Nantahala Brewing Company
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3.97/5 rDev -9.2%
pretty tasting room, but we were in the "green room" smaller tasting area, probably because it was pretty slow on a Wed pm. Very pleasant bartender, very knowledgable about all the offerings. Everything we had was good, double pale ale, porter, strong ale, certainly a good stop if you are in the area and it is after 4pm!
11-21-2013 21:03:37 | More by gribos
4.26/5 rDev -2.5%
The atmosphere at Nantahala was very nice. Long bar with comfortable bar stools and a couple of TV's. I liked the fact that they offered 4 oz samples for a buck and a half. This works well for those who are not sure what they want and for those with wives that wont drink a full pint. The cream ale was very smooth as was the 4 foot drop pale ale. I would highly recommend.
04-11-2013 00:20:27 | More by NoCurse2012
4/5 rDev -8.5%
You walk into a large warehouse-like room with a couple of tables, some dart boards and a couple of cornhole boards. There is a large bar running the width of the room in the back, ~20 barstools. I liked the atmosphere/feeling of the place, but the doors were open and it was ~50 degrees inside. Given that my buddy and I had actually come in from a 4 day GSMNP trip that finished on a cold note, I actually went back to the car to get my hat and that was with us sitting under the heat lamps.
They don't serve food, but gave us a menu for the pizza place next door and said we were welcome to carry in, so we did. Pizza was not the best ever, but tasted great after 40 miles on the trail.
I had the Octoberfest and the porter, which were both very good. My friend had a 9% IPA with lemongrass and Sorachi Ace hops (the taste I had was great), I think he then had the "regular" IPA (he said that was fine, but nothing special). We finished by splitting a 750ml of the Trail Magic RIS which was supposedly bourbon barrel aged with some other stuff that I can't remember. We had it at room temperature (~55 degrees given the room). The bourbon barrel was very restrained, almost like it was a second fill, but the beer was excellent, very smooth with a little sweetness to balance the roast.
All in all, this was an excellent place to leave the trail. I suspect that we will plan some future trips to end here as well. I don't know what else is in Bryson City, but Nantahala Brewing Company is well worth a stop.
10-11-2012 01:44:47 | More by wspscott
5/5 rDev +14.4%
I can't believe this awesome little brewery buried deep in the Appalachians has not yet been reviewed.
The brewery lies in the heart of downtown Bryson City right in front of the Great Smoky Railroad depot. It is located in an old renovated warehouse which gives it a great log Cabin homey kind of feeling. A wonderful atmosphere to partake in some craft beer drinking and sampling.
The quality and service at Nantahala Brewing are outstanding. Joe the bartender and caretaker is courteous and up on all the ins and outs of the brewery. I was lucky enough one weekend to meet Chris the head brewer and his wife who not only let me back in the brewery, but took time to give me a decent insight behind the scenes of brewing beer, great people who really love the craft beer scene.
Now to the beer, I'm a big IPA guy and that's Nantahala's signature brew, Noon Day IPA. It is nothing short of spectacular if you like floral, piny IPA's. They also have an excellent brown ale and a pretty decent pale ale. The times I have been there they always seem to have a guest beer on tap.
Overall a great brewery that always has me coming back when I visit Western Carolina at my buddy's Cabin.
11-29-2011 00:06:40 | More by Finatic
Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City, NC
94 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.