At The Bier Garden we pride ourselves on our extensive selection of beers from around the world. With a selection of over 200 beers of the world including some local microbrewery favorites we are sure to have a beer for every beer lover. We also have a full bar and a large selection of fine wines.

Complementing our wide selections of beers is our extensive food menu featuring American fusion cuisine created by our award winning chef, Joel Meadows. We offer a large selection of Appetizers, Soups and Salads, a Pub menu with our famous burgers and sandwiches and a children's menu. For dinner you will enjoy the fine dining menu, with daily chef specials in addition to some of our favorite menu standards. A late night menu is also available until midnight.

The Bier Garden
46 Haywood Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Open daily 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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  Fine Dining and the largest beer selection in WNC
When in doubt about trying a beer, don't hesitate to ask. We have a knowledgeable staff that can help guide you to a beer you will surely enjoy.

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to prosper"
-Ben Franklin
Know Your Beer
There are two basic categories of beer: lagers and ales.

Lagers are a bottom fermenting beer, use lager yeast and ferment at cool temperatures. They  tend to be  clearer and lighter in body and color. Bottom fermenting  beers include Bock, Oktoberfest, Pilsner and malt liquor.
Ales are a top-fermenting beer that use ale yeast and ferment at warmer temperatures, then age for a short  time.  Ales include wheat beer, stout, porter and ale.
Alt - Derived from the German word for old, an Alt (or Altbier) is medium-bodied and slightly fruity with a   medium copper hue, Alts generally drink lighter than they appear.
American Light - This variety of beer will usually have little or no hop characteristics. This type of beer is also light-bodied.
Bock - A bock is usually full-bodied, with a strong, malty flavor. The color is usually a very dark brown.
Bitter - A British-style ale, a bitter is usually reddish-copper in color, and similar to a pale ale.
Cream Ale - This variety of beer is usually light in color and body, with high carbonation. Cream ales usually have   very  little hop flavor
Framboise - Reddish in color. a lambic (see below) which has been fermented with raspberries.
Hefeweizen - An unfiltered wheat beer. Light in color, hefeweizen is fruity and light in body.
India Pale Ale - Often referred to as a IPA, and India pale ale will be very hoppy, medium-bodied and amber in color.
Lambic - A Belgian-style wheat beer, a lambic is not malted and very fruity in
Oktoberfest - Medium-bodied and malty, an Oktoberfest will be dark in color and very flavorful
Pilsner - A pale, light-bodies lager, with a hoppy, dry flavor.
Porter - Very dark in color, but medium-bodied, porter is usually dry and fruity with a discernable character.
Scottish Ale - Full-bodies, dark, and strong, Scottish ales have a strong malt aroma and flavor.
Stout - Very dark in color, this is a hopped brew with quite the bitter edge.
White - Also known as witbier, white beers are pale and cloudy in color, with a medium-body and apparent fruit, malt and hops flavor.

According to a diary entry from a passenger on the Mayflower, the pilgrims made their landing at Plymouth Rock, rather than continue to their destination in Virginia, due to lack of beer.

Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn't grow. Too hot, and the yeast would die. This thumb in the beer is where "rule of thumb" comes from
Did You Know?....
A pint of beer may help protect against heart disease more effectively than red wine or spirits, researchers have found.  Beer contains vitamin B6 which prevents the build up in the body of a chemical called homocysteine - thought to be linked to an increase in the risk of heart disease.   It also turns out that beer hops contain a unique micronutrient that inhibits cancer-causing enzymes. Hops are plants used in beer to give it aroma, flavor and bitterness.  The compound, xanthohumol, was first isolated by researchers with Oregon State University 10 years ago.  Most beers made today are low on hops, however, and so don't contain much xanthohumol. But beers known for being "hoppy" , usually porter, stout and ale types  have much higher levels of the compound.
Our new drink menu features cocktails created by our awesome staff!  Come in and try one today!