9 Local Breweries to Check Out in Asheville

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 Natalie Kowalewski
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9 Local Breweries to Check Out in Asheville

Local breweries are the talk of the town in Asheville. But beyond the standard experience, we also have some suggestions on how to enjoy a cold one in a fun and unique way. Be sure to stop by these local breweries during your stay in Wander Asheville Meadows.

Brewery Crawl (Bike Tour)

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No trip to Asheville is complete without a visit to a local brewery. With this tour, you can visit five of Asheville's most popular microbreweries to have a drink or two—on an e-bike.

This half-day e-bike tour will let you sample the best craft brews in town. Don't forget to bike and drink responsibly!

Brewery Crawl (Walking Tour)

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Let's face it—not everyone can ride a bike. In that case, try this brewery walking tour instead. Here, you'll visit some of Asheville's best breweries on foot (craft beer samples included).

You also have the option of upgrading your reservation to get a souvenir pint glass at the end of the tour.

Highland Brewing Company

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 5.5 miles 

  • Location: 12 Old Charlotte Hwy #200, Asheville, NC 28803

  • Hours:  2PM-9PM Monday-Thursday; 12PM-10PM Friday and Saturday; 12PM-7PM Sunday 

  • Phone: (828) 299-3370

  • Website: https://highlandbrewing.com/ 

Highland Brewing Company is an independent, family-owned brewery. The brewery offers tours of its facilities and its low-key taproom is the perfect place to sample a pint or flight.

Tip: in addition to the year-round selection, be sure to check out the seasonal and limited-release brews!

Burial Brewing Co. 

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 8.5 miles 

  • Location: 40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Hours: 12PM-11AM Sunday-Thursday; 12PM-12AM Friday & Saturday 

  • Phone: (828) 475-2739

  • Website: https://burialbeer.com/ 

If the art at Burial Brewing doesn’t catch your attention, the brews certainly will. IPAs are their main selling point, but they also have a highly sought-after lineup of stouts.

Pro tip: before you go, check to see if there are any upcoming events. The brewery regularly hosts fun events showcasing new bites and special deals.

Zillicoah Beer Co.

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 11 miles 

  • Location: 870 Riverside Dr, Woodfin, NC 28804

  • Hours: 2PM-10PM Monday-Thursday; 12PM-10PM Friday & Saturday; 12PM-8PM Sunday 

  • Phone: (828) 424-7929

  • Website: https://www.zillicoahbeer.com/ 

Zillicoah Beer sits on 4 acres of riverfront land just 2 miles outside downtown Asheville. They specialize in open-fermented lagers and ales and have a variety of what they call ‘’mixed-culture’’ beers, which you just need to try in order to understand what they mean.

As a sneak peek, check out the menu to see all the delicious brews that Zillicoah has to offer.

Bhramari Brewing Company

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 8.5 miles 

  • Location: 101 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Hours: 12PM-9PM Monday-Thursday; 11AM-11PM Friday & Saturday; 11AM-9PM Sunday 

  • Phone: (828) 214-7981

  • Website: https://www.bhramaribrewing.com/ 

Located right behind the popular Orange Peel music club, Bhramari Brewing Company’s unique and funky vibe isn’t the only thing that attracts crowds. Their tangy tours and barrel-aged brews are definitely a must try. 

New Origin Brewing Company

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 7 miles 

  • Location: 131 Thompson St, Asheville, NC 28803

  • Hours: 4PM-9PM Tuesday-Thursday; 3PM-10PM Friday; 12PM-10PM Saturday & Sunday; Closed Monday 

  • Phone: (701) 261-5861

  • Website: https://www.neworiginbrewing.com/ 

Small but mighty, New Origin Brewing Company’s stylish modern-industrial vibe pairs well with its new-school and experimental brews. Visit their website for specials and events, including goat yoga! Pets are also welcome.

LaZoom Tours

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 8.6 miles

  • Location: 76 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Hours: Vary depending on tour 

  • Phone: (828) 225-6932

  • Website: https://www.lazoomtours.com/ 

If you are new to the area, there is no better way to see the city for the first time than LaZoom Tours. They offer a band and beer tour, a city comedy tour, as well as a ghosted after dark tour.

The band and beer experience is held in a funky purple bus that takes you around town. The bus stops at 3 breweries – Highland Brewing, New Belgium, and The Wedge.

Each stop is approximately 30 minutes but the entire tour will last around 3 hours. This experience is great if you want to enjoy a cold brew and some live music to boot.

Amazing Pubcycle Tours

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  • Distance from Wander Asheville: 8.2 miles 

  • Location: 51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

  • Phone: (828) 214-5010

  • Website: https://amazingpubcycle.com/

Amazing Pubcycle Tours offers a variety of BYOB pedal powered (motor assisted) beer bikes. Tip: In addition to the classic tour of the city, the company offers special trivia rides to keep you and your friends entertained as you pedal (and drink) through the city.

This is a perfect activity for bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays, or just weekend activities with friends. Just don't forget to drink responsibly!

Planning the perfect retreat can take plenty of time and effort but it doesn't have to be. If you're staying in Wander Asheville Meadows, be sure to contact Wander Concierge for personal recommendations on breweries, restaurants, and more!

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