2016 Guide To Fall Leaf Season In Asheville North Carolina

Leaf Season in Asheville North Carolina during the Fall Season

It’s that time of the year again, Fall 2016 Leaf Season in Asheville North Carolina. This is the time of the year when the local can sit back, take a deep breath, and reflect on the year while surrounded by colorful beauty. Then many visitors from out of town arrive to gaze upon and digest the majesty of the Western North Carolina mountains. Now there are several places across the USA where you can experience Leaf Season, but the Asheville area is a favorite for many due to all of the plentiful amenities that come along with it. Here is a little guide post to get you around town:

Where To See The Leaves

  1. The Blue Ridge Parkway
  2. NC Aboretum
  3. See 10 Waterfalls To Visit Near Asheville NC
  4. See 6 Amazing Outdoor Spots In The Asheville Area
  5. See 25 Best Places To See Fall Foliage In The Blue Ridge Mountains
  6. See Fall Color Forecast 2016 – Long Leaf Season Ahead

Where To Eat

  1. Select Dining – CurateLimonesChiesa, The Admiral, Fig Bistro, Posana
  2. Barbecue – Luella’s, Buxton Hall, 12 Bones
  3. Dessert – The Hop Ice Cream, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Vortex Doughnuts
  4. Asheville Restaurants on AskAsheville
  5. Asheville Restaurants on AIR
  6. Asheville Restaurants on ExploreAsheville

Where To Drink Beer

  1. Barley’s Taproom
  2. Bhramari Brewhouse
  3. Wicked Weed
  4. Appalachian Vintner
  5. Asheville Breweries on AskAsheville
  6. Asheville Breweries on ExploreAsheville

Where To Drink Wine

  1. Battery Park Book Exchange
  2. Vaso De Vino (they have a secret open loft area)
  3. 5 Walnut (& dance here too!)

What Else To Do

  1. Check out Hendersonville North Carolina
  2. Visit the Waterfalls in Brevard North Carolina & go on a Food Tour too!

Have lots of fun, and tag AskAsheville on Facebook with photos and posts about your adventures!

5 Asheville Breweries Eateries That You Must Try

Sweeten Creek Brewing Sandwich Shop in Asheville

When you think about Asheville breweries, the first thing that comes to mind is craft beer of course. But after a short time, and a few brews, your stomach starts to kick in and put in a food request. You can always go to a restaurant that features plenty of local Asheville beer, as so many places do. Barley’s Pizza for example is a staple in downtown Asheville, and although Highland Brewing started their operation in the basement, they have never actually brewed any beer themselves. Instead they have a pizzeria that hosts craft beer taps from the local area, as well as specialty nationwide taps.

Bhramari Brewhouse in Asheville NC

Many of you want that brewery experience. In the past, breweries kind of strayed away from food for the most part. Some did not want to seem competitive with eateries, while other just didn’t want the responsibility of food. Because if the food is not great, the beer begins to not taste so great either; consistency is important. So they either offered bar snacks or maybe even featured one of the local food trucks.

Now several breweries in Asheville are serving some delicious food options, and we even caught ourselves going there for the food first, and drinking a brew as an afterthought.

Here are the Asheville breweries-eateries that you must try:

  1. Sweeten Creek Brewing – they have their own brews on taps as well as several guest taps, and they are all good! But the sandwiches are out of this world. This spot will easily become your favorite sandwich shop. (featured in photo 1)
  2. Bhramari Brewhouse – talk about some amazing food and brews, this place has it all. You do not want to come to Asheville without stopping here for a beer and something to eat. (featured in photo 2)
  3. Wicked Weed Brewing – this place did not go from zero to hero by mistake. It was a calculated plan of stellar craft beer, mixed with a bunch of food options.
  4. Lexington Avenue Brewery – a local hangout in downtown Asheville that features many craft beer taps, a menu with lots of food, and one of the best people watching patios in the area.
  5. Asheville Pizza & Brewing – what goes better with a bunch of local craft beer taps than pizza? This spot has always been on point, and perfect if you are looking for a pizza & pub food spot that specializes in brewing their own beer.

