Sierra Nevada Brewery
Mills River, NC

Sierra Nevada Brewery, Mills River, NC

We brewed our first batch of beer in 1980 in Chico, California, the lush forests of North Carolina far from our mind. Over three decades, folks tried our bold beers and deemed them fit for friends across the country. In time a second brewery became the wisest, most sustainable way to send fresh beer to the farthest reaches. Today you can venture inside our Mills River brewery to trace our history as a craft beer pioneer and see first-hand our drive to make flavorful beer the status quo. Cruise up our wooded driveway, park under a solar-panel canopy, and head behind the scenes with us.


Great beer and incredible food with a Southern craft focus.
Western North Carolina is known for its love of food and passion for great craft beer. At our Mills River Taproom and Restaurant you’ll find an abundance of both. Visit the Taproom to sample one of our 23 beers on tap, many produced just a few feet from the restaurant. Beers are accompanied by artful, chef-driven food focused on small plate, sharable, whole animal and farm-to-table dishes sourced mainly from local suppliers.

While you’re here, grab a beer and head outside to our Back Porch and Beer Garden to take in the views of the beautiful forest or stroll through our Mills River Estate Garden. We use the homegrown vegetables and herbs for our restaurant and small-scale pilot brewery.

The Taproom
100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River, NC 28732
(828) 681-5300


Sierra Nevada Brewery, NC

Brewing on the East Coast

Sierra Nevada opened its Taproom and Restaurant in Mills River, NC, marking the completion of its new East Coast brewery. Nestled on a forested ridge just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, the brewery is a temple to craft beer in an area where beer has become a way of life.

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