Our Beer

Blowing Rock Brewing Company is committed to providing you with handcrafted, mountain artisan beer. All of our beers are brewed using fresh, local ingredients. “Go To The Mountains” can be found on our cans for a reason, and its not just because we want you to visit. Everything about our brews captures the finest qualities of the High Country, all the way from our ingredients to our team that sells, samples and serves them.

Our Legacy series offers you our flagship brews. These have been with us since the very beginning. Our Ale House Series consists of our ever-changing, artisan brews which we craft by experimenting with local ingredients and mountain resources.

Carolina Championships of Beer Awards

GOLD / Midnight Raspberry Wheat

SILVER / Grandfather Breakfast Stout & Barley Wine

BRONZE / Pilsner, Red Rider and ESB

Core Beers

Cloud Rise NEIPA
Cloud Rise IPA

7.2% ABV | 25 IBU

Our Cloud Rise Hazy IPA is the peak of elevated enjoyment. Notes of crushed pineapple and zesty orange from Cashmere and Mosaic hops meet a bright dankness only Simcoe can offer. Pillows of white are suspended above the hazy atmosphere of this delightful brew.

Available: Year-Round

Blowing Rock IPA
Blowing Rock IPA

6.2% ABV | 73 IBU

The mountain brewed path of our legacy IPA leads your senses to their destination. Climb to the top with this well balanced India Pale Ale, featuring notes of fresh citrus and crisp evergreen.

Available: Year-Round

Fresh Trail Golden Lager
Fresh Trail Golden Lager

4.5% ABV | 25 IBU

Discover the trail ahead! Premium pilsner malt and experimental, new-age Noble hops give this sessionable lager a bright golden hue, a silken mouthfeel, and a fresh aroma.

Available: Spring Seasonal

Plunge Pool Peach Wheat
Plunge Pool Peach Wheat

5.0% ABV | 25 IBU

Take a leap into Summertime bliss! This refreshingly crisp ale sparkles with juicy peach aroma, inviting you to enjoy the flora of the mountain, white water rushing around your toes, and the beer in your hand. Brewed with peaches, two-row barley, soft white wheat, and cascading mountain water.

Available: Summer Seasonal

Mel Electrum Amber Ale
Mel Electrum Amber Ale

6.9% ABV | 40 IBU

Inspired by the natural elegance of amber illuminated by the sun, we wanted to make our own “Honey in a Glass” to share that wonderful warmth with you. Luscious honey flows through a delicious base of mild and caramel malts, leading to rich copper and amber hues,a smooth mouthfeel,and a clean ale finish.

Available: Fall Seasonal

Brave New Brown Ale
Brave New Brown Ale

6.8% ABV | 33 IBU

Embrace the changingof the seasons! We’ve searched for ways to warm our hands and fill our hearts with a new American Brown Ale, cellared on Toasted Oak and given a generous dose of Vanilla. This velvety, full-bodied ale features notes of mocha and semi-sweet chocolate with a smokey, oaked finish.

Available: Winter Seasonal

High Country Ale
High Country Ale

5.4% ABV | 29 IBU

Go to the Mountains! Open your next mountain adventure with our new High Country Pale Ale. Late additions and dry-hopping of fresh hops from a single origin bring rise to brilliant layers of citrus and tropical fruit. Make it your calling! 

Available: Year-Round

Big Chocolate Porter
Big Chocolate Porter

6.9% ABV | 32 IBU

This traditionally inspired Porter is brewed with chocolate malts, Carafa malts, and a touch of vanilla. This brew boasts a 6.9% ABV while remaining light in body, but rich in roasted malt flavor. To achieve additional depth, we nib with ground cacao during fermentation. Dry and smoky undertones will leave you yearning for another sip.

Available: Year-Round

Kolsch
Kölsch

5.5% ABV | 25 IBU

Our Kölsch-style ale puts a North Carolinian twist on a classic European recipe. Traditional Pilsner malts combined with Aramis and Mistral hops elicit a unique clean, crisp flavor. Subtle, refreshing citrus aromas and a lager-like finish perfect this brew for any occasion.

Available: Year-Round

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

5.7% ABV | 20 IBU

Our Blowing Rock Oktoberfest is the ideal Märzen style German Oktoberfest brew. It pours with brilliant, golden copper color and the malty aroma evokes notes of breaded caramel. A traditional hop profile delivers a malt-forward, smooth finish to this well-balanced seasonal brew.

