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Old 08-18-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Best Place(S) to catch a beer in Asheville, NC

I am going to Asheville with my wife and two year old for a long weekend next week. Can anyone point me in the right direction of where to go for great beer? We will be staying in the downtown area. I've never been to Asheville before but know there is some good brews around. Thanks for the comments in advance and cheers!

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
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Personally, I think The Wedge has the best beer in town and the crowd is an eclectic mix. If you want a brewery tour (and something more mainstream that a bunch of hippies knocking back Hemp Ale), Highland Brewing is the largest in the area and serves up good beer.

http://www.wedgebrewing.com/Wedge_Br...e/Welcome.html

Barley's Taproom always has a good selection of local beers if you just want to try a bunch of different ones.

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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We have many breweries. The wedge is great when the weather is nice for siting outdoors.

But if your a real beer geek you will go to the Thirsty Monk. 2 floors. Downstairs is all Belgians. Upstairs is all American micros. By far the most interesting selections in the area.

Enjoy!

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My wife and I honeymooned in Asheville. We love it. Downtown is great, plenty of good restaurants and plenty of good beer. Have fun.

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Old 08-18-2010, 09:22 PM   #6
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Barley's Taproom always has a good selection of local beers if you just want to try a bunch of different ones.

+1 to Barley's. A friend and I were just there last month and had a blast creating samplers of WNC brews. Pisgah's Organic Pale was TASTY!!
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The Thirsty Monk is as awesome as advertised (Downtown location). http://monkpub.com/

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Go to the Thirsty monk! Also, definitely go to the Highland Brewing company. Their tours start at like 4:30 or something and they give you a couple pints of free beer. Also, they are about the nicest guys I've met in the brewing industry.

Also, be sure to hit up Bruisin' Ales, it's an awesome beer store downtown.

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Old 08-20-2010, 02:17 AM   #9
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+1 for Bruisin Ales. It's a top notch beer store. Possibly the best in NC. The selection is amazing.

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i like barleys and jack of the woods when i'm up around asheville.

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