Brewery-Hopping in Asheville

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 2, 2019

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Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its booming craft beer scene. The city has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States. Don’t get overwhelmed on your next visit. Follow our suggestions for brewery hopping in Asheville.


Explore by Neighborhood

Many of the city’s breweries are located within a short distance of one another. Pick a neighborhood and stop at the nearest breweries. South Slope is home to Twin Leaf Brewery, Wicked Weed Funkatorium, Catawba Brewing, Green Man Brewery and Burial Beer Company, all within a few blocks radius. Head over the French Broad River to West Asheville for One World Brewing West, Archetype Brewing and New Belgium Brewing Company.


Pick a Select Few

Since there are dozens of breweries to choose from, do some research before your trip. Stop at Wedge Brewing Company ( if you also want to experience barbecue from the nearby 12 Bones Smokehouse.


Take a Tour

If you would rather have someone else do the planning, book a brewery tour. Asheville Brewery Tours offers a variety of mobile and on-foot tours of the city’s best breweries. Pricing and timing vary, though costs typically range $49–69. Check the Asheville Ale Trail’s suggested self-guided brewery tours. This list includes biking and walking options.


Make sure you drink responsibly during your visit.


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