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French Broad River Brewery

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Address: Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Phone Number: (828) 277-0222
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Smaller brewery with local charm

We stopped by on a Friday evening on way to Hot Springs to enjoy some fresh local beer and music. Small place, maybe enough room for 15 people sitting and more standing room... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stopped by on a Friday evening on way to Hot Springs to enjoy some fresh local beer and music. Small place, maybe enough room for 15 people sitting and more standing room. Hot pretzels to go with your beer. I only had 1 beer, which in my opinion was a little flat. Maybe they were at the bottom of... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great selection, good location love the area and how you can walk in and enjoy a evening of conversation

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

French Broad's beer as delicious, the tasting room is fairly small, and the beers are moderately priced.

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Wakeman, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Small brewery but liked the friendliness of all who were there. They ave some great nightly entertainment on the weekends. We happened to be there when The Moon and You group were performing. Although we only caught the last part of their performance, we enjoyed their musical flavor!

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Savannah, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you like to visit dark hippie places this is the place for you! The tasting room is way overdue for an upgrade. I prefer wine but will certainly drink a good beer. Theirs were a toss up between bitter & hoppy. Still we played Jenga while we had our flights. I think the place could be so much more... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went to see a friend sing. A bit tricky finding this place as it's tucked away. Very causal and laid back. Good IPA @ $3.50/glass. Place has a very laid back atmosphere. Kid and dog friendly. From Sweeten Creek Rd., take Fairview Rd. over the creek bridge and railroad tracks then look for it tucked into a small barrio center... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Loved the laid back atmosphere felt unpretentious and welcoming. Beer is really good. The kolsh is awesome for spring.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Good beer and they will fill your outside growler. One of the few places in Asheville that will. Just make sure that the surgeons general warning is on there and they it is clean!

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Small brewery, and small seating area, but the beer was good and their Rye IPA bombers went home with us. Had a music at night, although we visited in the afternoon.

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Duncan, South Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I went here on a recent business trip through Asheville. My colleagues and I had a tasting and spent some time talking to the staff. The beers were good and the staff was very friendly. The only thing lacking here is the tasting room area. It is very crowded at times. If this area were bigger, it would have been... More 

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