Sierra Nevada Brewery & Taproom

Sierra Nevada Brewery & TaproomSierra Nevada Brewery & Taproom
Sierra Nevada Brewery & TaproomSierra Nevada Brewery & Taproom
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River, North Carolina, 28732-8608
United States

(828) 708-6230 | map

Linked Beer Listing
View: Beers | Place Reviews
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by cafequaid:
Photo of cafequaid
Rated by cafequaid from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Jun 24, 2018
More User Ratings:
Photo of CBlack85
Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
What a great place to spend and afternoon drinking beer!! I stopped by here while in Asheville for work, and I am really glad I did. The place is gorgeous, and is truly a beer destination. from the impressive restaurant/bar area, to the brewery, and finally the massive outdoor space, Sierra Nevada has a lot to offer.

I sat at the bar for a late lunch and found the food to be quite good, even if a bit pricey. They had a varied menu, with options to suit most tastes. The beer selection was quite good as well. Over the last few years Sierra Nevada's commercial offerings have started to trend toward being almost exclusively IPA's, leaving behind some of their more interesting options. I was happy to see several lagers and a few stouts as well. I had a flight and pint of the 1979 Stout (which was quite good).

The bartender was friendly and attentive, and was helpful with the menu options.

Overall, this place was terrific and I am looking forward to coming back
Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

May 09, 2022
Rated: 3.33 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 14, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 05, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Oct 29, 2019
Rated: 4.64 by meanmutt from Ohio

Oct 07, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 4.63 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2019
Photo of russpowell
Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
This a quality beer destination, the scale, the presentation, the reverence for beer left me gobsmacked. Loved the interior & exterior areas, nice blend of industry & nature

Beer quality were on point

Service was attentive & helpful

Nice selection of staples & one-offs, stuck to the barrel aged stuff with exception of a local variant IPA

Food was great, but bring your wallet. Liked/loved everything I tried. Portion sizes weren't reflective of price IMHO, but I didn't starve

A must go
Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Nov 17, 2018
Photo of kcrumle18
Rated by kcrumle18 from South Carolina

3.72/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Almost amusement park like, cool place but very busy.
Oct 20, 2018
Photo of TheRougeBastard
Reviewed by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
OMG!!! There is a review out there that calls this place "Malt Disney World" and it is not lying! The road in seems to led to an amusement park! All of Sierra Nevada's latest-greastest are on tap, but if you want to try one amazing dish, try the Bison marenanted in bulgoki suace,w/ grilled bok cjoy and kimchee puree...pure bliss!! Sierra Nevada has created a "destination"!!!
Oct 15, 2018
Photo of clemtig76
Rated by clemtig76 from South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
This place is unbelievable. The gutters are copper. Enough said. The tour is top notch. What a great addition to Western North Carolina.
Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.36 by Boone757 from Virginia

Aug 24, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by hitchhikergal from Georgia

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by sweetbrew82 from California

Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 5 by Coho11 from Ohio

Jul 09, 2018
Rated: 4.89 by CoopIsLoose from Texas

Jul 09, 2018
Photo of jkblr
Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Visited July 2018 between vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC and the trip home to Indiana. The atmosphere is upscale but laid back. It was very crowded due to the holiday weekend and the band that was scheduled to play at 7. We (me, wife, mother-in-law, 2 teenagers) took the heritage tour, which was very nice, and ended in a 8 beer tasting. The beer was awesome, but there were only a handful of taps for small batch stuff. The gift shop was awesome with six packs and singles of almost anything plus other stuff if that's your thing. We ate at the taproom and the food was outstanding. Very good, freshly prepared and served beautifully. Expect portions and prices in line with high end artesian food vs. typically southern portions. The duck fries, chicken wings and pretzels were particularly great. This is really a must see brewery, my words cannot do it justice.
Jul 08, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Jun 19, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 4.57 by shadyside from Georgia

May 19, 2018
Photo of KennyG126
Rated by KennyG126 from Louisiana

4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
Great food (Duck Fat Fries), Great selection of beers (over 100 on tap), Brewery Tours . . . etc
Apr 05, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 14, 2018
Photo of Riff
Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Really nice vibe to the place. It is immense, there is a long drive up to the parking lot to a very large building. Everything within is built to display grandeur and leave visitors in awe of the size of their operation. Having a self guided tour available at all hours was nice. The food was quite good and very reasonably priced. Selection is very nice, mix of tap and available bottles. Would have liked the flight samplers to be a little bit larger.
Jan 02, 2018
Photo of TheRaven
Reviewed by TheRaven from South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
I don’t get the low rating on this place, unless it is backlash because SN isn’t some small artisanal small-batch organic naturally fermented brewhouse that passes the muster of those who want you to think nobody knows more about beer than they do. You know the type. The vibe is outstanding - even folks I know who don’t drink craft beer love it. Dog friendly, if that’s your thing. The food is outstanding, especially the lamb and sirloin offerings. The beer? It’s freakin’ Sierra Nevada. Yes, they are available in every grocery store in the South but that doesn’t mean the beer sucks. Moreover, there are a ton of options you can’t pick up at the local Harris Teeter which are worth sampling. The only downside is the long waits for food but, damn, 60 minutes passes pretty quick with SN on tap, a band playing in the outdoor amphitheater, and after a game of bocce in the garden. Just go - it is amazing.
Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2017
Rated: 4.93 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Nov 18, 2017
Photo of TargaFlorio
Reviewed by TargaFlorio from Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Never been to the Masters, but the well-manicured road leading to this huge facility made me feel like I was driving up Magnolia Lane. Neat gift shop and nice restaurant, but the huge back deck and the enormous back yard were what really struck me. Good variety of small batch and traditional Sierra Nevada favorites available. I'd spend lots of time here if I lived in Asheville.
Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Oct 05, 2017
Rated: 4.85 by Mdorn from South Carolina

Sep 29, 2017
Photo of FFFjunkie
Reviewed by FFFjunkie from Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
This place is incredible. Massive, super nice and clean. Huge and I mean huge outdoor area in the back, a concert venue, bean bags inside and a huge 2nd floor deck. Food is incredible, servers friendly and the beer is SOLID. 4 of us went and everyone was blown away by the size and magnitude of this place. Truly a must visit.
Sep 08, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by seanchai from Virginia

Jul 26, 2017
Rated: 4.86 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Jun 25, 2017
Rated: 4.56 by nwhittin from Indiana

May 30, 2017
Rated: 4.42 by Jason_cs from Florida

May 10, 2017
Sierra Nevada Brewery & Taproom in Mills River, NC
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 112850 ratings