10 Asheville Breweries – Beer Tour Map

10 Asheville Breweries To Visit by AskAsheville.com

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Highland Brewing Company: 35.571062, -82.498190
Green Man Brewing: 35.588727, -82.553015
Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top: 35.571010, -82.546052
Lexington Avenue Brewery: 35.596120, -82.553419
Wicked Weed Brewing: 35.591695, -82.551084
Bhramari Brewhouse: 35.591396, -82.551988
Burial Beer Co: 35.588049, -82.553796
Asheville Brewing Company: 35.591719, -82.555308
Oyster House Brewing Company: 35.578984, -82.588865
Wedge Brewing Co: 35.586144, -82.566320
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Highland Brewing Company
Highland Brewing company is the first craft brewery of Asheville North Carolina
12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803
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Green Man Brewing
Green Man Brewery in Asheville North Carolina is one of Asheville's original breweries
27 Buxton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top
Hi-Wire Brewing has a new location near Biltmore Village that is definitely worth a visit.
2A Huntsman Pl, Asheville, NC 28803
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Lexington Avenue Brewery
Lexington Avenue Brewery is has several brews on tap as well as lots of food
39 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Wicked Weed Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing came on the scene and has grown tremendously with their craft beer
91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Bhramari Brewhouse
Bhramari Brewhouse is one of Asheville's newest breweries offering great food and an outdoor patio
101 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Burial Beer Co
Burial Beer Co. has been around for a few years now and continues to brew some incredible batches of beer
40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Asheville Brewing Company
Asheville Brewing Company started as a pizza joint, expanded to become a brewery, and offers some great beer choices
77 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Oyster House Brewing Company
Oyster House Brewing Company is a little spot in West Asheville that you should check out if you are on that end of town
625 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
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Wedge Brewing Co
Wedge Brewing Company is located in the River Arts District and is a must-visit in town
37 Paynes Way, Asheville, NC 28801

There is a lot of craft beer all around Asheville and Western North Carolina, but if you cannot drink them all, here are 10 breweries that you should definitely pay a visit to:

  1. Highland Brewing
  2. Wedge Brewing Co.
  3. Green Man Brewery
  4. Asheville Brewing
  5. Hi-Wire Brewery
  6. Burial Beer
  7. Oyster House Brewing
  8. Bhramari Brewhouse
  9. Lexington Avenue Brewery
  10. Wicked Weed Brewing

See the map above for a full list of coordinates and directions to guide you to each of these great Asheville Beer places.

Also LIKE the Asheville Beer Community page on Facebook!

And See the Asheville Brewery page on AskAsheville!

A Brewery Dream In Progress

nathan woods naked yeti brewing asheville

We spoke with Nathan Woods, who is the Head Brewer at Naked Yeti Brewingan Asheville brewery dream in the making. Here is what he said:

“We are hoping to become an established craft brewery in the next couple years. Our goal aside from making great beer is to join beer, friends, and adventure together. We are still working on a business plan and trying to nail down the perfect recipes. It may be a couple years before we are operational. We started brewing a little over a year ago and have taken off from there. Spending most of our time and money on research and development as well as expanding our equipment and moving forward. We began home brewing as a hobby, however, it would come to turn out that we are actually pretty good at it and got a little more than passionate about the whole idea. Over the years I realized I drank a lot of beer, and even more craft beer. I decided that I wanted a different beer, I wanted a beer that I couldn’t get anywhere else, so naturally I started brewing.

naked yeti brewing beer asheville

I do almost all of the research and brewing myself. I do have a couple of friends in marketing and graphics that have been helping me along the way. I also have a few friends that help out on brew day. I am always looking for people to help out with brewing and or cleaning. People love working for beer, which works out great for me! Our ideal customers are just like us. People that love good beer! We are also trying to find a beer for those that claim they don’t like beer. We are hoping to have an establishment with food, music, and a patio.

Personally love everything about brewing. From hops and grains through research and cleaning. All the smells and tastes are so enticing. We will become a full business, and have an establishment with all of our goals. Initially we will open the brewery and taproom, after that we will start development on the rest. When I was back in Pensacola, FL. I used a couple of home brew shops that were always willing to help out and give me the best advice possible. These shops were HopHeads and Gary’s Homebrew supply, both were great people who loved beer. Since moving up to NC. the best and most supportive shop I have found is Asheville Brewers Supply. They are great and offer a lot of information on brewing.

Right now all I can do is ask for support and help spread the word. Some of my favorite memories are having beer or four with some great friends and seeing where the night takes us. I want to be able to offer that to other people and be a part of that, and have my beer help them create memories and adventures.”

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