Fonta Flora Brewery

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

317 N Green St
Morganton, North Carolina, 28655-3324
United States

(828) 475-0153 | map
fontaflora.com

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Added by krenmr03 on 10-30-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
103
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
1,120
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.47/5
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
51
pDev:
7.38%
 
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Reviews by Miles_in_beer_city:
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4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of cafequaid
4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Griffin2
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited Fonta Flora on 4/20/18.
V - The taproom was very nice. There a singer performing while we were there.
Q - I found all of the beers we tried to be tasty.
S - There were 2 bartenders working, and both of them were very helpful. They were quick to offer a sample if you weren't what beer you wanted to try.
S - I was very impressed with the beer selection. There were about 16 beers available and all were pretty different.

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Photo of Filabee
4.29/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of uvajrl
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited for the Rhythm Rug release/anniversary party. Beautiful decor, nice tap list, friendly and helpful employees, all despite being fairly crowded and busy. Can't ask for any more.

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Photo of ha-sheem
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kbuzz
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of schroeder1200
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Mumbled
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of greencovesteve
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ehernan9
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Fonta Flora, a local charm.

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.2/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I stopped in Fonta Flora briefly on the way to Asheville. Easy walking distance from Brown Mountain Bottleworks (a great shop/bar). Very cool place, nice-sized bar, brewing processes in clear view, plenty of sitting/standing room. Service was fine, if not tremendous...the bartender seemed fully engaged in a conversation with someone, but she "made time" for me, as it were. There was a very good selection of house beers available, as well as a couple collabs, and I believe there was a local cider on as well. I opted for the good old trustworthy sampler flight, 5 glasses to it. Nothing really wowed me honestly, but everything I had was at least solid. Obviously saisons are the big deal, and in fact 3 of the 5 beers I had were sessiony saisons, with the other 2 being IPAs. A good amount of merch for sale, and with the occasional bottle release (in fact there was only one bottle left when I was there), this place has a lot going on.

I kind of wish I had more time to sample the beers here, and get more of a feel for them, since I most likely will not be back in the area for a long time. Hopefully I can return one day. Check these guys out for sure, if your journeys take you to Morganton.

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4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of McAndrew
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bcp5296d
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of WanderFlora
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Awesome brewery! Excellent beer, decor, & location. The only negatives were the service (bartender wasn't BAD, but not the best I've ever seen either) and only a couple snacks to choose from food-wise... Although the hummus and chips were incredible. Overall they have some amazing saisons and IPA's, you just better be ready to drink without food.

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4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Arrived on a Thursday night around 8 PM. Warm spent grains in big buckets outside. Awesome smell of brewing when I walked in. The small setup is right there in the open along with the bar and tables. Great assortment of bottles and beer mags laying around. Not crowded when I was there. Nice selection of beers and all were very, very good. Service was great. Top notch place.

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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

In way the hell out of Ashevilletown, an excursion post Pisgah and late morning barbecue, not at all in that order. Somewhat detoured but undeterred by the Morganton Festival. This way and that, the town absolutely packed but still landed a sweet slander spot right out front, or off to the side anyway…

Funny rounded corner spot off a roadway split. Through the pen space, a pair of curbside tables and in. ‘L’ish wood slat topped bar, with a short lip, panel base, & squared foot bar; seating for 9 on metal chairs. Horizontal boards on the barback showing those which have ‘surfaced’; Beer, style, ABV, IBU, the glass style drawn in pint or goblet, and $. Some show prefix markers; a ‘heart’ (local ingredients), an ‘exclamation point’ (last keg), and a ‘star’ (guest tap, of which there are two). Further down the board are ‘next to surface’ (Salted Brown Porter, Appalachian Grisette, & Appalachian Kvass), and upcoming events. 14 leaf handles taps from the wall below the beer board, 2 of which are nitro. Glassware & books over the sill; growls, hats, & rolled up shirts around the bend where a small kitcheny prep area happens (sign for victuals just spotted; meat & cheese, hummus, ships & crackers).

Wood slat floors & white painted ceiling with 3 drop spinnys. Drop wide pan lamps along the perimeter and single drop bulb filaments caged tracing the bar. Brick walls rounded to a door (currently blocked by band play this Saturday afternoon), over slate blue vertical plank lowers with wrap around bar counter ledges. Windows on both sides white trimmed up, and 6 stooled formica-like hightops riddled about; 2 here, 3 on this side, and 1 fronting the small brewing set up off the entrance, each holding a 32oz medicine jar growl on them. A single flatscreen, local art/paintings for sale, barrels in the hallway, & dead soldier guest bottles running the I-beam sill above from the brew room out.

A bakers dozen taps surfaced; 10 house beers (Pontoon Parade, sprite melon & bee balm Saison, 4.9%, okay, it was probably the weakest of the lot; Appalachian Bitter, Ordinary Pale Ale, 4.2%, nice malt backbone, a good bitter; Boom Bap, Brass Monkey style white Saison, 3.5%, most floral, good stuff; Hop Beard, Mountain Man IPA, 6.1%, nice IPA; Bandit, Smoked English Mild, 3.9%, solid effin’ mild, only slightly smoky; Danktron 30/30, Fresh IPA on nitro, 5.2%, dank as actual fuck, winner!; Baba Budan, coffee IPA, 6.6%; collaboration with Appalachian Mountain Brewery; Wu-Weisse, rustic tart Saison, 6.2%, tart, pleasant, very good; Beets, Rhymes, & Life, local beet Saison, 5.9%, really, really beety & earthy, not my thing, as I don’t much care for beets, but it won a gold at the GABF like a month later, so what do I know?; Petal to the Metal, local rose petal petite Saison, 3.1%, not overly floral, also very nice), + an organic house made raspberry lemonade, and a pair of guest non-beerys (Lenny Boy Brewing Good Ol’ Ginger Kombucha & Pure Intentions organic cold brewed coffee). Bandit, Danktron 30/30, Wu-Weisse, & Petal to the Metal were the best of ‘em but there was really nothing clunkery.

Rear room with some seating. Exposed brick beneath the dry wall; a North Carolina flag, a house quilt, and a state of North Carolina shaped piece. 3 tables pushed together to seat 24 down the middle of the room. We immediately made friends with a 6 year old name Claire, who was kind enough to let us sit with her. We’re now BFF’s. Her parents were amused, anyway (Oh, Phenway).

Good Jazz play and friendly people. Comfortable house, and some really interesting beers (They use locally sourced ingredients; vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, etc.) And 5 Saisons is pretty badass. Well worth the drive out.

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Fonta Flora Brewery in Morganton, NC
Brewery rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,120 ratings