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Farm & Garden

  • danish smørrebrød

    13

    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

  • collards and kale slaw

    10

    kohlrabi, local radishes, cauliflower, tahini & preserved lemon vinaigrette

  • winter squash salad

    10

    local winter squash, goat cheese, sumac, kale, arugula, Narwhal sorghum vinaigrette

  • 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

    9

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

**Food prepared in our kitchen may contain nuts.

Beyond the Pale

Featured dishes that pair well with Pale Ale

  • 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, charred onion, smoked tomato aioli, hoppy pickle, house bun *add an extra patty 5 *add bacon 2

  • cuban pork & beans

    16

    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

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

  • pretzels & pimento beer cheese

    9

    bavarian pretzels, sharp cheddar, Hop Hunter, pimentos

  • estate egg and hash

    11

    sunny side estate egg, potatoes, poblano peppers, corned beef

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

House Features

  • brew haus sausage

    12

    heritage farms pork, seasonal ale, whipped turnips, braised greens, cherry demi-glace

  • calvander frites

    9

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

  • joyce farms chicken wings (choice of either)

    12
    • Torpedo hot sauce, blue cheese, celery
    • ginger soy glaze, sriracha mayo, sesame seeds, pickled carrots
  • carolina bison sirloin*

    21

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

  • beet steak

    10

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

  • NC blue catfish

    16

    warm cumin and coriander potato salad, brewery garden arugula, jalapeno-orange vinaigrette

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

  • chocolate & cherries

    9

    French broad dark chocolate brownie, cherry chip ice cream, Narwhal cherry sauce, coconut crunch

  • hazelnut milk chocolate cheesecake

    9

    milk chocolate whipped ganache, hazelnut crunch, Stout hazelnut anglaise

  • pineapple cake

    9

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

  • lemon poppy chiffon

    9

    poppy seed chiffon cake, Otra Vez syrup, lemon cream, basil mint sauce

  • housemade ice cream

    once scoop 3 two scoops 5

    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.

  • Band of Roses Rose

    8

    Pure, vibrant, fresh, penetrating perfume giving way to lilac, guava, tangerine, and passion fruit.  Delivered on a silky palate, this Rose has got the beat!

  • 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.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Coffee

    2
  • Espresso

    3
  • Latte

    4
  • Rishi Hot Tea

    2.25
    • Jasmine Green
    • Chamomile
    • Ginger
    • 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 up the road!)

Snacks

  • pimento cheese

    8

    carolina kettle chips

  • kettle chip nachos

    8

    Torpedo aged cheddar, heritage farms bacon, pickled peppers

  • marinated olives

    7

    house made foccacia

carolina bison dogs

  • carolina dog

    8

    Pale Ale chili, chow chow, house made bun

  • bacon & blue dog

    8

    asher blue cheese, bacon lardons, Summerfest bbq sauce, house made bun

lettuce wraps

  • bbq chicken salad

    8

    springer mountain chicken, black beans, corn, brewery garden lettuce, Torpedo bbq sauce

  • brewery grain & chickpea

    7

    barley, chickpeas, roasted peppers, red onion, brewery garden lettuce

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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