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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 350
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]
745 Biltmore Ave
phone: (828) 505-7500
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
(Place added by: cwalexander on 10-06-2009)
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| Reviews: 36 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I really liked the place, kind of a low key vibe and just outside of downtown on the way to Biltmore Village. There is a nice bar for enjoying beer on tap as well as a couple of couches. Definitely a place I will be visiting more regularly when I get back to Asheville (now that my brother-in-law lives here).
The beers available for on-premise consumption were served at the proper temperature in proper glassware and served with the right amount of head. The rest of the beers were stored in the back of the store with low lighting and well outside of the are where the light from windows could effect it (windows were tinted as well).
The service at this place was excellent - the staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Had some great conversations about some of the recent beers available on tap, what is upcoming, and what random people from out of down have brought by lately. They were very helpful in letting me know if they had certain beers available without making me search around (I had somewhat limited time but still spent a decent amount of time looking around).
They had a really nice selection of NC beers and good craft beers that are distributed to NC - probably the best selection that I have seen in WNC. Lots of stuff available in singles and bombers. Good focus on Asheville, WNC, and NC brews.
As this was a store there was not food available.
Prices were very fair, definitely in line with other places in NC.
12-06-2013 18:50:03 |
More by dbrauneis
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just did an order online for shipping. Excellent selection and was able to land Black Ops, Imperial Biscotti, and Bad Baptist among some others I can’t find here in Florida. Great selection, although the website does list a bunch of beers they don’t have in stock. Boxing/shipping was pricey but that comes with the territory of mail order. Beer prices themselves seemed about where they should be I guess. Quick and easy shipping. Gotta love mail order for out-of-dist stuff.
11-22-2013 02:52:39 |
More by BMMillsy
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow what a big store. Off the beaten path but worth a visit.
Everything you can possibley want or can get in North Carolina is in this huge beer/wine store. Also a crap ton of glassware in the front to the left if that's your thing.
Service was awesome, they held some beers for me to come back and get while I was finishing my run.
Prices were appropriate and seemed in line with average.
10-11-2013 15:57:29 |
More by claspada
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a big store, with the majority of it covered in wine bottles, beer in the back. The beer selection is huge. All of the NC breweries and just about everything that is shipped to NC, good international selection as well.
I also enjoyed being able to order a beer at the bar while shopping, and my wife enjoyed the nice comfortable couch to sit on.
Service was ok, the guy working the bar seemed kind of dry. I tried to start a conversation and ask for a few brewery recommendations around town, but didn't really get much in return. This is the one area that Bruisin' Ales excelled in, awesome customer service. Vintner is however a bit cheaper than Bruisn' Ales.
Overall this is definitely worth a stop if you are in Asheville.
08-05-2013 19:39:08 |
More by Treyliff
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This place should be your first stop in Asheville. They mostly have wine, but their beer selection is huge, too. There is some glassware and a few beer specials at the front of the store (including a bargain bin) and a beer bar and bottles at the back. There's also a cooler with some cold beer and a good selection of local growlers, as well.
I found some really great beers and one of the guys walked around with me and pointed out some of his favorites in various styles which really helped considering all the local stuff I was unfamiliar with. You can grab a beer from the bar and shop while you drink, or take your beer out to their outside patio around back. The best part is, their prices are the cheaper than Bruisin' Ales, which should definitely be your second stop in Asheville. This place has it all.
07-07-2013 22:48:37 |
More by TheBeerAlmanac
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Great place to sit and try several brews before filling up the truck bed with cases of delicious, sometimes elusive beers. A few nice glasses from which to pick. Second to Thirsty Monk only because of tap selection and $2 corkage fee (getting kinda sick of this bs charge that everyone is now utilizing). A must when in Asheville.
07-04-2013 00:07:39 |
More by WOLFGANG
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Definitely the biggest bottle shop in Asheville. Lots of wine and beer. They have great tapping events. A little lesser known so you can find some gems here you won't find elsewhere. They don't get all special releases but they will let you know. Best prices in town in my opinion.
05-10-2013 16:02:48 |
More by NastyNate11
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Planned a trip to Asheville a couple of weeks ago for me and my hiking buddy and wanted to include a visit to Appalachian Vintner while we were there. Arrived at 11:30 a.m. and went in and was greeted by Chuck (I think that was his name) and he explained the layout of the store. We made our way to the bar and looked over the tap selections and began our afternoon sampling of many of the beers available. They serve 6 and 8 ounce half servings so you can try more of what's available which we really appreciated.
We moved from the bar to a table that had big cushioned chairs which made it very comfortable to sit and enjoy our tasting experience. Chuck made a point to check on us often (as he was stocking the shelves with wines and beers) and to offer advice on what was available in their bottle selections that we planned on getting to take home. And I thought the selection was great. Many beers available that I had not had the opportunity to buy before.
I live in Tenn. (about 60 miles from Asheville) and don't make it over there too often. But I know that when I am in the area I will definately be stopping back in at Appalachian Vintner to load up on what I can't get at home.
02-23-2013 06:27:45 |
More by lcplvr
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
Where to start here. These guys (Chuck, Jeff & Sam) are super service oriented people. It's kind of like visiting your good pals beer store...everytime. The selection is the best in Asheville hands down, with the prices blowing the doors off the closest competitor. I've scored some real west coast gold here too: Lost Abbey, Russian River etc. unfortunately due to trophy hunters looking for another notch in their belt, these beers are only available to regulars now. Totally understandable IMO you have to show support to get beers they've gone WAY out of their way for. The local brew selection is the best in town too with a large growler selection from Pisgah, Nantahala, Catawba and Green Man. Website is usually not completely up to date with new arrivals so their ratebeer site usually is better, but a phone call has worked too.
10 tap lines rotating local/import sours, barrel aged beers and a cask pump, I had the Foothills Hoppyum IPA primed with honey last time, holy mother. NEVER seen a draft beer here that was not at least some what rare. Beautiful space, clean glassware, filtered water, large bar with seating for 25+ with tables and two large comfy couches. Beer area is in the back, well lit and spacious with shopping carts in the front when you walk in. Patio outside for smokers, fresh air. Wine selection is also huge if you are into that and dogs are welcome.
Parking lot beside the store is massive, free and clean and there are also at least six other lots around the store that you can park at for free so getting in and out is a breeze.
Best in Asheville for sure. If you visit take your time and talk to the owners they are super helpful and usually have something lying around that is not easily seen. If you are looking for specifics give them a call they will usually order beers that are not in stock.
01-12-2013 19:10:27 |
More by LionsMane
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Nice clean store - crappy parking situation.
Visited App Vintner for the first time immediately prior to stopping at Bruisin Ales. At least on this particular day, Bruisin had a vastly superior selection.
The selection was a little unorganized - we peaked into cases scattered throughout the back of the store in search of whales, with no such luck. The shelves were highly dedicated to pretty bleh breweries like Epic, DFH, etc. Dusty fantome bottles were practically hidden from consumers.
Most local breweries were well represented - Pisgah (Valdez & Baptista - Vortex II was available at bruisin), Highland, French Broad (only 1 beer!), and a variety of local growlers.
Service was fine - tap selection was small, but had a few nice options from Catawba and Nantahala.
I'll definitely come back to this place, but I much prefer Bruisin for selection, convenience and the overall shopping experience.
01-01-2013 18:04:40 |
More by dirtylou
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