Beer: Our Beers

Our Beers

  • Freak of Nature Double IPA

    The Freak of Nature is our San Francisco inspired hoppy monster. At 8% abv and who knows how many ibu’s, this beer is our shrine to the Hop. Absurd amounts of the big West Coast hops gives this beer its citrusy, weedy nose and big, dank flavor. We dry hop with 48lbs per batch, which is over 3lbs of hops per barrel. In keeping with the classic style of the West Coast double, sugar plays a large part in creating this dry and minimally bitter double IPA. The Freak is particularly pintable for the style, so if you dare to enter, we welcome you to the Freak Show.

  • Gluten FREEk

    Gluten FREEk is Asheville’s first gluten reduced beer. Crafted for those with a gluten intolerance who are sick of drinking beer that doesn’t taste like beer, FREEk was brewed with loads of hops and a similar grain bill to Freak of Nature DIPA. This ale is designed to be big, hoppy, and uniquely Wicked Weed. Gluten FREEk contains less than 10ppm of gluten.

  • Lupulin Lab: Rakau

    Lupulin Lab IPA is our single hopped IPA series. This time we used a new hop variety from New Zealand called Rakau. This hop was bred to have aromas of orchard fruit and pine resin, and we must say the hop breeders nailed it.

  • Pumpk-Anne

    This is our traditional pumpkin ale. We use a blend of pumpkin pie spicing, vanilla, and 50 pounds of pumpkin to make this, appropriately, orange colored ale. Perfectly pairs with crisp evenings and leaf season.

  • Nitro Tap: English Infidel

    The third beer in our English series and the first ever beer for our new nitro tap, this version of Infidel porter is a proper English style porter and a true reflection of the malty Everards Brewery yeast. Cheers to old traditions and new taps.

  • Pick Me! Pale Ale: Dick's Pick

    Pick Me! Pale Ale: Dick’s Pick (5.6% abv) – 4.25 16oz – 2.50 10oz
    The third offering from our pale ale series comes from Cellar Master Richard who chose two newer hops, Bavaria Mandarina and Rakau, for their low bitterness to accentuate the mellow and subtle citrus and tropical notes found in these hops.

  • Infidel Porter

    Dark doesn’t always have to be scary, and this beer is the perfect example of that. Infidel is a porter that has hints of chocolate and soft roasted notes. A well-balanced bitterness is rounded out by a silky, smooth mouthfeel that is derived from a large addition of wheat malt. This is an extremely drinkable yet complex porter. This beer is perfect to pair with our burgers.

  • Porch Crawler

    Porch Crawler is a wonderful cool weather offering from our cocktail series of beers. Inspired by the classic Charleston punch that blends beer and spirits. Brewed with 352 pounds of cherries and raspberries, and finished with Serrano peppers this cocktail is fruit forward with a balanced touch of spice.

  • Hop Burglar

    Brewed with blood orange purée and fresh grapefruit zest, this beer is unlike any other. The richness of blood oranges pairs perfectly with the tart flavor of grapefruit and hops. We dry hopped this beer with Citra and other top secret hops. Why the name Hop Burglar? Level 5 clearance required for this information.

  • Caramel Apple Ale

    Fall is a wonderful season for beer styles; Oktoberfest, Pumpkin beers and … Caramel Apple ales? Well, at least we hope this will become one of those iconic seasonal beers. One-third local cider, two-thirds beer, and a kiss of caramel and you have all the memories of the State Fair, Halloween, and Grandma’s kitchen.

  • Uncle Rick's Pilsner

    Pilsner beer is one of the most iconic styles in the world. Brewed throughout Germany this crisp lager showcases the spicy and herbal character of European hops. Grab a stein and cheers Rick if you see him.

  • Poperinge Saison

    Named for the largest hop growing region in Belgium, our Poperinge Saison is made, this time, with hops sourced from around the world, and is fermented with our Saison yeast. Aromas of sweet pine, bubble gum, and a hint of lemon make this beer an easy drinking brew.

