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Tours: Highland Brewing, Troy & Sons Moonshine Distillery

Also see: Asheville Beer Guide | Sierra Nevada Brewery | New Belgium Brewery | Downtown Asheville | Nightlife | Asheville Restaurants | Downtown Wine Bars | Oktoberfest | Asheville Beer Week | Local Farms | French Broad Chocolates Factory | Oskar Blues Brewery Tours

Highland Brewing

Highland Brewing, Asheville

Highland Brewery Tour, Asheville

Highland Brewing Company
For an up-close look at beer making, take the tour at Highland Brewing Company, one of the South's largest craft brewers. They rolled out its first beer kegs in December 1994, leading the way for craft beer in Asheville. In October 2006, they built a brewery in east Asheville and crank out 360+ cases an hour!

Brewery tours are:

  • Monday-Friday at 4:00 & 4:45 PM
  • Saturday at 2:45, 3:30, 4 & 4:45 PM
  • Sunday at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 & 4:15 PM

Although tours are free, they ask for a $5 each cash and/or canned food donations for MANNA FOOD BANK. The 45-minute tour includes a brief overview of both the brewing and packaging process. Plus, sample several of the current brews. Please arrive ten minutes early - no open-toed shoes allowed. They brew twice daily, three days per week in a "Santa Rosa" 50 barrel brew system. They bottle at least twice a week, packing 2,000 cases or more.

The Highland Tasting Room is open:

  • Monday-Thursday 4-8 PM
  • Friday 4-9 PM
  • Saturday 2-9 PM
  • Sunday 1-6 PM

Drop in, sample brews, and hang out with staff. On weekends, they add food and live music 6-8 PM Fridays and Saturdays. They also have an outdoor stage in the field adjacent to the brewery for fun outdoor events and festivals.

Click here to go to their Web site.

Highland Brewing Company is just a few miles from downtown Asheville at 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville. (After turning onto Old Charlotte Highway, be sure to take the second left. Go all the way to the top, then straight ahead to the end of the building.)

Troy & Sons Moonshine Tour

Troy & Sons Distillery TourTroy and Sons Distillers
Located next door to Highland Brewing is Troy & Sons American Moonshine. They started selling moonshine in June 2011, honoring the spirit makers that produced for the circuit riding preachers of the 1800's. They are the only distillery in the world producing spirits made from 1840's Crooked Creek Corn. Distillery tours of the "still" are offered at 5 and 6 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

With Troy's Good Boot Tour, your tasting shots are offered with your choice of spring water. These waters come from some of the most pristine water sources in America, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Try water from Mt. Pisgah, Big Butte, or Whisper Springs with your Troy & Sons Moonshine, or drink it straight at 80 proof.

For a colorful and vibrant experience, choose Troy's Touch Tour with tasting shots with natural juices, traditionally found in the mountains. They include local apple cider, peach, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry juice and more.

Located in the former Southern Railway Wheelhouse, the distillery houses a custom-made 2000 liter copper Kothe Still and state of the art distilling equipment. Each batch of Troy & Sons Moonshine is individually filled, labeled, corked and identified by batch number.

Troy & Sons is located a few miles from downtown Asheville at 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville. (After turning onto Old Charlotte Highway, be sure to take the second left - at the guard shack. Go all the way to the top, then straight ahead to the end of the building.)

Go to their Web site for more.



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