a row of craft beers in mugs at Asheville Brewing Company.

Everything You Need to Know About Asheville Brewing Company

Take a trip to one of the breweries that transformed Asheville into the beer capital of the South. Asheville Brewing Company was founded in 1998, making it Western North Carolina’s third oldest brewery. Read on to learn everything you need to plan the perfect brew trip. Afterward, find more ways to get a taste of the Asheville area with our Chimney Rock/Lake Lure Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on wineries, restaurants, breweries, and more.

Welcome to Asheville Brewing Company


Asheville Brewing Company has three separate brewpubs located in North Asheville, downtown, and South Asheville. Not only will you find spectacular craft beer here, but you can also enjoy homemade pizza and dine-in movies.

All three locations feature a diverse food menu complete with burgers, pizza, sandwiches, salads, and vegan options. Whether you are planning a fun family day trip or a casual date, it’s the perfect choice for any outing!


Asheville Brewing Company offers a year-round selection of beers on draft and in cans. They also feature an array of changing brewpub exclusives, local and seasonal brews, classics, and new releases. Their craft beer is locally brewed in-house for a quality that you can taste. From hoppy pale ales to smooth porters, you’ll find something here for every craft beer enthusiast. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is what to order first! The solution? Order a flight for a proper introduction to what this one-of-a-kind brewery offers!


Along with ice-cold craft beer, the brewery also has plenty to offer for those who are under 21. The North Asheville location’s in-house theater boasts some of the most affordable ticket prices in town. Visitors can choose to watch new movies or the classics for only $3. The theater features high-quality digital sound and picture technology; they even play 3D showings on occasion.

In addition to the movie theatre, both adults and kids alike will love playing all of the arcade games in the giant on-site game room. From Galaga to Ms. Pacman, you’ll find plenty of fun games to keep you entertained for hours.


After you get a taste of Asheville Brewing Company, head home to the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant to continue your craft beer excursions. Our onsite restaurant, The Esmeralda Restaurant, is known throughout the area as the best place for dining in Chimney Rock. Our menu is filled with local craft beers, wines, and farm-to-table eats that showcase the best local ingredients. 

Enjoy a picturesque and romantic getaway in one of our Terrace King rooms, or stay in one of our spacious log cabins for the ultimate Blue Ridge getaway with friends. No matter which accommodation you choose, our inn is dedicated to offering guests with a wonderful escape filled with warm hospitality, excellent amenities, and some of the best mountain views in the area.

Esmeralda Inn Accommodations

Thirsty for more great breweries like Asheville Brewing Company? Read our blog on Asheville’s best breweries!