When we arrived, we were more than impressed. The brewery has two floors, with the bottom floor open in the late afternoon as a tasting room/brewery experience. You can get some of the smaller batch beers in the tasting room, and enjoy the brewery and outdoor space.
Upstairs, there is a full bar and large dining area. The place was packed for dinner, so I assumed this place was a well-established local joint. Turns out, it had only been open for about three months! Incredible!
Not only was there a fantastic selection of beer (you can order a flight, small 10oz glasses, or a pint) but ambience was perfect. From exposed brick walls to wood/metal furniture and fixtures, I could have stayed there all day and night and camped out, people-watching.
As for the food, Duke and I both ordered their burger with braised short ribs. Yup, the short rib meat was piled onto the burger! That, combined with a slice of cheddar and a side of flawless fries, became one of the best burgers I've ever had. And if you read this blog, you know that's saying something! I had to asked the server about the bun specifically. This bun was so good, I could have eaten it plain. So soft! He said it came from an Asheville bakery... of course.
Once again, the combo of a seasonal menu and local ingredients really created a winning dining experience in Asheville. We also tasted at least a dozen of their beers; good thing we were only a block's walk from our hotel! We will definitely be back here, because it was just that good.