Seasonal Brews

Our seasonal brews include our best-selling holiday spiced Ninjabread Man Porter, our winter-warming Carolina Mountain Monster Imperial Stout, and our zesty, summerlicious Lemon Space Dog American Wheat. What’s your favorite beer season?

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Bold Rock Sangria Cider

Cider | ABV: 5.0%

Bold Rock Sangria features subtle berry and apple aromatics with beautiful citrus and pear on the mid-palate and lingering fruit notes to ensure a vibrant finish. Not overly sweet, this complex but approachable marriage of flavors perfectly captures a sparkling sangria taste.

Carolina Mountain Monster 2017 Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout | ABV: 12.8% | IBU: 77 | SRM: 55

The Monster is back! Asheville Brewing’s annual Imperial Stout, Carolina Mountain Monster, is ready to take over our beer-soaked town after months of developing its strength. As always, Mountain Monster is a huge-bodied, dark as night beer that packs tons of flavor. In 2017, we’ve included small additions of locally roasted, cold steeped coffee and fresh vanilla beans to add extra layers of burst-in-your-mouth flavor to the existing  coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit notes. This brew is packed with unique ingredients, including Honey Malt and Gold Naked Oats from the U.K., which help maintain the sneaky drinkability of this hefty stout.

Be patient as you sip Carolina Mountain Monster, and the complex flavor profile will shine through as it warms up.

We’re releasing this Imperial Stout on Friday, May 26, on draft, in honor of Asheville Beer Week at both our Downtown and North Asheville locations. We’ll also have limited quantities of 22-ounce bottles available at all locations, including our South Asheville pick-up and delivery shop.

We’ll be releasing a small amount of 2016 vintage Carolina Mountain Monster bottles for sale at all locations. Compare last year’s cellared beer to this year’s, and let us know what you think!

ABV: 12.8% (booziest year ever), IBUs: 75+, SRM: 55+

For contrast, we’ll also release our newest, lightest brew, El Lagedor Mexican Lager, on Friday, June 2, in honor of Asheville Beer Week. Come drink the dark and the light with us!


Drink the Bismarck

Marzen | ABV: 5.4%

A traditional German Marzen brewed with Pilsner, light and dark Munich malts from our friends at Riverbend Malt House. A decoction mash accentuates caramel and ready malt notes and 100% Czech Saaz balances the rich melt character. Prost!

i9PA Double IPA 2017

Double IPA | ABV: 7.5%

Asheville Brewing Company and Industry Nine Componentry have partnered again this year to create a delicious beer for a great cause. This year’s double dry-hopped i9PA is a bright, fruit forward IPA that’s smoothly palatable at 7.5 percent ABV.

This brew is aggressively hopped with bouquet of potent hops, including Galaxy, El Dorado, Azacca, and Equinox Lupulin, a super high oil content hop dust. The light and simple malt bill, including Pilsner malt, provides a clean backbone while letting the special hops shine.

In its fourth year, this collaborative brew will be released on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at i9’s annual event benefiting Friends of Connect Buncombe (building greenways and bike lanes in the region) and Asheville on Bikes (local cycling advocacy). The beer release and bike party will run from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Salvage Station at 468 Riverside Drive. In addition to great food and beer, the night will feature live music by Eleanor Underhill and Bird in Hand, sick beats by DJ Jut Rut, a bike keg pull competition, and amazing bike gear giveaways. Admission is free.

“We are really stoked to have such a strong connection to supporting greenways and cycling advocacy. Both have been important to Asheville Brewing for many years,” says Pete Langheinrich, Asheville Brewing’s head brewer.

i9PA will be sold on draft and in limited quantities of 22-ounce bottles at Salvage Station and Asheville Brewing locations only. The beer will be released starting at 5 p.m. at both downtown and North Asheville Brewing locations on September 7 as well.



Ninjabread Man Holiday Porter

Holiday Porter | ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 26 | SRM: 25

Named a 2017 Top 20 Best Beers in North Carolina by Paste Magazine and one of the favorite Holiday brews in Western North Carolina. Our brewery works closely with the Asheville Pizza and Brewing chefs to hand-craft a concoction of fresh vanilla beans, toasted cinnamon sticks, raisins, molasses, and caramelized ginger. This Christmas-y syrup is then added to Asheville Brewing’s World Beer Cup gold medal winner and year-round flagship beer, Ninja Porter. Many restaurants and chefs now cook with Ninjabread Man. Click on the recipes below to create these delicious treats in your own kitchen.

Ninjabread Man Nibbles Recipe

Drunken Ninja Apple Pie Recipe

Ninjabread Man Glazed Ham Recipe

Ninjabread Man Cookies Recipe

Banana Ninjabread Recipe



Ninjabread Man Holiday Porter is available at:
North Asheville: On Tap, 12oz Can

Sister Bad Habit Session IPA

Session IPA | ABV: 4.9% | IBU: 21

Asheville Brewing’s 2020 Sister Bad Habit is a session IPA brewed with white grape juice.  The fifth annual release of this special beer celebrates our favorite LaZoom character- Sister Bad Habit.  This slightly sweet, easy-drinking beer finishes dry, with lots of fruity aroma along the way.