Every once in a while, a person just wants to get serious about craft beer. Asheville's South Slope offers a unique opportunity to try brews from a variety of local Asheville breweries. The following breweries are within walking distance of each other, All this, and it's only one cab, or Uber ride away!
For our purposes we will start at the bottom of the Slope and work our way up.
We have added a map to the bottom of the page for navigation purposes.
1. Burial Beer Co.
BURIAL BEER CO. (GPS Address 40 Collier Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 475-2739 WEBSITE
"We invite our loyal beer drinkers to partake in experimental beer drinking. We opened our doors to our humble beginnings June 2013. Since then, we poured special releases almost every weekend and continued to experiment while tweaking and perfecting recipes".
Taproom is currently open:
Monday - Thursdays 4pm – 10pm, Fridays 2pm - 10pm, Weekends12pm – 10pm
2. Green Man Brewery
GREEN MAN BREWERY (GPS Address 27 Buxton Ave., Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 252-5502 WEBSITE
"As one of North Carolina’s original breweries, Green Man has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales. Our offerings are consistently recognized for quality as well as loyalty to traditional English styles. Additionally, our brewers strive to bring innovative and exciting new flavors to beer loving folks".
"The spirit of Green Man can be found fermenting at Dirty Jack’s on groovy Buxton Avenue, Green Man’s original tasting room. We brew all of our specialty beer here. The bar is laid into the brewery so you can enjoy a pint while observing the Legendary Green Man brewers in action. Our main production facility is actually located directly next door, which you will be able to see if you sign up for a brewery tour. Our new tasting room and packaging hall, the Greenmansion are just down the street, on the corner of Buxton Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Make sure to check out both! Dirty Jack’s has an outdoor patio and welcomes all, including your kids and dogs. Please bring your domesticated ones leashed".
MANSION TASTING ROOM HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 2pm-10pm Friday-Saturday: Noon-11 pm Sunday: Noon-10 pm
DIRTY JACKS PUB HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 2-9ish Friday-Saturday: Noon-11ish Sunday: Noon-9ish.
3. Catawba Brewing Company
CATAWBA BREWING COMPANY (GPS Address 32 Banks Ave., Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 552-3934 WEBSITE
Catawba Brewing Company is next door to Vortex Donuts at 32 Banks Ave. It is a large space at about 5,400 square feet. It includes a huge main bar and tasting room with 24 taps, a 7-barrel brewery, outdoor space and a rickhouse room, which houses barrels for aging beer and a second bar.
Mon - Thurs: 2pm - 10pm Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm Sun: 12pm - 10pm
4. Twin Leaf Brewery
TWIN LEAF BREWERY (GPS Address 144 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 774-5000 WEBSITE
"We focus on classic Belgian, English and American style ales and maintain a rotating line up of lagers and other adventurous styles. Balance, drinkability, and an engineered precision are at the heart of each one of our hand-crafted beers".
Mon - Thurs: 3pm - 11pm Friday: 2pm - 12am Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 1pm - 10pm
5. Wicked Weed Funkatorium
WICKED WEED FUNKATORIUM (GPS Address 147 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 552-3203 WEBSITE
"The Funkatorium is the East Coast’s first sour and funky beer dedicated taproom. Featuring over a dozen varieties of these burgeoning styles on draught, visitors can expect a full immersion into the old world way of experiencing and appreciating beer against the backdrop of Wicked Weed’s entire sour and funky barrel-aging program.
Open seven days a week, the Funkatorium offers rustic small bites and artisanal sandwiches and flatbreads designed to challenge and complement the unique draught and bottle selection".
Mon - Thurs 2pm - 10pm Fri - Sat 12pm - 12am Sun 12pm - 10pm
6. Hi Wire Brewing Company
HI WIRE BREWING (GPS Address 197 Hilliard Ave., Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 738-2448 WEBSITE
"Brewing beers with a connection to the past is important to us. We love to brew traditional styles that honor the heritage of our craft and pay respect to those who have crafted beer before us. Yet, as an American craft brewer, we are elated to participate in the culture of experimentation that has developed here. With the opening of our second location, our South Slope Brewery will become an experimental hub, giving us the opportunity to explore creative and ambitious styles that we never had the capability to brew before. We will keg and bottle a wide range of ales and lagers that embody this new movement in craft beer while still making widely available the core, approachable beers that we have come to be known for.
And just because we partake in a craft steeped in tradition, doesn’t mean we are stuffy. We firmly believe beer should be fun and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Our tasting rooms, our staff, our circusy packaging, all embody this spirit of fun and approachability".
Mon–Thurs: 4pm–11pm Fri: 2pm–1am Sat: 12pm–1am Sun: 1pm–10pm
7. Ben's Tune Up
BEN'S TUNE UP (GPS Address 195 Hilliard Ave., Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 424-7580 WEBSITE
"Don't let the exterior fool you - come discover all Ben's has to offer. We are a sake and beer brewery located in a converted auto shop with an asian fusion restaurant and beer garden.
Hungry? We serve food until 2am. In town to sample Asheville's beers? Try our own small batch craft brews and cleanse your palette before the next brewery with our house made sake. Don't drink beer? We have a full bar and wine list.
FREE LIVE LOCAL MUSIC every night. We have it all! And bring your dog! Ben's Tune Up boasts an urban beer garden, full service restaurant, sake brewery, beer brewery, & convenience store".
Tues - Fri: 4pm -2am Sat & Sun: 2pm - 2am
8. Asheville Pizza and Brewing
ASHEVILLE PIZZA AND BREWING (GPS Address 77 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 255-4077 WEBSITE
"Brewpub in the front, production and packaging brewery in the back. In addition to a full menu of affordable pub food including many locally-sourced ingredients, we offer 15 taps of beer brewed just a few yards from the bar (plus a local cider option on draft).
As Asheville’s first brewpub in the now brewery-centric South Slope, we’ve been slinging pizzas and brews on Coxe Avenue since 2005. This location also has a full bar–Monday night Bourbon specials, Wet Nose Wednesdays (bring your pups), and Bloody Mary Sundays are treasured local traditions. Check out our huge covered patio or grab an inside booth to eat, drink, and check out the game on our multiple television screens.
Dine-in & Carry-Out Open 7 days a week from 11 am until midnight or later!
9. Bhramari Brewhouse
BHRAMARI BREWHOUSE (GPS Address 101 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801) | (828) 214-7981 WEBSITE
"Benjamin Franklin wrote: “In beer there is Freedom”. We believe sharing new ideas over a good beer is a big part of what makes our beautiful city work. Here at Bhramari Brewhouse, we want to create the perfect collaborative environment where new ideas flow as freely as the beers that inspire them. We’ve brought together a team of enthusiastic, free-minded beer lovers from many different walks of life. We have beer-inspired cuisine from two of the finest chefs in the city who have honed their skills as such fine dining establishments as Zambra, the Admiral, and Blind Pig Supper Clubs.
Monday-Thursday 11 pm-12am Friday-Saturday 11am-1am Sunday 12pm-12am
A Map to Help You Navigate the South Slope
Not all of the highlighted breweries are on this map. For example, Catawba Brewing Company is at 32 Banks Ave. There is a purple pin, but no name. Bhramari Brewhouse is relatively new and did not make it onto the map at all. You will find it across from Storm Rhum on Lexington and Hilliard Avenues.
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