Brewery & Wine in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains

The boom in the craft beer industry is alive and thriving throughout the North Carolina Smoky Mountains.  You’ll find a brewing company in almost every city in the area and many within walking distance of each other.  Start your craft beer exploration with some of these local favorites when you are out grabbing a bite to eat or just in need of refreshment.

If a glass of wine is more your style to take in the beautiful scenery, you’ll find that here too.  The climate of the region paired with the elevation make way for opportunities to create unique wines that you won’t find elsewhere in North Carolina.

As Cherokees, we believe it is time to tell our own stories, to begin a new chapter of Cherokee legends. One way to do this is through presenting a high-quality, craft product imbued with integrity, creativity, and character. Both ancient art forms, Cherokee storytelling and craft brewing, engage communities in conversations, invite laughter, and generate an appreciation for the artistry of life. We are proud to unite these natural partners and continue the legacy of Cherokee ingenuity and resiliency through our beers. We invite you to join us and become part of our story. “Our first creation, MotherTown Blonde Ale was inspired by our Cherokee homeland and the legendary Cherokee woman, Selu. We are Cherokee, so it’s natural that our artwork and branding reflect a love for our culture and engages our customer with a type of storytelling. We've added Hop-Rooted IPA now! Look for 7 Clans on tap or cans at Harrah's Cherokee & Valley River Casinos and other locations listed on our website. Office at 7 Nickey Drive, Cherokee.
12 Nickeh Drive (office) Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 246-3005 7clansbrewing.com Get Directions
We’re not the first distillers to understand the importance of Maggie Valley’s water. The first settlers knew these rustic and rugged mountains held a secret. They brought their Scotch-Irish heritage of making craft whiskey and spirits with them. Maggie Valley has been the home to many legendary moonshiners who made GREAT Smoky Mountain whiskeys! WANT TO BE MASTER DISTILLER FOR THE DAY? We are now happily booking tours for the summer of 2018. We’ll show you how we make your favorite spirits, then treat you to a tasting! Morning and early afternoon tours are the best times to see the still in operation. Monday-Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
3732 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 944-0766 elevatedmountain.com Get Directions
FernCrest Winery Tasting Room is open in downtown Andrews. We have created hand crafted wines using the best grapes form our vineyard and our vineyard partners. Wine tastings, bottles and wine by the glass. Local cheeses, local jams and wine merchandise
1060 Main Street Andrews, NC 28901 (828) 321-1600 www.ferncrestwinery.com Get Directions
HoppyTrout Brewing Company a new microbrewery in Andrews! With names like: Hop Incident, Wicked Weed, Behold the Reaper, Allagash, Dr Smores Stout w/cherries - make you want to try them! Handmade Sicilian Brick Oven Pizza, Appetizers, Salads
911 Main Street Andrews, NC 28901 (828) 835-2111 hoppytroutbrewing.com Get Directions
"Production craft brewery with tap room, food truck, outdoor patio, and w-fi. Kid and pet friendly. Check our website or Facebook page for the entertainment lineup on our indoor and outdoor stages. Come "Get Lazy"! Come "Get Lazy"
188 West Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-2337 www.lazyhikerbrewing.com Get Directions
Craft brewery! Plus, wood-fired pizza is our specialty with homemade dough and sauce – it's outstanding! Burgers, fresh cut fries and much more! Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sunday Noon - 10:00 pm
994 Business Hwy 64 Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-1472 valleyriverbreweries.com
We are Murphy's only craft brewery! Plus, wood-fired pizza is our specialty with homemade dough and sauce – it's outstanding! Burgers, fresh cut fries and much more!
71 Tennessee Street Murphy, NC 28906 (828) 837-2337 valleyriverbreweries.com
Wehrloom Honey presents Wehrloom Honey Wines, a variety of mead wines( honey-based wines) made from their unadulterated raw honey. Opens in the Spring 2017.
257 Willie Colvin Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 735-2300 wehrloom.com Get Directions