Highland Brewing Co. is widely recognized as the godfather of craft beer and brewing culture in Western North Carolina. Founded in 1994, it is the first legal brewery in town since Prohibition, and is still family-owned. Highland beers are found in nine states, yet retains a hometown feel with its spacious tasting room, grassy meadow lined with trees, and free live music several times a week. Small batch beers are available only at the brewery, and pints flow from the tasting room seven days a week. This is the brewery that paved the way for Asheville to become Beer City, USA!
Highland Brewing announced a major expansion in 2014, increasing capacity and adding a new bottling line. Highland is also a local leader in sustainability – on a clear day the brewery is completely powered by the sun!
This fall, expect the grand opening of a spacious new rooftop bar and a two-level interior venue – making it an ideal place to host your next wedding rehearsal or corporate event!
Highland will also be offering more new beer releases than ever, so be sure to be the first to try them at select brewery release parties throughout the year.
Tours & Tastings
Groups are limited to 25 people and are on a first-come, first serve basis with a sign up sheet at the main bar. Please arrive early to sign up, especially on weekends.
Please check Highland’s website or call for tour information.