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.

  • Sir Ryan the Pounder

    Sir Ryan the Pounder is an American session ale. Its bready malt character is balanced with bright Centennial and Falconer’s Flight hops making this beer exceptionally drinkable. This ale was made to enjoy with friends in pints or pitchers, so pull up a stool and cheers to Sir Ryan.

  • Lupulin Lab: Topaz

    Lupulin Lab is our single hop IPA series. This time we are highlighting a hidden gem of a hop from Australia called Topaz. It was developed almost 30 years ago, but has remained underutilized. Unique flavors of Lychee fruit and pine resin combine to make a bright and easy ale.

  • Daywalker

    This sunshine orange colored ale was brewed with 12 pounds of crystalized and fresh ginger. The addition of ginger adds a bright, refreshing quality to this brew that begs for another pint. So don’t fear the sun, instead join the Day Walker. This ale is a great pairing with fish & chips or calamari.

  • El Paraiso Coffee Stout

    Previously known as “Red Eye Stout” this beer gets its name from the coffee growing region of the beans used in this imperial stout. The unique berry characteristics of this Mountain Air Roasters coffee in tandem with warm and roasty notes of French Broad Chocolate Factory Cocoa makes for a beer experience you don’t want to miss.

  • Tyranny Hoppy Red Ale

    This ale is a nod to the Northwestern states with its dank evergreen and grapefruit aroma. Tyranny is a robust, sunset red colored ale. The use of multiple varieties of crystal malts gives this ale a huge amount of malt depth. Flavors of toffee, caramel and sugarcane bring a sweetness to the hop flavor that is hard to achieve.

  • Gluten FREEk Double IPA

    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.

  • Dirty Weeds Black IPA

    Some things are made to be together: peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, and beer and rock n’ roll. That’s why in 2013 we paired up with ACDC’s Cliff Williams to brew this big, black, dank IPA and it was so good we are bringing it back! We used Summit, Columbus and El Dorado hops to create a big, weedy in-your-face aroma and flavor. This beer is the perfect pairing for a night of great food, friends, and rock n’ roll.

  • East Side or Die

    For this IPA we kept the malt complexity to a minimum. It’s all about hops here. We dry hopped this beer with almost twice the normal amount of hops utilizing a combo of juicy, tropical-forward hops with resinous American hops to create a super complex IPA that begs for sip after sip.

  • Napoleon Complex IPA

    Just like the French leader, small doesn’t always mean wimpy. This 4.5% session-able IPA is big on flavor; hopped with Amarillo, El Dorado, Chinook and Columbus hops. If you crave hops then this beer is for you!

  • Pick Me! Pale Ale: Eric's Pick

    This time in our pale ale series, our Production Manager, Eric crafted this zesty little number. He used Citra, Centennial and Mosaic hops (which is basically cheating). These three hops are so full of character and tropical goodness this pale ale is bound to be one of the best of the Pick Me! Series.

  • VI Kumquat Saison

    We are bringing back Saison VI. Brewed with 40 pounds of organic kumquats the flavors of orange, lemon, and lime zest blend nicely with the spicy and slight melon character of the saison yeast. This is a wonderfully refreshing saison.

  • XXVI Mosaic Saison

    Mosaic hops got their name because they tend to showcase an array of flavors depending on the beer they go into. In this saison, the hop flavors change every sip you take. From melon to pine, orange peel to lemon zest, this is one lovely ale.

  • Boom Boom Belgian Porter

    This Belgian Imperial Porter packs a punch. We used almost 100 pounds of raspberries and loads of ancho chilies to create a spicy and sweet Belgian ale. The addition of chocolate malts make this dark beer a true treat.

  • 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.

  • Beware the Belgians

    This offering from the Belgian side leans into tradition with pear, spice, and saison yeast. Effervescent and light with a crisp lemon grass finish, beware of this 8.8% Belgian.

  • Saison V

    This is our third year brewing V. This year we used 220 pounds of raspberries and loads of French Broad Chocolate Lounge coco nibs. The tartness of the raspberries contrasts perfectly against the roasted chocolate malt flavors and Belgian yeast.

  • Relenting & Dubbeled

    The Belgian Dubbel style is known for its soft dried fruit characteristics of dates and plum. We paired these flavors with a healthy dose of German hops to round out this beer with a perfect balance for the Belgian beer lover.

  • Abbey Dubbel

    Warm and complex, this classic Abbey Dubbel contains notes of fig, overripe banana and coriander. Mahogany in color and rich with deep, spicy clove-like aromas, it is a highly drinkable example of this style.

  • Black Angel Cherry Sour

    Black Angel Cherry Sour is our flagship sour. This sour black ale is brewed with over one pound of sweet and tart cherries per barrel. It is then aged with souring bacteria in bourbon barrels. This sour is always a blend of our best tasting barrels all of which originate from our very first batch, vintage 2012.

  • Dark Age Bourbon Stout

    Few things pair together better than bourbon and beer. This imperial stout spends upwards of 6 months soaking up rich flavors of bourbon while aging in oak barrels. Huge chocolate flavors play together with wonderful bourbon character and a warming finish. This beer is sure to be a crowd pleaser throughout the winter months.

  • Genesis Blonde Sour

    We fermented this beer with papaya, mango, guava and pineapple that leads to a huge tropical fruit character. This fruit explosion is balanced by a lactic tartness that was developed by aging in wine barrels for 8 months. Genesis is tart and tropical with notes of musty hay and citrus.

  • Kiwi Mort

    This is the third in our continuing Mort series. In this lovely sour ale we used 1.5 pounds per gallon of fresh, whole kiwis. Aged for 8 months in white wine barrels, we kept the skins on the fruit during the last two months of the aging process resulting in a depth of character that truly brings out the kiwi in this 10 month old sour ale.

  • Oblivion Sour Red

    This ale is for all of you sour beer lovers. Brewed with 88 pounds of blackberries and 20 pounds of dried dates this sour beer is full of depth. A crisp tartness was achieved through the 8 month aging process in Cabernet wine barrels with lactobacillus and pediococcus. Even though Oblivion is deliberately sour, it still carries a wonderful complex and soft flavor making it a dangerously easy drinking beer.

  • Amorous Sour IPA

    Amorous is defined as being in love or enamored, and no one could doubt that Wicked Weed is in love with sour and hoppy ales. This beer is a blend of both Brett barrels and sour barrels, dry hopped with a bouquet of American hops to accentuate the tropical and citrusy profile of our wild yeast. No ale is more Wicked Weed than Amorous.