French Broad River Brewery

is one of the oldest breweries in the iconic beer town of Asheville, NC.  Our name is taken from the French Broad River which flows through the heart of the city.  Opened in 2000, our beer styles are steeped in European traditions including our Kolsch, Scotch Ale, ESB and Porter.  We have expanded our styles to include IPA and specialty Pale Ales.  In addition to our core lineup of beers, we are regularly producing seasonals and small batches.

Cherry Limeade Hard Seltzer

Light and crisp hard seltzer with a hint of cherry & lime. *Gluten Free*

abv ibu social
4.5% N/A


  • Cherry Limeade Hard Seltzer on tap

Two Forks x2 IPA

A dank, hoppy West Coast Double IPA with a resinous and piney drinking experience, followed by a light alcohol bite.

abv ibu social
8% 71


  • Two Forks x2 IPA on tap
  • Two Forks x2 IPA 19.2oz cans

Goldenrod Pilsner

This classic German Pilsner is a crisp, clean, refreshing beer that features noble German hops for bitterness accentuated by a light grainy malt character made from the finest German barley. It has a medium-light body and a high carbonation level.

abv ibu social
5.1% 25


  • Goldenrod Pilsner on tap
  • Goldenrod Pilsner 12oz cans

River Mist Hazy IPA

This Hazy IPA has a slightly hazy golden body and a juicy citrus bouquet. It is whirlpool hopped with Cascade and Lemon Drop hops and dry hopped with a healthy amount of Cascade and Amarillo giving it a noticeably aromatic finish that is enhanced by notes of  tart grapefruit, lemon and herbs.

abv ibu social
7.0% 35


  • River Mist Hazy IPA on tap

Midnight Paddle Black IPA

Midnight Paddle Black IPA is dark in color with a refreshingly light body. It has robust notes of citrus fruits, which are perfectly balanced by the mild roasted flavor from the de-bittered black malts. Brewed with pale and black malts hopped with Amarillo and Citra.

abv ibu social
6.1 20


  • Midnight Paddle Black IPA on tap

Redmon Session IPA

The Redmon session IPA is a light bodied session with an ever changing hop profile. This ale’s fruity bouquet is derived from large dry hop and whirlpool additions.

abv ibu social
4.8 0


  • Redmon Session IPA on tap
  • Redmon Session IPA 12oz cans

Upstream Specialty IPA

Our specialty IPA has a malt bill that includes, pale malt, rye and a variety of Munich malts. The Upstream has a Amarillo forward hop profile.

abv ibu social
6% 55


  • Upstream Specialty IPA on tap

Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale

Our Scottish ale has a malty backbone of Maris Otter and roasted barley and is lightly hopped with Perle and Golding hops.

abv ibu social
7% 24


  • Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale on tap
  • Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale 12oz cans

Gateway Kölsch

A light German ale style. Our Kölsch sticks strictly to the style guidelines. Gateway is brewed with Pilsner and wheat malts. Our hops are a blend of German noble varieties and the beer is fermented with a Kölsch yeast strain.

abv ibu social
5.3% 32.3


  • Gateway Kölsch on tap
  • Gateway Kölsch 12oz cans

Frog Horn IPA

Our IPA has a malt blend of pale malt and crystal malts which help to balance out the hop bill for a easy drinking experience. Our IPA uses a variety of west coast hops in the kettle as well as the dry hop but its main flavor is the Centennial hop.

abv ibu social
6.5% 64


  • Frog Horn IPA on tap
  • Frog Horn IPA 19.2oz cans
  • Frog Horn IPA 12oz cans

Black Lager

This German Black Lager is robust, bold with a smooth malt finish and slight nutty aroma.

abv ibu social
7.25% 33


Brewed in November
  • Black Lager on tap