Sierra Nevada Taproom & Restaurant

Brewery in North Carolina Mountains

This monstrous restaurant and taproom, the first east coast venture from California-based Sierra Nevada Brewing, is a bustling pit stop for outdoor adventurers headed back to Asheville from Pisgah National Forest and Brevard. With great food, live music, an outdoor patio, 23 taps and a popular free tour, it's become a destination in its own right.

The brewery is 20 miles south of Asheville.