Parking options include a nearby paid parking lot, and metered public street parking.
Only service animals are allowed on-site at this time.
In Mills River, NC guests to our facilities that are UN-VACCINATED are required to wear a cloth face covering. Guests to our facilities in Mills River, NC that are FULLY VACCINATED are NOT required to wear a cloth face covering. We are following state and local guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests, our community, and our employees.
Most shows in the Hop Yard are all ages. Be sure to check the show’s individual event page to confirm if it’s 21+.
All sales are final. No refunds are given except under extenuating circumstances. Please send us an email if you need to discuss the potential of a refund: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can come to Big Room shows without a hard copy of your ticket. The person who purchased the ticket(s) can give their name at the event entrance, as long as they have a government-issued ID.
Brewery sustainability is always at the forefront of events, and pre-selling buffet dinner and dessert tickets helps us plan well and reduce our amount of food waste
You can purchase Big Room tickets online through our Events page or in person at the Gift Shop. Online tickets are subject to our ticketing company’s fee.
Under the Sierra Nevada Presents umbrella is a lineup spanning rock, alternative, independent, R&B and more. Any show billed as Sierra Nevada Presents includes: • 7:00 p.m. Doors | 8:00 p.m. Music • Food for purchase (small plates only) • Standing-room only
We can provide full-service catering in the Big Room for an additional cost. Menu can be provided upon request. Please include your catering needs in our event inquiry form
Please visit our donations submission page.
Sunday-Thursday: $750. Friday-Saturday: $1,000. Please complete this form to inquire about a private event. Your rental includes exclusive use of the Mezzanine space for 6 hours, staffing from event setup through event breakdown, and additional services and amenities including: •Restroom facilities •Use of Mezzanine tables and chairs •Cleanings services before and after your event •Access to self-guided tour areas •Setup and breakdown of furniture and fixtures •Access to our Gift Shop and Taproom (during their normal business hours) Not included in the rental fee are catering services*, bar services*, security guards, any furniture rentals, table linens, and gratuities. *We can provide these services for an additional cost.
Sunday-Thursday: $2,000. Friday-Saturday: $3,000. Please complete this form to inquire about a private event. Your rental includes exclusive use of the Big Room and Mezzanine space for 10 hours, staffing from event setup through event breakdown, and additional services and amenities including: •Restroom facilities •Use of Big Room tables and chairs •Cleanings services before and after your event •Access to self-guided tour areas •Setup and breakdown of furniture and fixtures •Access to our Gift Shop and Taproom (during their normal business hours) Not included in the rental fee are catering services*, bar services*, security guards, any furniture rentals, table linens, and gratuities. *We can provide these services for an additional cost.
Yes, there is limited parking available. Please discuss your parking needs in your event inquiry form. If you are hosting a daytime event that calls for more than 150 parking spaces, we require that you rent, at your own expense, parking at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (located adjacent to our property) and shuttle your guests.
Our Big Room has a professional audio and lighting system. If you would like to use this equipment during a private event, we require that our in-house engineer manage the AV, which is an additional cost. Please include your AV needs in our event inquiry form.
We don’t allow outside ticket sales to Big Room events without our permission, and the only circumstance we consider is if all proceeds from ticket sales fund, or are donated to, a nonprofit organization.
We allow a donation of wine only—no other alcohol types—to be made to private events; however, there is a limit of 12 donated bottles and a $15 corkage fee per bottle.
We allow signage inside the Big Room and/or Mezzanine areas only, and we’ll share décor policies we kindly ask that you follow. We don’t allow signage or branding outside the Big Room, specifically in our parking area.
Our Heritage Series of shows, rich in the traditions of Americana and bluegrass, creates the intimate atmosphere of dinner theater.
Our Heritage Series shows include:
•Early door and show times
•Buffet dinner and dessert
•Dinner theater-style seating
Yes, and tickets for our buffet dinner and dessert must be purchased in advance of the show, with the day-of cutoff* being 2 p.m. Each Heritage show has a unique menu we’ll post on the show’s Event page. Dinner tickets are $17, dessert tickets are $5, and we sell all tickets separately (general admission, dinner and dessert tickets). You must have a general admission ticket to access the dinner and dessert. Dinner and dessert tickets by themselves do not grant you access to the show.
*Brewery sustainability is always at the forefront of events, and pre-selling buffet dinner and dessert tickets helps us plan well and reduce our amount of food waste.
Dinner is available from 6:00-7:30 p.m. After that time, you will not be able to redeem your ticket for food.
