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

Andrews 

Hoppy Trout Brewing Company 828.835.2111 • www.hoppytroutbrewing.com

Snowbird Mountains Brewery 678.419.3035 • www.snowbirdmountainsbrewery.com  

Bryson City 

Mountain Layers Brewing 828.538.0115 • www.mtnlayersbeer.com 

Nantahala Brewing 828.488.2337 • www.nantahalabrewing.com 

Canton 

BearWaters Brewing 828.246.0602 • www.bwbrewing.com 

Cashiers 

Whiteside Brewing 828.743.6000 • www.whitesidebrewing.com

Cherokee 

Native Brews Tap & Grill 828.497.2739 • www.native-brews.com 

Dillsboro 

Innovation Brewing 828.586.9678 • www.innovation-brewing.com 

Franklin 

Currahee Brewing 828.634.0078 • www.curraheebrew.com 

Lazy Hiker Brewing 828.342.5133 • www.lazyhikerbrewing.com 

Hayesville 

Hayesville Brewing 828.835.6010 

Nocturnal Brewing 828.305.7337 • www.nocturnalbrewing.com 

Highlands 

Satulah Mountain Brewing 

828.482.9794 • www.satulahmountainbrewing.com

Maggie Valley 

BearWaters Brewing (Outpost) 828.944.0009 • bearwatersbrewing.com 

Murphy 

Valley River Brewery 828.837.2337 • www.valleyriverbreweries.com 

Sapphire 

Sapphire Valley Brewing 828.743.0220 • www.sapphirebrewingcompany.com 

Sylva 

Balsam Falls Brewing 828.631.1987 • www.fb.com/balsamfallsbrewing 

Innovation Brewing 828.586.9678 • www.innovation-brewing.com

Lazy Hiker Brewing 828.349.2337 • www.lazyhikerbrewing.com 

Nantahala Brewing (Outpost) 828.641.9797 • www.nantahalabrewing.com 

Waynesville 

7 Clans Brewing 828.454.5664 • www.7clansbrewing.com 

Boojum Brewing 828.944.0888 • www.boojumbrewing.com 

Frog Level Brewing 828.454.5664 • www.froglevelbrewing.com 

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. 

Staying true to your roots: Lazy Hiker Brewing

On most days, the patio at Lazy Hiker Brewing in downtown Franklin is filled with locals and visitors alike, each enjoying the concoctions pouring out of from the large warehouse behind the taproom. 

Staying true to your roots: Lazy Hiker Brewing celebrates milestone, pushes ahead

It’s an unusually warm and sunny day for late November in Macon County. The patio tables at Lazy Hiker Brewing in downtown Franklin are filled with locals and visitors alike, each enjoying the concoctions pouring out of from the large warehouse behind the taproom. 

Glass half full: Elevated Mountain turns beer into liquor

By Boyd Allsbrook • Contributing writer | There were many things I expected to experience as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic — stress, isolation, illness, etc. Absent from that list was what I had the pleasure of tasting this weekend — quite simply, the finest liquor I’ve ever waxed poetic about. 

Frog Level Brewing reopens

In a highly-anticipated relaunch of a beloved Waynesville business, Frog Level Brewing has finally opened its doors following renovations and relaxed government mandates in the era of the coronavirus. 

North Carolina takes ‘cautious’ step into phase 2

As expected, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he believes the state is ready to begin phase 2 of his three-phase reopening plan, although the increasing number of cases warrants a more modest reopening than originally planned.

Frog Level Brewing finds new owners

In a move that’s been a year or so in the making, 7 Clans Brewing has recently purchased Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville.

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