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French Broad River Brewery

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Address: Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803
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+1 828-277-0222
13:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 20:00

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We were just passing thru so I didn't have time to drink drafts. Tried to grab some bottled or canned brew from some of the local breweries. Was looking for something small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
Tennessee, United States
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Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just passing thru so I didn't have time to drink drafts. Tried to grab some bottled or canned brew from some of the local breweries. Was looking for something small scale like this that I can't get at home (Highlands, Greenman, etc. can be had in Knoxville). I grabbed a couple of 22oz bottles of what they had,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Another brewery stop on our Asheville trip. This was a very small place with mostly locals. Pretty neat place though but only about 4 or 5 brews on tap. Mostly inside seating and no food available that I saw. We would go back again though.

Thank like2travel67
Los Angeles, California
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I'm not at all into the craft beer fad, but a friend told me that the music duo, Charming Disaster would be appearing so off I went. The place is very laid back. Beer and water only and a very friendly barmaid. Nice crowd. Dogs everywhere was an added bonus for me. Excellent parking. The only nit was this remains... More 

Thank Channel70Productions
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We are big craft beer fans and have been to most breweries in and around Asheville. Both large and small. French Broad appears to be small, at least from the size of their taproom. Their vats in the back look substantial. So, maybe most of their focus is on providing beer to local restaurants and other taproom. The focus does... More 

Thank monteray98
Flat rock, NC
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you didn't know where this brewery is located it would be hard to find. It is a cozy bar tucked away off Fairview Rd. They can't seat many people but there is seating inside and outside. If you want to go to a quiet place where you can have a beer with friends and a good conversation, this needs... More 

Thank Joseph C
West Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The French Broad taproom isn't much to write home about. It's a small part of the working brewery that also features a stage for music. But, mostly, I don't visit taprooms for their amenities. I go for the beer. And the beer at French Broad is quite good. I started with their Rye Hopper Ale. Very tasty for a rye... More 

Thank Adrian J
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you're in Asheville, don't miss this brewing gem. Fresh beer, fast service, no frills but worth while. Mondays mean $3 drafts (versus $4) which just makes the brews flow better!!

Thank Gregory C
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I live in the heart of Beer City and these guys make some of the best beer in Asheville. The majority of their facility is dedicated to brewing, bottling, etc but there's a small area to sit and enjoy the beer. There's live music there from time to time. My favorite is their Wee-Heavy-Er and it is by far the... More 

Thank PBCorbin
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

87 degree outside and soooo cool inside the brewery. Excellent beer... kolsh, bitter... The brewery is very convenient if you are visiting Biltmore Estate. I rate this brewery better than many others in Asheville. And, finally, lovely lady behind the bar!

Thank CliveMargie
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We had tasted French Broad beer the night before and wanted to try more of their selections. Located their tap room, which is not downtown as some of their competitors so a little bit inconvenient. The place is small, just a few tables inside and a couple of tables outside on the front entrance porch. Beer is very good and... More 

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