42 Western North Carolina Breweries To Try


27. Heinzelmannchen Brewery; Sylva

545 Mill St, Sylva, North Carolina
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Heinzelmannchen Brewery specializes in traditional, German altbeer. They also offer a selection of strong specialty beers.

28. Bear Waters Brewing Company; Waynesville

130 Frazier St Suite 7, Waynesville, North Carolina
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Bear Waters Brewing Company brews balanced beers like the Paddle Free ESB.

29. Tipping Point Tavern; Waynesville

190 N Main St, Waynesville, North Carolina
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Tipping Point Tavern is a fun brewpub that offers four original brews alongside a great beer list.

30. Lookout Brewing Company; Black Mountain

103 S Ridgeway Ave, Black Mountain, North Carolina
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Lookout Brewing Company is a microbrewery that makes complex and flavorful beers.

31. Howard Brewing Company; Lenoir

1001 W Ave NW, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645
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Howard Brewing Company brews classic American ales, including a beer made from a 1795 handwritten recipe.

32. Andrews Brewing Company; Andrews

575 Aquone Rd, Andrews, North Carolina
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Andrews Brewing Company has a great selection of beer for every taste.

33. One World Brewing; Asheville

10 Patton Ave, Asheville, North Carolina
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One World Brewing serves hand-crafted small-batch (40 gal.) ales all brewed on site and served in their cozy speak-easy taproom located down the alley between Salsa’s and Farm Burger. They offer over 40 (and climbing) different original brews rotated on 10 taps. Their flagships include Inner Thigh-P-A, Patcha Mama Coconut Porter, Saison of Love, Whale of a Tale Pale Ale, El Dorado Double IPA and To the Head Red IPA. They’re big hop-heads and love their IPA’s but they also have offerings to suit just about any palate.

34. Beech Mountain Brewing Company; Beech Mountain

1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, North Carolina
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Beech Mountain Brewing Company is a brewery located in an Alpine Village resort. They carry a few exclusive ales as well as some Blind Squirrel brews.

35. Dry County Brewing Company; Spruce Pine

585 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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Dry County Brewing Company is a pizza place and brewery with a tap the features 6 different styles of beer.

36. Blind Squirrel Brewery; Plumtree

4716 South US Hwy 19E, P. O. Box 159, Plumtree, NC 28664
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Blind Squirrel Brewery is microbrewery with its own bed and breakfast.

37. French Broad Brewing Co.; Asheville

101-D Fairview Rd, Asheville, North Carolina
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French Broad Brewing Co. brews traditional European beers like their Gateway Kölsch.

38. Satulah Mountain Brewing Company; Highlands

454 Carolina Way, Highlands, North Carolina
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Satulah Mountain Brewing Company brews solid beer from Carolina mountaintop water.

39. Ivory Tower Brewery; Boone

775 Bodenheimer Dr, Boone, North Carolina 28607
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Ivory Tower Brewery is a non-profit, teaching brewery that is run by Appalachian State University students and staff.

40. Blue Mountain Pizza Brew Pub; Weaverville

55 N Main St, Weaverville, North Carolina
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Blue Mountain Pizza Brew Pub has a constantly changing selection of American and Belgian style beers.

41. Loe’s Brewing Company; Lenoir

1048 Harper Ave, Lenoir, North Carolina
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Loe’s Brewing Company is a great microbrewery and gastropub.

42. Flat Top Brewing Company; Banner Elk

567 Main St E, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
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At 3,000 ft. above sea level, Flat Top Brewing Company beer is “Refreshingly Elevated.” They offer a rotating tap of 4 year round brews and a few exciting seasonal and experimental brews. All Flat Top beer is made with pure mountain water.

Vote Which Breweries Should Be In The Western North Carolina Beer Brawl. The Top 32 Vote-Getters Will Make It!

  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery (8%, 2,203 Votes)
  • Boondocks Brewing (5%, 1,252 Votes)
  • Fonta Flora Brewery (4%, 1,083 Votes)
  • Pisgah Brewing Company (4%, 1,061 Votes)
  • Lookout Brewing Company (4%, 1,060 Votes)
  • Wicked Weed Brewing (4%, 1,055 Votes)
  • Green Man Brewery (4%, 1,054 Votes)
  • Hi-Wire Brewing (4%, 1,054 Votes)
  • Highland Brewing Company (4%, 1,052 Votes)
  • Olde Hickory Brewery (4%, 1,051 Votes)
  • Asheville Brewing (4%, 1,050 Votes)
  • Wedge Brewery (4%, 1,049 Votes)
  • Oskar Blues Brewery (4%, 1,045 Votes)
  • Howard Brewing Company (3%, 742 Votes)
  • Flat Top Brewing Company (3%, 719 Votes)
  • Granite Falls Brewing Company (3%, 712 Votes)
  • Lost Province Brewing Co (2%, 538 Votes)
  • Blowing Rock Brewing Co. (2%, 415 Votes)
  • Catawba Brewing Co. (2%, 395 Votes)
  • Blind Squirrel Brewery (1%, 379 Votes)
  • French Broad Brewing Co. (1%, 375 Votes)
  • Burial Beer Co. (1%, 362 Votes)
  • OysterHouse Brewing Company (1%, 361 Votes)
  • Innovation Brewing (1%, 359 Votes)
  • Loe’s Brewing Company (1%, 358 Votes)
  • Frog Level Brewing Company (1%, 357 Votes)
  • Blue Mountain Pizza Brew Pub (1%, 356 Votes)
  • Brevard Brewing Company (1%, 355 Votes)
  • Lexington Avenue Brewery (1%, 354 Votes)
  • Dry County Brewing Company (1%, 352 Votes)
  • Ivory Tower Brewery (1%, 351 Votes)
  • Beech Mountain Brewing Company (1%, 350 Votes)
  • The Thirsty Monk (1%, 345 Votes)
  • Nantahala Brewing Company (1%, 326 Votes)
  • Twin Leaf Brewery (1%, 324 Votes)
  • Southern Appalachian Brewery (1%, 317 Votes)
  • Bear Waters Brewing Company (1%, 307 Votes)
  • One World Brewing (1%, 299 Votes)
  • Heinzelmannchen Brewery (1%, 295 Votes)
  • Satulah Mountain Brewing Company (1%, 292 Votes)
  • Tipping Point Tavern (1%, 289 Votes)
  • Andrews Brewing Company (1%, 278 Votes)
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