Somewhere between Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Mountains, beer has found a foothold as one of the major musts in Asheville. Named “Beer City, USA” for years in a row, Asheville boasts more than 20 area breweries, with more up and coming, including New Belgium and Sierra Nevada on the horizon. Feeling crafty? Asheville Ale Trail’s comprehensive list and map offers need-to-know tips and info for a DIY tour (minus the designated driver). Or go with a guide; Asheville Brewery Tours and Asheville Brews Cruise specialize in craft brewery mobile and walking (or stumbling) tours.


Here a list of regional craft breweries and resources to get you going:


Altamont Brewing Co., Asheville

Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Boone

Asheville Brewers Alliance

Asheville Brewing Co., Asheville

Asheville Brews Cruise

Black Mountain Ciderworks, Black Mountain

Blue Kudzu Sake Co., Asheville

Brevard Brewing Co., Brevard

Bruisin’ Ales, Asheville

Boone Brewing Co., Blowing Rock

Burial Beer Co., Asheville

Catwaba Valley Brewing Co., Morganton

French Broad Brewery, Asheville

Frog Level Brewing Co., Waynesville

Green Man Brewing Co., Asheville

Headwaters Brewing Co., Waynesville

Heinzelmännchen Brewery, Sylva

Highland Brewing Co., Asheville

Hi-Wire Brewing, Asheville

Ivory Tower Brewery, Boone

Laughing Water Brewery, Boone

Lexington Avenue Brewery, Asheville

Loe's Brewing Co., Granite Falls

Lookout Brewing Co., Black Mountain

Nantahala Brewing Co., Asheville

New Belgium Brewing, Asheville

Noble Cider, Fletcher

Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory

Oskar Blues Brewery, Brevard

Oysterhouse Brewing Co., Asheville

Pisgah Brewing Co., Black Mountain

Sierra Nevada, Mills River

Skull Coast Brewing Co., Hickory

Southern Appalachian Brewery, Hendersonville

Thirsty Monk, Asheville

Tipping Point Brewery & Tavern, Waynesville

Urban Orchard Cider Co., Asheville

Wedge Brewing Co., Asheville

Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville