Over the years, we in the North Carolina mountains have begun to get a reputation. Fortunately, it’s a reputation we are proud of. We are quickly becoming known as one of the best places on the East Coast to experience beer. As small batch and craft brewing are on the rise, more and more breweries love coming to set up shop here in Asheville. When visitors who love beer come to Asheville breweries they know exactly what to expect while they are exploring their options. We at Orchard Inn love tasting new beers that come out from our local Asheville breweries and also enjoy staying on top of news of new Asheville breweries that come to the area. We are so excited to share with you some of our top picks for new Asheville breweries that will be debuting in 2015.
One of the new Asheville breweries that is getting a lot of buzz right now is New Belgium. Both New Belgium and Asheville are both very excited about the pairing of these two great things. Their first brewery is located in Fort Collins, CO and their team has been searching the country for the perfect place to house their 2nd brewery and saw the amazing potential as well as inviting community here in Asheville that for New Belgium it was an easy and natural fit. Known for beers such as Fat Tire, Snapshot, Ranger, and their Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout, these beers will do well here. Be sure to check out their site to keep up to date on the progress of their new Asheville brewery.
Next in our list of new Asheville breweries is Sierra Nevada. They have been working on their Mills River site for about 2 years now and all of their perfection and hard work is about to pay off. As of now their gift shop is open but the rest of the openings will be happening very soon. The next part of their opening time table is their Full Tour Program which they are taking reservations for now. Next in early 2015 their restaurant and tap room will open. However, for our outdoor enthusiasts, get excited because in Spring 2015 Sierra Nevada will open hiking and biking trails around their property. Just like New Belgium, Sierra Nevada fell in love with our area and the gorgeous scenery.
Last in our list of new Asheville breweries is one that already has an established business in our area but we are all really excited that they are opening up a new location. It’s no secret that Catawba Brewing has been building a new storefront on Banks Avenue. They are no in the process of hiring some amazing new staff for it. Their beers have been a local staple here in North Carolina and they pride themselves on using the same old world systems that for years have given us one of our favorite end of the day beverages.
As you can see, it’s amazing Asheville breweries like these that are a big draw for visitors to our area. Of course, another draw is amazing places to stay. Instead of staying in a big hotel, consider staying with us while you are perusing Asheville breweries. We at Orchard Inn are the perfect home away from home while you are here. Our inn features cozy rooms and spacious cottages perfect for any guest. Enjoy views of nearby mountains from not only your room but our wonderful dining room where you will enjoy your delicious and homemade breakfast every morning and if you choose, a dinner with us as well. Ready to start your Asheville breweries tour? Contact our wonderful staff today and let us help you plan a fantastic trip to see us!
Photo by: Christer Edvartsen