Each Heritage show has a unique menu we’ll post on the show’s event page.
The Big Room is ADA accessible with a large selection of ADA seating. If you require ADA access to a concert in the Big Room, please use the ADA access lane and come to the front of the line for first-entry access.
Our wifi network called SNB_GUEST is open to the public.
If you are 21+ and plan to drink alcohol, you must bring a government-issued ID.
The Big Room entrance is a single door directly to the right of our Main Office. (Not to be confused with the Gift Shop entrance, which is farther west.)
Yes, parking is available on the west side of the brewery (opposite end from the solar-covered parking).
We don’t allow any smoking or vaping indoors. Please look for designated outdoor smoking areas around the brewery.
All Sierra Nevada beer is dated when it is packaged. This package date is printed on the exterior of our cans, bottles, packaging and kegs.
For most of our beers, including Pale Ale and the rest of our year-round and seasonal lineup, 150 days is our maximum recommended shelf life, assuming they’ve had optimal storage conditions (cool, dark, and dry). Certain specialty beers (e.g., Northern Hemisphere Harvest) have a shorter 100-day window. Some styles of beer, though, improve with a bit of age—not unlike a fine wine. Prime candidates include beers that are high in alcohol (e.g. Bigfoot Barleywine) and those with a moderate amount of roasted grains (e.g. Narwhal Imperial Stout). Their flavors will evolve in intriguing ways over time.
Unfortunately, we are not able to ship beer directly to consumers. Please use our beer locator to find a retailer in your area.
In the United States, we have distribution in all states. We also have limited distribution in the following locations: Australia, Brazil, Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario), Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates (UAE),United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, and on several cruise lines. Use our Beer Finder to find retailers in your area who have our beer.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. uses the highest quality and most natural brewing ingredients while utilizing the very best brewing practices. This allows us to create ales and lagers with superior flavor, aroma, balance, and character. As a traditional brewer, Sierra Nevada currently uses water, malt, hops, and yeast for every brew. We will also use malted wheat and rye, oats, various fruit and more for some of our beers. If used, these ingredients are listed for each beer page online here.
Yes. We require that all of our ingredients used for our regular production beers are Non-GMO.
We brew with a variety of grains including barley, wheat and rye, all of which contain small amounts of naturally occurring gluten. The brewing process does notably reduce gluten levels, but the final beers don’t reach gluten-free status.
The sediment evident in the bottom of a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and other naturally conditioned beers is the yeast we use for bottle conditioning. Typically, the yeast lies tight and flat to the bottom of the bottle. As the beer is poured, the yeast will re-suspend making the beer’s appearance cloudy or slightly particulate, but this will not adversely affect beer flavor. If bottles are stored improperly (e.g. upside down or on their side) the yeast may resettle into what looks like a drop of pancake batter or vanilla ice cream and will be more apparent, but it will still not affect the finished flavor of the beer.
Bottle conditioning is a time-honored method for naturally carbonating beer. We dose back a small amount of fermentable sugar and yeast into the beer right before we package it. This fermentation creates the finished carbonation and flavors unique to our beer.
We bottle condition our original five beers: Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Celebration Ale, and Bigfoot. We also can condition our Pale Ale.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. complies with California’s Proposition 65 as it relates to BPA regulations and notification. Beer packaged in bottles, Keg’s and Growlers do not, and have not contained BPA in their packaging materials. All canned beer produced after November 15, 2017 (16 oz. Sidecar packaged after December 20th 2017) is and will continue to be fully compliant with the same Prop 65 regulations regarding the exclusion of BPA.
Most of our variety packs are designed to be sold as is. However, they usually include at least one Sierra Nevada Beer (i.e. Pale Ale or Hazy Little Thing) that are available year-round, for purchase separately.
We’re about a 25-minute drive from the Biltmore Estate (14 miles).
At this time, we are accepting dine-in guests by reservation ONLY. This will help with controlling our capacity limits. Reservations can be booked <a href=”/visit/north-carolina/taproom/”>on our taproom page</a> or by calling <a href=”tel:8287086242″>828-708-6242</a>.
We don’t currently have cider on our tap list.
No, we don’t allow any outside alcohol at the Torpedo Room.
We do have ways to modify select menu items so they’re gluten-reduced, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.
We do have ways to modify select menu items so they’re vegetarian or vegan, so please chat with your server to learn what’s possible.
Yes, a flight on our patio is a great idea. Order at the bar, then head outside.