  • Westphalia Altbier

    Altbier got its start in the Westphalia region and is now the most popular beer in Dusseldorf Germany. This rival to the Kolsch style showcases a similar yeast character but has loads more color. The heavy use of Munich and caramel malts lead to a lovely toasted bread malt character.

  • XXXVII Ginger & Schezwan Saison

    Saison 37 is a crystallized ginger and Schezwan peppercorn ale. Amber in color, this saison was crafted to offer a subtle and mild interpretation of two, generally, in-your-face ingredients. The pepper notes of our house saison yeast round out this creation with balance and harmony.

  • Weisse Not?

    Hefeweizen is one of the core beers you will find throughout Germany. Whether you are drinking this beer with a schnitzel or a bratwurst, you will find its clove, banana and bubblegum-like flavors addicting. Designed to be drank by the stein, with friends dressed in lederhosen.

  • Gaffel-esque Koslch

    The Gaffel Brauerei in Cologne Germany brewed Kolsch for the first time in 1396. Our version of the style is made with the traditional Kolsch yeast and is straw colored with subtle hints of pilsner malt and German herbal hops to produce a truly thirst quenching beer.

  • Reticent Saison

    This is our house saison made in the tradition of the farmhouses in Belgium. We ferment this ale in our open fermentation room to allow the saison yeast to create as much flavor as possible. Reticence is brewed with oats (giving a silky mouthfeel) rye (adding a slight spicy character) and all noble hops, making this an extremely authentic saison.

  • Maori-Weisse

    Tradition has its place in beer however, often at Wicked Weed, we turn away from it for the sake of exploration. This beer is, at its heart, a traditional German Hefeweizen loaded up with very non-traditional New Zealand hops. The result is a conundrum of a beer with soft wheat beer flavors and the hop character of an IPA.

  • La Bonté

    La bonté means “the goodness” and is our pursuit as much in our beers as it is in our lives. This tart, farmhouse ale was inundated with 160 pounds of apricots and drinks good and easy.

  • Taketake

    In Maori, the word for home is “Taketake” For us this word is synonymous with Asheville. So to pay it proper homage we brewed this brett saison with homegrown Riverbend Malt and a myriad of New Zealand hops. Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Gem, Jade, and Wakatua hops offer up tropical aromatics and flavors while the local malt and house brett lend weight and balance to this brew.

  • Pompoen

    This sour pumpkin beer was brewed with charred ginger and a touch of spice. We then layed the beer down with our house funky blend of brett in rum barrels for over one year. The result is a completely unique take on this seasonal favorite style.

  • Bretticent Wild Ale

    This traditional saison is brewed using North Carolina grown barley, wheat, and rye from Riverbend Malthouse and is open fermented. The beer is then finished with Brettanomyces.

  • Weiz Ass

    This German style Weizenbock spent the last 4 months maturing in bourbon barrels. We used copious amounts of wheat and Munich malt with German hefeweizen yeast to create this hugely malt forward and complex ale.

  • Genesis Blonde Sour

    This ale was our first venture into barrel aged American wild ales. To create this delicious sour, we began with a blonde saison base, which we then fermented with our proprietary Wicked Wild strain of yeast. After fermentation, we added mango, papaya and guava and moved this beer into petite verdot barrels where it aged for a minimum of six months. Genesis is tart and tropical with notes of musty hay and citrus.

  • Weiz Ass

    This German style Weizenbock spent the last 4 months maturing in bourbon barrels. We used copious amounts of wheat and Munich malt with German hefeweizen yeast to create this hugely malt forward and complex ale.

  • Dark Age Bourbon Stout

    There are few things pair together better than bourbon and beer. Brewed with local honey and brown sugar this imperial stout spent upwards of 9 months soaking up rich flavors of bourbon while aging in oak barrels. With huge chocolate flavors playing together with the complexity of bourbon and a warming finish, this beer is a great night capper.

  • Old Fashioned

    This ale pays homage to the iconic whiskey cocktail. We brewed this 9% ale with sweet cherries and orange zest then aged it in Whiskey barrels for 4 months to capture the essence of an Old Fashioned. Rich bourbon and soft cherry notes roll into a warming finish in this fantastic ale.