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 • 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 


BearWaters Brewing 828.246.0602 • www.bwbrewing.com 


Whiteside Brewing 828.743.6000 • www.whitesidebrewing.com


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


Innovation Brewing 828.586.9678 • www.innovation-brewing.com 


Currahee Brewing 828.634.0078 • www.curraheebrew.com 

Lazy Hiker Brewing 828.342.5133 • www.lazyhikerbrewing.com 


Hayesville Brewing 828.835.6010 

Nocturnal Brewing 828.305.7337 • www.nocturnalbrewing.com 


Satulah Mountain Brewing 

828.482.9794 • www.satulahmountainbrewing.com

Maggie Valley 

BearWaters Brewing (Outpost) 828.944.0009 • bearwatersbrewing.com 


Valley River Brewery 828.837.2337 • www.valleyriverbreweries.com 


Sapphire Valley Brewing 828.743.0220 • www.sapphirebrewingcompany.com 


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 


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. 

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