Tired of paying high prices for warm beer? Come check out the award winning beer selections at Hop Spot@HotSpot! We carry hundreds of professionally curated beer selections from crispy lagers, to stouts and IPA’s, to hype smoothie sours, and even specialty rauchbiers, milds, and farmhouse ales. Our hoppy beers, delicate lagers, and smoothies are all meticulously stored and refrigerated at optimal temperatures so that delicate hop aromas are preserved and your beer doesn’t explode. Most of the beers we offer through our expanded sets are never found outside of specialty bottleshops, and we work with dozens of artisanal distributors and small breweries to make it happen.
We undeniably have the best craft selection of all c- stores in SC and NC. The HopSpot is especially loved among those “in the industry” as we sell beer between 7am and 2am everyday.
Meet our beer buyer, Wilton Jordan III, a lifelong beer advocate and purveyor of the best C-Store beer program on the East Coast. Click here to learn more about our beer buyer and how you can contact him for assistance.
Hop Spot Locations:
“Poor Boys” Our top selling and fastest rotating spot. This lively West Asheville Hot Spot is the busiest store in Asheville and a favorite among locals and tourists looking to score the most exclusive brews, cider, seltzer, mead, and the best wine selections of all our stores. Our beer buyer, Wilton Jordan III, is constantly in this store due to the rapid turnover of selections here. The alternative beverage sections with non alcoholics, ciders, selzers and kombucha is unrivaled portfolio-wise. This store often has special releases sell out within the week so check back as soon as possible in order to catch beers when they drop. The shelves here never look the same!
Brevard Road is Poor Boys sister store in South Asheville, this friendly neighborhood store is a mecca for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts as it is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Bent Creek Forest, and Pisgah. Catch up on choice beverages before you: rip it up on the trails, hit the campsite for some bonfire beers, or take a dip in our many WNC swimming holes. While it is a smaller store compared to our West Asheville location, this store makes up for it with a highly curated selection of best sellers and hype releases. Most of our best beer will make it to this store.
East Henry in Downtown Spartanburg SC is our original location. With the largest selection (over 400) of refrigerated craft beers in Spartanburg, their huge beer cave is the coolest spot in town. Since 2012 this unassuming urban gas station has been the home of craft beer in the Hub City. We are rated as the “Best Beer Store” in Spartanburg and our expert beer buyer, Wilton Jordan III, commutes twice weekly from Asheville in order to ensure the finest offerings are in the hands of Hub City residents!
Franklin Hop Spot in Franklin, NC is our most rural location and the best beer store west of Asheville. This downtown haunt, beloved by an intersection of old timers and newcomers from across the “western-western”area of the state, fills a crucial role in providing lifeblood to the enthusiast beer drinker. Beers typically unseen west of Asheville are picked up from the brewery directly meaning that most of the beer you will see here are unavailable anywhere else within an hour’s drive. Our buyer takes a trip up the mountain weekly in order to ensure the coolers are filled with the hottest new releases.
This is the top craft beer spot along the Appalachian Trail and a favorite after hike pastime is loading up on some top shelf brews and drinking them at (BYOB) Cafe Rel, located inside our store. Cafe Rel is undisputably known as the best restaurant in town and sports high end French Cuisine at an affordable rate, with almost every entree under 20USD.