Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Asheville

In North Carolina’s Mills River, just 20 miles outside Asheville, visit the Sierra Nevada Brewery Co. for original craft beers and artisan dining.


While climbing the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1970, owner and founder Ken Grossman devised the idea of a brewery that served original craft beers combined with fresh, wholesome food.

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His first beer to test was stout, and the Pale Ale soon followed. Today the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co portfolio offers 11 beers year-round, with four seasonal brews and three high-alcohol special edition beers.

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The Mills River Taproom is open for dining, and brew tasting seven days a week and touts a certified organic Kitchen Garden in the back of the restaurant. As the Garden provides fresh produce for the brewhouse’s menu, the cooks locally outsource the best poultry, meat, and dairy products.

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Sierra features custom tours and tastings tailored to please your unique preference. Forms are available on the website to answer questions to customize the right facility tour for you.

Tours team members will follow up to finalize the details. In addition, custom options are available from Wednesday to Friday. The brewhouse tours and outdoor lounging are also available. On Saturdays and Sundays, beer enthusiasts can enjoy the outdoor dining and live music at its big Amphitheater or relax on their Back Porch and take a stroll through the Beer Garden.

Reservations are recommended for the dining room and patio seating but are not required in the bar area.

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Sierra Nevada prides itself on being a brewhouse that protects the environment through sustainability, and alternative energy sources. Its great outdoor location also helps. The brewery’s mindset and resolve to reduce, reuse, and recycle have set an industry standard.

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