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Our Taprooms, Gift Shops, Tours and Torpedo Room remain closed to the public, but we have curbside pickup and taproom takeout. Read our full COVID-19 update here.


We’re still brewing around the clock, and we’d still love to share a beer with you!

Guided Virtual Tastings (Free)

We’ll talk through beer styles, ingredients, tasting notes and more—all while you’re kicked back at home.

Just sign up for the day and time you prefer, and we’ll email you a link for the virtual tasting. Use our online Beer Locator to stock your fridge ahead of time or follow along with any cold beer you have on hand.

Book A Virtual Tasting – FREE


Custom Virtual Tastings & Tours (Paid)

Would you rather choose your own adventure? Take your pick: a personally tailored beer tasting, custom facility tour, or in-depth look at our brewery history.

Each option is $50, which allows you to include all your friends (up to 50 people)—just forward them the link we provide!

Fill out the request form below and our Tours team will follow up. Custom options currently offered Wednesday–Friday.

Request A Custom Virtual Experience

Location and Contact

Mills River, NC

Tours & Tastings

100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River,NC28759United States

1 (828) 708-6176 millsrivertours@sierranevada.com

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Mills River, NC

Virtual Beer Tasting

*Beer not included in this tasting, but if you would like to purchase it ahead of time, use our Beer Locator to search your nearby stores.

We miss you here at the Brewery and would love to connect. Here’s our fix: we’ve designed a virtual tasting to bring us back together. Just grab a beer and relax with us! We’ll be here to talk through beer styles, ingredients, and tasting notes-all from the comfort of your own homes.

We will be pouring the following styles if you want to follow along:

We can’t wait to have a beer with you, virtually. Cheers!

How it works:

  • Sign up online here
  • Your confirmation email will include a link to the online video classroom
  • Use our online Beer Locator to stock your fridge ahead of time, or follow along with any cold beer you have available.
  • Download Zoom video client to your computer, tablet, or phone
  • On the date and time of your virtual experience, click the link in your confirmation email to join.
  • Then let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy – oh, and BYOB.
Book Virtual Beer Tasting

Mills River, NC

Virtual Bigfoot Vertical Tasting

*Beer not included in this tasting. Bigfoot Verticals are available for purchase online here, please allow for processing and shipping times on beer order. 

Bigfoot is a beast of a beer, packed with bittersweet malt and heaps of aggressive whole-cone Pacific Northwest hops. First introduced in the winter of 1983, Bigfoot is a cult-classic brewed in the barleywine style—strong and robust with the refined intensity of a wine. Bigfoot is prized by beer collectors for aging in cellars. Under the proper conditions, it can develop enticing new flavors and character as it matures.

This 12 pack includes 3 of each of the following years:

2011 • 2014 • 2016 • 2020 

This special tasting focuses on the history of our cult classic Bigfoot Barleywine Ale and will include a guided tasting of the different vintages included in your Bigfoot Vertical 12-pack.

We’ve been aging this beast of a beer in our temperature-controlled cellar for up to 10 years-letting the flavors grow, mature, and get tangled. Together we’ll explore the ingredients and flavors that make Bigfoot a legend.

How it works:

  • Sign up online here
  • Your confirmation email will include a link to the online video classroom
  • California and North Carolina residents can order Bigfoot Verticals online here to follow along.
  • Download Zoom video client to your computer, tablet, or phone
  • On the date and time of your virtual experience, click the link in your confirmation email to join.
  • Then let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy – oh, and BYOB.
Book Virtual Bigfoot Vertical Tasting

Mills River, NC

Virtual Beer Tasting: Sampler Pack Edition

*Beer not included in this tasting, but if you would like to purchase it ahead of time, use our Beer Locator to search your nearby stores.

We miss you here at the Brewery and would love to connect. Here’s our fix: we’ve designed a virtual tasting to bring us back together. Just grab a beer and relax with us! We’ll be here to talk through beer styles, ingredients, and tasting notes–all from the comfort of your own homes.

We’re famous for our heavy-handed use of whole-cone hops. Learn how our passion for the “green gold” took shape as we celebrate the crisp, hoppy spectrum found in The Sampler.

We will be pouring the following styles from our Sampler Pack if you want to follow along:

We can’t wait to have a beer with you, virtually. Cheers!

How it works:

  • Sign up online here
  • Your confirmation email will include a link to the online video classroom
  • Use our online Beer Locator to stock your fridge ahead of time, or follow along with any cold beer you have available.
  • Download Zoom video client to your computer, tablet, or phone
  • On the date and time of your virtual experience, click the link in your confirmation email to join.
  • Then let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy – oh, and BYOB.
Book Virtual Beer Tasting: Sampler Pack Edition
Mills River Brewery

More To Do

Mills River, NC

Taproom

We’re tucked into the forest, so make the most of this escape. Choose from 23 beers on tap, sample Southern-inspired small plates, sit fireside on the Back Porch, and hike our nature trail.

Visit the Taproom

Mills River, NC

Brewery Events

Catch live music inside or, when the weather’s right, jam to bands in the outdoor amphitheater. Keep tabs on festivals and other brewery fun.

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