See where to drink, and uncover fantastic breweries in Black Mountain, NC. Plus, encounter a delicious meadery and cidery as well as a distillery serving up craft cocktails.
We just love Black Mountain, NC as a short day trip from Asheville. About 30 minutes away — or, 15 miles — encounter a beautiful mountain oasis with a lake and walkable downtown filled with restaurants and shops.
There’s a distillery, cidery and meadery, and multiple breweries, too. While Asheville has more than enough craft beer to quench your thirst, we recommend the Black Mountain breweries to escape the crowds. They are delicious and scenic.
So, where should you grab local drinks in Black Mountain, NC? As Asheville locals, we are sharing the best breweries in Black Mountain plus one of our favorite distilleries around for cocktails.
I’m pretty sure that you’ll love these breweries for their outdoor seating, brews, and murals. Let’s get started!
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3 Must-Visit Breweries In Black Mountain, NC
1. Black Mountain Brewing
Address: 131 Broadway Ave., Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone Number: (828) 357-5010
Located in Black Mountain’s walkable downtown area, you’ll find indoor and outdoor covered and uncovered seating at Black Mountain Brewing.
With a smaller but delicious selection of craft beers — usually, 7 rotating taps — Black Mountain Brewing offers a little something for everyone. Try light and dry to dark and sweet brews. They also have a gluten-free cider option.
You’ll know Black Mountain Brewing by its gorgeous Roberta Flack mural painted by Nurkin from The Mural Shop. The mural is part of a North Carolina musician series.
Born in Black Mountain in 1937, Flack is considered one of the greatest musicians of all time. Think “Killing Me Softly With His Song.” She received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for two consecutive years — an impressive feat.
Across the street, don’t miss Black Mountain Brewing’s taproom, Black Mountain Kitchen & Ale House. Not only do they serve up local craft beer, but you can grab fried pickles, salads, and handhelds like burgers and sandwiches.
Black Mountain Kitchen & Ale House is located at 117-C Cherry St., Black Mountain, NC 28711.
2. Lookout Brewing Company
Address: 103 S. Ridgeway Ave #1, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone Number: (828) 357-5169
Slightly further downtown in Black Mountain, but still walkable, head to Lookout Brewing Company for both wine and beer. Their wine selection is larger than most breweries, especially if you don’t enjoy or can’t drink beer.
Find unique beer flavors like raspberry, watermelon, and hazelnut along with IPAs, Wheats, and Ambers. We love Lookout Brewing’s eclectic selection.
Lookout Brewing Company’s indoor taproom is cozy and rustic with dangling lights and bicycles and hanging plants. Outside, choose from covered and uncovered patio seating. Their outdoor area is extremely dog-friendly.
If you don’t want to walk, Lookout Brewing has a decently large parking lot, too.
If you love craft beer, don’t miss Asheville’s Famous Beer Scene.
3. Pisgah Brewing
Address: 2948 US-70, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone Number: (828) 669-0190
One of the breweries in Black Mountain that you will have to drive to includes Pisgah Brewing. Pisgah Brewing is located slightly outside of the walkabout downtown area along with nearby Black Mountain Ciderworks and Oak & Grist.
Everyone has been waiting for Pisgah Brewing to announce their re-opening. They’ve been closed during the pandemic and have only been serving curbside. We’ll keep you posted.
Pisgah Brewing is known for their IPAs, Ales, and Lagers. We’ve enjoyed their beers around Asheville but not yet on site.
Where Else To Drink In Black Mountain
Black Mountain Ciderworks & Meadery
Address: 104 Eastside Dr #307, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone Number: (828) 419-0089
We are including one meadery and cidery on our Black Mountain breweries list that we think you will love. Of course, cider and beer are two different beasts. However, we usually travel looking for all of the local libations.
Known as either Black Mountain Ciderworks & Meadery or Black Mountain Cider & Mead, this taproom is perfect if you are gluten-free or looking for something fruitier. My husband has Celiacs; cider and mead are great options for him.
Cider is naturally gluten-free and is fermented apple juice. The apples used here are grown in North Carolina. Black Mountain Cidery crafts its cider with real fruit, herbs, and spices. They pride themselves on “clean” cider.
Mead is wine fermented from honey and usually includes additional fruit and herbs. Like cider, mead is naturally gluten-free. I love coffee and cherry flavors. Botanicals are great, too.
Oak & Grist Distilling Company
Address: 1556 Grovestone Road in Black Mountain, NC, 28711
Phone Number: (828) 357-5750
For gin and whiskey along with the best craft cocktails in town, head to Oak & Grist Distilling Company. Located in the same industrial area as Black Mountain Cider and Mead, you’ll love this progressive and gorgeous distillery with a mountain view.
If it is your first visit, start with a gin and whiskey tasting. My husband and I shared a tasting since we were already eyeing cocktails.
Then, order one of their delicious craft cocktails. Think Old Fashioned’s, Smashes, and Whiskey Sours.
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