Boasting nearly 15 breweries within its city limits alone—and dozens more dotting the surrounding hillsides of Western North Carolina—Asheville is the undisputed king of southern craft beer. Here are five breweries not to miss when visiting.
German Beer, Microbrewery, Sylva, North Carolina Brewery: Visit a working brewery that produces beer in the German tradition. Take home a growler from the brewery or enjoy at one of many local WNC restaurants. Spend some time in the retail shop and the tasting room. Not in the mood for beer-try the handcrafted sodas! Open 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.