Asheville Brewery: Methods For Newbies

The mission of UpCountry Brewing is to help create 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 currently residing.

Known as a community focused brewery, West Asheville taproom is the best 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 will offer an array of beer styles while giving a brewpub food menu for the locals and visitors.

UpCountry Brewing was set up in 2016 by John Cochran, referred to as a craft beer industry veteran since the 1990's. 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 terrific beer, fun times and good friends.

UpCountry Brewing is a taproom, brewery and a music venue that you could find 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 a number of beer styles, including saisons, IPAs, sours, porters, stouts, and more. With twenty of its own beers on tap, the brew house is consistently thinking about and creating new beers for Asheville to enjoy. UpCountry Brewing can offer flights, pints, goblets and also a 22-once pour in the taproom. Additionally, 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. Together with the taproom, the beer of UpCountry might be seen in various towns and supermarkets, bottle shops and bars positioned in Asheville, along with the towns like Woodfin, Waynesville, Canton, Candler, Black Mountain, Arden, Hendersonville, Weaverville, and neighboring areas.

We've got our extensive beer list that is the best for beer nerds everywhere. We value creativeness and daring recipes as well as those go-to, easy drinking styles that anybody can enjoy. We've recently been infusing a lot of our brews with various syrups and flavors for an extra creative kick. The brewery also includes a Randall for infusions and also a pilot brew system to take the brewing a step further. We always concentrate on experimentation and seeing the deliciousness that we can make with the use of the knowledge from the brewers.

Aside from this, we offer delicious beer and UpCountry also provides red and white wines and a full liquor bar of gin, vodka, whiskey, tequila and others. You do not have to be a hard core beer geek to enjoy alcohol at our place-we've got options for everybody! Aside from liquor, UpCountry can offer signature cocktails that may 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. We've got dessert options for the sweet tooths out there, too! Our wide menu variety can offer something new for everybody we are also vegan and gluten-free friendly. Even when you are actually on a diet, we are going to do everything to accommodate you. We have plenty of options for the entire 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 devouring your lunch, dinner, or snack, enjoy corn hole or one of the a lot of activities we have scheduled at the brewery. Aside from live music, we have a yoga class during Sunday, music bingo on Wednesday and local pint nights on Thursdays.

Community

Each month, UpCountry will choose a different local nonprofit that could represent their "Miracle Pint Night" every Thursday. UpCountry already dealt with various organizations like Friends of the Smokies, Habitat for Humanity, LEAF, Asheville Humane Society, and The Rainbow School.

On Thursdays, UpCountry will host the pint night along with a unique glass that varies every week. Buyers can actually purchase a featured beer and they can keep the glass. The 10 percent of the sales of that beer can go to the featured nonprofit organization. This is very important for UpCountry because they are actually using pint night to provide back to the community.

Local Art And Music

UpCountry Brewing is always supporting local art and music in Asheville and the neighboring areas like Black Mountain, Woodfin, East Asheville, and the River Arts District.

UpCountry always hosts a local artist monthly along with Bad Craft, an artist shop in Black Mountain, NC. The brewery will be exhibiting one artist a month to show their artwork at the taproom of UpCountry for buy and display. Aside from a month long campaign, every artist will get a delegated Pint Night at the brewery and Bad Craft. The artist of the month can present and also discuss their work along a pint glass featuring the work of the artist. UpCountry will invariably value the support of local music, art and beer and they're going to continue to support all of these. Community and business relationships are incredibly essential to UpCountry's owner, John Cochran, as well as the UpCountry staff, so the brewery looks forward to continue Pint Nights like these to support!

Music

UpCountry brewing is proud to provide live, local music almost every night. If you are going to take your family and friends members to tourist spots like Biscuit Head, Nine Mile, and Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, you could always bring them to UpCountry for a night of Bluegrass, Music bingo, Open Mic, and live local music. We love hosting solo musicians like Dave Desmelik, Anya Hinkle, Old Sap, Stephen Horvath, Robin Lewis, Nikki Forbes, Scott Stetson, and more. We also love hosting those Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead Tributes! It will include different bands like The Dirty Dead, The Paper Crowns and Phuncle Sam. Other bands that we love to host include 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.

In addition to hosting live music, it's no secret that UpCountry Brewing is a bunch of hardcore Phish fans! The brewery is well-known for live streaming music, but is extra attentive to when Phish plays. They pull down the big projection screen to stream the show and clear the chairs and tables in the music room so everybody can dance. Other live streams the brewery is known for include Widespread Panic, Dead and Co., and Umphrey's McGee. UpCountry motivates Asheville to bring some friends, enjoy some brews, and boogie!

You can check our website or social network pages to know what is happening. We are sure to have something that appeals to everybody. Our social handle is @upcountrybrew and you are going to be able to locate us at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We provide all of our music with NO cover charge. UpCountry does not 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 have a big outdoor patio space with games designed for children and 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 Brewing always focus on the outdoor activities that Asheville can offer from floating down the river to climbing the 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. Found 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 especially think of UpCountry when you're craving a cold, craft beer. We are just right across The Odditorium, which a place in West Asheville that you have to never miss after or before you come to our place.

For those who are just passing through, UpCountry can offer you a welcoming and personable experience. Our staff is friendly and Cicerone certified, meaning we are knowledgeable in all things beer! Our beer-tenders are able to provide suggestions depending on the kinds of beer you and your friends enjoy. Well, you did venture to 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 are going to obtain a guided tour of the brew house and as well as a 'Beer 101' crash course in how you can make and produce beer. Aside from the beer making procedure, you could understand the equipment of UpCountry Brewing and how every beer is brewed along with the recipe invention to kegging out the finished product.

Do you wish to come to Asheville for a visit? You can always interact with Asheville Brewery Tours or LEAP Frog tours for a guided tour of UpCountry Brewing along with 2 other breweries. By using these tours to multiple breweries in the area, you are going to discover the difference between the different brew house in terms of production, size, beer styles and more.

Merchandise

While you are here, you could pick up some merchandise because UpCountry provides hats, t-shirts, patches, pint glasses, caribeaner mugs, growlers and more. You should not forget our beer to go. We can offer growlers and cans for your adventures whether it's at your house, at the river or campsite.

Good Beer Hunting

UpCountry's latest logo re-design is the best thanks to the Good Beer Hunting in Chicago, IL. Designers Michael Kiser, Cooper Foszcz, and Mike Duesenberg did an excellent job in designing the labeling artwork for Mangose, Isoprene Hazy IPA, UpCo Mountain Lager and Hop Dread. There are several more canning designs on the way, so stay tuned for what UpCountry and Good Beer Hunting come up with!

Georgia Bulldogs

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

Private Parties

UpCountry has been hosting wedding rehearsals, private events, catering events, birthday celebrations and more in the past. Plan yours here! The floor layout of UpCountry is extremely unique since we have 2 separate spaces to enjoy your special event. Whether this is a graduation celebration, an out of town celebration or an office party, we got you covered.

Outside Festivals And Fun

Asheville has so a lot of cool places to confirm out, especially in the beer-related scene. Asheville is also referred to as a your house for different festivals. UpCountry already made an appearance at various festivals like Burning Can, Asheville Beer Festival, Oktoberfest, Beer City Festival, Battle of the Burger, Brewgrass, Asheville Beer Expo, and more. UpCountry always participates in anything that could permit the people to try 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 can make it a good place to drink beer.

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



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