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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 350
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]
745 Biltmore Ave
phone: (828) 505-7500
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
(Place added by: cwalexander on 10-06-2009)
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Reviews by SPLITGRIN:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This was my first stop for beer in the Asheville area. The location is a bit different from the picture here but it is in a building just in front of the old one. The current location is perfect for beer and wine and has a lot of room to expand. They were very helpful and friendly, they even got my kids a tasty draft root beer. The selection was very good and the prices were reasonable. They had a nice selection of glassware as well. They have several tap lines of beers that you can drink as you shop or at the wrap around bar that is in the middle of the shop. They really support the local brewers with all kinds of bottles, cans and tap lines. Just a sample of breweries I left with: Asheville, Green Man, Highland, Catawba, Olde Hickory, Foothills, Pisgah(but no bottles), Roth, Epic, French Broad, Duck Rabbit and many others. I will be back to AV just as soon as I can.
04-08-2012 23:50:41 |
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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 |
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11-17-2013 03:18:55 |
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10-28-2013 00:12:09 |
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10-18-2013 23:14:54 |
More by yancot
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 |
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