Drinks: Local beer selection

  • Best of WNC Hall Of Fame!

    Although Biltmore Avenue has changed dramatically in the past year Barley’s sticks to its roots. It still features 56 rotating beers on tap (more if there was space). Most of the beer selections sought by part-owner Patrick Huss are seasonal. But while the kegs rotate Barley’s keeps “the staples of Asheville beer” says Diana Jones a 7-year Barley’s veteran. French Broad’s IPA is the taproom’s personal best-of for hopped beers while Green Man’s Porter tops the malty end of the spectrum. As for the staff favorites it depends on the day but picks include Catawba’s Firewater IPA or French Broad’s Kolsch. — K.S.

    Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

    42 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC

    255-0504
    barleystaproom.com
    Directions
  • Thirsty Monk

    92 Patton Ave.

    254-5470
    monkpub.com
    Directions
  • The Bier Garden

    46 Haywood St.

    285-0002
    ashevillebiergarden.com
    Directions