Friday, April 5, 2013

Wicked Weed Brewing

My friend CB works at Wicked Weed Brewing, so when she recommended we stop by we couldn't wait to check it out.  After all, Duke loves beer even more than his beard.


When we arrived, we were more than impressed.  The brewery has two floors, with the bottom floor open in the late afternoon as a tasting room/brewery experience.  You can get some of the smaller batch beers in the tasting room, and enjoy the brewery and outdoor space.

Upstairs, there is a full bar and large dining area.  The place was packed for dinner, so I assumed this place was a well-established local joint.  Turns out, it had only been open for about three months!  Incredible!


Not only was there a fantastic selection of beer (you can order a flight, small 10oz glasses, or a pint) but ambience was perfect.  From exposed brick walls to wood/metal furniture and fixtures, I could have stayed there all day and night and camped out, people-watching.


As for the food, Duke and I both ordered their burger with braised short ribs.  Yup, the short rib meat was piled onto the burger!  That, combined with a slice of cheddar and a side of flawless fries, became one of the best burgers I've ever had.  And if you read this blog, you know that's saying something!  I had to asked the server about the bun specifically.  This bun was so good, I could have eaten it plain.  So soft!  He said it came from an Asheville bakery... of course.


Once again, the combo of a seasonal menu and local ingredients really created a winning dining experience in Asheville.  We also tasted at least a dozen of their beers; good thing we were only a block's walk from our hotel!  We will definitely be back here, because it was just that good.

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2 comments:

  1. I love to hear about newer breweries doing well! Now one day we need to get you up to NY to tour some our local brews!

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  2. You and Dave would be gaga over Asheville. New Belgium and Sierra Nevada are building breweries there too! There's is good beer EVERYWHERE, even pizza joints.

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