12 Bones Brewing offers a wide variety of unique beer styles brewed on-site.
While we’ve started out with a few favorite flagship brews that’ll flow year round, our tap selection will continue to grow. We will continue to add and swap different seasonal brews.
We also brew a delicious non-alcoholic Root Beer in house and serve it on tap.
Additionally, we have a couple of guest taps that rotate various delicious drinks. Currently, we have 2 refreshing ciders on tap from Urban Orchard Cider Co., a local family-owned favorite that produces craft ciders.
CURRENTLY ON TAP
**ALL PRICES ALREADY INCLUDE 7% SALES TAX**
Half Pint $3 / Pint $5 ABV: 6.2% / IBU: 13.0
There’s a story of a man. A man who dreamed of 12 Bones, but had no idea what it would become. Taking a break from dreaming, the man is said to have mowed a lawn at 3am. Not a lawn that was his, nor for the purposes of landscaping. Simply to mow. And mow he did. This beer is for him.
Nightmowing is a traditional Bavarian Hefe-Weizen, brewed with a special yeast strain and massive amounts of wheat. Cloudy with a soft mouthfeel, banana mows over the palate at the perfect speed in this insanely drinkable beer.
MIXTAPE FLASHBACK BLUEBERRY HEFEWEIZEN
Half Pint $4 / Pint $6 ABV: 6.2% / IBU: 13.0
The 80’s were weird. Fruity wheat beers are delicious. These are truths.
Hazy, unfiltered Weissbier segues from slightly tart blueberry into “White Wedding” by Billy Idol. By the intro of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” on Side B, banana and a hint of spice are rounding out the mix. Put on your giant, wired headphones and get ready to hit “record” at the perfect time, because here comes Mixtape Flashback.
5 RIVERSIDE KÖLSCH
Half Pint $3 / Pint $5 ABV: 5.9% / IBU: 24.9
Back where it all started. She was once a greasy spoon, a hub for ladies of the night, and, on occasion, the French Broad River’s overflow parking. In 2005, She became our home, and eventually an Asheville icon.
In honor of our sadly demolished original location, this beer was made tragically crushable through a subdued malt bill and crisp mouthfeel. Light pear esters and subtle hop character set up shop in this straw-colored Kölsch-style beer. Don’t cry for 5 Riverside, she’d want us to keep it light.
GOT ‘EM IPA
Half Pint $4 / Pint $6 ABV: 7.9% / IBU: 64.6
The circle game is a longstanding pastime at 12 Bones (you know, finger symbol below the waist). It never gets old. Look at the floor. No, really, check out the floors in this place... Did you do it?? Got ‘em.
Gradual and copious additions of Centennial hops (followed by a Centennial dry-hop) allow this single-hop American IPA to slink around every corner of the palate. Bright as a punch in the arm and sneakily boozy. Our flagship IPA could be anywhere at any time, but it’s only right here, right now. And you’re looking at it.
TOO LATE FOR ‘POLOGIZE PINEAPPLE IPA
Half Pint $4.50 / Pint $6.50 ABV: 7.9% / IBU: 64.6
Nobody’s perfect. It’s a universal truth. But sometimes mistakes lead to victories, and here’s one of ours. When we set out to make “Heat Lamp” (our scorching Pineapple Habanero IPA, honoring one of our flagship rib flavors), we were uncharacteristically coy with the pepper additions. After tasting the result of our timidity, we realized we’d accidentally created a perfect crowd-pleaser if there ever was one.
This fragrant and tropical IPA doesn’t skimp on the hops. Generous, gradual additions of Centennial hops brightens up the jammy sweetness of tropical fruits to create a well-balanced, high ABV beer meant to be enjoyed guilt-free.
**SOLD OUT…LIMITED SMALL BATCH**
NEW ENGLAND IPA
Half Pint $4.50 / Pint $6.50 ABV: 6.4%
This brew pours gold with almost no bittering hops and a gradual and increasing addition of El Dorado, Citra and Mosaic hops.
YOU WANTED A HIT AMERICAN IPA
Half Pint $4.50 / Pint $6.50 ABV: 6.6%
Well this is how we do hits. We approached this American IPA with the intention of completely nailing the formula, while simultaneously mocking it. Like a 9-minute-long, indie-electronic tune somehow making the Billboard Top 100, because it’s just that catchy. Hey, you said you wanted a hit...
We broke out the good stuff, and used a lot of it. We aggressively dry-hopped with the holy trinity of tropical hop blends (Citra, Mosaic, Centennial). We ranked our favorite records outside the bright tank, patiently waiting for the perfect straw-colored clarity and fragrant aroma to emerge. This crushable IPA was brewed to be widely requested and is bound to be played on repeat all summer long.
LOVE & HAIGHT PALE ALE
Half Pint $4 / Pint $6 ABV: 5.4%
There is a perfect balance to this world. Like a mile of red steel suspended in air.
Like the spectrum of emotion swirling inside each one of us. Like our nations most drinkable craft beer style. There is an art to balancing, and this Pale Ale might be our best effort.
With it’s golden color and creamy beige head, our pale ale is a slight departure from what you might be used to in a pale. We used all Simcoe hops, and a lot of them! Hints of grapefruit and pine will hit your nose even before you take your first sip.
