Sierra Nevada in Mills River, NC, serves up fresh, seasonal food and beer for all tastes at its taproom and restaurant!
We're big fans of Sierra Nevada.
Not only do they have fascinating brewery tours, they also have wonderful restaurants and taprooms at both Chico, California, and Mills River, North Carolina!
So even if beer isn't necessarily your favorite thing, or maybe you just don't have time for a tour, know that you can still stop by and get an amazing meal that you will not regret.
We've visited Sierra Nevada's Mills River, NC, location more than once now, and loved it both times. Here's what you can look forward to when you go.
Getting to Sierra Nevada at Mills River
The brewery is located about a half-hour drive south of Asheville, North Carolina, which is known for its trendy food and drink scene.
Asheville is an easy day trip if you happen to be visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Check Sierra Nevada's website to book a tour and see up-to-date hours of operation (the taproom isn't open every day).
Wondering what the tour is like? I reviewed both the Chico and Mills River experiences!
We did the tour first, and then moved on to the restaurant.
I looked eagerly for the vampire fries that I remembered from the Chico restaurant, but they weren't there. Instead, we ordered duck-fat fries, which were also incredible.
I ordered the trout, and my husband ordered a burger. He says it was the best burger he's ever tasted in his whole life (and he eats a lot of burgers).
Our earlier experience with the restaurant in California had been wonderful, and the North Carolina one is just as great.
Lots of fresh, seasonal ingredients and expertly prepared food!
I especially like that they cleverly incorporate beer into some of the food! The chiffon cake we had for dessert was drizzled with an Otra Vez (their gose) syrup.
On a more recent trip to North Carolina, we (of course) returned to Sierra Nevada.
This time, we found the restaurant had added outdoor seating with a partial menu.
There is also now an outdoor stage for hosting occasional live music.
We loved these additions to the Sierra Nevada experience!
I hope you'll get to try the taproom and restaurant at either Sierra Nevada location if you're in the area. If you do, let us know in the comments what your favorite food + beer was!