Available: Fall Seasonal

Small Batch & Specialty Beers

Midnight Raspberry Wheat
Midnight Raspberry Wheat Ale

5.4% ABV | 27 IBU

Full of bright flavors coated in a dreamy, dark hue, this small batch brew is designed with two-row barley, pounds of red raspberries, and specially roasted Midnight Wheat. A tart, crisp finish and the sweet kiss of raspberry makes this unique wheat ale the perfect transition from long summer nights to brisk fall evenings.

Roasted Pumpkin Spiced Ale
Roasted Pumpkin Spiced Ale

6.5% ABV | 32 IBU

Our brewers roasted 160 pounds of North Carolina’s first pumpkin harvest to celebrate the glorious taste of fall. Premium biscuit and crystal malts provide a base of toasted bread and caramel with additions of vanilla bean, whole clove, cinnamon and mace that combine to create seasonal brew unlike any other.

Schwarz Bier
Schwarz Bier

5.3% ABV | 26 IBU

This dark brown, German lager has a mild malt character with flavors of caramel and toffee. It is smooth and sweet without the heavy-bodied feel of a dark beer. This beer was first produced in Saxony, Germany in 1543 and is believed to have been consumed since the Middle Ages.

Scotch Ale
Scotch Ale

7.8% ABV | 32 IBU

A traditional Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, this beer is made with pale and biscuit malts, and just enough roasted barley to create a strong, complex version of this wonderful seasonal ale.

Cranberry Pomegranate Kolsch
Cranberry Pomegranate Kölsch

5.5% ABV | 25 IBU

Our classic Kölsch-style ale gets a fruity twist with additions of natural Cranberry and Pomegranate. A North Carolina made ale with delicate floral hop aromas, a smooth mouthfeel, and a lager-like finish, now with huge bursts of sweet, tart, red fruits! This limited release is our way of passing the love back to our state.

Ripple in the River IPA
Ripple in the River Imperial IPA

9.8% ABV | 90 IBU

 The universe asked us for a new IPA, and we were moved to make some ripples. Feel the flow of life in liquid form with notes of chewy malt, juicy guava, persimmons, and aged tobacco. Bursts of tropical coconut aroma rift off the surface of this roaring IIPA. Enjoy our newest big brew, and the little things that go into making each moment sweeter than the last. 

Cucumber Saison

ABV: 4.8% IBU: 29
Our French style Saison is light in color, but full in flavor. With subtle earthy hints of green peppercorn and a mild tartness and touch of sweet. This Cucumber Saison will surely cool down any hot summer day.

Pilsner

5.0% ABV 40 IBU

Our traditional Czechoslovakian Pilsner won the gold medal at the Carolina’s Championship of Beer. It is brewed with German malt and Czech hops to create a perfect compliment of malt sweetness and body to the distinctive bitterness and aroma typical of this lager style. This beer is perfect evidence that light-bodied brews don’t have to be light in flavor. Our Pilsner drinks crisp and smooth, and still offers a richness of flavor.

Stout

6.6% ABV 32 IBU
Inspired by the very best English Stouts; extremely full bodied with roasted aromas and flavors, medium dry to sweet finish with a smoothness and complexity that makes this one of our favorite offerings.

Imperial Stout

9.0% ABV 64 IBU
One of the world’s strongest beers, this one is a style that was brewed for the Czar of Russia. This is a deeply roasted and malty sweet stout sure to make an impression.

Juniper Rye Ale

ABV: 5.2% IBU: 36 
Availability: Seasonal Our Juniper Rye Ale has an invigorating profile of flaked & roasted rye, floral & evergreen hops, and is finished with late additions of juniper berries & green peppercorn.

Belgian Strong Ale

9.5% ABV 29 IBU
Our Belgian Strong Ale is truly unique. This ale consists of a fruity aroma and rich flavors from various dark malts and Belgian dark candy sugar. The addition of figs spiced with allspice & mace in the fermentation make this strong ale one of our most complex brews.

Red Rider

6.3% ABV 39 IBU
Malt driven and deep amber-red in color with moderate hop intensity. Balanced; yet interestingly complex from carefully toasted malts and rich, fruity esters.