I LOVE YOU, BUT I’VE CHOSEN SAISON
Half Pint $4 / Pint $6 ABV: 7.3%
OK, so...you’re nice. You’re really cute and nice. But there’s someone else. They’re funky and fresh, and they team with the essence of life. Born in a farmhouse, they command a palatable country mystique. They’re stuck in my head and I can’t get them out, so...I love you, but I’ve chosen Saison.
This refreshing beer is perfect for a hot summer day. French for “season”, Belgian farmers once used their spare time in the winter months when their labor-load was light to brew...using ingredients readily on hand. Saisons pour yellow-orange with a lingering head, moderate carbonation, and a unique flavor. With a bit of orange peel and a special strain of yeast, this ale as hints of citrus and spice.
HAWKEYE TAILGATE AMBER
Half Pint $3 / Pint $5 ABV: 6.7% / IBU: 32.4
Two Hawkeyes (who also happen to be best friends & sisters) ended up in North Carolina and opened a brewery along the way. It’s foolish to think there wouldn’t be an Iowa beer. Our Amber is perfect for a Kinnick Gameday...particularly for the only die-hard fans on earth crazy enough to kick off an epic tailgate before dawn.
A variety of caramel and chocolate malts are the star players in this easy-drinking Amber Ale. Broad and copper-colored like an Iowa sunset, Hawkeye Tailgate balances a sturdy malt bill with a trio of hops. The result is a beer that can be passed around and championed over and over again.
SO IT GOSE (pronounced Goes-Uh)
Half Pint $4 / Pint $6 ABV: 4.4%
“Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything?
Because this moment simply is...And so it goes.”
This ancient sour has endured for centuries due to a unique and refreshing profile. Brewed with 50% wheat malt, our Gose’s cloudy appearance flaunts complexity. Inoculated with Lactobacillus, it’s lemony tartness energizes and motivates the palate. Finally, an addition of salt and crushed coriander round out this thirst-quenching ode to acceptance.
FAT CAP ROBUST PORTER
Half Pint $3 / Pint $5 ABV: 7% / IBU: 22.9
This double entendre is a nod to the amazing graffiti gracing our walls as well as our tasty meats.
Starting with our Porter base, we reduced the hop character even further by adding an indulgent blend of seven different malts. This particular incarnation grew into a sweet, strong, pitch-black Baltic Porter. Notes of chocolate, caramel and vanilla are showcased throughout.
60% OF THE TIME, IT WORKS EVERY TIME PEANUT BUTTER PORTER
Half Pint $4 / Pint $6 ABV: 7% / IBU: 22.9
It’s illegal in 9 countries. It’s quite pungent. 60% of the time, it works every time.
Using our flagship Porter as a base, modest additions of peanut butter flavor reveal bold aromatics. This decadent beer is made without actual peanuts, so if you have a peanut allergy...feel free to indulge without worry.
I CAN SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD COFFEE STOUT
Half Pint $4 / Pint $6 ABV: 4.5% / IBU: 34
Between waking up and starting work, there is coffee. Between leaving work and going to sleep, there is coffee stout. Stay woke, drink up.
Starting with a traditional Irish Dry Stout, we transferred the beer onto whole Sumatran coffee beans, yielding a light-bodied, low-alcohol brew with a beautifully familiar aroma.
WITHOUT A DOUBT SMOKED SCOTCH ALE
Half Pint $4.50 / Pint $6.50 ABV: 8.1% / IBU: 22.9
Maggie is a legendary figure throughout 12 Bones. “Without a doubt”...you’ll see more of Maggs in our beers.
We won’t sugar-coat it: this beer is a beast. An unapologetically robust Scotch Ale with aggressive additions of Peat-smoked malt, boasts toffee, coffee and (yes) a light smoke flavor throughout. With deep raisin and sweet booziness on the finish, Without A Doubt leaves very little to the imagination.
**SOLD OUT…LIMITED SMALL BATCH**
COFFEE CHOCOLATE BLONDE
Half Pint $4.00 / Pint $6.00 ABV: 5.1% / IBU: 20.6
We brewed up a simple blonde ale then added beautiful complexity with an infusion of Kenyan Kibugu coffee from out friends at PennyCup Coffee Co. Next, we added cacao nibs to further complicate the mix.
The result was a less-than-simple coffee, chocolate blonde ale. The beer pours a dark straw color and the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee will greet your nose. The sip starts sweet, but the bitterness of the chocolate will linger on your tongue.
ONLY available in our taproom while it lasts!
**SOLD OUT…LIMITED SMALL BATCH**
CUKE STORY, BRO! CUCUMBER SAISON
Half Pint $4.50 / Pint $6.50 ABV: 7.3%
This refreshing summer brew is extremely fragrant and fresh with a great Cucumber taste! We took our Saison and added deliciously fresh cucumber flavor that hits you in all the right ways on a hot day. Available in the taproom only for a limited time!
**SOLD OUT…LIMITED SMALL BATCH**
THE FUZZ PEACH ROSEMARY PALE ALE
Half Pint $4.50 / Pint $6.50 ABV: 5.3%
This pale ale is another refreshing brew that’s perfect for a summer day. We infused a lively peach purée and masterfully combined subtle hints of rosemary for an extremely pleasant duo of flavor. Available in the taproom only for a limited time!