After two private soft opening parties, One World Brewing opens to the public at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Asheville’s newest brewery and tasting room is a bit low-profile — located in the basement beneath Farm Burger, its entrance is via an unmarked door in the alley next to Salsa’s off Patton Avenue.
But once you find it and travel down the winding flights of stairs to the taproom, the atmosphere is welcoming. The feel of this underground hangout spot is warm and laid back; the decor is a mix of reclaimed wood and metal against rough brick walls.
A large table made from the wooden floor of the building’s old elevator creates a central gathering spot for the room, with a dart board and two sjoelbak boards (a rather addictive Dutch shuffleboard game) set up next to two fermentation rooms that glow with colored lights.
Guests will find 10 beers on tap, including Saison of Love, Hopsplosion India dark pale ale, Inner Thigh IPA and Patcha Mama coconut porter. Flights are available. Co-owner Jason “Jay” Schutz says hours will be 4-10 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, with the possibility or earlier hours on Sundays in the future.