A Look At Vital Aspects When Thinking Of Asheville Beer

The mission of UpCountry Brewing is to help produce great experiences and share our passion in crafting beer, local music and more. We do this by focusing on the Carolina mountain region where we are presently residing.

Known as a community focused brewery, West Asheville taproom is the ideal place to plan your next adventure while catching up with your family and friends. With a large backyard, intimate setting indoors and also a big space for live local music, UpCountry Brewing can provide an array of beer styles while giving a brewpub food menu for the locals and visitors.

UpCountry Brewing was established in 2016 by John Cochran, referred to as a craft beer industry veteran since the nineteen nineties. John has a wide experience with regards to beer-related jobs because he's been in this industry for more than 20 years so he is extremely excited to go back to his roots by providing a local brewery focusing on fantastic beer, fun times and good friends.

UpCountry Brewing is referred to as a brewery, taproom and also a music venue located at 1042 Haywood Road in West Asheville. We like to state that we brew our beer in "West, West Asheville," as it's the brewery located furthest west before leaving Beer City itself.

Formerly Altamont

Beer

UpCountry Brewing provides numerous types of beer styles, including saisons, IPAs, sours, porters, stouts, and more. With twenty of its own beers on tap, the brew house is continually thinking up and creating new beers for Asheville to enjoy. UpCountry provides flights, goblets, pints, and even a twenty-two ounce pour in the taproom. In addition, the brewery has beer to go for buy! Beer to go includes a growler with your choice of beer, or cans of the Mangose, UpCo Lager, Hop Dread Red IPA, or Bogey Free Session IPA. In addition to availability in the taproom, UpCountry's beer could be found all over town in various supermarkets, bottle shops, and bars in Asheville, including towns like Woodfin, Waynesville, Canton, Candler, Black Mountain, Arden, Hendersonville, Weaverville, and neighboring areas.

Our extensive beer list is suitable for beer nerds everywhere. We value creativeness more than anything else as well as daring recipes that everybody will unquestionably enjoy. We've lately been infusing a lot of our brews with various syrups and flavors for an additional creative kick. The brewery also has a Randall for infusions, as well as a pilot brew system to take brewing an additional step further. We are focusing on experimentation and seeing the deliciousness that we can produce using the knowledge from every brewer.

In addition to providing delicious beer, UpCountry has red and white wines as well as a full liquor bar of whiskey, vodka, gin, tequila, and other spirits for everybody to enjoy. You do not have to be a hard core beer aficionado to enjoy alcohol at our place-we've got options for everybody! Apart from liquor, UpCountry will offer signature cocktails that could rotate through the year depending on the season.

Food

In addition to brewing and selling delicious beer, UpCountry provides a full food menu featuring appetizers, pizzas, burgers, salads, hot dogs, soups, and even meals for dogs. If you love sweets, we also have different dessert options available for you. Our wide menu variety provides something for everybody! We are also vegan and gluten-free friendly. Even if you are on a diet, we will do our best to accommodate you. We've got plenty of options for the whole family, as well as kid-friendly and dog friendly menu for family and friends to enjoy.

When you've worked up an appetite hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway or floating down the French Broad River, UpCountry is the ideal place to meet up with friends or family and satisfy your hunger. After eating your dinner, lunch or snack, you can try the corn hole or other activities that we have got scheduled at the brewery. In addition to live music, we host a yoga class on Sunday mornings, music bingo on Wednesdays, and local pint nights on Thursdays.

Community

Each month, UpCountry selects a different local nonprofit to represent their 'Miracle Pint Night' each Thursday. UpCountry already worked various organizations such as Smokies, Habitat for Humanity, LEAF, Asheville Humane Society, and The Rainbow School. On Thursdays, UpCountry will be hosting the pint night with a unique glass which will change every week. Clients will unquestionably purchase a featured beer and they can keep the glass. The 10 percent of the sales will be going to the nonprofit orgs. At UpCountry, community is basically essential and these pint nights will be a way for the brewery to give back.

Local Art And Music

UpCountry Brewing supports local art and music in Asheville and close, neighboring areas, such as Black Mountain, Woodfin, East Asheville, and the River Arts District.

In house, UpCountry hosts a local artist of the month with Bad Craft, an artist shop in Black Mountain, NC. The brewery showcases one artist every month to show their artwork in UpCountry's taproom for display as well as for buy. Apart from a month long campaign, every artist will get a delegated Pint Night at the brewery and Bad Craft. The artist of the month is present and able to discuss their work, and a pint glass featuring the artist's work is available for buy. UpCountry values the support of local art, music, and beer, and will continue to indicate their support for all of these avenues of Asheville. Community and business relationships are essential for John Cochran, the owner of UpCountry, along with the support of the staff so the brewery will always look ahead to continue the Pint Nights.

