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  • danish smørrebrød

    14

    trio of carolina bison tartare, pastrami cold smoked trout, and estate confit egg yolk with brown butter aioli, 80 acre farms micro lettuce, pickled red onion and mustard seed, on Torpedo cracked rye

  • audition greens

    11

    brewery garden lettuce, kt’s apples, pickled red onion, heritage farms bacon, asher blue cheese, pecans, Porter mustard vinaigrette

  • citrus and beet salad

    12

    roasted beets, citrus, frisee, fennel, pistachio, citrus vinaigrette

  • green curry

    14

    smiling hara tempeh, brewery garden sweet potatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, carolina plantation rice

  • cheese plate

    16

    goat lady dairy - sandy creek, looking glass creamery - green river blue, chapel hill creamery - hickory grove, beer jam, hopped nuts, house made baguette

  • pakoras

    10

    root vegetables, kale, apple chutney, cilantro-coconut milk sauce

  • burrata and kale salad

    12.50

    siano burrata, local kale, arugula, onion balsamic dressing, croutons

  • liver and eggs

    10

    chicken liver mousse, estate egg custard, Porter spicy brown mustard, agrodolce onions, crostini

**Food prepared in our kitchen may contain nuts.

Beyond the Pale

Featured dishes that pair well with Pale Ale

  • duck fat fries

    13

    thrice-cooked fries, duck confit, aged cheddar, hot sauce aioli, Pale Ale raspberry mustard, cascade hop salt

  • farmhouse burger*

    11.00

    grass-fed + pasture raised brasstown beef, kenny’s Pale Ale jack cheese, 80 acre lettuce, bacon marmalade, cornichon aioli, hoppy pickle, house bun ~add an extra patty 5 ~add bacon 2

  • cuban pork & beans

    16.50

    Sierraveza braised heritage farms pork belly, pinto and black beans, carrot serrano sauce, mojo

  • brasstown short rib

    19

    Pale Ale chile braised short rib, roasted roots, rosemary yogurt, arbol chile oil

  • rabbit stew

    17

    Pale Ale stewed joyce farms rabbit, carrot, daikon, local potatoes, shiitakes, lemon-caper crème fraiche

Woodfire

  • house pizza

    11

    soppressata, house made italian sausage, mozzarella, san marzano tomato sauce

  • buffalo cauliflower pizza

    10

    Torpedo buffalo sauce, roasted cauliflower, red onion, mozzarella, asher blue cheese

  • apple & wayco ham pizza

    11

    kt orchard apples, wayco ham, Oktoberfest caramelized onions, fontina, pecorino romano

  • 1/2 pound pretzel & pimento beer cheese

    10

    bavarian pretzel, sharp cheddar, Hop Hunter, pimentos

  • spoonbread

    8.50

    herbed cornmeal spoon bread, wayco ham, lemon peppercorn butter

* Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

House Features

  • brew haus sausage

    13

    heritage farms pork, seasonal ale, kraut, stout mustard, forx farm aged gouda, scallions, Torpedo cracked rye

  • calvander frites

    9.50

    fried in duck fat, calvander cheese, parsley, cascade hop salt, Kellerweis peppercorn aioli

  • joyce farms chicken wings (choice of either)

    13.25
    • Torpedo hot sauce, blue cheese, celery
    • Tropical Torpedo pineapple glaze, jalapeno crema, pickled pineapple, scallions
  • carolina bison sirloin*

    22

    8 oz bison sirloin, brewery garden herb chimichurri, charred onion soubise, heirloom carrots

  • grilled octopus

    19

    skordalia puree, frisee, fennel, nduja vinaigrette

  • shrimp and leek crepe

    16

    sesame Kellerweis crepe, soy beurre noir, chili crisp, scallion

On the Side

  • winter squash bisque

    7

    spiced pepitas, sumac

  • brasied greens

    6

    local and estate winter greens, pickled estate chiles

  • just fries

    5

    fried in duck fat, cascade hop salt

  • revival grits

    6

    crooked creek milled grits, aged white cheddar

Kids Menu

Choose an entree and a side. All items include a kid’s drink. Kids 12 and under.

