Breweries to Visit Near Hendersonville, NC

Breweries to Visit Near Hendersonville, NC

Despite its small-town designation, Hendersonville, North Carolina is a vibrant and bustling community located in the picturesque Blue Ridge mountains in the southwestern corner of the state.┬áMuch like Asheville, its ‘big-city’ neighbor a half-hour away, Hendersonville has taken advantage of its abundant natural resources and regional charm, adopting a ‘thinking-outside-the-box’ approach. The result is a fast-growing reputation as one of the southeastern U.S.’s best-kept secrets. While retaining all of the appeals that are characteristic of the typical Southern town, Hendersonville has also developed a progressive, sophisticated outlook that’s appealing to visitors of all ages — from baby boomers to millennials.

Besides the natural attractions the surrounding region has to offer, picture-perfect downtown Hendersonville is becoming well-known for its many local breweries that have sprung up in recent years.

Breweries In and Around Hendersonville

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Located in downtown’s historic district, the SAB, Hendersonville’s oldest brewery, has been a popular watering hole for both tourists and locals for years. Offering an extensive menu of their own trademark brews, SAB also provides live music, a roomy outdoor area, delicious soft pretzels, all in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. Pets are welcome too!

Sanctuary Brewing

A brewery and taproom specializing in high-quality local beers, the Sanctuary is also popular for its nightly events (live music, yoga classes, and trivia contests), and their ‘signature’ mission — animal adoption. The Sanctuary’s owners are dedicated animal rights activists, regularly hosting events benefiting their feathered and furry friends.

Blue Ghost Brewing

A short 15-minute drive from Hendersonville in Fletcher is the Blue Ghost. This brewery is small and charming with rustic-decor and customer-friendly Southern hospitality. For a relatively small establishment, they offer a surprisingly extensive menu of home-crafted brews, with daily food trucks, a spacious outdoor area and a kid-friendly activity area adding to the pleasant atmosphere.

Triskelion Brewing

Hendersonville’s newest brewery has quickly become a popular hangout, offering a wide variety of their crafted and brewed on-site specialty creations. The brewery also hosts nightly events, and, keeping with the community’s commitment to their four-legged friends, is a pet-friendly establishment.

Sierra Nevada Taproom

Just 15 minutes from Hendersonville in Mills River, the Sierra Nevada offers something for everyone. They have a vast selection of craft brews, a diverse dining menu guaranteed to please any palate, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a courteous, helpful and knowledgeable staff.

If you’re considering coming to Hendersonville for a brewery tour, be sure to book a stay at The Henderson so you can fit in all the breweries during your trip.