When Dining in Bryson City, the Beer or Wine You Enjoy Might Be Locally Produced

Western North Carolina has developed quite a reputation for its craft beers. And it's not just Asheville that folks are talking about. Tourists and locals alike are enjoying the unique tastes of craft beers from breweries in Bryson City. Micro-brews are the hottest segment of the beer market and you can enjoy locally-crafted beer from these local breweries in many restaurants in the area.

In the early 20th century, North Carolina was the leading wine-producing region in the nation. Prohibition shifted the focus from the patient production of wine to the faster, more lucrative production of moonshine. Today wineries are flourishing again all across North Carolina.

Craft Brews, Breweries & Winery

Nantahala Brewing Company, Inc.

Contact: Joe Rowland


61 Depot Street

Bryson City, NC 28713 28713

Phone 828-488-2337

Nantahala Brewing artfully brews award-winning, unfiltered ales made with fresh hops, whole grains and clean, crisp Great Smoky Mountain water, from one of the purest, protected watersheds on the planet. Located just across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in downtown Bryson City.

Deep Creek Winery

Contact: Robert Acton


405 Jonathan Walk

Bryson City, NC 28713

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Phone 828-506-0133

We are a family owned winery that handcrafts wine in small batches to ensure the aroma and flavor for the best wine. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Tours and tastings available on request. Located off Galbraiths Creek. We are open Wednesday thru Saturday 3-7pm. 

Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Inc.

Contact: Sheryl Rudd


545 Mill St

Sylva, NC 28779

Phone 828-631-4466

Fax 828-631-5044

Enticing your palate and complementing what's on your plate since 2004 Heinzelmännchen Brewery is located on the Back Street or Mill Street of Downtown Sylva. We offer locally made soft pretzels with pints, flights and growlers to go of our brewed on site craft beer & non-alcoholic soda. Take out from local eateries and picnics are welcome. We also carry glassware and other souvenir items. Our Bier Halle is kid and pet friendly! Open Monday - Saturday. Seasonal hours vary; check the website.

Mountain Layers Brewing Company

Contact: Mark Pettit


90 Everett St.

Bryson City, NC 28713

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Phone 828-538-0115

Phone 651-368-0491

Located in the center of downtown Bryson City, the brewery has indoor seating as well as outdoor seating on a rooftop terrace with a beautiful view of the Tuckasegee River and the mountains surrounding the town. The brewery currently has 6 beers on tap, a hard cider on tap, and a variety of wines, sodas, tea, and coffee. Several local restaurants offer food delivery to your table. Summer hours are: Monday thru Saturday 12 - 10 pm; and Sunday 2-8 pm.

Bryson City Outdoors Craft Beer Department

Contact: Ben King or Brett Hackshaw


169 Main Street

Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone 828-342-6444

New for 2017 at Bryson City Outdoors is Bryson City’s first craft beer store offering over 225 beers from all over the United States. We offer visitors a selection of craft beers that you cannot otherwise find in the Bryson City area. All of our beers are priced individually, but we do have bulk discounts set in to place once you find a beer that you like.