Kind of hard to find industrial park and a nondescript building. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, so things were quiet. The taproom is upstairs overlooking the brewery and has the usual swag shop, a line of Oskar Blues on tap, no guest beers, with singles and packs available. The tour was great, it was neat to get up to the equipment, pallets of cans and the freezer. Even the kids enjoyed the tour, there were no issues having the kids along. My oldest boy was thrilled to walk out with a four pack of root beer.
I appreciate the reclamation of an old industrial space being turned into a large brewery by one of America's best craft brewers. That being said, there's no reason anyone should visit this place. You have very little chance of tasting anything unique. There's virtually no ambience. We saw some local hillbillies smoking cigs right in the face of their baby. It was a horrible experience. I'm surprised no one sat on top of me and made me squeal like a pig. STAY AWAY!
Located in an industrial warehouse just north of downtown Brevard. Once you find the place, the signage was pretty good. They tap room, well it was more like a tap loft, is located in an upstairs part that overlooks the brewery. I loved the view from there and I now realize that my next apartment needs to be in a brewery. They had a 8 on tap with the seven year rounders as well as a special beer specific to the brewery. The outside area had space for picnic tables and brand-specific cornhole. Other than wishing they had more special beers, or was a pretty cool experience.
Yet another industrial space turned in to a brewery, but they have really made it their own with repurposed beer cans and recycled materials. The tap room is in a loft area overlooking the brewing floor. They have their typical brews on tap plus a special raspberry ten fidy which was very good. Theyhave a big open barrel of peanuts with buckets for the shells so beware folks with peanut allergies. The merch seems reasonably priced. Ask the bartender for the wifi password. The woman’s room downstairs was decorated In vintage vinyl and had baby changing table, so they are setup for families to visit. They also have a root beer that was quite good, among your typical soft drinks.
I really like what they’ve done with the bar area. It’s upstairs overlooking the wide open brewing and canning operation. They’ve spruced up the concrete space with various decorations made out of cans. The bartender was so nice and obviously passionate about the product and excited to be part of the opening of a major brewery in NC. There was nothing rare on tap, but 7 of their solid offerings were available. Cans are available to go as well at a marginally cheaper price than elsewhere around the area. There’s a lot of cool swag available as well. I really enjoyed my visit here.
Of the big 3 breweries coming to the area, this is the first to open, and it’s clear it’s because they’re after function and not style. This is very much a tasting room stuck inside a large production brewery. The tasting room is located in a loft above the brewery offices. Excellent view of the brewery, and the tasting area itself is very comfortable. Round bar, cheap tables, nice vibe. There is a stage for music, which I imagine reverberates nicely around the brewery. 7 standards on tap with a rotating "special" tap, which was Dry Hopped Dales on my visit. Cans to go are on the expensive side but draft prices are solid. Bartender was very nice. I’m not sure it really counts as a patio, but there are some tables outside.
set back in an industial complex you see a large stack of kegs and walking into ifacility you immediately see a tall stack of cans. oskar blues has never bottled. you walk up the steel steps to the tasting area and you overlook the entire brewing facility fermentors, bright tanks, canning and kegging line. sit down at the semi circle bar and find out our bartender/tour guide is from louisvlle April Danielyou rock. got a taster of all of the beers plus a guided tour. solid beers and plenty of room for expansion. this facility will cover the eastern part of the US. will make a return visit. have outdoor area in the summer.