(Photos Courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing)

(Photos Courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing)

Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s first craft breweries, helping pioneer the “American” style of brewing with such iconic brews as the Pale Ale, Celebration Ale, Bigfoot Barleywine and the popular Torpedo Extra IPA. And with every changing season you’ll find fans everywhere delighting in Sierra Nevada’s fantastic seasonal selections and innovate, exceptional small-batch beers.

Sierra Nevada’s innovation in the brewhouse is seconded only by their passion for sustainability—particularly energy creation, water and material conservation, recycling and waste reduction. In 2012 Sierra Nevada announced that the Chico, CA based brewery would build a new eastern U.S. expansion brewery in Mills River, NC. In just two short years, the 185-acre Mills River site now hosts a state-of-the-art brewery that is delivering the iconic brand’s signature beers to thirsty fans up and down the eastern seaboard.

In the Spring of 2014, Sierra Nevada commenced brewing operations at the new facility. For 2015, the world class visitor experience you’ve been waiting for is now available to the public.  Tours of the facility, a gift shop, and an amazing new Restaurant and Taproom are all up and running, making the Mills River, NC brewery a top pilgrimage site for beer lovers world-wide.

This is a stop along the Ale Trail that you can’t miss!

100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills river, NC 28732 United States

Phone: (828) 681-5300

Website: www.sierranevada.com

Taproom Hours: 
(For the live taplist, go here, or call 1 (828) 708-6242 or email millsrivertaproom@sierranevada.com for more information)




Brewhouse Tour Hours:
(Book online here: or you can call 1 (828) 708-6176 or email millsrivertours@sierranevada.com for more details)

11am | 12pm | 1pm | 2pm | 3pm

11am | 12pm | 1pm | 2pm | 3pm | 4pm

12pm | 1pm | 2pm | 3pm | 4pm