Archetype Brewing's new downtown Asheville location

Archetype Brewing’s new downtown Asheville location

Archetype Brewing will open a new downtown Asheville location at 174 Broadway, while keeping its current Haywood Road location in West Asheville.

Archetype Brewing, established in 2017 on Beacham’s Curve in West Asheville, will be joining Asheville’s vibrant downtown scene, with a second taproom the recently vacated space at 174 Broadway.

Archetype will be moving into the space recently vacated by Habitat Tavern & Commons, next door to Asheville staple Moog Music, and block down the hill from the Merrimon Avenue Whole Foods.

The second location will provide a space close to downtown focused on an intimate, comfortable beer-drinking experience, reminiscent of a neighborhood Belgian pub.

The 4,400 sq.-foot space is decorated with wood floors, a wooden bar and low lighting. With few cosmetic changes to the building planned, it will retain the same rustic feel that Habitat Tavern and Commons so lovingly created. Archetype also plans to re-vamp the back patio behind the building, adding more space to enjoy its beers, along with regular rotating food truck options.

Bottle conditioning and an expansion of Archetype’s barrel aging operation will also be moving to the downtown location. With more room, it will be adding new barrels to the collection, allowing for more variety in the beer offerings. Future plans also allow for a pilot batch brewing system and a sour program, while staying small in volume and maintaining dedication to the craft.

“We’re looking forward to providing a unique community space as opposed to just focusing on increasing our brewing capacity,” said Steven Anan, co-owner and head brewer. “We’ve never intended to grow into a big production machine. This new space allows us to grow our beer repertoire and stay focused on our community via meaningful growth.” 

Divided into two rooms, the space will also serve as an event venue for smaller, more intimate gatherings. The venue will be available for rental as soon as the doors open.

“We’ve identified a need for smaller, more intimate venues in Asheville, and we’re excited to be able to offer this so close to downtown, with great beer, for a truly Asheville vibe,” said Brad Casanova, co-owner.

Archetypeaims to have the space open for business within a month. Beer-lovers will find 12 taps of Archetype brews, wine, and cider, along with great events and a comfortable atmosphere. Archetype will keep its West Asheville location for brewing operations andl continue to have egular and special events there, including the September Race to the Taps, hosted by Mix 96.5.

Archetype Brewing was founded in 2017, serving up American and Belgian-style beers with a focus on creating complex, mindful, living beer. Offering a wide range of brews, there’s a beer for everyone, from straight forward lagers to intricate barrel-aged saisons.

The original taproom and brewery are nestled on the corner of Beacham’s Curve in East West Asheville, and provides an open space for the Asheville community to gather and enjoy good company and great beer.

Archetype offers a variety of regular events in the taproom including trivia, live music, and sports viewing parties. Archetype beer can be found at restaurants and taprooms throughout the Asheville area, and packaged beers can be found in select craft beer retailers throughout the state.

Archetype Brewing is at 265 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Visit or call 828-505-4177.


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