The Mills River Taproom is appointed in stone, brick, wood and copper—a mirror of the brewery’s dedication to quality.
The small-scale 20-barrel pilot brewery will focus on small-batch beers brewed yards away from the dining room and bar.
The Mills River Taproom is focused on beer. From the impressive center bar to the small-scale pilot brewery right in the restaurant.
The Mills River Taproom features several handsomely appointed dining rooms.
Visitors to the Taproom will get to see beer making in action in the pilot brewery and the pilot cellar located in the dining room.

Great beer and incredible food with a Southern craft focus.

Western North Carolina is known for its love of food and passion for great craft beer. At our Mills River Taproom and Restaurant you’ll find an abundance of both. Visit the Taproom to sample one of our 23 beers on tap, many produced just a few feet from the restaurant. Beers are accompanied by artful, chef-driven food focused on small plate, sharable, whole animal and farm-to-table dishes sourced mainly from local suppliers. While you’re here, grab a beer and head outside to our Back Porch and Beer Garden to take in the views of the beautiful forest or stroll through our Mills River Estate Garden. We use the homegrown vegetables and herbs for our restaurant and small-scale pilot brewery.

Currently on Tap

Peach IPA

We’re blending bold, citrus-heavy hop flavors with the bright fruit notes of peach for an intensely flavorful and refreshing take on the IPA.

German IPA

We cast off centuries-old tradition to blend the crisp finish of a German-style pale with the bold hop character of an American IPA. We’ll ask for forgiveness later.

Black IPA

Come to the dark side and give our Black IPA a try. All the hop flavor you’ve come to expect in an American IPA with a touch of rich, roasted malt.

Southern Session IPA

This light-bodied “session” IPA was made for sipping on sultry summer afternoons, but an easy-drinking beer doesn’t have to be boring. This beer is generously hopped with intense American hops for bold and dank hop flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine.

Petite Fumee

The name translates to “Little Smoke” and that’s just what this beer delivers. Brewed in the rustic Bière de Garde style native to Wallonia (the French-speaking portion of Belgium) this beer has just a hint of smoke flavor (think toasted marshmallows rather than camp-fire) and a unique citrusy hop flavor which complements the spicy flavors of the traditional Belgian-style yeast.

Tropical Torpedo

Inspired by the island life, we created an IPA completely disconnected from the mainland. We used our one-of-a-kind Hop Torpedo to deliver an intense rush of hop flavor and the lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit with every sip. Enjoy our tropical twist on the American IPA.