Asheville, four-time Beer City USA, is the perfect place to celebrate NC Beer Month! We have an amazing beer scene, with a wide selection of bars, brewpubs, micro craft breweries, cideries, and restaurants. So, to celebrate Beer Month, let’s take a tour of Asheville’s South Slope Brewing District. If you visit the breweries in the following order, you can end with great pizza at Asheville Brewing… or reverse the order if you’d like to start with the pizza!
Burial Beer began in 2013 with a one barrel pilot system, but has grown to a ten barrel brewhouse. Burial focuses on traditional Belgian ales, and is always tinkering with the ingredients to get the perfect blend. Their Taphouse is open Tuesday – Thursday. Located at 40 Collier Avenue.
One of North Carolina’s oldest breweries, Green Man has been at its South Slope location since 1997. Here you can enjoy traditional English-style ales, as well as new and exciting flavors. Conveniently located next to French Broad Chocolate Factory! Open every day. Located at 23 Buxton Avenue.
Catawba Brewing Co.
Catawba opened its location in South Slope only a few weeks ago, but has been around since 1997. They have a seven-barrel specialty brewery and tasting room with thirty taps. They have beers in a wide variety of styles. Open everyday. Located at 63 Brook Street.
Twin Leaf Brewery
This brewery opened last year and has dozens of beer on tap. Home of beer yoga! Open everyday. Located at 144 Coxe Avenue.
Wicked Weed Funkatorium
The opening of the Funkatorium in 2014 made Wicked Weed the largest producer of aged beers in the southeastern U.S. – it houses 1,000 barrels of their beers. They produce Belgian and American style ales. Wicked Weed has been named one of the Best Bars in the South by Southern Living Magazine. Open every day. Located at 147 Coxe Avenue.
Hi-Wire features four classic year-round beers (Prime Time Pale, Hi-Pitch IPA, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Wire Lager) and a variety of seasonals. Open every day. Located at 197 Hilliard Avenue.
Ben’s Tune Up
An urban beer garden, full service restaurant, sake brewery, convenience store, and Foothills Butchery are all located within Ben’s Tune Up. Another of Southern Living’s Best Bars in the South. Open everyday. Located at 195 Hilliard Avenue.
Asheville Brewing Company
Asheville Brewing first opened in 1995. In addition to traditional favorites, the new brewer series goes beyond the conventional to create brews such as the jalapeno infused Fire Escape and the Mardi Gras inspired Bier de Garde Here you can enjoy downtown’s largest covered patio, a giant Jenga game, and cornhole. Voted best pizza in Western North Carolina four years in a row. Open everyday. Located at 77 Coxe Avenue.
Cheers! For more information on South Slope, go to http://www.romanticasheville.com/south_slope.htm.