Western North Carolina is the brewing capital of the Southeast, with over one hundred locally brewed craft beers available from microbreweries in Bryson City, Andrews, Franklin and Asheville.
Nantahala Brewing artfully brews award-winning, unfiltered ales made with fresh hops, whole grains and clean, crisp Great Smoky Mountain water, from one of the purest, protected watersheds on the planet. The brewery is located at in the heart of Bryson City at 61 Depot Street (across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Our Tap Room is open year around with seasonal hours.
In a microbrewery in downtown Sylva, NC, German-born brewmeister Dieter Kuhn and his wife Sheryl Rudd are creating light and refreshing German beer made with wholesome grains, fresh hops and no preservatives. All beers are keg conditioned and non-filtered, making them smooth and lighter in body. Stop by the brewery for a tasting and tour.
Just 20 minutes from Nantahala Vlllage in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains, there’s an old stone building with bars on the windows that overlooks a small vineyard. Legend has it that the local lawman locked up the hooligans there to cool down until they went before the magistrate. Now the calaboose is used to incarcerate wine before it makes its escape! Calaboose Cellars is the smallest free-standing complete winery in America.