Coming together: Bryson City Brewing to join WNC craft beer scene

It’s a sunny afternoon in downtown Bryson City. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is pulling into town with numerous locals and visitors alike spilling off the train. A stone’s throw from the tracks is Bryson City Brewing, its co-owner Stan Temple gazing happily at the scene unfolding before him. 

Whole Bloomin’ Thing Festival

The 21st annual Whole Bloomin’ Thing Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Historic Frog Level District of Waynesville. 

Carry the music: One World Brewing welcomes Annie in the Water

Within the greater Upstate New York live music scene, there’s a vast landscape of ebbs and flows — peaks and valleys of sonic textures, weaving effortlessly from rock to soul, funk to folk and back again. 

Coming full circle: BearWaters Brewing opens Waynesville location

On a recent mid-May morning, Kevin Sandefur spent five hours spreading gravel in the parking lot of the brand new BearWaters Brewing location on South Main Street in Waynesville. 

Pint of passion: WNC brewery sparks camaraderie

Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Greg Wasik saw firsthand that trademark sense of community at neighborhood taverns around the Motor City.

Hopping right along: Waynesville brewery expands Frog Level footprint, opens Asheville location

Grabbing the last empty picnic table behind Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville one recent afternoon, Frank Bonomo gazed along the nearby Richland Creek, only to shift his attention to the buzz of people, conversation, and live music swirling around the vast patio area.

Craft beer catalyst: Mountain Layers Brewing celebrates five years

It’s early Thursday afternoon, and the two-story taproom of Mountain Layers Brewing in downtown Bryson City is buzzing. 

Breweries west of Asheville


Hoppy Trout Brewing Company 828.835.2111 •

Snowbird Mountains Brewery 678.419.3035 •  

Bryson City 

Mountain Layers Brewing 828.538.0115 • 

Nantahala Brewing 828.488.2337 • 


BearWaters Brewing 828.246.0602 • 


Whiteside Brewing 828.743.6000 •


Native Brews Tap & Grill 828.497.2739 • 


Innovation Brewing 828.586.9678 • 


Currahee Brewing 828.634.0078 • 

Lazy Hiker Brewing 828.342.5133 • 


Hayesville Brewing 828.835.6010 

Nocturnal Brewing 828.305.7337 • 


Satulah Mountain Brewing 

828.482.9794 •

Maggie Valley 

BearWaters Brewing (Outpost) 828.944.0009 • 


Valley River Brewery 828.837.2337 • 


Sapphire Valley Brewing 828.743.0220 • 


Balsam Falls Brewing 828.631.1987 • 

Innovation Brewing 828.586.9678 •

Lazy Hiker Brewing 828.349.2337 • 

Nantahala Brewing (Outpost) 828.641.9797 • 


7 Clans Brewing 828.454.5664 • 

Boojum Brewing 828.944.0888 • 

Frog Level Brewing 828.454.5664 • 

Craft beer catalyst: Mountain Layers Brewing celebrates five years

It’s early Thursday afternoon, and though the Memorial Day Weekend summer kickoff is still a couple weeks away, the two-story taproom of Mountain Layers Brewing in downtown Bryson City is buzzing with locals and visitors alike. 

Following devastating August flood, BearWaters Brewing reopens

Sitting at a picnic table on the banks of the Pigeon River in downtown Canton, Kevin Sandefur turns around and points to the high-water line on the side of the BearWaters Brewing building. 

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