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“Great craft beer”

Highland Brewing Company
Ranked #31 of 188 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Highland Brewing Company has crafted the highest quality beer with North Carolina mountain water since 1994. Family-owned and Asheville’s first legal brewery since Prohibition, it is a favorite destination for beer fans, music fans, and families. From the balanced, food-pairing favorite Gaelic Ale, to the tad aggressive, fruit and pine hop-burst of Highland IPA, the portfolio always showcases quality. Highland’s name honors the Scots Irish who settled in the Appalachian Mountains in the 18th and 19th centuries. To learn more about the nationally recognized solar array, tours, private events, free live music and more, visit the brewery for a pint or a tour!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Saluda, North Carolina
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great craft beer”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Large tasting room is great for big parties or gatherings. The green race gathering and movie tonight was fun. Highland kept the craft beer flowing.

Visited October 2013
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Charlotteangirl, Marketing Assistant at Highland Brewing Company, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We do what we can with what we've got! Thanks for coming by and checking us out!
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LINVILLE
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome atmosphere, peaceful location.”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

I attended a two day festival at the brewing company. The facilities indoor and outdoor are awesome. The outside has picnic tables, hammocks, and a great outdoor stage for performances. They serve beer out on the lawn when the events are going on which makes for a really fun experience. They property is very well thought out. It is so peaceful and naturally pretty. The variety of beer is good and priced fair. I will certainly attend events here again.

Visited October 2013
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Charlotteangirl, Marketing Assistant at Highland Brewing Company, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We've worked really hard to make a great indoor and outdoor experience for our guests and it's great to hear all that hard work has paid off.
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West Melbourne, Florida
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Wide open space to enjoy the beer”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

The tasting room is huge, giving plenty of room to enjoy the beer.

I'm an IPA fan and had the regular IPA and also the imperial IPA, checking in at nearly 11% alcohol! Excellent choices. I also took advantage of the sale on the previous seasonal to bring home a 12 pack of the wit beer.

Visited October 2013
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Charlotteangirl, Marketing Assistant at Highland Brewing Company, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Glad to know you enjoyed it! We try to keep a good variety going and we often have small batch IPAs on tap. So next time you're in the area you should swing by for one of our exclusives.
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Atlanta, GA
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480 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“The premier brewery in Asheville”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

They give a great tour and they have a huge tap room at the Highland Brewery. It looks like they could have excellent indoor and outdoor events in this location, but none were going on while we were in Asheville. Beer in the tap room was good, but not as good as I'd expect being it's made on-site.

Visited September 2013
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Charlotteangirl, Marketing Assistant at Highland Brewing Company, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
In warmer months, we try to have outdoor events as often as possible. As far as the beer goes, you must have caught us on a bad night. Nevertheless, we try to have a variety on draught (our flagship beers as well as seasonal and small batch brews) so next time maybe there will be something new for you to try!
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Great beer, fun place!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Delicious beer and a very friendly staff. Took the brew tour which was kind of short, but very informative. Have a flight and try all of their beer!

Visited September 2013
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Charlotteangirl, Marketing Assistant at Highland Brewing Company, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thanks for visiting with us!
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