The Mills River Taproom is appointed in stone, brick, wood and copper—a mirror of the brewery’s dedication to quality.
The small-scale 20-barrel pilot brewery will focus on small-batch beers brewed yards away from the dining room and bar.
The Mills River Taproom is focused on beer. From the impressive center bar to the small-scale pilot brewery right in the restaurant.
The Mills River Taproom features several handsomely appointed dining rooms.
Visitors to the Taproom will get to see beer making in action in the pilot brewery and the pilot cellar located in the dining room.

Great beer and incredible food with a Southern craft focus.

Western North Carolina is known for its love of food and passion for great craft beer. At our Mills River Taproom and Restaurant you’ll find an abundance of both. Visit the Taproom to sample one of our 23 beers on tap, many produced just a few feet from the restaurant. Beers are accompanied by artful, chef-driven food focused on small plate, sharable, whole animal and farm-to-table dishes sourced mainly from local suppliers. While you’re here, grab a beer and head outside to our Back Porch and Beer Garden to take in the views of the beautiful forest or stroll through our Mills River Estate Garden. We use the homegrown vegetables and herbs for our restaurant and small-scale pilot brewery.

Currently on Tap

Single-Hop Kellerbier

Our kellerbier is an unfiltered pilsner, kegged straight from the cellar. We brewed this version with our friends from YCH hops, and it features Laurel lupulin powder for an intense floral hop bite in this medium-bodied, hazy lager.

Audition Belgian Golden w/ Lemon

This beer is bright golden and heaping with hop flavor, a pop of bright lemon, and perfectly accented by the fruity and complex spicy Belgian yeast character.

Audition Chai

This beer was inspired by a classic spiced chai tea. It’s sweet and rich, with warming spice notes and delicate fruit flavors that maintain a drinkability from the use of black tea in the finish.


Tropicuzu is loaded with aromas of tropical fruit, honey, and orange blossom. Additions of both yuzu—Japanese grapefruit—and pineapple give Tropicuzu a bright citrus character and light sweetness, while the dry, biscuity finish makes you want to come back for more

Peach IPA

We’re blending bold, citrus-heavy hop flavors with the bright fruit notes of peach for an intensely flavorful and refreshing take on the IPA.

Attack From Mahr's

This low alcohol session ale was brewed with Stephan Michel of Mahr's Brau and named after his assault on our Chico brewery. Attack from Mahr's brings you in with its inviting ABV, but strikes you with fresh fruit and piney hop characters that keep you coming back for more. No weapons! No tricks! Just hops!