Western North Carolina’s craft beer scene continues to rise in popularity among aficionados. With so many options to consider, it’s difficult to decide where to even begin. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to the best Asheville breweries! Kick back, sample creative flights of craft beer, and snack on tasty pairings at select breweries. For the full experience, opt for a tour or two! Read on to learn more about the best local spots to sample our favorite brews. Then, be sure to check out our free Vacation Guide for even more great suggestions to include in your Asheville getaway!
10 of the Best Asheville Breweries
1. Sierra Nevada Brewery
If you frequently indulge in beer tasting, chances are you’ve sampled a Sierra Nevada brew or two by now. Tour the facilities in Mills River, NC, to hold hops in your hands, see what’s brewing in the kettles, and look up at towering fermenters. Then, sample a beer or two!
2. Highland Brewing Company
Highland Brewing Company brews a tasty array of ales, porters, stouts, and more, all while taking an environmentally friendly and sustainable approach.
3. Green Man Brewery
For traditional English style beers with an innovative twist, Green Man Brewery is an excellent place to begin. Tour the facilities or simply stop in and visit one of their taprooms to sample their beverages!
4. The Funkatorium
Visit the South Slope of Asheville and check out the Funkatorium, a Wicked Weed Brewing establishment that features over a dozen varieties of beers on draft. If you’re looking for a place to grab a place to eat as well, this is an excellent option.
5. Burial Beer Co.
Another South Slope favorite, Burial Beer Co., features a full-service kitchen in addition to their seasonal selections of craft beer. Whether you’re hunting down the perfect sour or looking to throw back a classic ale, chances are you’ll find it here.
6. New Belgium Brewery
Tasting tours, rotating taps in the tasting room, and tasty food truck bites are just a few things that you can look forward to at New Belgium Brewery in Asheville.
7. Catawba Brewing Co.
Catawba Brewing Co. boasts year-round favorites such as the Evening Joe, a blonde coffee ale, and the Brown Bear, a brown ale. They also offer seasonal rotations such as King Don’s pumpkin ale and the King Coconut porter.
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Stay in the Historic, Montford District
The breweries in Asheville are just one facet of the vibrant, diverse array of exciting attractions and things to do in the region. Whether you’re planning to visit for the food and beer experience, hoping to indulge in outdoor adventures, or both, consider staying with us at 1899 Wright Inn! We offer 11 different accommodations, each uniquely appointed with antique furnishings and elegant decor. Perhaps you’d enjoy staying in our Griffin Room, which features a beautiful tiger sleigh queen-sized bed and triple windows. Maybe you’d prefer our spacious Carriage House for extra privacy. Either way, rest assured you’re in reliable hands when you stay with us.