Taproom

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. We are a first come, first serve restaurant. Please feel free to stop by the host stand to put your name on the list, or 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

Appalachian Brown Ale

This is our mountain take on the classic American brown ale brewed right here in Mills River. This beer has complex roasted and biscuity malt flavor with a moderate kiss of herbal hops.

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale

This beer has a pop of bright orange flavor that emphasizes the natural citrus-heavy character of Cascade, Equinox and Mandarina hops. Brewed with orange peel added directly to the kettle, and all the classic hop flavor you'd come to expect from our all-new take on the hop-forward fruit beer.

Otra Vez

Otra Vez is a tangy twist on the nearly extinct gose style. It combines the zip of prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a bright and refreshing finish.

Pale Ale

Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic.

Porter

Brewed in the hop-forward American style and featuring a depth of malt flavor and complexity with roasted notes of black coffee and cocoa.

Torpedo Extra IPA

The first beer to feature our “Hop Torpedo”—a revolutionary dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma and what kind is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness.