Asheville is home to some of the best breweries, cideries, and meaderies in WNC. Get outside of Downtown Asheville and make your way south, as South Asheville has eleven breweries that are worth the visit. With so many locations to choose from, we suggest picking an area to explore for the day (or two!) and make your way through our maps. Pick up a copy of the Field Guide for a more complete overview of Western North Carolina breweries.
7 Clans Brewing
7 Clans Brewing is a majority-female indigenous owned company located in the heart of Western North Carolina. Their newest taproom in South Asheville is family and dog friendly, with a rotating food truck schedule available on their website.
‣ Location: 66 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville
‣ Hours: Open daily, see website for current hours
‣ Call: 828-505-1151
12 Bones Brewing
12 Bones Brewing specializes in classic brews and experimental batches paired with delicious BBQ. Enjoy sixteen revolving taps in a comfortable taproom with a neighborly vibe and a large covered outdoor patio. Weekly events and seasonal releases are announced on their social media pages.
‣ Location: 2350 Hendersonville Rd, Arden
‣ Hours: Tues-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-7
‣ Call: 828-214-9827
Catawba Brewing Company
Catawba Brewing Company’s dog-friendly taproom in Historic Biltmore Village features cold craft beer and hard seltzer. With weekly small batch beer releases every Thursday, they offer an approachable and innovative selection. Weekly events, live music, and food trucks are announced as scheduled.
‣ Location: 63 Brook St, Asheville
‣ Hours: Wed-Fri 4-9, Sat 2-9, Sun 2-8
‣ Call: 828-552-3934
Asheville’s original craft brewery, Highland Brewing is located on 40-acres in East Asheville with limited release beers, walking trails, disc golf, volleyball courts, run club, live music, events, and food trucks. Full calendar of events is available on their website.
‣ Location: 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville
‣ Hours: Mon-Thurs 2-9, Fri-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-7
‣ Call: 828-299-3370
The original location just outside of Historic Biltmore village features an indoor taproom, backyard outdoor area by Sweeten Creek, and front outdoor seating area. Leashed dogs are welcome. With a full kitchen, beer and food specials are announced on socials weekly.
‣ Location: 25 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville
‣ Hours: Sun-Tues 11-10, Wed-Sat 11-11
‣ Call: 828-505-1312
Thirsty Monk Brewery South
Thirsty Monk Brewery consists of two floors with different vibes, both serving delicious pub fare. The upstairs bar features American Craft Beers with 20 taps & opens to an outdoor porch, while the basement level features the Belgian Bar that has 16 Belgian, European and rare beers on draught.
‣ Location: 2 Town Square Blvd #120, Asheville
‣ Hours: Tue-Thur 4-11, Fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 2-10
‣ Call: 828-687-3873