Sierra Nevada Brewing Coming to Western NC!

— Written By and last updated by Cloe Nichols

It looks like Gov. Perdue will make the official announcement today that Sierra Nevada has chosen Mills River, NC as the location for their East Coast brewery. If the announcement happens (it is still all unofficial, although the media is full of news about it), we will be honored to have them join our community. They would be next-door-neighbors to the research station where I am located and where we have the NC State University western NC research hop yard. If they are indeed moving here, I hope that they will be interested in working with us on growing high quality hops in North Carolina and purchasing fresh hops from the dozens of growers already established in the state.

Emily and Kelly harvesting first year hops from the research hop yard in Mills River