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French Broad River Brewery

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Address: Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone Number: +1 828-277-0222
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13:00 - 20:00
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My favorite local beer is produced at this comfortable and (dog) friendly establishment.

Every brewery has its own character and feel, and while some have a flashy atmosphere, some have great food, whether with an outstanding kitchen or with food trucks, and others... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Jupiter
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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Flat rock, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 

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West Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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!!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Ball Ground, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

When visiting Asheville, definitely stop in and try their beers. They were good, but not one of our favorites. The atmosphere was a little disappointing compared to other locations.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Every brewery has its own character and feel, and while some have a flashy atmosphere, some have great food, whether with an outstanding kitchen or with food trucks, and others like this one, focus on the "beer" experience. Whether drinking my Asheville Tourists game beer, 13 Rebels ESB or the recent Zeptemberfest at the brewery, the folks at French Broad... More 

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