Music

UpCountry brewing is always proud to provide live, local music on a nightly basis. Once you've taken the family and friends to the tourist spots like Biscuit Head, Nine Mile, and Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, bring them down to UpCountry for an intimate night of Bluegrass, Open Mic, Music Bingo, or live local music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. We are always proud to host solo musicians such as Dave Desmelik, Anya Hinkle, Old Sap, Stephen Horvath, Robin Lewis, Nikki Forbes, Scott Stetson, and more. We even host those Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead Tributes. It will include various bands such as The Paper Crowns, The Dirty Dead and Phuncle Sam. We've got other bands that we love to host like The Junk Drawer, Mama Danger, the Free Wheelin' Mamas, Cat and Crow, Kaizen with Jeff Sipe, Astral Plainsmen, Cyndi Lou and The Wish to, Sirius B., Moonlight Street Folk, The Dirty Badgers, and several more.

Apart from live music, it's not a secret that UpCountry Brewing is a bunch of hardcore Phish fans. The brewery was noted for live streaming music, but it's responsive to Phish plays. They generally pull down the big projection screen to stream each show and clear out the chairs and tables in the music room so that Asheville can dance it out! Other live streams the brewery is noted for include Widespread Panic, Dead and Co., and Umphrey's McGee. UpCountry motivates Asheville to bring some friends, enjoy some brews, and boogie!

Check our website or social network pages for what we have got going on. We are sure to have something that appeals to everybody. Our social handle is @upcountrybrew and you can find us in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

All of our music may have no cover charge. UpCountry doesn't wish to limit live music to having a cover charge, which is why all of our events are free to the public.

Family Friendly/Outdoor Focused

UpCountry Brewing values being family and kid friendly. We've got a huge outdoor patio space with games for the kiddos as well as a cornhole set for family and friends to enjoy. Our patio as well as courtyard are also dog friendly.

At UpCountry Brewing, we think that beer and the outdoors go together. UpCountry values the outdoor activities that Asheville has to provide, everything from floating down the river to tackling a strenuous mountain trail. Our outdoor area is a favorite hangout spot for Asheville residents and visitors alike.

LOCALS AND VISITORS

UpCountry Brewing values being that brewery nested in West Asheville for locals to enjoy as well as a stop right off of Interstate 40 for tourists and visitors. Located on Haywood Road in West Asheville, we are encompassed by thousands of neighbors and are proud to be their 'neighborhood bar' for parties, large gatherings, or simply having a beer with friends.

Think of UpCountry when you've exited Highway 26 and you're coming up Patton... but particularly think of UpCountry when you're craving a cold, craft beer. We are just right across The Odditorium, which a location in West Asheville that you must never miss after or before you decide to come to our place.

For tourists or just for those passing through, UpCountry provides a welcoming and personable experience. We've got a friendly and certified staff so we understand everything about beer. Our beer-tenders are able to provide suggestions depending on the kinds of beer you and your friends enjoy. It's referred to as the Beer City Capital of the United States.

Tours

UpCountry Brewing provides beer tours by special request. Just check our website for information! In addition to beer tastings and a tour of the new taproom, you will receive a guided tour of the brew house and as well as a 'Beer 101' crash course in the way to make and produce beer. In addition to the beer making procedure, you will determine what UpCountry's equipment does, and how each beer is brewed, from the recipe invention to kegging out the finished product in either cans or kegs.

Stopping by Asheville for a visit? Interact with Asheville Brewery Tours or LEAP Frog tours for a guided tour of UpCountry Brewing alongside no less than two other breweries in your community. Utilizing these tours is a terrific way to tour multiple breweries in your community while learning how each brew house differs from the last in terms of size, production, beer styles, and more.

Merchandise

While you're here, ensure you pick up some merchandise! UpCountry provides t-shirts, hats, patches, caribeaner mugs, pint glasses, growlers, and more for buy. Don't forget our beer to go. We provide growlers and cans for your adventures, whether it be at your house, on the river, or at a campsite.

Good Beer Hunting

UpCountry's latest logo re-design have been the best and it's all thanks to Good Beer Hunting in Chicago, IL. Designers Michael Kiser, Cooper Foszcz, and Mike Duesenberg have done a phenomenal job with designing the labeling artwork for UpCountry's Hop Dread, Mangose, Isoprene Hazy IPA, and UpCo Mountain Lager. There are a lot of canning designs on the way so you must stay tuned.

Georgia Bulldogs

If you don't have any idea yet, the owner of UpCountry Brewing is actually a DAWG Alum. UpCountry has become a go-to spot in Asheville for watching the Georgia Bulldogs games. You must keep an eye out because Cochran will unquestionably wear his jersey.

Private Parties

UpCountry has hosted wedding rehearsals, private events, catering events, and birthday celebrations in the past. Plan yours here! UpCountry's floor layout is unique because we have got two separate spaces for you to enjoy your special event. Whether it is a graduation celebration, an out of town get together, or an office party, we have got you covered.

Outside Festivals And Fun

Asheville has so many cool places to check out, particularly in the beer-related scene. Asheville is also referred to as a your house for different festivals. UpCountry made an appearance at different festivals such as Burning Can, Asheville Beer Festival, Oktoberfest, Beer City Festival, Battle of the Burger, Brewgrass, Asheville Beer Expo, and more. UpCountry will always participate in anything that could allow the people to try out our delicious beer.

In Summary

UpCountry Brewing focuses on local support through art, music and nonprofit. The bottom line is that the passion of UpCountry Brewing for crafting beer along with a memorable experience for family, friends and others will make it a good place to drink beer.

Whether you take this beer to the mountains or it takes you, we'll see you there.



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