Summary

8.9

Beer

8.5/10

Ambiance

9.0/10

Service

9.0/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Pros

  • Good Ambiance new and fresh
  • Good beer
  • Good service
  • Many restaurants/shops within easy walking
  • Outdoor patio

Cons

  • No food
  • Small gets crowded fast
  • Bar seats could be more comfy

Address: 131 Broadway Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: 828-357-5010
Website: http://blackmountainbrewing.com/


The brewing tanks at Black Mountain Brewing

The brewing tanks at Black Mountain Brewing

Original Post, November 29, 2019, Updated, March 25, 2020:

Location

Black Mountain Brewing is located in downtown Black Mountain, North Carolina about 16 miles east of Asheville, NC on I40.  It is right in the middle of the historic district where there are lots of shops and restaurants all within easy walking distance.  There are a couple of free public parking lots, but most parking is free street parking.  We’ve never been unable to find a parking spot, but on busy days it can be a challenge.

Ambiance

Our first visit to Black Mountain Brewing was the day after Thanksgiving and the brewery was standing room only.  Lucky us, we arrived just as a couple was leaving and we got the last two seats.  The brewery had a very modern feel.  The walls and ceiling were painted black while all the trim including the brewing tanks were a shiny silver.

The bar top was mid-sized with small metal, not particularly comfortable, bar stools for around 10 to 15 people.  The bar overlooked the brewing tanks and I believe they had a couple of TVs.  There were four tables inside the smallish brewery and additional tables outside on an uncovered deck.

The building was either new or newly renovated and was very clean.  The one unisex bathroom was also very clean and passed my strict cleanliness standards.

The dark, comfy interior of Black Mountain Brewing

The dark, comfy interior of Black Mountain Brewing

Beer / Food / Service

On our visits, Black Mountain Brewing had a selection of approximately 8 beers and a handful of flavored spiked seltzers.  The beer was poured in pints, half pints, and flights of four.  Lora and I both really liked the Wonk’s Dymaxion Copper IPA and I also enjoyed the Black Mountain Stout, one of the best stouts I’ve had.

Black Mountain Brewing does not serve any food except for some small bags of mixed nuts and chips.  However, there were many restaurants within walking distance to choose from including some great pizza places like Fresh Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta where we ate often.

On both our visits, we met the same two barkeeps.  They were friendly and very helpful with selecting beers.  On both visits, the brewery was packed and the two barkeeps kept everyone happy with fast, friendly service even when a guest came in and ordered 25 growlers.  What?

Some of the beers that were available during our first visit to Black Mountain Brewing

Some of the beers that were available during our first visit to Black Mountain Brewing

Summary

Located right downtown historic Black Mountain, NC, Black Mountain Brewing is a nice, clean, new brewery with a modern vibe.  They have good beer, but no food.  But that’s not a problem since there is a large selection of restaurants within easy walking distance.  The brewery is small and gaining in popularity so seating can be an issue.  We will definitely visit Black Mountain Brewing every time we’re back in Asheville, NC.

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