The 10 largest breweries in Asheville

The 10 Largest Breweries in Asheville


Some of the largest breweries in Asheville are located near the resplendent Biltmore Estate which belongs to the prestigious descendants of the Vanderbilt family, Asheville, North Carolina, hosts many thriving businesses that attract tourists in the area. Among the growing production companies in Asheville are the city’s craft beer breweries. For anyone who is interested in variety that beer making offers, the creative venture of creating new beers is appealing. This interest in new beers has increased so much that beer manufacturing companies have expanded by 15% in the last year.

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Here is a list of ten of the 10 largest breweries in Asheville:

1. Sierra Nevada
This family-owned brewery has a 20-barrel pilot brew house. It is one of the largest manufacturing companies in Asheville,(near the Asheville Regional Airport). It brews seasonal beers and beers exclusive to the area. There are stout beers and craft beers, IPA beers, and others.
The brewery employs 100+ people.
Location: 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732.
Phone:(828) 708-6176


2. New Belgium
The views are incredible from the cantilevered deck You can take in the view of the new greenway and French Broad River. There are several local food trucks that offer great food to compliment the amazing beer.
The brewery employs 120+ people
Location: 21 Craven Street, Asheville, NC 28806


3. Highland Brewing
Open since 1994, Highland Brewery is a family-run business. The founder, Oscar Wong, has utilized solar power and other conservative measures in producing the beers. There are free tours and a “low-key taproom” for trying the various beers, such as IPAs, ales, and pilsners.
The brewery employs 90+ people.
Location: 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone:(828) 299-3370


4. Wicked Weed Brewery
With a Pub, a Funkatorium and restaurant and a large variety of American styles, Belgians, and award-winning barrel-aged sours, this brewery attracts beer drinkers. In One of many manufacturing companies in Asheville, this brewery has numerous beers with creative labels.
The brewery employs 51-100 people.
Location: 91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828)575-9599


5. Green Man Brewery
Green Man, the city’s second oldest brewery, is important to Asheville as it produces 13,000 barrels a year. It has two dog-friendly tap rooms four blocks from each other named Dirty Jack’s and the Mansion. Two of the beers are World Beer Championship award winners: Forester Stout won a silver medal and Porter won a bronze. Green Man offers a wide variety of ales and seasonal beers.
There are 30-35 employees in each location.
Locations: 23 and 27 Buxton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828)252-5502 


6. Wedge Brewing Company
A neighborhood brewery that makes small batches, the Wedge has two locations in the River Arts District. One houses more than 20 artists’ studios. The second brewery was added as a tasting room. Ales, Belgians, English and American IPAs and Pilsners are served.
The brewery employs 20-50 people.
Location: 5 Foundy Street and 37 Paynes Way, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828)505-2792


7. Thirsty Monk Brewery Company
Known for its Belgian-rooted modern ales and a wide variety of guest taps, Thirsty Monk is a brewery that is world-recognized as a top craft beer destination. It has an expansive list of unique beers and brews unique ones for special events. Food and beer-to-go are available.
The brewery has 20-50 employees
Locations: Biltmore Park and 92 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801-3315
Phone: (828) 254-5470


8. Burial Beer Company
This brewery features “hoppy kolsch,” German lagers, Belgian-inspired ales, and American styles of beer. The beers, some of which are brewed in oak-aged barrels, have Gothic names such as Dawn for the Departed, Portal to Transgression, and Ballad of Chaos.
The brewery employs 20-50 people.
Location: 40 Collier Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 475-2739 


9. Twin Leaf Brewery
A unique microbrewery that has barrel-aged stouts such as Mexican Chocolate Stout, barrel-aged Flanders Red, and a beer named Fleurs Du Soleil (Flowers of the Sun)that won 2018’s National Honey Board honey beer competition over 159 others. It was made with local Asheville black tea and honey. The brewery also has a number of events.
The brewery employs 10-40 people
Location: 144 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
phone: (828)774-5000


10. Sweeten Creek Brewery
Off the beaten track, this dog-friendly and inexpensive brewery has a delightful variety of Asheville-style IPA with piney and fruity flavors that are accompanied by crisp finishes. There is also a Busby Black IPA that has a silky malt and chocolate flavor. There is hard cider for others who do not like beer.
This brewery employs 10-40 people
Location: 1127 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803
phone: (828) 575-2785


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