Mills River and Brevard
Get outside of Asheville and explore the best breweries and cideries across the region. Mills River and Brevard have a growing craft brewery scene that is definitely worth the visit! Home of two cideries, Pick up a copy of the Field Guide for a more complete overview of Western North Carolina breweries.
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Bold Rock Hard Cider has called Henderson County home since 2015, using locally sourced NC apples to craft award-winning hard cider. Relax in the large indoor taproom or enjoy live music in the family and dog friendly outdoor cider garden. Food is available daily at the Bold Bites Mobile Kitchen.
‣ Location: 72 School House Rd, Mills River
‣ Hours: Mon-Thur 12-9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8
‣ Call: 828-595-9940
Burning Blush Brewery
Founded in 2019, family-owned and operated Burning Blush Brewery focuses on traditional European lagers and ales. The large taproom has a Victorian gothic vibe with community-style tables and stained glass. A large outdoor beer garden accommodates families and dogs, and food trucks rotate on a schedule daily.
‣ Location: 4891 Boylston Hwy, Mills River
‣ Hours: Mon-Thur 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8
‣ Call: 828-595-9859
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing is internationally renowned for its innovative and hop-forward beers, its use of the finest quality ingredients, and its commitment to sustainability. Visitors can tour the extensive brewery, walk the estate garden, grab a pint outside, and dine in the taproom.
‣ Location: 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River
‣ Hours: Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10
‣ Call: 828-681-5300
Appalachian Mountain Brewery Taproom
Coming soon to Mills River! The taproom that will feature 32-beer tap-list that showcases unique small-batch beers, ciders, seltzers, and a curated cocktail list. With a large indoor space and outdoor beer garden, the space offers plenty of room for a variety of games, activities, and event hosting space. They will also offer a unique food menu that has a Southern spin on elevated pub foods.
‣ Location: 46 N Mills River Rd, Mills River
‣ Hours: opening in 2023- see socials for updates