The newest craft brewery in Western North Carolina has opened in the alpine village at Beech Mountain Resort.
Beech Mountain Brewing Co. has the capacity to brew up to 100 gallons per day and will be open year round to serve skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and other resort visitors.
The brewery features three distinct ales created on-site, with consulting from award-winning brewer Will Young of Blind Squirrel in nearby Plumtree.
Heading the list of beers is the 5,506 Pale Ale. Named after the mountainâ€™s signature elevation, it is a full-bodied American ale thatâ€™s golden in color. Its malty sweetness is offset by a generous amount of bitter hops to produce a delightful citrus/floral note.
Next on the list is the Liberty Ale. This light-session brew uses a cream ale blend to deliver a crisp, easy-drinking light hybrid beer with characteristics of both a lager and an ale.
The Yard Sale Ale is a high-gravity brew thatâ€™s perfect for cooler weather. It has a nice complexity of malty notes with balanced hop character, and is very smooth drinking.
â€œWe have a hard working team with experienced consultants,’ said Ryan Costin, general manager. ‘We are excited about our progress and the potential for the future.â€
Patrons may purchase these high-quality craft beers by the pint or the growler. Flight tastings are also available, along with brewery tours which include a pint and a keepsake glass.
Beech Mountain Brewing Co. is open Thursday through Sunday. Please call ahead for hours of operation. For more information visit Beech Mountain Brewing Co.