If you love beer, you probably already know that Western North Carolina has a bevy of delicious breweries. However, while Asheville, NC, does get (and deserve) a lot of attention for its collection of brewhouses, there are other places to go for a cold one. If you like trying specialty beers brewed in areas that are a little more off-the-beaten-track, try these incredible breweries near Saluda, NC.
North Carolina and Beer: A Few Fun Facts
In 2019, 333 craft breweries in North Carolina produced 1.2 million barrels of beer and drove an economic impact of $2.555 million. More than 50 of these breweries are in Western North Carolina alone. That’s pretty stout!
If you’re staying with us at the Orchard Inn, here are a few breweries near Saluda, NC, you can investigate with ease.
Looking for the Best Breweries Near Saluda, NC? Try These!
Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, please visit the brewery websites or call ahead to learn about the safety measures in place and any temporary restrictions they may have.
Green River Brew Pub
Green River Brew Pub is the closes brewery to the Orchard Inn. It’s a 4-minute drive away! Select from 14 taps of mostly local craft beer and cider. They also have nearly 50 different canned and bottled beers, as well as wine. Play a game of darts or foosball, listen to some live music, or grab a table in the outdoor seating area to kick back and relax.
26 Church St., Saluda. Call (828) 769-9033 for more information.
Oklawaha Brewing Co.
Oklawaha’s connection to the community shines through in numerous ways. If sampling their excellent beer is all you had in mind, we recommend you go in early when it’s less crowded to ask questions and learn about their process. You’ll love the cool atmosphere. But what you might like even more is that a portion of their proceeds benefits a farm animal sanctuary. Oklawaha is about 20 minutes from the Orchard Inn.
147 1st Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC. Visit their website or call (828) 595-9956 for info.
Southern Appalachian Brewery
You’ll want to check out Southern Appalachian Brewery’s event calendar before you visit. They feature food trucks Wednesday-Sunday. They also sell giant soft pretzels from Underground Baking Co. on Fridays and Saturdays. Now, about the beer. The taproom features regular favorites like the pilsner, Belgian Blonde Ale, Copperhead Amber Ale, and Black Bear Stout, to name a few. Be sure to check out their seasonal offerings, too. Southern Appalachian is about 25 minutes from the Orchard Inn.
822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Visit their website or call 828-684-1235 for info and hours.
Triskelion Brewing Co.
Triskelion Brewing Co.’s goal is to produce “the best beer we can possibly make.” Try one of their flagship beers or enjoy a pint of one of their seasonals. Some of their most popular offerings include Firefly IPA, Angelicious (Blonde Ale), Gorilla Ale (IPA), and Triskelion Celtic Ale (Scottish Ale). Check out their full menu online.
Triskelion Brewing is about a 20-minute drive from the Orchard Inn. They are located at 340 7th Ave. E in Hendersonville.
Guidon Brewing Co.
There is meaning in nearly everything that Guidon Brewing Co. stands for, from its cozy and friendly atmosphere to its carefully crafted beer. When you visit, you can expect fine quality food, American, German, and Belgian-style beers, as well as a few rotating/specialty beers. Don’t miss the Oyster Stout!
415 8th Ave. E, Hendersonville. It’s about a 21-minute drive from the Orchard Inn.
Stay at the Orchard Inn
As you plan your tour of the best breweries near Saluda, be sure to stay with us right here at the Orchard Inn. Our Saluda, NC, bed and breakfast is tucked away in the mountains and provides the perfect location for you to escape the “everyday” and drink in the fresh mountain air and views. Prepare to indulge in a delicious breakfast each morning in our glassed-in dining room. You can also enjoy delicious farm-to-table dining options for dinner and an incredible Sunday brunch.