Breweries in Western North Carolina seem to keep popping up.
With 19 breweries & pub breweries in North Carolina’s western region, WNC is becoming quite the destination for beer connoisseurs of all kinds. If you’re interested in finding more info on area breweries, check out ‘NC Brewers Guild‘.
With the majority of breweries & pub breweries in Western North Carolina found in Asheville, NC (a total of 9), the city of approximately 80k has been dubbed by many, ‘Beer City USA‘. Internet voters weren’t the only ones willing to make Asheville, Beer City USA. Just this year, two HUGE announcements from micro brew giants, Sierra Nevada & New Belgium breweries, were made to locate their East coast distribution centers in the Asheville area. This major news may have solidified the title for years to come.
Although Asheville has it going on, the local beer scene West of Asheville is showing some promise as of late. Be sure to check them out when in the area!
Frog Level Brewing Company, Waynesville, NC
Headwaters Brewing Company, Waynesville, NC
Tipping Point Tavern, Waynesville, NC
Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Sylva, NC
Bryson City, NC:
Nantahala Brewing Company, Bryson City, NC
So, now that you know about local brew in WNC, who will open the very first brewery in Franklin NC, Highlands NC or Cashiers NC??