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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.

Barley’s Taproom Celebrates 20 Years

This Saturday, August 30th, marks the official day of Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.  For two decades, Barley’s has been serving up great food and craft beer, and Barley’s can readily lay claim to be the birthplace of Asheville’s craft brewing revolution! It all started in 1994 when Highland Brewing Co., Asheville’s original craft brewery, started [...]


Asheville Ale Trail Goes to Beer Camp with Sierra Nevada Brewing

Here’s a little documentary of a ride from West Asheville to Downtown and out to Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Beer Camp in Mills River. It includes cameo appearances from the New Belgium Construction Site, Wedge Brewing, Hi-Wire, Wicked Weed and a cast of thousands.

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French Broad Brew Fest

French Broad Brew Fest features breweries, music, scenery After 17 years hosting the French Broad River Festival in the spring, the organizers are now perfecting the French Broad Brew Fest, now in it's 4th year, which features a few of the area’s best … [Read More...]

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