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About The Whale :: A Craft Beer Collective

Who We Are

Owners Jesse Van Note and Andrew Ross met while working together in an Asheville brewery many years ago. There was no shortage of beer around them at all times, but they still felt like something was missing in Asheville. After many bottle shares and late nights, the idea of a craft beer collective came about, that brought all the best beers from around the world under one roof. They opened The Whale :: A Craft Beer Collective in West Asheville in 2017. In light of opening the Greenville location, Jesse moved to Greenville to handle the daily operations. The Whale looks forward to collaborating with other GVL business in events like beer dinners and festivals.

Greenville’s Destination Craft Beer Bar

The Whale AVL popped off and folks encouraged Jesse and Ross to expand their vision. Jesse had been playing shows in Greenville for years with his band Bask, and took a liking to the area. While the basic concept of the two bars is similar, they have a different look, feel, and menu from one another.  While they are only an hour away from each other, you can have a completely different experience at each location. Despite the differences, you will find some of the trademark features at both the Greenville and the Asheville Whales.