Word on the street: New brewery coming to downtown Asheville


Word on the street is that there’s a new brewery coming to downtown Asheville. The location – the bottom floor of the Downtown Market on South French Broad Avenue.

Here’s the background: earlier this year, Troy and Charlie Ball of Asheville Distilling Co., makers of Troy & Sons moonshine, bought the Downtown Market building at 42 S. French Broad Ave. The bought the 42,000-square-foot building for $720,000 and have big plans for changes, which include: an expanded Hopey & Co. grocery store, residential apartment units and a salon.

I don’t have details yet on the new brewery, but I’ll share ’em when I get ’em.


Tubbs August 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

This is a LOCAL shop – memories of Royston Vasey and the League of Gentlemen.


boarocker August 22, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Tubbs needs Crockett’s reminder about who was here first.

WHM August 21, 2014 - 1:14 am

Finally! A brewery in Asheville!

LEW August 21, 2014 - 1:50 pm

The rumors were true, hallelujah!

april August 25, 2014 - 11:16 am

My thoughts exactly!

Irene August 20, 2014 - 10:50 am

Haha, “Amazing Stalethings” cracks me up!

I’ve always referred to it as “Used Food,” a reference to a Eugene Levy skit on Second City TV that I’m old enough to remember.

Irene August 20, 2014 - 10:51 am

Oops, I meant to reply to Smashville’s comment.

Smashville August 19, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Man, thanks a lot. I was waiting for a new brewery to open up closer to my office. As it is I have to walk like 4 blocks to Jack off the Wood (does that even count as a brewery?). And this one is sure to be awesome. Troy and Sons, the same guys who make legal moonshine. I suppose their flagship brew will be a 2.5% Trappist Ale. Let’s take something renowned for being strong as hell, and remove half of the alcohol. Brilliant! And then lets start a brewery in the basement of an Amazing Stalethings. The only thing missing from this plan: a salon.

yup August 19, 2014 - 2:51 pm

yup. nail/head.

indie August 19, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Don’t give up your day job.

Helen Hyatt August 20, 2014 - 6:50 am

Smashville, a day after reading your comment I am still cracking up. Good one. Sting after sting. Best comment I have read so far.

JT August 20, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Agreed, well played Smash.

Downtowner August 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Actually, there is going to be a salon in that building…

Bobby2Balls August 20, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Jack off the Wood can be a very stimulating place.

boatrocker August 20, 2014 - 11:02 pm

Please, whitey. I hope you’re bleeding out sarcasm.

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