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Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Ste H, Asheville, North Carolina 28813 USA

Closed Now
Opens Tue 11a
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • Wifi

“freshly crafted beer made in the mountains”

Highland Brewing Company began in the basement of Barley's Taproom in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, in 1994. It was founded by Oscar Wong, a Jamaican man of Chinese descent and an engineer by trade, and two brewers, one of whom is our brewmaster today. Our brand was developed in honor of the Scots-Irish who settled in the Appalachian mountains of NC. Wong always loved beer and started this second career as "a fun project," when not a single brewery existed in the city. Today, Asheville has one of the most dynamic beer industries on the east coast.  Through the years the company has grown from a three-person operation to a staff of over 40, from about 4,000 to 35,000 square feet, and from a capacity to brew 2,000 barrels annually to over 40,000. Guests who toured the old brewery may remember the retrofitted dairy equipment. Those tanks have since been sold to a biodiesel company for their third job, which is just one example of our reuse/repurpose/recycle philosophy. Our production facility is essentially waste-free due to constant attention to new practices and opportunities to reduce environmental impact. On our pilot system, we create the "Brewer's Stache," an ever-changing think tank (drink tank?) where we experiment with seasonal styles, high gravity brews, cask ales, and anything the brewers dream up. Come see us for a taste!  We offer tours Monday through Saturday - please check our website for times and special event details. Tours are free. Please consider a donation to Manna Food Bank in cash or canned goods to feed neighbors in need. The Tasting Room is generally open Monday through Thursday 4-8pm Friday, 4-9PM, Saturday 2-9pm and Sunday 1-6PM with free live music Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm. Please check our website for special events.

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Reviewed by
mmalaska

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July 07, 2014

The tour was about 30-45 minutes long and very informative. I learned a lot about the making of beer. But the best part was sampling all the great beer. I recommend an afternoon at the brewery and the price was right.

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Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Ste H
Asheville, North Carolina
28813 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi

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