“Being Asheville area beer snobs (and brewers) we knew Blackwater beer was good – have been coming by every winter – but this year Lincoln blew us away with a four-punch of Altbier, Goldenrod, Kolsch, and Oatmeal Stout. This is the single best Kolsch we’ve ever had – by light years – with a fuller body that still has us seeing colors. The Stout was perfect English style carbonation – not overdone, perfect CO2 volumes. We’re also appreciate hazier style beers and the Goldenrod (Belgian style) was truly the touch. And who’s got an Altbier on tap (even in A’ville) – perfect color and flavor…nailed. All served in glasses for that style.
This guy isn’t just brewing beer – this is chemistry-steeped liquid art. We’ve not had a peak beer experience like this since finding Burial Brewery (AVL) when they opened. Plus – Lincoln is just a helluva cool guy serving and talking about these beers and we had him literally to ourselves and another couple at closing hour…can’t put a price on that.
Lincoln – you’ve gotta bottle or can and ship to AVL!!! That Kolsch is literally one of the best beers we’ve had in this life. These are all beers we’d buy regularly.”
Kevin C., Asheville, NC – Facebook 02/22/16
“My husband had the dark stout (I don’t drink beer) and he said that it was very good. For our meal, my hubby ordered the tuna melt on beer bread. He really enjoyed it! Couldn’t say enough about how good the bread was. I ordered the fish and chips. The fish was coated in a beer dip (I think that’s what it’s called). It was very good. The owner/manager took the time to share with us about the different beers and how they’re made. Very interesting! We will return.” – TripAdvisor 5/3/15
“LOVE IT HERE!!! The beer is awesome; there are 5 on tap and their tasting set-up is really great, it totally helped me nail down what I wanted to order. The staff is super nice, incredibly friendly, and knowledgeable about the beer on tap but I think my favorite thing about the place is its set-up!! They have tables to eat at, a bar, couches to lounge in, and then a bunch of different games you can play while you’re drinking, I think they also have a fire place too. We played shuffle board and pool but they also have darts and it looked like there was a dance floor too! Come for great beer, super friendly staff, and an awesome atmosphere that is really fun to hang in!!!!” Kirstina S. – Yelp 4/16/15
“My boyfriend and I visited Blackwater Falls State Park last weekend and stopped by the Blackwater Brewery during our visit. We were PLEASANTLY surprised with this brewery. It’s truly incredible and WORTH a visit. As soon as you walk into the brewery, you’re amazed at all of the beautiful woodwork inside. There is a homey fireplace surrounded by comfortable seating, another sitting area with checkers and chess, and tons of other games staggered throughout the brewery: darts, a pool table, a hand crafted shuffleboard table, foosball, etc.
Also as soon as we walked up to the bar, the owner greeted us! Talk about great customer service. He was lovely to chat with and his other employees were just as enjoyable to talk to while there. Their attention to customers is superb.
Bottom line: GREAT experience, fantastic atmosphere, gorgeous decor, EXCELLENT beer, beverages, food, and outstanding customer service. Worth a visit if you’re in Davis, WV.” Krys M. — TripAdvisor 2/21/2015
“Love this place. Great beer – lots of old-world style ales (the EPA is my favorite, followed by the oatmeal stout in a close second), solid rotating menu, friendly and helpful staff, and a lovely atmosphere complete with roaring fire, all sorts of games (darts, foosball, shuffleboard, pool…), and TVs so you can catch the game.” Ned S. – Yelp 1/27/15
“Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Meal was awesome. Owners are very personable. Worth the drive. You won’t be disappointed :)” Laurie P. — Facebook 8/5/14
“Excellent beer, good food and great atmosphere! We will definitely return to taste more of the several varieties of beer! Great place!” Crystal T. — Facebook 8/3/14
“After a great backpacking trip in Dolly Sods, Blackwater Brewery was ideal! It was Steak-night, our luck. Sampled all the beers brewed by ordering a flight. Drank two more pints of the Kolsch. Not typically a beer I choose. .. but Lincoln (brewmaster) ought to be dubbed Captain Kolsch. Beer quality was way beyond expectation. I look forward to my next visit! Thank you for existing!” Steve T. — Google, Summer 2014
“Really enjoyed our experience here. The wings were delicious and the beer was very good. If you are in the area I would definitely recomend checking this place out! Very nice atmosphere, super friendly, attentive staff, overall great restaurant!!!” TaraTB — TripAdvisor 5/28/14
“Stopped in for some beers – fantastic!! Amazingly fantastic Kolsh, great EPA and the service was fantastic and food was really good. Nice people, intelligent brewer with some real skills and fun time. Very pleased and will come here again!! Some of the best beer in US” Joe B. — Yelp 5/3/14
“My girlfriend and I spent a Saturday night closing down the place chatting with the owner over great brews. We’ve come here many times and it’s getting better and better each time.” Christopher W. — Facebook review 2/10/14
“Thank you for joining us at our first Taste of West Virginia event in Washington, D.C. Special thank you to Dr. Lincoln Wilkins Jr. and the staff for being so hospitable. I really enjoyed your light brew! Hope you can join us next year!” WV Joe M. — Yelp 6/27/13