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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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Our weekly recommendations on what to drink, where to go, and what to do on the Asheville Ale Trail.

Brews and Events

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Dark Arts Coming Soon From Wicked Weed

Queue up the spooky Harry Potter Music…Wicked Weed has news on what will undoubtedly be the biggest specialty bottle release of the year: Dark Arts Wild Imperial Stout. Available in 16 ounce bottles, Dark Arts will push the absolute limits of North Carolina’s ABV cap, registering at a phenomenal 15% ABV.  Online pre-sales on will commence [...]

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French Broad Brew Fest 2014

One of the area’s most fun and adventure filled Brew Fests took place this weekend in Hot Spings, NC.  Now in it’s 4th year, the French Broad Brew Fest was an amazing weekend chocked full of the area’s best craft brews, music and beautiful scenery.  One of the area’s most laid back and relaxing music [...]

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