Experience Beer City USA!
Asheville is home to an abundance of local craft breweries, many located just minutes away from our hotel! You won't want to leave Asheville without enjoying a pint at one or more of our city's local breweries. You may even discover a new favorite beer!
Asheville celebrates North Carolina Beer Month in April and Asheville Beer Week in May and June, so beer lovers should book their trip accordingly to ensure they can enjoy all of our incredible local brews.
Taste of Asheville: Brewery Package
Hotel guests taking advantage of this special package will enjoy complimentary beer flights at our Lobby bar, a commemorative pint glass & growler, and a certificate towards a beer tasting at Asheville's own Lexington Avenue brewery!
Explore the sights and sounds of Downtown Asheville on your very own trolley! Enjoy a refreshing drink as you pedal down the streets in style on this 13-person BYOB tour.
Location: Renaissance Asheville Hotel conveniently serves as a pick up and drop off location for Amazing Pubcycle!
Popular Asheville Breweries
Below are a few of our hotel's suggestions when visiting Asheville's "Brewtopia". For even more local craft beer recommendations, check out this list from Eat Your World.
New Belgium Brewing Company
In celebration of 25 years of business, New Belgium Brewing Company will host a birthday bash to commemorate the Grand Opening of their North Carolina fermentation station in late August of 2016. The largest brewery in Asheville will also be offering tours of the Liquid Center (tasting room) beginning September 2nd! Stop in for a pint, taster, growler fill, or make your friends jealous with your purchase of some New Belgium gear.
- Website: www.newbelgium.com
- Address: 21 Craven Street, Asheville, NC 28806
- Phone: 828.333.6900
Wedge Brewing Company
Immerse yourself in Asheville's French Broad River Arts District at the Wedge Brewing Company. Grab your favorite Wedge-Brewed beer and watch trains rumble by; Asheville's railroad yard is just a few feet away! Located in the lower level on the back of a wedge-shaped building, Wedge Brewing Company stays true to its name and is sure to impress any beer-lover!
- Website: www.wedgebrewing.com
- Address: 125B Roberts St. Asheville, NC 28801
- Phone: 828.505.2792
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company
Pizza and beer. While these two magic words are enough to satisfy any hungry visitor, these sister companies offer much more than your typical pizza place experience. Try a variety of unique beers, including flagship beers Shiva IPA and Ninja Porter. Order up a slice of your favorite 'za and enjoy! The Asheville Brewing Company boasts a large patio, liquor bar, and more adult-friendly atmosphere, but kids are always welcome and can enjoy second-run movies.
- Website: www.ashevillebrewing.com
- Address: 675 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28804
- Phone: 828.254.1281
French Broad Brewing Company
Traditional European style beers with Asheville flavor are the specialty at the French Broad Brewing Company. Located near Biltmore Village, the French Broad Brewing Company combines an eclectic and intimate atmosphere. Sample their Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale, classic 13 Rebels ESB, Gateway Kolsch, or find a new favorite as you enjoy the brewery's live music entertainment.
- Website: www.frenchbroadbrewery.com
- Address: 101 Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
- Phone: 828.277.0222
Highland Brewing Company
Highland Brewing is the first and largest brewery in Asheville and is known for being the leader in the Asheville Brewery boom. The flagship Gaelic Ale (a malty amber brew) hooks beer lovers and keeps them coming back to sample beers brewed twice daily and three days a week-filling up to 360 cases an hour. Tours and a tasting room are great options for those new to the brewery scene.
- Website: www.highlandbrewery.com
- Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803
- Phone: 828.299.3370
Lexington Avenue Brewery
Having opened in 2010, the LAB has already made quite a name for itself with a 92-foot serpentine bar snaking the brewing equipment. With choices like a Belgian wit, a golden pilsner, dark chocolate stout, it's no wonder beer connoisseur are flocking to Lexington Avenue Brewery!
- Website: www.lexavebrew.com
- Address: 39 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
- Phone: 828.252.0212
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Western Carolina is not only a hub for delicious food and BBQ, but also a mecca for craft beer. Sample one of the 23 beers on tap while satiating your hunger with some sharable plates and farm-to-table dishes. Looking for a watering hole with a view? The Sierra Nevada Taproom has you covered! Head outside to the Beer Garden and enjoy a cold one while gazing at the beautiful forestry of the Tar Heel State as well as the Mills River Estate Garden.
- Website: www.sierranevada.com
- Address: 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732
- Phone: 828.708.6242