How about a beer?

Western North Carolina has more than 20 craft beer breweries producing world class beer in our area, and 13 of those are located in Asheville alone! With so many great breweries, taprooms and brewpubs, it’s easy to see why Asheville, North Carolina won the crown of “Beer City, USA” for four years in a row, handily beating out national heavyweights like Portland, Boston and San Diego in a popular nationwide survey. To help you find the best brews our town has to offer – and experience Asheville like a local – we’ve created the Asheville Ale Trail.

Our brewery guide won’t just point you in the direction of great beer, we’re also here to help you find the best Asheville has to offer.  Asheville is full of unique local restaurants, world class attractions, and natural beauty.  We invite you to come experience our ‘Paris of the Mountains’…and toast your visit with some of the best craft beer in the world!

Events This Week

  1. Wee Bit Louder Fest 2015

    September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Get Yer Tix! 19th Annual Brewgrass Festival is 9/19

    September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Save the Date! Sierra Nevada Announces Oktoberfest 2015

    October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Asheville Beer Week in Pictures

Click the title or the image to view the gallery Suggested Articles: Cheat Sheet: Asheville Ale Trail’s Oktoberfest Round-up #AVLBeerWeek: Sneak Peek at Wicked Weed’s Funk Asheville #AVLBeerWeek in Pictures: Catawba Brewing Beer Dinner Brewgrass 2014


The Asheville Ale Trail’s #AVLBeerWeek Breakdown!

Here at the Asheville Ale Trail, we take pride in celebrating Asheville Beer for 52 glorious weeks a year, but this week is a particularly special season along the Trail.  Friday, May 22nd heralds the start of Asheville Beer Week (#AVLBeerWeek), a week chocked full of tastings, pairings, releases, tours, talks, dinners, music, festivals and all things #AVLBeer! We’re […]

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Asheville Ale Trail’s Giveaways & Contests!


Oskar Blues #BurningCanNC Ticket Giveaway!

We're offering two tickets to the hottest craft beer event in WNC this summer - Oskar Blues' sensational Burning Can! Burning Can is a full weekend of outdoor fun, camping and live music.  Taking place just 8 miles from the Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC, … [Read More...]

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