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Wedge Brewing Company - Asheville, NC

Wedge Brewing Company – Asheville, NC

Wedge Brewing Co. Asheville, NC

The first time I visited Wedge Brewing was during an Asheville brewery tour with the Carolina Brewmasters home brew club.  I still have dreams about the dopplebock I had that day.  It was November 2011 and I had just brewed my first beer – an Irish Red infuse with Jameson Irish Whiskey.  We took a growler of it to share on the bus ride.  Fortunately for everyone who was on the bus, I’m one of the lucky ones whose first home brew turned out awesome.


When we found out we would be in Asheville for a weekend in mid-October, I wanted to visit as many breweries as possible.  The Wedge was at the top of my list and we actually managed to make it there not once, but two times, which made me very happy.


I could go on and on about The Wedge.  It’s in a really cool location in the River Arts District.  We discovered a glass blowing studio across the street when we first visited and were excited to find that it was still there and thriving.  We spent a couple of hours in there just watching the artists doing their thing.  It was super cool and the NC Glass Center has workshops available if you’re interested.

North Carolina Glass Center Asheville Art District NC

North Carolina Glass Center Asheville Art District NC

Wedge Brewing Company was founded by a metal artist named John Payne in 2008.  The property is decorated with some really fun and interesting metal art works.

Wedge Brewing Co. Asheville, NC

Wedge Brewing Co. Asheville, NC

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You have to go down some funky steps to the river basin area to get to the brewery and tap room.

 

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There is plenty of patio space and outdoor seating.  People were playing corn hole and a food truck was on site.

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The Wedge doesn’t distribute.  They serve their own beer in their own tap room.  They have two locations in Asheville now – which came as a welcome surprise since the last time we were there.  We went to the original location in the River Arts District in my quest to find the best doppelbock I’ve ever had.  Sadly, it was not available, but there were a lot of really great beers on tap.

Wedge Brewing Co. Asheville, NC

If you can’t get the doppelbock I highly recommend the dubbel.  Wedge Brewing Company has a hip groovy atmosphere with the beer to make you want to stay.

The second trip to The Wedge on the same day involved a party bus.  It was fun and I won at corn hole.  That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

Seriously, if you can make it to Asheville you should check out Wedge Brewing Company.

This is not a sponsored post.  I just like talking about good craft beer.

You can visit Wedge Brewing Company at these locations as of the date of this publication:

Wedge at Wedge Studios

37 Paynes Way, Suite 001

Asheville, NC 28801

 

Wedge at Foundation

5 Foundly Street

Asheville, NC 28001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Responses to Wedge Brewing Company – Asheville, NC

  1. So I’m not sure if I’ve said this, but Asheville is totally my dream location next time we move. I haven’t been there in years, but I remember loving that area when we took family trips up into the mountains as a kid. And now that I love beer, I’m all about the Asheville beer scene. I keep hearing good things about the beer and food down there! I wasn’t familiar with Wedge, but now they are on my radar for whenever we finally make that move. 🙂

  2. I love this post! Wish I was aware of Wedge when Dom and I visited Asheville a couple years ago. Such an artsy place – and this brewery is no exception! Congratulations on your corn hole win. That is not easy! I’m impressed, my friend!

  3. This sounds like an amazing brewery! I love that you brew your own beer. I think that’s an amazing feat! I played for corn hole for the first time this past summer. My team came in second in a tournament….but not from my skill! My partner had perfect aim every time!

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