Walking Brewery Tour of Asheville By Experts

downtown Asheville brewery tour guests
downtown Asheville brewery tour

Downtown Asheville is a beer lover’s dream. In the downtown business district alone, there are 15 breweries to explore! You can see some of Asheville’s best breweries without every having to move a car!

Where to Start a Walking Brewery Tour?

For the best bang for your buck, otherwise known as the fewest number of steps to visit the most breweries, park along Coxe Avenue near the corner of Buxton Ave or Banks Avenue. Just within a two block radius you can visit a half dozen breweries. Asheville’s South Slope, as it’s known, has the highest concentration of craft breweries in downtown Asheville.

What Breweries Are On The South Slope?

Asheville’s South Slope was built as a warehouse district during Asheville’s original boom time during the teens and twenties. When Asheville went into hibernation after the stock market crash of 1929, many of the buildings in this area sat abandoned for decades. As Asheville came back to life, the fixer-uppers in the South Slope became opportunities. Today you can find all of the following locally owned breweries within a block of one another.

Burial Beer | 40 Collier Avenue

One of the most sought after brands in craft beer, Burial started from very humble beginnings. Their original system only produced 31 gallons per batch!

Through constant reinvestment and developing a passionate following, Burial now has several tasting rooms throughout NC. Come see the original on your walking brewery tour.

Eurisko beer company tour

Eurisko Beer Company | 255 Short Coxe Avenue

Green Man is the original South Slope Brewery. Dirty Jack’s has been open on Buxton Avenue for more than 15 years. 

Don’t miss their new production facility and tasting room at the end of the block, either. The “Green Mansion” is a beautiful continuation of the Green Man story.

Green Man Brewery Tour

Green Man Brewery | 27 Buxton Avenue

Green Man is the original South Slope Brewery. Dirty Jack’s has been open on Buxton Avenue for more than 15 years. 

Don’t miss their new production facility and tasting room at the end of the block, either. The “Green Mansion” is a beautiful continuation of the Green Man story.

Catawba Brewing Tours

Catawba Brewing | 32 Banks Avenue

Catawba Brewing is one of Western North Carolina’s oldest breweries, but their South Slope tasting room is much newer.

Asheville was Catawba’s biggest market for decades, so expanding into Asheville made perfect sense.

Twin leaf brewery tour

Twin Leaf Brewery | 144 Coxe Avenue

Twin Leaf Brewery is an inspiration to anyone considering pursuing their dreams.

Owner and brewer Tim Weber left a career as an engineer to follow his passion for craft brewing.

urban orchard cidery tour

Urban Orchard Cidery | 24 Buxton Avenue

If you’re looking for something a little different, check out Urban Orchard Cidery.

Urban Orchard creates exciting ciders from North Carolina apples, including dry hopped ciders, a series of ciders featuring different chili peppers, as well as traditional dry English ciders.

Slightly Up The Slope

While there are ton of breweries near Buxton and Banks Avenues, let your downtown Asheville brewery tour continue up the hill a bit to some super cool spots.

Asheville Brewing Tour

Asheville Brewing Company | 77 Coxe Avenue

Cranking out delicious beer since 1998, Asheville Brewing is one of Asheville’s original breweries.

The Coxe Avenue location is newer and boasts a huge covered patio. ABC also has delicious pizza, wings and sandwiches.

Hi-Wire Brewing tour

Hi-Wire Brewing | 197 Hilliard Avenue

Hi-Wire Brewing is one of the fastest growing breweries in North Carolina with beer distributed throughout the region and multiple tasting rooms in the surrounding states.

Known for crisp lagers, puckery sours and big rich imperial stouts, Hi-Wire’s original tasting room on Hilliard Avenue has something for everyone.

Brhamari Brewhouse | 101 S. Lexington Avenue

Brhamari Brewing is known for experimentation. No ingredient is off limits when creating a new recipe. Owner and Brewer Gary Sernac’s culinary background is on full display.

A passion for good food is just as important at Brhamari as creating great beer. Definitely stop in for lunch or dinner.

At BREW-ed, we specialize in downtown Asheville brewery tours. Our team of internationally recognized craft beer experts will take you behind the scenes of Asheville’s South Slope breweries. You’ll see how it’s made, hear the stories behind the pints, and taste delicious local craft beer.