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French Broad River Brewery

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Tucked Away Little Brewery

We visited the French Broad River Brewery as part of our Asheville Brews Cruise. I give it a... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Dublin, Ohio
Cool Place

We wanted to visit French Broad while in town. It was a little hard to find but we found it. What a... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Southeastern NC
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brews cruise”(2 reviews)
“beer”(39 reviews)
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Beer: I do love the beers that this brewery produces. 13 Rebels ESB is my favorite. Beertenders: The beertenders are super friendly and happy to offer suggestions. Building/Location: Small is the key word. There is VERY limited seating. I can not report on the bathroom...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank adarkhart
PaulC11223, Owner at French Broad River Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you for stopping by and appreciate your review of our beers. We are aware of our limited seating capacity and are working on new tap room space. Please come back and visit us in January when our new space is functioning.

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots, their beers are solid and the newly added non-beer options are great!! The NA sodas are made by one of brewers and are soooooo good. It’s the place where everyone knows my name and I love it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Beth H
PaulC11223, Owner at French Broad River Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We welcome all types of feedback on our customer’s experiences but are particularly happy to receive this type of review. Thank you being a patron of the French Broad River Brewery.

Reviewed September 22, 2018

I've now tried 18 of the area breweries while traveling there on business weekly and this one ranked last in my opinion. Someone earlier hit many of the issues already, nobody acknowledges you when you go in, no menu, no idea of where to order...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jim P
PaulC11223, Owner at French Broad River Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

As the owner of the French Broad River Brewery, I appreciate you stopping by to visit. I am sorry to hear your experience did not meet your standard and will certainly take the feedback that you have provided. We are aware of certain improvements/investments that...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018

We visited the French Broad River Brewery as part of our Asheville Brews Cruise. I give it a four-star rating not for the brewery experience but for the beers we tasted. This is the only brewery of four where we actually purchased six-packs of their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Decent tasting beer does not compensate for the pushing out of active, local art scenes. There are about fifty breweries in Asheville already who are *actually* local, not out-of-towners coming in and out placing artists, whose beer is as good and probably better. I urge...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit French Broad while in town. It was a little hard to find but we found it. What a neat little place! I was excited to get the Rye Hopper Ale and we got a growler to go. There was live music....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank merangel99
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Best brown ale of four different ones tried here in Asheville. Better than Thirsty Monk. No food here, just good beer and decent music. Also rustic atmosphere.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank fritzdad
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Arrived in town and wanted some local "flavor" and saw there was a duo called the Casmonautz playing at FBRB. First impressions when walking in is this is a serious brewers hobby with a few tables for friends to hang out. That said, it works...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank One2soarhi
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

This is one stop on the Amazing Pub Cycle tour. The Pub was very crowded but the bartenders were quick. This is another of the many cool places to hang out in Asheville.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

We were brewery hopping and heard about this place so we stopped in for a pint. The place is small but since the weather was nice we sat outside and chatted up with some locals. I'm sure we'll be back because the beer was good,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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