At the soft opening, it was clear the guys put a lot of work into making sure their other beers were ready to go — and they transformed the former Craggie space. The old “tasting room” walls have been torn down in favor of the Green Man approach: a bar set up towards the front of the room with the brewing tanks providing the backdrop. A high curved ceiling makes the space feel very open. Even with a large turnout, it never seemed crowded.
The doors opened for the first time today (Monday, July 1) at 4 p.m. and close towards midnight. Then the hours will be 4 p.m. to midnight from Sunday to Thursday and 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. (See below for other taproom details.)
If you can’t make it to Hi-Wire this week, you can still snag a six-pack of their beer in time for July Fourth. Their core beers rolled out last week to Bruisin’ Ales, Hops & Vines, Appalachian Vintner, Asheville Wine Market, The French Broad Food Coop and West Village Market.
Address: 197 Hilliard Ave., Asheville (former site of Craggie Brewing)
Beers on tap: 10 taps, 6 Hi-Wire beers (Hi-Wire Lager, Hi-Pitch IPA, Bed of Nails Brown, Prime Time Pale, Uprisin’ Hefeweizen, and Acrobat Spring Ale)
Pour sizes and prices: 16-ounce pours of most beers, $4; 8-ounce pours of most beers, $2.50; Flights of four 4-ounce tasters, $4