Location: Asheville, NC
Last visited; August 2022
A raucous taproom, with a reasonable amount of seating. A very nice patio setting on the outside of the building. We found that a flight of four beers to be a bit pricey at $15. There were 21 beers on tap when we visited.
Too Damn Fine German Pilsner (4.00) – Medium-bodied beer with a significant bite of hop bitterness. Not a lot of hoppiness in the bouquet. Highly drinkable.
ESB (3.50) – Amber colored ale. Malty sweetness shines throughout. Body could be beefed up with an addition to the grain bill. Hop bitterness is appropriate for this style.
Porter (3.75) – Dark brown, amber color. Medium-bodied beer, with only hints of roasted malts and coffee aspects. The roasted aspects fall short of a top porter. Bitterness takes a back seat, as appropriate.
Baltic Porter (4.25) – Dark brown color. Significant hit of malty sweetness. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Low level of hop bitterness, as expected. 9.3% ABV should pack a punch, but is hardly noticed.