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Wicked Weed Brewing
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Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 71
Beer Avg: 4.14
Taps: 19 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
91 Biltmore St
phone: (828) 575-2890
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
I had been hearing great things about Wicked Weed so on this visit to Asheville decided to give them a whirl. I have a puppy so I was excited to see that they had a patio and welcomed well behaved dogs. The patio is large and I decided to take a corner standing area so that I could entertain the dog without bothering other customers. The staff was very friendly and acoomodating and even brought my dog some water.
The space inside and out is very nice in my opinion. A large patio, large upstairs seating area, and a smaller but cool indoor/outdoor space downstairs that overlooks their barrels. There is a larger bar up and smaller one down.
The beer was great, I sampled 6 of their beers in various sizes between me and a friend. Their Freak IPA was very good as was the IX Apricot Saison. Their barrel aged beers, available only downstairs were very good as well. A sour dubbel and the bourbon vixen stout.
The food we had was great and there were vegetarian options for my friend.
In the end I wish I could have just stayed here all afternoon and will probably make this a must hit spot whenever I visit Asheville which is yearly.
05-24-2013 12:44:44 |
More by BTPete
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
A: Upstairs is extremely crowded and I didn't hang out up there, so my rating is based off of the downstairs tasting/barreling room. Awesome! Nice bar with seating and tables, opens up to an outside seating area. Not huge, but perfect!! Awesome views of what they have barrel aging.
Q: The place is new and the beer is some of the best made in NC, if not the best. Every beer I had I found to be excellent in body and taste.
S: Friendly staff who are informed and know what they're talking about!
S: The amount of beers available was somewhere around 15 beers, 3 of which are only available downstairs in the tasting/barreling room which were their wood series brews. Everything from IPAs & DIPAs, to belgians, stouts, sours, pale ales, reds.
F: Good flavors and good selection of food to go with their beers. All of the foods have interesting ingredients and are nothing close to simple or plain.
I love this place! Wish it were closer to Raleigh!
05-21-2013 19:21:56 |
More by johnsonni
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Just ate 3 meals at the WW over the last 2 days and tried 13 beers. Phenomenal. For what it's worth, here are my 4 favorites. Keep in mind I like bold, not "drinkable" beer.
1 Wicked Monk - dark sweet belgian, I pray they make this a regular
2 Wild Abigail - the only "sour" I've ever liked
3 Infidel - bitter/sweet complex porter
4 Freak IPA - interesting character and fragrance, not just another boring IPA
04-27-2013 05:09:50 |
More by MangoACN
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Working at a craft beer store in Western North Carolina, I have been hearing non-stop about this Wicked Weed Brewery down in Asheville... and there is a good reason why, their beer was amazing. Now if only we can get their beer where I live because I believe that out of all the breweries I have been to in North Carolina so far, this one is the best. I was there on a Friday so I felt is necessary to begin with a beer they pour only on Friday's, the Black Angel Cherry Sour while I am no expert in sours, yet, I liked it better than the few I have tried from various breweries across the country. The bourbon barrel aged Hey Porter and wine barrel aged Oppressor Port Barrel Red Ale were both solid as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed my food, a Bison Burger with Blue Cheese cole slaw. The service was a little lack luster but I believe we got there during a shift change although the waitstaff did seem a little unorganized. The tasting room downstairs is a cool set up and while the barreled beer and sours are only poured downstairs they were more than cool with us going downstairs while we were eating to get the tasting room only beer.
I enjoyed the beer at this brewery so much that it will be hard for me to go to any other brewery from now on when I visit Asheville. If you are in Asheville, I highly recommend bypassing the bigger breweries and going straight for this one.
03-31-2013 02:00:02 |
More by mccallisters_dali
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Wicked Weed is easily one of the best breweries I've visited. The food was shockingly good, as was the beer selection and quality. An absurd amount of house-brews on tap with a few additional barrel-aged beers available in the tasting room. Every beer I had was good if not outstanding, and I genuinely can not say enough good things about this brewery. An absolute must stop when traveling through or even relatively near Asheville.
