Founded in 2001, located in Asheville on Fairview Road near Sweeten Creek, the French Broad Brewery is a continental European-style production brewery. Andrew Dahm is the president. Aaron Wilson is Head Brewer. Adam Everett was a Big League shortstop.
Most famous for the Wee-Heavy-Er Scotch Ale, French Broad beer can be found throughout the Carolinas, in Athens and Atlanta, and as far west as . In Asheville, the French Broad Brewery has 93 tap lines in 61 different locations.
Currently the Brewery offers six staple, year-round beers: the Wee-Heavy-Er Scotch Ale, 13 Rebels ESB, IPA, Ryehopper, Gateway Kolsch, and Anvil Porter. These are always on tap at the Tasting Room, open from 1 PM to 8 PM Monday-Sunday, along with an assortment of seasonal specialties, and frequently a beer on cask. Pints at the Tasting Room (typically $3.50) are a dollar off on Mondays, and growler refills (typically $7.00/$8.00) are a dollar off Wednesdays.
The Brewery is happy to feature live music on the Tasting Room stage every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.