pipes, screws, wires, bolts, screens, etc.) that are "purposely" fit together to create an extra patio. You can definitely tell it was made to be in the Art District here! Keep walking and you find a Food Truck off to the side with a variety of options. I didn't have the chance since lines were so long to enter the brewpub and get your brew inside. A group of people were playing "Corn Hole" on the side of the place and you don't see this much.
Stairs lead to the inside of the brewpub where peanuts are available and a Igloo Cooler of water. The Chalkboard of brews available was easy to view from the counter also. Only three bartenders were working that day (with the owner running back and forth helping out b/c of the business this Friday). All were very friendly and worked hard! Appreciated their samples also before enjoying two of their beers. They also kept my Growler of Iron Rail in the fridge for when I was ready to leave.
They had their 6 beers on-tap [Golem, Iron Rail, Abbey Ale, Russian Imperial Stout, Porter, and Pilsner (can't remember names for these two)]. Great selection! Wish I was able to take home the Abbey Ale in my growler, but the Iron Rail was awesome!
Now I can see why this is the "best kept secret in Asheville" (words from a local)! Fun community of people, great beer, and a fun environment! Check it out if you have a chance and/or by the Blue Ridge Parkway or Pisgah Forest.
01-17-2012 23:12:30 |
More by DCon
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
got a number of beerflies queued up, but #100 has to go to Wedge...visited after a weekend camping near the Blue Ridge Parkway a couple weeks ago
Wedge occupies a lower level spot on the back side of its namesake wedge-shaped building in the River Arts district of Asheville - overlooking a gravel parking lot, river bridge, and a scraggly looking stand of urban forest. Making up for the small interior and tiny bar is the funky iron and stone outdoor seating area that's better seen rather than described. A vendor sold veggie hot dogs beside the front porch - though this is probably either unaffiliated or only an occasional practice. I visited on the gorgeous 75-degree open window day of a local arts festival in which all the area studios were open to showcase their stuff and hold various demonstrations. The crowd was relaxed and vibrant and people wandered with their beers up to street level, and nobody seemed to notice or care. We were able to catch a tour, which was decent but nothing special, as they were being held every 30 minutes. Staked out at a random table near the stair walkway to the street, various conversations were held with other patrons and passerby. The kind of place where you intend to stop my for one, but end up leaving trashed - which is basically what happened to me.
I think there were something like six beers on tap at the time. I ended up having three: Golem - a nice Belgian pale, Imperial Stout, and Iron Rail IPA. Glassware was appropriate and all were tasty. Prices were cheap and flat regardless of style - can't remember if it was $3.50 or $4.
Service was friendly if rushed - but the place was super busy and I think they handled it quite well. Never had to wait too long for a beer and the place never felt crowded.
06-29-2009 23:34:27 |
More by blackie
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
We went here for a couple pints in the late afternoon before going out for something to eat. It was raining like bejesus when we arrived and it was fun to sit with everyone on the loading dock/deck and watch the rain. Then the sun came out. Really fun afternoon.
A - Very fun crowd and pretty diverse. People with dogs, young people, older people, slackers, and people in formal business attire. Layout as is how most have described with the main bar in a small area with all the beers served there except for the IPA which is at the "express window" which we missed since we couldn't see any signs due to everyone hiding from the rain. But the main attraction here are the outside spaces. The deck/dock has counters with cool welded up found material stools that all face the back parking/patio area. Tons of picnic tables, chairs, and places to hang out. Once the rain let up you could see how people spread out and use all the outside space.
Q - The beer was good overall. We gravitated to the IPA and took a growler home.
S - Service was good and despite the crowd we never had to wait long in line and the bartenders were fast and friendly. The express window for IPA was great for us.
S - Selection was good for a brewery. No guest taps, but that's okay. They had five on at the main bar and the IPA window. Pilsner, Pale, Wit, Alt, and a Belgian Strong Golden. Pretty diverse selection for a small brewery.
