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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: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
In the arts district, down by the river. Wedge is on the bottom level of a wedge shaped building with a junkyard vibe going on outside of the brewery. There was a pizza-truck on site that appeared to be cranking out some pretty awesome za's.
The inside was small and quite crowded. I dug the peanut situation and certainly got the impression that Wedge was far less touristy than some of the other breweries in town.
Not a lot on tap, as expected, but the raspberry imperial stout was really good and the potent triple IPA helped warm the body after a blustery walk from the city centre.
01-01-2013 18:27:49 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Asheville is a great town for fun and great beer we parked out front by the wedge art studio easy enough to find with a GPS proceeded to walk along the unique metal art wall and down the steps to seeing a large amount of people drinking ales and playing corn hole then we proceeded inside to try there pale ales followed by there wheat beer decided on there alt beer which was my favorite by far not that like we had any bad beer but then we sat outside with local patrons discussing the brewery and Asheville we were also in luck because the food truck was serving brick oven spinach pizza and sage garlic pizza fantastic flavors very tasty with a proper ale on your way out get a growler and sticker keep in mind they only fill wedge growler bottles at 16.00 if you don't have there growler which is still a great price for the IPA we took with us for freinds back home Good Times indeed and free peanuts !
10-01-2012 23:00:23 |
More by Viper29223
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 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Another stop that required two visits - one during a homebrew festival and another the following day.
Atmosphere: Wedge is located in the arts district, at the base of Asheville near but not quite abutting the French Broad River. The brewery is located in a strip of shops and studios and requires that you go down a brief flight of steps. Admittedly had a hard time finding those steps the first time around. Metalwork art lines the walkway at the bottom of the step leading to the bar and an auxiliary bar further back. There are several seating areas, including tents set up in the parking lot. The bar is small, crowded at times, with a chalkboard taplist. Free peanuts too!
Quality/Service: Saturday was a zoo, so I'll focus on Sunday. In the more laidback hours, the staff is talkative and relaxed. We chatted for a few. Dustier and dirtier with a pronounced art feel. The outside deck has a fan that mists as it oscillates - nice for a hot day.
Selection: 7 beers on tap; six in the main bar and the IPA only available at the auxiliary tap. Strange set-up and I purposefully chose not to investigate. We worked our way through most all of the line-up. The super saison, advertised as bretty, was good but lacking in brettyness. The IPA was good, as was the witbier and pale ale. The other offering that we tried, the 3rd Rail double IPA was, as advertised, quite close to a barleywine with a slurry of hop thickness.
Food: Free peanuts! Other than that, nothing.
05-29-2012 20:30:12 |
More by akorsak
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: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Besides the pigeons, which signs graciously offer you to take home, this place is great. The inside tasting room is small but there is plenty of seating in the patio area. The brewery is adjacent to some train tracks and the area has a feel that has yet to be gentrified. Cheep tasting flights and glasses of brew offered.
After hitting up some of the other breweries in Asheville I found wedge brewing to have not only the best beers in town but also the most comfortable to hang out at. Good times and good brews at Wedge Brewing.
06-27-2011 03:48:57 |
More by chelovek
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Two things I want to make clear for anyone who is just skimming reviews: 1) This place is hard to find if you don't know where it is. 2) It's worth it.
Spending a couple days in Asheville, this was one of my top 3 choices to stop at coming into it, and I wasn't disappointed. We drove up and could not find any 125 address, but fortunately as I drove past my wife noticed a faded handwritten sign that said Wedge Brewing with an arrow and the words "Past the fence and down the steps". If you drive down the road between the RR tracks and Roberts (it doesn't even show up on Google maps so I don't know if it has a name) it will be easy to find. (The picture on here is taken from that road).
Anyways, once we got there, there was a lot of cool sculpture art outside and some more art inside. We went at 5 pm on a Thursday so there was a decent after work crowd hanging out, but we didn't need to wait in line. We got a sampler of all their beers (8 total) for $5. The pours were small for the sampler, but the pints were only $3.50, and I wish I could've stayed for more. The guy at the bar was really nice and friendly and quick with our beers. No table service or food, but it's pretty clearly identified on their website as a taproom and not a brewpub.
Of the 8 beers on tap, 1 was in a style I'm not a huge fan of, 2 were okay, and the other 5 were great beers. The Community Porter was my favorite of the bunch. Overall it was just high quality beer though.
It was still a bit cold which was a bummer, but I look forward to going back in the summer or early fall to sit outside and drink because it looked like a great place to hang out. Overall a great place to drink great beer if you can find it.
03-11-2011 18:23:53 |
More by slowbie
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Wow was this a diamond in the rough. I assume this is some sort of regentrification district, as it is in an old industrial area and flanked by distant railroad tracks. Place was not numbered real well, and part of the street was broken off. On to the brewery. Entrance in the back. Place I found to be packed with friends, family and even a few dogs out for walks. Incredible atmosphere, and inside the brewery is great artwork. Beers were great, and although it is only my opinion, their plain porter was one of the best I ever had and another Belgian beer was also fantastic. People spilled outside into the night from this place, a true sign that this was quite the place to be in beer city America. If I am within 100 miles of this place, I will drive out of my way to go here again; it is that good.
01-05-2011 05:28:38 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
Wedge Brewing Company in Asheville, NC
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