03-29-2013 17:20:15 |
More by BonneyfiddlePapa
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited a few times over the course of their opening night. Sprawling upstairs bar area - fairly generic. The downstairs barrel room is pretty sweet - probably cozy once the buzz dies down.
Tons of beer on tap - strong effort made to roll out sours, barreled offerings, saisons, and hoppy ales.
Quality was bit across the board, ranging from dud to solid. Towards the top of the list of places to visit when travelling through hillbilly san francisco.
03-10-2013 01:29:26 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$
I had not been to Asheville until about a month ago.
A distributor of mine had told me he was in talks with this brewery and I needed to check it out.
I took my family there and I was immediately impressed. The inside was wide open dining and bar area that was well let and decorated. They seemed to have used or at least replicated all of the wood inside of the bar to look like old beer barrels. There was a huge tapestry of King Henry the 8th on the back wall and they must have had at least 16 taps. The merchandise was a little sparse but I believe that is because they are the new kid in town. Amazing logo work on the back wall with the Hops and quote from the king himself (Henry not Elvis.) They had an open window kitchen so you could see the culinary work they put in. I had the brownie dessert myself, made with a vanilla hemp cream that was to die for. Then as you descended the stairs you they had a great tasting set up bar and you could see their brewing process. Great brews, great food, and great merchandise. 2 beers, one dessert , 2 hoodies, 1 hat, 1 growler, and one shirt and I walked out at 147. Not too bad Wicked Weed.
02-22-2013 19:32:29 |
More by JDerner88
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped in while in town this week and LOVED this place. Excellent selection of many different styles, and each of them were high quality. From IPA/DIPA to smoked Belgians, to sours. Odds are they will have the style you are looking for and more, and they are quality! Big place. We were downstairs and it was packed. We went to Asheville to hit a few different breweries, but this place was so good we closed it down. This will be a must stop for me any time I go to Asheville.
02-18-2013 20:05:59 |
More by jskoog
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Wow what a great new brewpub. All of the beers I had were outstanding, especially the 2 sours, imperial IPA and the imperial red. They had 18! on tap the two visits I made, 4 barrel aged and many hi-grav selections. Neat downstairs bar, a big but slightly loud upstairs space. Just had a couple of food items but both were excellent, service friendly and prompt. Talked to the owner and one of the brewers, both very enthusiastic, expect more good things from this place. Just wish I could come more often.
01-02-2013 21:14:17 |
More by mcrowther
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I can't say enough good things about this place. I found it completely by accident and after only bieng open for four days, I was shocked by the level of beer/food at this place.
A: No too shabby. My only issue was with the lack of posted hours or other signage at the location. I assume this will be fixed as they continue in thier endeavors. The tasting room's lay out is brilliant with a bar by the tap and another so that clients can watch the brewers at work. Nice touch.
Q: I can't help it. My buddy and I talked about this place all the way home. Three hours on the road with constant talk about the awesome-ness of this brewery! To have 18+ taps, barrell aged selections, and small batch brews...I am impressed to no end. Also the Freak Double IPA, and Temptress Imperial Red are nearly perfect examples of the style.
SERVICE: Great! The two bartenders were friendlier than I probably would have been if I were asked to tolerate myself. They were knowledgable (One was the brewers wife) and very welcoming. You could tell that the people there really enjoy good beer and all aspects that go with it. Great place for a beer outing or family.
Selection: DID YOU SEE THE 18+ TAPS PART???
F: Didn't eat, but it sure smelled wonderful
V: Not too pricy. Flights are a bit much, but you get your money's worth, I promise! I can not recommend thins place enough. Best Microbrewery in Asheville (and I've hit 'em all), best one I've been too in a long while period.
01-02-2013 00:36:29 |
More by JK4Stout
Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, NC