There are 20 plus craft breweries in the Asheville area. Many are locally owned and operated and many are family friendly and pet friendly. The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery) offers pretty good pub food and a wide variety of brews from Cream Ale to hoppy to sour. Wicked Weed is a favorite to those who like hoppy beer; they also have good eats, although some locals are annoyed that the brewery was recently sold to Budweiser.
Sierra Nevada and New Belgium have opened their east coast distributorships in the Asheville area. Part of the appeal for breweries in this area is the quality of the water.
Highland Brewery is the closest brewery to the property only 6 miles away. They offer tours and dogs are welcome on the roof top bar.