The love of beer and brewing has exploded across the nation, and many breweries have popped up, each looking to bring something new to the table and find immortality in the creation of the world’s best beer. Whether you are a connoisseur of the hoppy liquid, or just find yourself a lover of all things brewed, then make sure you check out our list of the top five local Pigeon Forge breweries in the Smoky Mountains!
We start our list off with a brewery a bit outside of the Smoky Mountains, and while a relaxing drive through the mountains is a glorious experience on its own, it’s even more so when someplace like Geezers Brewery lies at the end of your journey. Here you will find not only a taproom with a wide selectin of brews for you to enjoy, but the building also houses a 15-barrel production system which sends out it’s concoctions to made restaurants and bars through Knox County. On tap you’ll find a range of different beers with many different styles and even more variety in flavor. You’ll find such brews as the Bew School Drop Out (a New England IPA), the Citra Hops (an alcoholic kombucha), Raindancer (a traditional cider) and many more! Finally, those with little ones, or furry little ones need not fear for the brewery is both dog and family friendly, and even hosts a variety of non-alcoholic drinks for those who either don’t wish to or can’t partake, ensuring that the entire family can enjoy the relaxing, welcoming nature of Geezers Brewer!
Similar to Geezers, this brewery Pigeon Forge, TN offers stands a bit outside of the majestic Smoky Mountains. However, much like Geezer, the trip is more then worth it to experience the complex flavors that this small brewery produces; one could even make a respectable bar crawl out of the trip (though make sure you have a designated driver to get back). This brewery may be small, but the craft beers they produce has tourists and locals alike coming back again and again. Further, much like the above, they are more then happy to have the family come, including your furry little friend. On tap you will find a wide array of different brews, from the Tri-P.A. (an American IPA) to the Tailgate Cider, to the Browning Around (Brown Ale) and many others in-between. Don’t forget to check their website, as they often have events through the month ranging from good old fashion Bingo to the relaxing act of yoga and beer. So, if you are looking to try a beer that somebody’s heart and soul poured into, and the ability to try a wide range of unique and expertly made craft beers, then make sure to stop by Tri-Hop Brewery!
Gatlinburg Brewing Company
Anyone reading this list will most likely agree that beer is the perfect thing for when you are looking to relax and socialize for a bit. However, anyone who has drank beer knows that the only thing better than beer is beer accompanied by some sort of delicious snack like pizza. Well, if you are looking for a place both to quench your thirst and satisfy any cravings that may arise, then make sure you check out Gatlinburg Brewing Company! This brewery not only offers a variety of their craft beers, but also offer a wide range of different pizzas, all of which are cooked to perfection in a large wood burning stove. You’ll find you classic pizzas such as pepperoni, but you’ll find specialty ones as well such as the Philly Cheese Steak. You won’t just find pizza here though, but all of our favorite snack foods such as breadsticks, cheese bread, and chicken wings. What makes Gatlinburg Brewing Company stand out though is that they also offer a range of Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee which is sure to be as smooth and delicious as their beers. So, if you are looking for a good time, some good comfort food, and a beer that you will never forget, then make sure you check out Gatlinburg Brewing Company.
Yee-Haw Brewing Co.
Yee-Haw is truly one of the better local Pigeon Forge breweries you can find in the majestic Smoky Mountains. Like all our other places, you will find a large selection of their homemade and unique beers. However, Yee-Haw Brewing Co. sticks out from the others as they regularly host a city beer tour where they will show you around and give you a history of beer in the Smoky Mountains, of course ending the journey and tour at Yee-Haw Brewing so that you can experience the “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” where Yee-Haw has attempted to create new and exciting takes on the traditional beer styles that we are all familiar with. You’ll find here a large variety of different beers, which is sure to satisfy anyone no matter their tastes or preferences. You’ll find everything form Winter Ports to Bold IPAs to sweet Scotch Ales to German Lagers and everything in between. So, if you are looking for a bit of local history, and the chance to try some truly unique and inventive brews, then makes sure to take a stop by Yee-Haw Brewing Company today!
Smoky Mountain Brewery
Finally, at the end of our journey through the breweries of the mountains, we have Smoky Mountain Brewery, who hold the title as the oldest craft brewery in East Tennessee! At the Smoky Mountain Brewery, you will find six flagship beers and four seasonal brews which change throughout the span of the year as the seasons come and go like leaves being blown past by a whispering breeze. You’ll also find a special Brewmaster beer which changes every couple of weeks. All this ensures that every time you come to Smoky Mountain Brewery, you are almost assured to find something new to offer your palate an adventure of taste. You’ll see such brews as the Appalachian Pale Ale, the Cherokee Red Ale, the English-style Brown Ale, Black Bear, and more!
We have already discussed that the only thing better than a good brew is some good comfort food to compliment it. Well, this brewery Pigeon Forge, TN offers has you covered in that department. You’ll find all your favorite comforts foods and might even discover some new ones! You’ll find tradition coming out with their sausage and cheese platter, or you might prefer to dig into a heaping bowl of chili, or maybe attack a mountain of nachos placed before you. However, they offer more than just snack food, as they have a surprising selection of different entrees should you truly need to fill your rumbling stomach. You’ll find Philly Cheese Steaks, Meatball Sandwiches, hand tossed pizza, BBQ, and every comfort food in-between. Further, make sure you check their website often during your planning they often hold events through the year including team trivia nights, live music and even karaoke! So, if you are looking for a truly good time filled with laughter, good beer and food then make sure you give Smoky Mountain Brewery a try!
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