About The Whale

The Folks Behind The Whale

While the Asheville is known for it’s amazing local breweries and craft beer scene, longtime locals Andrew Ross and Jesse Van Note felt that the community needed a craft beer bar serving the best craft beer from all over the world. Having worked in the beer industry together for many years, they decided to venture out on their own and make it happen.

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the whale craft beer owners andrew ross jesse van note

Asheville’s Destination Craft Beer Bar

The idea for The Whale :: A Craft Beer Collective was born: a tasting room for people to come together to enjoy sought-after beers, otherwise known as “Whales”, as well as other fine beverages such as wine, cider, mead, and sake. We invite you to come experience our vision which is unlike anywhere you have ever been.

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507 Haywood Road
West Asheville, NC