Eastbound & Down

Eastbound & Down

Get outside of Asheville and explore the best breweries and cideries across the region. Head east and continue exploring the Ale Trail by making stops at these seven breweries. Pick up a copy of the Field Guide for a more complete overview of Western North Carolina breweries.

Catawba Brewing Co Logo

Catawba Brewing Morgantown

Catawba’s production facility is located in downtown Morganton, where the 30-barrel brewhouse produces the famous White Zombie White Ale and other flagships. This location is family and dog-friendly with live music. The brewery is recognized as one of the pioneers of North Carolina’s burgeoning craft beer market.
> Location: 212 S Green St, Morganton
> Hours: Mon-Thur 5-9, Fri-1-11, Sat 12-11, Sun 1-7
> Call: 828-430-6883

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Fonta Flora Brewery

Farmhouse brewery located under the backdrop of the stunning Linville Gorge on 9 acreas that includes a production facility and tasting room. Also, visit their historic flatiron tasting room in downtown Morgantown which is where Fonta Flora Brewery was born.
> Morgantown Location: 212 S Green St, Morganton
> Morgantown Hours: Mon-Wed 5-9, Thurs-Fri 4-10, Sat 12-1-, Sun 12-8
– Whippoorwill Farm Location: 6751 NC-126, Nebo
– Whippoorwill Hours: Wed-Fri 2-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-8
> Call: 828-475-7501

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Hillman Beer

Nestled against the beautiful fresh water of Mill Creek the brewery boasts over 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor seating with over 32 taps. Enjoy the numerous community style tables or grab a private two top on the deck next to the creek. Full kitchen, family-friendly, and dogs are welcome.
> Location: 78 Catawba Ave, Old Fort
> Hours: Mon-Tues 11-10, Wed-Sat 11-11, Sun 12-10
> Call: 828-430-6883

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Keepers Cut Meadery Logo

Keepers Cut Meadery

KeepersCut.com
828-668-6372

Mica Town Brewing Logo

Mica Town Brewing Company

MicaTownBrewing.com
828-559-8300

Whaley Farm Brewery Logo

Whaley Farm Brewery

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Newgrass Brewing Logo

Newgrass Brewing

NewgrassBrewing.com
704-937-1280

Sidetracked Brewery Logo

Sidetracked Brewery

SidetrackedBrew.com
828-544-5840

Taylors Brewing Co Logo

Taylors Brewing Co

828-559-0778