West Asheville Location:

Asheville

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.

W.AVL Menu
W.AVL Events
Oct
07
2022
Your Dog Here
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DETAILS
Still riding that Zwanze Day high! :: Thanks so much for coming out! :: Special shoutout to @kipperisrad @daniel_barlow @dimitrivibes @haywoodcommon @thepoehouse for making all our dreams come true! :: This weekend might be wet, but it cozy in here :: Come hang! :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!
Today! Puppies! :: we’ve got @mountainpetrescueavl in the house starting at 4pm :: Shop for beers, not your friends! :: Come adopt your newest homie :: No @dimitrivibes tonight as he’s living his best life down in Columbia :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!
Due to the incoming weather this weekend from Hurricane Ian we will be postponing The Whale’s Annual Oktoberfest until October 22nd :: Everyone stay safe out there and we will see you in a few weeks :: Prost!
If you frequent The Whale then you know we’re HUGE dog people. You can always catch our bartenders handing out dog treats, making sure there’s a water bowl available or coming around the bar to greet your furry partner-in-crime :: We’re stoked to be partnering with our best buds at @dssolvr to help with their 2nd Annual “YOUR DOG HERE” event on Friday, October 7th! :: If you attended last year than you know that not only can your dog be on a can of DSSOLVR beer, but it raises funds for the always amazing @ashevillehumane :: We’re RAFFLIN’, We’re DRINKIN’ and most importantly we’re FUNDRAISIN’! :: Let’s GO! :: www.thewhalecollective.com :: PROST!
Today is the day! :: Get your Tommy Bahama one and head to The Whale :: Yacht Rock Zwanze kicks off at 11am :: If you like sour beer or things that taste amazing, you can’t miss this :: @haywoodcommon is ready to feed you too :: Worldwide toast at 3pm :: Don’t miss out :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!
Sup captains :: We’re getting stoked about @brasseriecantillonofficiel Zwanze Day tomorrow :: @haywoodcommon got you covered for brunch before and during :: Doors open at 11am :: First come, first served :: Public Parking at The Calgary Baptist Church :: All ages but most have valid ID to purchase (duh) :: Can not be an out of state ID card (duh) :: Can’t wait to hang :: TheWhaleCollective.com :: Prost!  Let the mellow sounds and inviting vibes sail you away at Yacht Rock Zwanze Day at The Whale, Saturday, Sept 24th at 11 am. Button up your Tommy Bahama halfway, break out the linen pants and come sip these insane mixed fermentation beauties. This event will be not ticketed to attend, meaning the bar is open to everyone! In order to participate in Cantillon drinking, you must purchase a commemorative glass for $15.

This year’s draft options will be:

Cuvée Saint Gilloise
Sang Bleu
Vigneronne
Magic Lambic
Saint Lamvinus

The glass purchase does not include a pour but allows for you to purchase any Cantillon on draft! The worldwide Zwanze toast will be at 3 pm so make sure you don’t miss it!

Zwanze 2022 pours will be available to purchase starting at 11 am and poured right before 3pm. There are only 110 total pours available for purchase of the Zwanze 2022. They will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Kipper Schauer, Badass DJ extraordinaire will be here to send you on your way with the smoothest yacht rock classics.

WHAT IS ZWANZE DAY?
(via Our Tasty Travels) Zwanze day is an annual event that Cantillon holds, in which they brew a small batch of experimental beer and offer it for sale in a select group of pubs around the world.  This beer is usually a different style each year and is something other than a traditional Cantillon lambic.  This allows the brewers to experiment and take part in the fun, semi-sarcastic humor of Brussels, which is the true meaning of the word zwanze.

Save the date! We can’t wait to see you. Prost!
Let the mellow sounds and inviting vibes sail you away at Yacht Rock Zwanze Day at The Whale, Saturday, Sept 24th at 11 am. Button up your Tommy Bahama halfway, break out the linen pants and come sip these insane mixed fermentation beauties. This event will be not ticketed to attend, meaning the bar is open to everyone! In order to participate in Cantillon drinking, you must purchase a commemorative glass for $15.

This year’s draft options will be:

Cuvée Saint Gilloise
Sang Bleu
Vigneronne
Magic Lambic
Saint Lamvinus

The glass purchase does not include a pour but allows for you to purchase any Cantillon on draft! The worldwide Zwanze toast will be at 3 pm so make sure you don’t miss it!

Zwanze 2022 pours will be available to purchase starting at 11 am and poured right before 3pm. There are only 110 total pours available for purchase of the Zwanze 2022. They will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Kipper Schauer, Badass DJ extraordinaire will be here to send you on your way with the smoothest yacht rock classics.

WHAT IS ZWANZE DAY?
(via Our Tasty Travels) Zwanze day is an annual event that Cantillon holds, in which they brew a small batch of experimental beer and offer it for sale in a select group of pubs around the world.  This beer is usually a different style each year and is something other than a traditional Cantillon lambic.  This allows the brewers to experiment and take part in the fun, semi-sarcastic humor of Brussels, which is the true meaning of the word zwanze.

Save the date! We can’t wait to see you. Prost!
Let the mellow sounds and inviting vibes sail you away at Yacht Rock Zwanze Day at The Whale, Saturday, Sept 24th at 11 am. Button up your Tommy Bahama halfway, break out the linen pants and come sip these insane mixed fermentation beauties. This event will be not ticketed to attend, meaning the bar is open to everyone! In order to participate in Cantillon drinking, you must purchase a commemorative glass for $15.

This year’s draft options will be:

Cuvée Saint Gilloise
Sang Bleu
Vigneronne
Magic Lambic
Saint Lamvinus

The glass purchase does not include a pour but allows for you to purchase any Cantillon on draft! The worldwide Zwanze toast will be at 3 pm so make sure you don’t miss it!

Zwanze 2022 pours will be available to purchase starting at 11 am and poured right before 3pm. There are only 110 total pours available for purchase of the Zwanze 2022. They will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Kipper Schauer, Badass DJ extraordinaire will be here to send you on your way with the smoothest yacht rock classics.

WHAT IS ZWANZE DAY?
(via Our Tasty Travels) Zwanze day is an annual event that Cantillon holds, in which they brew a small batch of experimental beer and offer it for sale in a select group of pubs around the world.  This beer is usually a different style each year and is something other than a traditional Cantillon lambic.  This allows the brewers to experiment and take part in the fun, semi-sarcastic humor of Brussels, which is the true meaning of the word zwanze.

Save the date! We can’t wait to see you. Prost!