Whether you enjoy sipping a smooth golden ale, something hoppy or a dark IPA, Jackson County’s craft breweries have you covered for NC Beer Month this April.
North Carolina boasts more breweries and brewpubs than any other state in the southeast and Jackson County is renewing its commitment to quality local brews during April with events for locals and visitors. Not many towns boast walkable brewery tours, but Sylva’s Main Street plays host to three breweries in an easily-walkable, scenic one-mile stretch – called the Jackson County Ale Trail.
The ale trail starts at Sneak E Squirrel, winding its way by Mark Watson Park, beside Sylva’s Historic Courthouse (often called the most photographed building in the United States), down Sylva’s Historic Main and Mill Streets to Heinzelmännchen, ending at Innovation Brewing. Along the route of the ale trail are great restaurants to grab a bite, antique shop and more.
All breweries offer flights (samplings of many beers), pints, growlers and either have food on site or allow you to bring your own.