Sylva Beer Guide: Your Sylva guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

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74 /100 414 WEST MAIN STREET
“Sylva is a cute little town, downtown is mostly located on one long strip, with at one point three breweries. This is the only one that hasn't flipped out for another brand. It has since stretched to three locations. Near a little portion of unused railroad, City Hall on the hill to the west, down the block from a cute bookshop & a so-so brewery. Design is sort of log cabin meets medieval noir, meets modern innovation. Booths where you can look into te brewery, solid wood 4 & 6 tops, lots of backyard seating in the dirt or on the deck. Music sometimes, no tvs(good). Thirty taps now, I want to say just 20ish a few years ago. A few of those are for cider of n/a options. Belgian American at one point, now it seems super IPA & flavored ale focused. Quality has dipped obviously, but it's still the only real option. No one really was interested in telling us much about the beers, but we weren't all that curious. $5-6 pints, they do flights. Pizza is surprisingly okay, they might have a few different food trucks parked in the back. Okay.“
MicroGrog 94 days ago
76 /100 414 WEST MAIN STREET
“Visited in December 2014.“
magsinva 1327 days ago
88 /100 414 WEST MAIN STREET
“This seems to be the more popular brewery in Sylva. I really felt like I was in a mountain town based on the ambiance of the taproom. The patio overlooking the creek is great too. Nice selection of varying styles was available. Prices are friendly like you could expect in small town NC. I'd definitely come back.“
NachlamSie 1711 days ago
80 /100 414 WEST MAIN STREET
“It's a small brewery next to a creek. We sat overlooking the creek which had a nice nature view. It doesn't have food, but there was a food truck there. The staff was friendly and they had a decent selection of beers plus some wine and unique beverages that were non alcoholic.“
hman43 2030 days ago
58 /100 414 WEST MAIN STREET
“Not impressed. First, the place was fairly busy. It took a good 20 minutes to get the bartenders attention. I tried 2 beers. They were decent. The ambiance blows in this place. Someone needs to pick up a rag and clean up. Clean up the bathroom. Paint the walls. Really dirty. Parking situation is atrocious as well.“
freekyp 2058 days ago
84 /100 414 WEST MAIN STREET
“Small brewery with a large and varied selection of taps. 9 beers listed as "mainstays" and another 11 (was 12) specials. I tried 6 on each of two visits (they have flights) and all were good to excellent. Booths, tables a nice bar inside, plus a small creekside patio out the door. Occasional(?) food truck on site. Well worth going a bit out of the way to visit this brewpub. Very positive view enhanced upon second visit.“
chinchill 3071 days ago
90 /100 414 WEST MAIN STREET
“What a nice place. Nice bar and patio, over 20 taps of their beer, all I tried were very good. Chatted with the brewer, they will be getting more into sours etc in the near future. A real up-and-coming brewery.“
mcrowther 3155 days ago
70 /100
City Lights Cafe (Restaurant)
“It’s a two story place with an indie bookstore that has a sizable used section and good prices on the top floor and a restaurant down below. They had 6 Heinzelmanchen on tap which were solid but not spectacular. They also had a number of local craft bottles as well. The folks behind the counter were nice but not really into beer. It seemed like a hopping place on a Thursday night. Would go back for the books, not sure about the beer.“
DiarmaidBHK 3619 days ago
“DiarmaidBHK summed it up very well, we were very surprised at the quality and quantity of the beer there. I chatted with their beer guy who is the owner ( I think) and he made some great suggestions based on what we bought. From the few places we visited, this is clearly the best bottle shop in this area beyond Asheville.“
magsinva 3911 days ago
“There aren’t a lot of gas stations that deserve to be on this list, but this one is an exception. They have two aisles of craft beer as well a a long shelf of bombers. They also had some coolers with craft as well. The selection included a lot of local, regional and national craft as well as some special releases such as Flying dog Barrel aged gonzo and Brux. Apparently the owner is the beer guy and he’s around a lot to give advice which is fairly unusual in general, nearly unheard of at a gas station.“
DiarmaidBHK 3911 days ago
62 /100
City Lights Cafe (Restaurant)
“Just around the corner and up the hill from the Heinzelmannchen Brewery, this is a great place to stop for a healthy lunch or snack in conjunction with visiting the brewery. They feature three of the Heinzelmannchen brews on tap too, so after you taste at the brewery, you can go have a full point here. The food is awesome.“
Braudog 4186 days ago
“This is the last place I would ever expect a real beer selection. This is a run-down, old gas station like many one could expect in the Smoky Mountains. I saw the familiar country folk going in to buy gas, get some cheap cigarettes, lottery tickets, and BMC. Pretty standard for any gas station in a 100 mile radius. How the rednecks love their gas stations. The strange thing is that the beer selection is pretty damn decent. Nothing was rare or phenomenal, per se, but many local and regional micros were stocked along with some good offerings from Avery, Founders, Great Divide, Lagunitas, etc. etc. There weren’t a whole lot of imports, but that’s all right. Since Papou’s has let their beer selection go to the wayside, this is easily the place to get beer in Sylva.“
NachlamSie 4693 days ago
“This is my favorite place in Sylva. I have been going here for years. Greg, the beer man is a cool dude and is always keeping up with the latest beer. Suprisingly we get a lot of beer that other places don’t get, such as Terrapin’s Wake and Bake. Just picked up a Moylanders Double IPA. All the bottles are always fresh with no dust on them and the coolers are kept at a pristine temperature. I have probobly spent around $3,500 here. Greg is the man!!“
Collint 4993 days ago
“From the outside, this place looks like a generic gas station (a BP). Inside you’ll find plenty of big neon BMC signs with the requisite coolers full of BMC products. But you’ll also find craft beer... a lot of it. A few bigger US micros and lots of regional beers. They have the benefit of being out of the way so things may be available here that are long gone at other places. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area or heading out to Heinzelmannchen.“
Drake 5130 days ago
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