Step-By-Step Information On Finding Asheville Beer
The mission of UpCountry Brewing is to help produce brilliant experiences and share our passion in crafting beer, local music and more. We do this by focusing on the Carolina mountain region where we're currently 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 a wide range of beer styles while providing a brewpub food menu for the locals and visitors.
UpCountry Brewing was established in 2016 by John Cochran, known as a craft beer industry veteran since the nineteen nineties. John already has lots of beer-related jobs within his 20 years in brewing and he is extremely excited to acquire back to his roots by providing a small, local brewery focusing on good friends, fantastic beers and fun times.
UpCountry Brewing is a brewery, taproom, and 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 is the brewery located furthest west prior to leaving Beer City itself.
UpCountry Brewing provides a number of beer styles, including saisons, IPAs, sours, porters, stouts, and more. With approximately 20 of its own beers on tap, the brew house is considering making new beers for everybody to enjoy. UpCountry provides flights, goblets, pints, and even a twenty-two ounce pour in the taproom. Also, the brewery has beer to go ready for buy. Beer to go will include 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.
We also have our extensive beer list that is the best for beer nerds everywhere. We always value creativeness and daring recipes together with those go-to, easy drinking styles that everybody would enjoy. We've lately been infusing some of our brews with various syrups and flavors for an additional creative kick. The brewery also has a Randall for infusions and a pilot brew system to help take the brewing one step further. We always focus on experimentation and seeing the deliciousness that we can make with the usage of the knowledge from the brewers.
In addition to offering 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. We've got choices for everybody so you don't have to be a hard-core beer aficionado in order to enjoy our alcohol. In addition to liquor, UpCountry provides craft 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 choices 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 are going to do our best to accommodate you! We've got a lot of choices for the entire family and we're kid and dog friendly that you can enjoy.
Once you have worked up an appetite by hiking at the Blue Ridge Parkway or floating down the French Broad River, UpCountry is the ideal place to meet with your friends and satisfy your hunger. After consuming your lunch, dinner, or snack, enjoy corn hole or one of the many activities we've got scheduled at the brewery. Apart from live music, we also provide yoga class during Sunday, music bingo on Wednesday and local pint nights on Thursdays.
Every month, UpCountry can select a local nonprofit to represent their "Miracle Pint Night" every Thursday. UpCountry has worked with organizations including 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. Clients purchase a featured beer and get to keep the glass, with 10 percent of that beer's sales going towards the featured nonprofit. At UpCountry, community is absolutely essential and these pint nights will be a way for the brewery to give back.
Local Art And Music
UpCountry Brewing is definitely supporting local art and music in Asheville and all the neighboring areas including 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 will be exhibiting one artist a month to show their artwork at the taproom of UpCountry for buy and display. 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 is there 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 exhibit their support for all of these avenues of Asheville. 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!
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 love hosting solo musicians like 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 is going to include various bands including The Paper Crowns, The Dirty Dead and Phuncle Sam. We also have 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.
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 will pull down the big projection screen in order to stream the show and clear all the chairs and tables in the music room so everybody can dance freely. Other live streams the brewery is definitely recognized for would include Widespread Panic, Dead and Co., and Umphrey's McGee. UpCountry will always encourage Asheville to bring some friends, enjoy brews and boogie.
To learn what is happening, you can check our website and social network pages. We are sure to have something that appeals to everybody. Our social handle is @upcountrybrew and you will be able to locate us at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We provide all of our music with 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, anything 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 is absolutely a brewery that you can stay at in West Asheville and it is a great place to visit. Situated 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'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 right across from our good friends at The Odditorium, a West Asheville staple that you need to totally take a look at before or after you're at our place.
For those who are just passing through, UpCountry can give you 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 types of beer you and your friends enjoy. It's known as the Beer City Capital of the United States.
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 how to make and produce beer. Aside from the beer making procedure, you can understand the equipment of UpCountry Brewing and how every beer is brewed together with the recipe invention to kegging out the finished product.
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 great way to tour multiple breweries in your community while learning how each brew house is different from the last in terms of size, production, beer styles, and more.
While you're here, be sure you pick up some merchandise! UpCountry provides t-shirts, hats, patches, caribeaner mugs, pint glasses, growlers, and more for buy. And, of course, do not forget your 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 have been the best and it is all thanks to Good Beer Hunting in Chicago, IL. Designers Michael Kiser, Cooper Foszcz, and Mike Duesenberg have done an outstanding 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 need to stay tuned.
If you don't know yet, the owner of UpCountry Brewing is a DAWG Alum. UpCountry has become a go-to spot in Asheville for watching the Georgia Bulldogs games. You should keep an eye out because Cochran will definitely wear his jersey.
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've got 2 separate spaces to enjoy your special event. Whether this is a graduation celebration, an out of town celebration or an office party, we absolutely have you covered.
Outside Festivals And Fun
Asheville has so many cool places to confirm out, particularly in the beer-related scene. Asheville is also known 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 loves participating in anything that gets people to try the delicious beer that they produce.
UpCountry Brewing focuses on local support through art, music and nonprofit. Bottom line is that UpCountry's love 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.