F - I put in N/A as they technically don't have food. They do have free peanuts which is awesome and there is a food truck that rotates during the week. We only had peanuts so I can't comment on the food truck. Check their web site for food truck info, beer currently on tap, and directions.*
Overall this is a great place and should not be missed. It is not a brass and ferns brewpub. It is eclectic, interesting, and truly a pub in the sense that you can't help but get into a conversation with other people around you.
* For all the reviewers that have complained about directions to this place and how to find it, please just look around and use the resources at hand. Their web site has very complete directions and we really had no problem finding it. You'll know when you're close so just get out of your car and walk around. It isn't that big a deal to actually visit one of the other shops in the neighborhood to ask directions and check out their stuff either. Just relax and enjoy the area and be glad it isn't in some homogenized mall.
09-30-2012 22:45:47 |
More by jfindley
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Wow. Last stop of Asheville, and it's a shame. This was by far our favorite stop (aside from App Vintner). The atmosphere was absolutely fantastic, with a hodge podge of young, old, round, and square people. The beer was great. I had an imperial stout on tap, along with a porter, an IPA, and an IIPA. All of the beers were really good, and the IIPA was super tasty, well above average.
They are in the basement of a large order building, and the best way to get to the pub is walk down the stairs on side of the building. They have a large outdoor area, part of it was covered with an awning, and a huge yard for playing cornhole or frisbee or whatever else you prefer. The service was fine, nothing special. It was busy, they were attentive, but I didn't try to start a conversation or anything or the sorts.
This is the best brewery in Asheville, hand down. Atmosphere, beer, location, everything. Well worth a visit.
12-26-2012 19:28:47 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
On my recent trip to Asheville managed to make it down to Wedge on Saturday afternoon. Wish I had made it on a sunny day, as the patio area looked very nice. Inside was small, but very cool design, I don't know, but I assume someone in the brewery is quite a welder. Woodworking is also very nice. I normally account for music in my reviews, and must say I appreciated the eclectic music played in a non-overbearing manner. Very clean little brew pub, and the server was nice as could be. Had 7 brews on tap, of which, I really enjoyed the imperial Stout and the porter. Not sure what the deal is on food, as I had some peanuts and that was it, but a cool little brew pub for sure. Their brews are solid, even if limited in selection, and well worth an afternoon stop in on the weekend, its worth seeking out.
04-01-2009 13:23:12 |
More by bhalter8
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
I've heard this spun off from a Brewer from Green Man, so I had descent expectations. The 2 I had did not dissappoint. I had both of their Stouts, Oatmeal and Imerial. The oatmeal was one of the better I've had in a while, with a really great creaminess to it. Prices were low in my opinion for the area. Not a ton of selection, I think they had 6 or 7 different styles though.
Their building I'm sure is pretty cheap rent though. Not real obvious where this is located. In a typical older industrial area being reclaimed by all sorts of art studios. A neat area, but you're still not quite sure about it. Lots of neat artwork around the place and patio. A good amount of seating. A flower child -esque crowd, but that seems to be typical for the area. They had Monte Python showing on the side of a white truck out in the gravel parking lot.
Service was very good, which I found very different for the area in general, though more so at the restaurants.
It's kind of away from everything else in Asheville, but well worth making the trip, which is just a bit too far to walk to from downtown.
06-09-2009 23:52:32 |
More by Bung
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Other than the LAB (mostly for the food), the only brewpub to get a return visit during a recent trip to Asheville (Pisgah is too far out in the sticks). Wedge is hard to find if you try to follow the directions posted on their website, because there is no left turn at the intersection they direct you to. But if you look for the RAD and head to the tracks, it's a no brainer. Big dirt lot with the Wedge truck. During the week it was busy only during rush hour, but on Friday it was packed as soon as the doors opened. Very small bar but friendly atmosphere and a covered patio and side yard with random sculptures from the art studios in the same building. After Pisgah, easily the 2nd best beer offering in town. The RIS and dubbel are standouts. No food except for peanuts. Dog friendly (and kid friendly, apparently). Pints were $3.50 or $4 with 8 beers on tap; but only 2 were available for pitcher and growler.
03-13-2011 06:44:30 |
More by babaracas
Wedge Brewing Company in Asheville, NC
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