Brews and Views

Brews and Views: Exploring the Best Breweries in the Great Smoky Mountains

Brews and Views

An expanding craft beer scene with some of the country's best brewers can be found in the Great Smoky Mountains. So, let's raise our glasses and set out to explore the best breweries this breathtaking landscape has to offer!

Smoky Mountain Brewery
Embark on a beer-tasting adventure at the renowned Smoky Mountain Brewery, recently crowned the Best Brewery of 2023 by With multiple locations across the region, this well-established brewery has captured the hearts of both locals and visitors. Delight in their impressive array of handcrafted beers, spanning from timeless ales to innovative seasonal blends. Among their celebrated brews are the award-winning Cherokee Red Ale and Mountain Light Lager, exuding the true essence of the mountains.

The Gatlinburg Brewing Company
Located in the center of downtown Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg Brewing Company blends exceptional brews with a warm and welcoming ambiance. The rustic elegance of the brewery, as well as its creative beer menu, make it a must-see for beer fans. Take a seat on the outdoor patio and enjoy a flight of their small-batch brews while taking in the mountain views. If you enjoy IPAs, their "Appalachian Trail IPA" will certainly satisfy your palate.

Iron Forge Brewing
The all-new Iron Forge Brewing, located in the center of Pigeon Forge, has emerged as an exciting addition to the region's expanding craft beer sector. This brewery, which just opened its doors in sSpring 2023, is already creating waves! It offers an amazing choice of brews to suit every taste, from classic styles to adventurous innovations, in a big and cozy taproom. Their outside dining area allows you to drink your favorite beers while surrounded by nature's splendor. Furthermore, the brewery provides outstanding dining that fits its beer choices, making it a delightful experience for both beer lovers and foodies.

Peaceful Side Social Brewery + Craft Kitchen
In Townsend, Tennessee, you’ll find is a charming spot for beer enthusiasts and families. While this brewery’s exceptional brews cater to adults, it also offers a fantastic outdoor play area for kids. There is even a taco truck serving delicious margaritas and tacos along with a brand-new ice cream parlor that opened in the summer 2023. At Jackson Mountain Rentals, if we had to vote for our favorite brewery, the ribbon would undoubtedly go to Peaceful Side Social Brewery! Their team’s commitment to fostering a family-friendly environment makes it a top choice for those seeking a perfect blend of craft beer, community spirit and a place where both kids and adults can find their social side.

Whether you're an avid beer enthusiast or just someone looking to savor a well-crafted brew, the Great Smoky Mountains will undoubtedly leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for the artistry of beer-making amidst nature's splendor. So, raise your glass, savor the breathtaking views and celebrate the rich flavors of the Great Smokies, one sip at a time.