Essential Specifics Of Finding Asheville Brewery
UpCountry Brewing's mission is to produce amazing experiences while sharing our adoration for craft beer, local music, and for getting outside. We accomplish this by focusing on the Carolina mountain region where we live and play.
As a community oriented brewery, our West Asheville taproom is the best spot to plan your next adventure while catching up with family and friends. With a large backyard, intimate indoor seating, and a generous space for live local music, UpCountry Brewing serves a wide variety of craft beer styles while supplying a full brewpub food menu for locals and visitors alike.
UpCountry Brewing began in 2016 by John Cochran, a craft beer industry veteran since the mid-1990's. John has worked lots of beer-related jobs in his 20+ years in brewing (including co-founding Terrapin Beer Company), and he is excited to get back to his roots by providing a small, local brewery with a spotlight on fun times, good friends, and terrific beers.
UpCountry Brewing is a brewery, taproom, and music venue found at 1042 Haywood Road in West Asheville. We like to say that we brew our beer in "West, West Asheville," as it is the brewery located furthest west before leaving Beer City itself.
UpCountry Brewing will offer a variety of beer styles which will include saisons, sours, porters, IPAs, stouts and many more. We have more than 20 beers at the tap and we're thinking and creating new beers for the locals of Asheville. UpCountry Brewing also provides flights, pints, goblets and also a 22-ounce pour in the taproom.
We also provide beers to go. This includes a growler with your choice of beer or cans of the Mangose, Hop Dread Red IPA, UpCo Lager or Bogey Free Session IPA. Along with this, UpCountry Brewing beer might also be bought anywhere in the area like bottle shops, supermarkets and bars. You will be able to see them in different places and towns such as Waynesville, Woodfin, Candler, Canton, Arden, Black Mountain, Weaverville, Hendersonville and other areas.
We certainly have a thorough beer list that is suitable for beer lovers and we always pay attention to creativeness and we try various recipes that any person would be able to enjoy. We have been infusing syrups and other flavors with our brews to provide it with a unique taste. We even have a Randall for infusions and we have a pilot brew system which could help us make unique tastes. We always experiment when it comes to beer and be sure that we offer the best one for you.
Aside from delicious beer, UpCountry Brewing also has red and white wines and other drinks like vodka, gin, whiskey, tequila and others. You do not have to be a full on beer geek to enjoy in our place because we have various alternatives. We also provide signature cocktails that rotate through the year depending on the season.
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 also have dessert selections for the sweet tooths out there, too! Our wide menu variety provides something for everybody! We are also vegan and gluten-free friendly. Whatever your dietary restrictions, we will do our best to accommodate you! We have plenty of selections for the whole family, as well as kid-friendly and dog friendly menu for family and friends to enjoy.
When you have worked up an appetite hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway or floating down the French Broad River, UpCountry is the ideal place to interact with family or friends and satisfy your hunger. After consuming your lunch, dinner, or snack, enjoy corn hole or one of the lots of activities we have 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.
Every month, UpCountry can pick a local nonprofit to represent their "Miracle Pint Night" every Thursday. UpCountry has worked with organizations such as Friends of the Smokies, Habitat for Humanity, LEAF, Asheville Humane Society, and The Rainbow School. On Thursdays, UpCountry will host the pint night with a unique glass which will be changed every week. Buyers can purchase a featured beer and they can also keep the glass, with 10 percent profit going to the featured nonprofit. At UpCountry, community is definitely essential and the pint nights could be an excellent way 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 monthly with Bad Craft, an artist shop located in Black Mountain, NC. The brewery showcases one artist each month to show their artwork in UpCountry's taproom for display as well as for buy. Aside from the month long campaign, the artist will also 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 always value the support of local music, art and beer and they will continue to support all of these. 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.
UpCountry brewing is proud to provide live, local music almost every night. 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 love hosting solo musicians like Dave Desmelik, Anya Hinkle, Old Sap, Stephen Horvath, Robin Lewis, Nikki Forbes, Scott Stetson, and more. We are even hosting those Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead Tributes. These include bands like Phuncle Sam, The Paper Crowns, and The Dirty Dead. 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.
Aside from live music, it is not a 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 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!
To understand what is happening, you can check our website and social network pages. We are going to definitely have something that may be terrific for everybody. Our social handle is simply @upcountrybrew and we might be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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 is well noted for being family and kid friendly. We have a large outdoor patio space with games which are made for children and also a cornhole set for the whole family to enjoy. Our patio and courtyard are dog friendly, so bring the pup too!
At UpCountry Brewing, we think that beer and the outdoors go hand in hand. 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're 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 have exited Highway 26 and you're coming up Patton... but specifically think of UpCountry when you're craving a cold, craft beer. We are just right across The Odditorium, which is a West Asheville staple that you can visit before or after you come to our place.
For tourists or just for those passing through, UpCountry provides a welcoming and personable experience. We have friendly and knowledgeable staff so we know all about beer. We have our beer-tenders which could offer suggestions depending on the type of beer that you'd like. After all, you did venture to the Beer City Capital of the United States!
UpCountry Brewing provides beer tours by special request. Just check our website for info! Along with beer tastings and a tour of the new taproom, you can get a guided tour of the brew house and a crash course on how you can 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.
Do you want to stop by Asheville for a visit? You could interact with Asheville Brewery Tours or LEAP Frog tours for a guided tour of UpCountry Brewing together with a minimum of 2 other breweries. Utilizing these tours is a terrific way to tour multiple breweries in the area while learning how each brew house differs from the last in terms of size, production, beer styles, and more.
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. You should not forget our beer to go. We will offer growlers and cans for your adventures whether it is at your house, at the river or campsite.
Good Beer Hunting
UpCountry's latest logo re-design has been first class thanks to friends at Good Beer Hunting in Chicago, IL. Designers Michael Kiser, Cooper Foszcz, and Mike Duesenberg have done an exceptional job with designing the labeling artwork for UpCountry's Hop Dread, Mangose, Isoprene Hazy IPA, and UpCo Mountain Lager. You should stay tuned because there are several more canning designs which are on the way.
For those who do not know, UpCountry Brewing's owner, John Cochran, is 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.
UpCountry has been hosting wedding rehearsals, private events, catering events, birthday celebrations and more in the past. Plan yours here! UpCountry's floor layout is unique because we have two separate spaces for you to enjoy your special event. Whether this is a graduation celebration, an out of town celebration or an office party, we certainly have you covered.
Outside Festivals And Fun
Asheville has so lots of cool places to examine out, specifically in the beer-related scene. Asheville is also your house to numerous festivals too, each food, beer, or music linked. UpCountry has made an appearance at lots of of these, including 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 may allow the people to try out our delicious beer.
UpCountry Brewing places value on local support through music, art, and nonprofit. Bottom line is that UpCountry's adoration for craft beer coupled with a memorable experience with friends, family, and the outdoors makes it a wonderful place to grab a beer with friends.