5 Best Breweries in Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina has a lot of great attractions to offer; that’s why this charming city in the south has been making waves in the tourism industry. The city boasts of its breathtaking 250-room Biltmore House, America’s largest home and 8000-acre century-old gardens. If you’re into the outdoors and recreational activities, you can visit the Blue Ridge Parkway and drive through 496 miles of “America’s Favorite Drive” with its mountain meadows and spectacular view of the mountains and valleys.

Beer and Breweries in AshevilleOr, another great way of spending vacation time in Asheville is to visit their breweries. Home to 11 craft breweries, Asheville has been named by the Examiner as “Beer City, USA” for four years now. You can enjoy up to 50 local beers served on draft and in bottles in any bars in Asheville. So if you want to include a tour of the local breweries, then here are the five best breweries you can find in Asheville!

1. Bruisin’ Ales

Known for being a beer-only store, Bruisin’ Ales offers about 800 brews from all over the world. It was rated Top 3 Best Beer Retailer Worldwide by RateBeer Best 2010 and one of the Top 10 Bottleshops in the US by Imbibe Magazine.

2. Hops & Vines

Hops & Vines is the store where you can find specialty beer, wines, and home-brewing supplies all in one place. World-class selection plus friendly neighborhood service means great beer place in town!

3. Lexington Avenue Brewery

If you want that total bar experience, then the Lexington Avenue Brewery, popularly called the Lab, will be worth your brewery experience. Besides, a mug of craft beer and a delicious meal, enjoy the music from a rock band and let loose in this perfect atmosphere.

4. Pisgah Brewing Company

Located 10 miles east of Asheville, Pisgah Brewing Company specializes in brewing hand-crafted, certified organic beer. They also offer seasonal and year-round beers so check out their website to see what’s on their tap! Enjoy local music as well as you cleanse your throat with their tasty Black Mountain beer.

5. Thirsty Monk

The Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery offers the best of both worlds with their American craft bar upstairs and the Belgian bar downstairs. Voted #1 for having the Most Unusual Beer Selection and #2 for Best Local Beer Selection and Cleanest Tasting Tap Lines, the Thirsty Monk will keep you coming back for more!

So if you decide to take a trip to Asheville’s breweries, add another day to your vacation and stay in a cozy Asheville bed and breakfast inn to cure your hangover.  Remember, there are always fun things to do in Asheville!

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