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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!

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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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Recap: Furry Friends Beer Feast at Catawba Brewing

The Furry Friends Beer Feast, presented by Budweiser of Asheville, Greenlife Grocery and Ward and Smith, P.A., took place on on a picture perfect evening on Sunday, April 26, raising money and awareness for the Blue Ridge Humane Society. The evening offered an exceptional five-course dinner present from the folks at Fig Bistro, along with an amazing […]






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