Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company
Asheville Brewing Company has been voted Asheville’s favorite pizza parlor for eight years running. They also have been brewing award winning ales and lagers since 1998. They have recently expanded their brewing capacity and will soon become Asheville’s only brewery to offer their beers in cans. Online here.
French Broad Brewing Co.
French Broad Brewing Company’s motto is “World Beer – Asheville flavor.” Located on the outskirts of historic Biltmore Village, they have been brewing their unique interpretations of Old World beer styles since 2001. Online here.
Highland Brewing Company
In operation since 1994, Highland Brewing Company is Asheville’s oldest and largest brewery. From their humble beginnings brewing in the basement of Barley’s Taproom downtown, Highland is currently the third largest brewery in the Southeast. Online here.
Green Man Ales
Green Man Brewery began operations inside the Jack of the Wood Pub in 1997. From their current location on the southern edge of downtown, Green Man specializes in authentic British Isles style ales. Their tasting room, affectionately called “Dirty Jack’s” by its faithful customers, usually offers a cask conditioned ale on tap. Online here
Jack of the Wood
The original location of Green Man Brewery, Jack of the Wood is consistently voted Asheville’s favorite pub. Its comfortable atmosphere, a unique combination of Celtic pub and Colonial tavern, Jack of the Wood offers a large selection of local brews on tap and a classic Irish pub fare menu. Online here
Pisgah Brewing Co.
Founded in 2004, Pisgah Brewing Company is Asheville’s only and the Southeast’s first Certified Organic brewery. One of the only breweries in town to use whole-leaf hops during their brewing process, Pisgah has recently been voted Western North Carolina’s most popular brewery.Online here
Originally opened as Asheville’s first and only Belgian beer bar, Thirsty Monk has recently expanded to include an impressive selection of American handcrafted brews. Voted the 30th best beer bar in America by NY News and the 119th best place for a pint by Draft Magazine, Thirsty Monk will soon be brewing their own line of beers at their South Asheville location. Online here.
Lexington Ave. Brewing
Located in the heart of downtown inside a beautifully renovated historic building, the Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB) offers an array of unfiltered, naturally carbonated brews and a creative, seasonally-rotating food menu. Upstairs is Sweet Peas, downtown Asheville’s only hostel. Online here.
The circus-themed Hi-Wire Brewing has four approachable year-round “Main Attraction” beers – Prime Time Pale, Hi-Pitch IPA, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Wire Lager – a rotating selection of seasonal offerings, as well as “Side Show Seasonals,” available exclusively at the tasting room.Online here.
Oyster House Brewing
Oyster House Brewery, Asheville’s smallest brewery, is located inside the award-winning Lobster Trap restaurant. The brew house, a Brew Magic System by Sabco, is located behind the restaurant bar, brews half-barrel batches of fresh, seafood friendly beer. *UPDATE: Oysterhouse has just opened its new West Asheville location!*Online here.
Wicked Weed Brewing
King Henry VIII declared hops “a Wicked and Pernicious weed” destined to ruin beer. Independent brewers were driven by their rebel integrity to defy the king, embrace the hop and create beer for the untamed palate. Wicked Weed Brewing crafts big-flavor, hop-forward beers that push the creative boundaries. Online here.
Altamont Brewing Company
Altamont Brewing Company is located just over the French Broad River in West Asheville. The Altamont is not your average bar. Kayaks are stored behind the bar, cyclists can ride right in, and dogs lounge around, asking for pretzel handouts. Online here.
Wedge Brewing Company
Started in 2007, Wedge is located in Asheville’s vibrant River Arts District, in a building once used to store slaughtered hogs. Their popular tasting room is the perfect way to quench your thirst after strolling the District’s many art galleries. Online here.
Addison Farms Vineyard
Addison Farms Vineyard – Addison Farms Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery situated on 55 acres in Leicester, NC. As of October 2012, there are six varieties in the vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Petit Manseng. Online here.
Fox Hill Meadery
Fox Hill Meadery is located in nearby Marshall, NC. Traditional Mead is made from multiple honey varieties and is aged with oak. The resulting mead is wonderfully complex! The alcohol content is 13 percent and the mead is semi-sweet. Online here.
Troy & Sons Distillery
Troy & Sons' heirloom Crooked Creek Corn™, nearly lost in 1840, is the real deal. This is a non-genetically modified, pure American Corn, planted and harvested the old fashioned way for over a hundred and twenty years by the same family in Western North Carolina. Our Truth is found in our corn. Each batch of Troy & Sons moonshine is made using Crooked Creek Corn™ and locally milled Southern white corn. Online here.