West Asheville Location:


has some fantastic local craft beers, we showcase something different. Our goal is to provide unique offerings that aren’t the same beers served at other bars around town. We handpick each selection of world-class craft beer from around the globe while paying special attention to quality and history. Often, we are fortunate to brew collaborative beers with local and regional breweries that are “Whale Exclusives”.

Well-behaved dogs are always welcome inside and on the patio. Food is available to be ordered from the Haywood Common Kitchen, which is adjacent to the bar.

We invite you to come in and enjoy a “White Whale” you have always wanted to try and have never gotten your hands on. Quench your thirst with your favorite ol’ reliable German pilsner. Pick a wild card and sip something you have never seen or heard of, but are glad you discovered it at The Whale :: A Craft Beer Collective.

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OKTOBERFEST IS THIS SATURDAY! :: PARTY STARTS AT 1pm! :: Games start at 2! :: @undergroundbakery is pulling in the BRETZEL BUS! :: Fun! :: Here til 11pm :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!
OKTOBERFEST IS THIS SATURDAY! :: @undergroundbakery is pulling in the BRETZEL BUS for all you pretzel needs and @haywoodcommon is getting all the brats roasting :: @ayinger_privatbrauerei providing the glassware, gonna be a hell of a party :: Costume Contest, Pretzel Toss, Stein Hoisting, and more! :: 1pm start :: Here today till 11 :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!
OKTOBERFEST IS BACK THIS SATURDAY! :: ʟɪᴋᴇ,ꜱʜᴀʀᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴀɢ ᴀ ʏᴏᴅᴇʟᴇʀ ᴛᴏ ᴡɪɴ ᴀ ꜰʀᴇᴇ ꜱᴛᴇɪɴ ᴛᴏ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ʜᴏᴍᴇ! :: We’ve got @ayinger_privatbrauerei Helping us throw the party of the year! :: PRIZES, COSTUMES, GAMES, BEER! :: Starts at 1pm, Contests start at 2pm :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!
Sunday Funday with @abominationbrewingco :: These will go quick 💨 just like the leaf change 🍁 so get here now :: DONT FORGET OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY :: Here til at least 11pm :: Full menu at TheWhaleCollective.com :: Shoutout to @_pbea_ and @sophiateaa for always crushing the photography :: Prost!
Which one you grabbing? :: Have you seen our NEW WEBSITE? :: Make sure you peep it for all upcoming events and current beers :: It’s still a work in progress but aren’t we all :: Here 12-11 :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!
🚨 NEW HYPE BREWERY ALERT 🚨 :: @mortalisbrewing is HERE! :: Hurry in and grab some juice! :: Here 12-11 everyday :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!
Live as Time Changes :: We appreciate all the support throughout time WAVL :: We’re throwing down for Oktoberfest NEXT SATURDAY THE 23rd :: YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS IT ::Here everyday 12-11 :: Full list at TheWhaleCollective.com ::Prost!
Oktoberfest at The Whale Returns October 23rd :: Games, Beers, Prizes, Costumes, and Beer! :: Mark it down so you don’t forget :: It’s alway our favorite event of the year, so start getting your outfit ready now :: Here everyday 12-11 :: Full list at TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!