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Guided Virtual Tastings

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.

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Custom Virtual Tastings & Tours 

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.

Fill out the request form below and our Tours team will follow up.  

**Please note, all experiences are hosted online through Zoom. Custom options currently offered Monday–Friday.**

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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: Fall Edition

*Beer is 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.

*Local to WNC/Asheville area? Select the add-on option for curbside pickup. Your curbside purchase includes each of the beers for this tasting, along with fresh, housemade vanilla bean ice cream to pair with our imperial stout.

*Beer and ice cream are available for curbside pickup 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Sierra Nevada Gift Shop in Mills River beginning 2 days prior to your tasting.

Join us for a virtual, interactive tasting, live from the Mills River Grand Tasting Room as we celebrate one of our favorite times of year. Sure, the leaves change, and the days get shorter, but we also brew some of our most anticipated releases. We will discuss what makes this a special season for beer, explore Sierra Nevada history, and describe tasting notes for each of these styles. We’ll wrap up the event by giving Narwhal Imperial Stout a dessert twist…beer floats, anyone?!

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

We look forward to sharing beers and having some fun. Cheers!

How it works:

  • Sign up online here
  • Your confirmation email will include a link to the online video classroom.
  • Download Zoom video client to your computer, tablet, or phone
  • Use our online Beer Locator to stock your fridge ahead of time, or select the add-on option for curbside pickup at the brewery.
  • On the date and time of your virtual experience, click the link in your confirmation email to join.
  • Then sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Book Virtual Beer Tasting: Fall Edition

Mills River, NC

Virtual Tasting: Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha Edition

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

Strainge Beast is rooted in a lifelong love of fermentation-it’s art, it’s madness, it’s taste. The creatures emerged at Chico Fermentation Project, an offshoot of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Their brewers, with their wild imaginations, set out on a thrilling journey to harvest the best ingredients, wildest cultures, and tastiest yeasts. From the fusion of natural, organic fruits and botanicals, unwieldy strains of bacteria and yeast, a hard kombucha awoke–thrashing with bold and bright flavors.

Join us for a guided tasting of our three debut flavors and quench your curiosity. We’ll delve into the origin of kombucha, chronicle the brewing and fermentation process, and explore the flavor and aromatic intricacies of our enticing elixirs.

Meet the Beasts:

Ginger, Lemon & Hibiscus

Blueberry, Acai & Sweet Basil

Passion Fruit, Hops & Blood Orange

How it works:

    • Sign up online here
    • Your confirmation email will include a link to the online video classroom
    • Use our online Kombucha Finder 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!
Book Virtual Tasting: Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha Edition

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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