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. 

Swain County to vote on alcohol sales

Swain County Board of Commissioners added a referendum to November ballots that will allow residents to vote on the on-premises or off-premises sale of beer and wine. 

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. 

Wild nights and the bar fight

“There is no such joy in the tavern as upon the road thereto.”  

— Cormac McCarthy, “Blood Meridian” 

Film screening to show safe highway wildlife crossing efforts

The Safe Passage Fund Coalition is hosting The Crossing, a free event and screening of films highlighting road ecology in Southern Appalachia and beyond.

Summer Sippin'

It’s time for a late summertime check-in.

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.

On the Table

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 • 

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