  • brasstown beef burger

    9
  • springer mountain grilled chicken

    8
  • mac n' cheese

    7
  • cheese pizza

    10
  • soppressata pizza

    10
  • Sides

    • seasonal vegetables
    • french fries
    • fresh fruit

Desserts

  • sticky toffee pudding

    9

    buttermilk pink peppercorn ice cream, warm toffee sauce, toffee crunch

  • hazelnut milk chocolate cheesecake

    9

    milk chocolate whipped ganache, hazelnut crunch, Stout hazelnut anglaise

  • rosemary vanilla panna cotta

    9

    crisp puff pastry, Fantastic Haze marinated grapefruit, rosemary shortbread

  • cranberry bruleé

    9

    caramelized white chocolate & walnut streusel, candied walnuts, tart sugared

  • housemade ice cream

    once scoop 3.50 two scoops 6

    choice of: scoop of the day, sorbet or vanilla

Wine

  • Cambria Chardonnay

    10

    Aromas of ripe fruit, floral and spice dominate the nose. The combination of citrus, white peach, and apple flavors are balanced by a bit of subtle oak spice and bright acid.

  • Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc

    9

    Aromas of grapefruit, white nectarine, dry lemon thyme, honey crisp apples and a hint of lemon zest. There is a slight flint element that comingles with stone fruit and dry herb.

  • Benvolio Prosecco

    8

    Fragrant, with notes of citrus, honey, and fresh flowers. Vibrant on the palate, with crisp acidity and a light, refreshing finish.

  • J. Christoph Riesling

    7

    Fruity with bright, crisp, apple overtones. Balanced acidity, smooth finish.

  • Biltmore Estate Dry Rose

    8

    Elegant and refreshing with a  subtle, fruit-forward bouquet followed by layers of delicate berry flavors.

  • Benziger Pinot Noir

    9

    Bright strawberry and cranberry aromas are duplicated on the palate, with a touch of spice and earthy notes on the finish.  Silky tannins and balanced acids combine seamlessly to produce a luxurious mouthfeel.

  • Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

    14

    Distinctive notes of cocoa powder, juicy fruit and complex tannins, balanced by rich aromatics, deep intensity and a bright pop of boysenberry.

  • Biltmore Estate Blanc de Blancs

    40 (Bottle)

    Bask in the bubbly fruit flavors of this exclusive sparkling wine, crafted in the traditional méthode champenoise. The secondary fermentation process balances the acidity and highlights the notes of lemon, apple, and pear.

  • Biltmore Estate The Hunt Red Blend Sonoma County

    60 (Bottle)

    Rich and robust, The Hunt Sonoma County Bordeaux-style wine is a harmonious blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 26% Cabernet Franc, handcrafted by our winemakers. Barrel aged in French and American oak barrels for 18 months creates layered, velvety tannins that linger on the palate.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Coffee

    3
  • Espresso

    4
  • Latte

    4.50
  • Rishi Hot Tea

    3.25
    • Jasmine Green
    • Chamomile
    • Ginger
    • Earl Grey
  • Soda and Iced Tea

    3
  • Waynesville Soda Jerks 12 oz bottle

    4

    Premium handmade artisan sodas locally bottled in Waynesville, NC (Just 20 miles up the road!)

Snacks

  • pimento cheese

    9

    pretzel bites

  • vandele farm cheddarwurst

    9

    Southern Gothic Poached, Sauerkraut, Stout Mustard, House Made Bun

  • marinated olives

    8

    house made baguette

  • Tostada

    9

    House Kimchi, Citra Hopped Crema Choice of Protein: ~Brasstown Beef Short Rib
    ~Heritage Farm Pork Belly
    ~Chili Rubbed Smiling Hara Tempeh

  • brasstown beef chili

    8

    white cheddar, scallions

kiddos

  • cup of fruit

    3
  • kid's bison hot dog

    5

    house made bun

Location and Contact

Mills River, NC

Taproom

100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River,NC28732United States

1 (828) 708-6242 millsrivertaproom@sierranevada.com

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The pilot brewery and 360° bar are highlights, but our Taproom pours into the outdoors. Chat in the beer garden, play lawn games, and stroll to the French Broad River. Roam or just relax, it’s up to you.

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