Blowing Rock 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 Core Beer series offers you our flagship brews. Some of these have been with us since the very beginning. Our 16oz Rotating Specialty beers are available seasonally on draft and in 4-packs, while our Small Batch & Specialty beers consist of our ever-changing, artisan brews we craft by experimenting with local ingredients and mountain resources.

Carolina Championships of Beer Awards

GOLD / Midnight Raspberry Wheat and Pilsner

SILVER / Grandfather Breakfast Stout and Barley Wine

BRONZE / Pilsner, Red Rider and ESB

Core Beers

Cloud Rise Hazy IPA

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 | 35 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, stone fruit and evergreen.

Available: Year-Round

Blowing Rock Kolsch


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

High Country Hazy Pale Ale

High Country Hazy Pale Ale

5.4% ABV | 29 IBU

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

Available: Year-Round

Blowing Rock 321 Crushable IPA

321 Crushable IPA

4.8% ABV | 20 IBU

Ride the mountain of experience with our easiest drinking IPA. Big additions of fresh & fruity Mosaic and El Dorado hops give lush expressions of berry, stonefruit and pineapple. Brewed to be crisp, clear, light and refreshing. Crush your next adventure!

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: January–April

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: May–August

Mel Electrum Amber Ale

Mel Electrum Honey Amber Ale

6.9% ABV | 13 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: September–December

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

Helles Lager

Helles Munich-Style Lager

4.8% ABV | 12 IBU

The mountains called for a classic and this golden brew delivers. Traditional Pilsner malts harmonize with Noble hops to create a Bavarian symphony for your senses. Whether you’re looking for a taste of nostalgia or a break from today’s norm, this crisp and sessionable lager gives a new meaning to throwback.

Available: Year-Round

16oz Rotating Specialty

Meadow Mist Hazy IPA

Meadow Mist Hazy IPA

6.8% ABV | 40 IBU

As the sun rises through the valley, a dewy mist starts a new day. Fields of new-age hops and a unique malt profile of barley and triticale provide this experimental brew with an herbal essence and lush mouthfeel. This energetic IPA features notes of pineapple, passionfruit and juicy guava, with an enticing nose of tropical flowers.

Available: February–May

Bestie West Coast IPA

The Bestie West Coast IPA

7.2% ABV | 58 IBU

Before you count your friends, make sure you can count on them. Some say a good IPA is like your best friend. This is that IPA. Big notes of orange marmalade and pine resin, topped with a classic floral Cascadian aroma. All around, it’s our Bestie.

Available: June–September

Grandfather's Breakfast Stout

Grandfather’s Breakfast Stout

9.0% ABV | 40 IBU

Warm the morning or top off the day with our Grandfather’s Breakfast Stout. Brewed with specialty malts, house-toasted oats and natural cocoa powder. Maple syrup is added during fermentation with a touch of locally roasted coffee. This brew is among our most decadent and complex seasonal offerings, exhibiting nuances of mocha, toasted nut, and spice.

Available: October–January

Small Batch & Specialty Beers

421 India Pale Lager

421 India Pale Lager

5.0% ABV | 42 IBU

Inspired by IPA’s, our IPL is a hoppy lager fermented with lager yeast and temperature to combine a crisp lager finish with amplified hops.

Available: Seasonal

Gose to the Mountains

Gose to the Mountains Sour Ale Variant

4.5% ABV | 20 IBU

Come one, come all, let’s Gose to the Mountains! Slices of heaven in their own respect, some of our varieties include Watermelon, Strawberry, Smoked Pineapple and Lemon Meringue. All are finished with Himalayan pink salt to complete their perfectly puckering profile. Follow along to see which of our latest salty, sweet, and sour Gose-style ales we brew next!

Available: Seasonal

Blowing Rock Midnight Raspberry Ale

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.

Available: July–August

Blowing Rock 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

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.

Available: Seasonal

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.

Available: Seasonal

Ripple in the River Imperial 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 this big brew alongside the little things that go into making each moment sweeter than the last. 

Available: March–May

Blowing Rock Kolsch Variant

Kölsch Variant

Varying ABV | Varying IBU

Blowing Rock Brewing offers varying twists on one of our most beloved beer styles. Throughout the years, we’ve offered unique flavors including Cranberry-Pomegranate, Chai, and Clementine. Stay tuned for the latest Kölsch creation variant available in your area!

Available: Seasonal

Blowing Rock Stout


7.4% ABV | 32 IBU

Our Blowing Rock Stout is brewed in the English tradition, full-bodied with roasted aromas and flavors. A medium dry to sweet finish with a smoothness and complexity makes this one of our favorite offerings.

Available: Seasonal

Blowing Rock Pilsner


5% ABV | 40 IBU

Our traditional Czechoslovakian Pilsner 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. Perfect evidence that light-bodied brews don’t have to be light in taste, our Pilsner drinks crisp and smooth, with a rich flavor.

Available: Seasonal

Red Rider Amber Ale

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.

Available only at the Blowing Rock Draft House in Hickory.

Harvester Wheat Ale

6.3% ABV | 39 IBU

A delightfully light, American pale wheat ale with a refreshing hop profile. This beer is a fan favorite for year round enjoyment.

Available only at the Blowing Rock Draft House in Hickory.