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Mills River, NC

Taproom

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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 explore our nature trail.

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Farm & Garden

  • Hazy Little pears and blue

    9

    Hazy Little Thing poached pears, asher blue, house baguette

  • audition greens

    11

    sweet potato, local beets, arugula, Bigfoot cherries, crispy sunchokes, pecans, honey-orange vinaigrette

  • citrus & savoy salad

    10

    savoy cabbage, shaved radish, blood orange, pumpkin seeds, queso fresco, Otra Vez cilantro-lime vinaigrette

  • spring salad

    11

    local strawberries, english peas, asparagus, watercress, beer grain granola, boxcarr cottonbell, aged white balsamic

  • artisanal spreads

    11

    three artisanal spreads, local vegetables, house baguette

  • lamb tartare*

    13

    lamb sirloin, malt pickled mustard seeds, masala aioli, chocolate balsamic, crostini

**Food prepared in our kitchen may contain nuts.

Seafood

  • red snapper*

    16

    roasted fingerlings, portabella mushrooms, locally foraged ramps, sunflower seed pesto

  • fritto misto*

    14

    calamari, castelvetrano olive, meyer lemon, arugula, ancho aioli

Beyond the Pale

  • duck fat fries

    12

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

  • farmhouse burger*

    10

    grass-fed + pasture raised brasstown beef, kenny’s Pale Ale jack cheese, arugula, tomato jam, hoppy pickle, house bun

    • add an extra patty 5
    • add bacon 2
  • pork belly

    16

    cascade dry-hopped grapefruit curd, spring radish salad

  • english pea risotto

    16

    carolina plantation rice, english peas, crispy speck, three graces goat cheese, pea shoots

Woodfire

  • house pizza

    11

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

  • ham & pineapple pizza

    11

    wayco cheshire ham, Tropical Torpedo pineapple, mozzarella, san marzano tomato sauce

  • the forager's pizza

    12

    locally foraged ramps, wild mushrooms, lemon ricotta, pecorino romano

  • pretzels & pimento beer cheese

    9

    Hop Hunter, sharp cheddar, pimentos, bavarian pretzels

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

House Features

  • bangers and mash

    11

    hunters sausage, horseradish yukon mash, Bigfoot-maple glazed brussels sprouts

  • chicken and rice

    24

    springer mountain whole chicken, dirty rice, green garlic butter

  • joyce farms chicken wings (choice of either)

    12
    • Torpedo hot sauce, blue cheese, celery
    • ginger soy glaze, sriracha mayo, sesame seeds, pickled carrots
  • jalapeno cheddar grilled cheese

    10

    kenny's Pale Ale jack cheese, house made jalapeno cheddar bread, tomato soup

  • ribeye*

    24

    10 oz brasstown beef ribeye, curried butternut puree, roasted garlic, brewery garden horseradish

  • beet steak

    10

    grilled local beet, cauliflower puree, Porter fig demi, charred cippolinis, preserved lemon compound “butter”

On the Side

  • grilled broccoli raab

    7

    stracciatella, bread crumbs, lemon zest, garlic

  • Summerfest baked beans

    7

    benton’s bacon, sea island red peas, bbq sauce

  • just fries

    5

    fried in duck fat, cascade hop salt

  • fingerlings & portabella

    7

    locally foraged ramps, sunflower seed pesto

Desserts

  • pistachio mousse

    9

    Hazy Little Thing lemon curd, pomegranate gelee, mixed berry mousse, meringue, pistachio crumble

  • chocolate tart

    9

    swiss meringue, Brut IPA raspberry sauce, shortbread crumb, passion fruit 'caviar'

  • strawberry shortcake

    9

    angel food cake, Hazy Little Thing macerated strawberries, basil semifreddo, lemon cream, white chocolate rice crisps

  • pineapple cake

    9

    roasted pineapple, coconut crumble, cherry vanilla ice cream, coconut tuile, Sierraveza cherry sauce

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Coffee

    2
  • Espresso

    3
  • Latte

    4
  • Rishi Hot Tea

    2.25
    • Jasmine Green
    • Chamomile *Peppermint *Earl Grey
  • Soda and Iced Tea

    2
  • Waynesville Soda Jerks 12 oz bottle

    3.50

    Premium handmade Artisan Sodas Locally Bottled in Waynesville, NC (Just 20 miles down the road!)

Choose Your Entree

  • brasstown beef burger

    9
  • springer mountain grilled chicken

    8
  • mac n' cheese

    7
  • pick your side

    • seasonal vegetables
    • french fries
    • fresh fruit

Wood Fired Pizzas

  • cheese pizza

    10
  • soppressata pizza

    10

  • 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

    8

    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.

  • BoomBoom Syrah

    8

    Aromas of fresh picked herbs, wet earth mix with flavors of raspberry, spice, tobacco. Finished off with a fresh, lively, lingering hint of lavender.

  • 10 Span Pinot Noir

    7

    Aroma of red berries, fresh flowers, and Asian spice notes balance nicely with raspberry and bitter cherry for a smooth finish.

  • 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.

Hand Helds

  • wrap it up

    8

    oven roasted turkey, bacon, Pale Ale raspberry mustard, white cheddar, whole wheat tortilla

  • bison hot dog

    7

    bacon & mustard slaw, house made bun

  • veggie wrap

    8

    carrot, radish, celery, kale, jalapeno, dairy-free ranch, whole wheat tortilla

Snack & Share

  • pimento cheese

    8

    artisan bread

  • pickles

    5

    local vegetables, blue cheese dressing

  • beef chili

    6

    aged white cheddar, scallions, jalapeno bread

Kiddos

  • nutella & strawberry preserves

    5

    white bread, carrots

  • kid's bison hot dog

    5

    house made bun

Location and Contact

Mills River, NC

Taproom

100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River,NC28732United States

millsrivertaproom@sierranevada.com

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Look Inside

Hurry Less, Linger More

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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More To Do

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Tours & Tastings

Our East Coast home is a jaw-dropping retreat off the beaten path—part brewery, part park. Come explore our beer wonderland in the woods.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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