Must Visit Breweries Near Boone

Western North Carolina is home to some of the best craft beers in the nation. Between Boone to Asheville, North Carolina, you could spend days tasting all the amazing, hoppy flavors. From King Street to Downtown Blowing Rock, the High Country is stocked with breweries that serve great beer and tasteful food!

The Best High Country North Carolina Breweries that Serve Food

As a college town, Boone has some of the best breweries for North Carolina beer. You might think the exceptional breweries in Boone are a product of university students studying at App State. In reality, App State’s Fermentation Sciences Program helps a large number of craft beer brewers in Boone and across North Carolina create unique beers. Here are a few local High Country breweries that also serve food you need to try.

Lost Province Brewing Company

Lost Province Brewing Company makes some of my favorite craft beers and is one of many pet-friendly spots in Boone. Downtown Boone’s brewery and gastropub is within walking distance from Appalachian State’s campus and the 828 Real Estate office. Their wood-fired pizza is almost better than the beer.

Are you into fruity beers? They have it! Ever heard of a Jalapeno Amber Ale? They have it! IPAs, Pilsners, Lagers… it’s all there.

Booneshine Brewing Co.

Not sure if you’d like to sit inside, on a covered patio or in a beer garden? No need to fret. Booneshine Brewing Co. has it all! Located in the booming East Side of Boone, this brewery was my favorite trivia night spot because not only is the beer great, so is the food. Booneshine has an incredible new space they opened a couple of years ago right outside of Downtown Boone. You can’t go wrong here!

Appalachian Mountain Brewery

Appalachian Mountain Brewery is a favorite spot for many around Boone. Locals and students call it “AMB” most often. They have some amazing ciders like Mystic Dragon! Boone Creek Blonde, the blonde ale with a zest of orange and hint of honey, is also a big hit.

Hungry? Don’t worry! There’s a food truck. If you’re going on a weekend night, get there a little early for the best parking spots!

Blowing Rock Brewing Company

Blowing Rock Brewing Company has two locations in Blowing Rock, NC and Hickory, NC! The location in Blowing Rock actually has an inn attached to it. How cool is that? This boutique brewing facility has great food and an even better location. Dozens of rental properties and hotels are within walking distance. Plus, if you’re finished eating and drinking, you can visit some of the many shops surrounding the brewery.

Have a Taste of the High Country

Whether you’re a local or in town for a visit, having a locally crafted High Country North Carolina beer needs to be on your Boone bucket list. The morning after drinks, use our guide for the best brunch and breakfast spots in Boone for a hangover cure!

About the Author

Shalamar Blevins grew up in Ashe County, right next to the North Fork of the New River. Shalamar loves the outdoors after spending most of her life kayaking and hiking in her own front yard. 

Throughout her life, Shalamar tried to learn every art form she could get her hands on, from ceramics to African Batiking! Being creative and adding a splash of lively color is Shalamar’s superpower. After studying the classic mediums from local masters such as Stephen Shoemaker and Lenore DePree, Shalamar attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston- Salem before attending UNC-Asheville. After graduating in 2011, Shalamar spent time traveling through Europe and Asia before moving back to the North Carolina High Country to start her own studio and to work for Florence Thomas Art School.

To this day Shalamar still loves to travel and hosts small art classes on location and at festivals. She joined the 828 Real Estate gang in the fall of 2021. Since then, she has been working diligently to provide their agents and clients with the latest marketing tools, while celebrating the adventures that await in the 828! Shalamar got married to wonderful fellow Ashe County native, Micheal the summer of 2021. Micheal is a 13 year US Army Veteran, recently graduated from Nursing school and just started a career at Watauga Medical. They have 2 fur babies, an Australian Shepherd named Quill and Chocolate Lab named Brody. These boys keep Mike and Shalamar on their toes!

 When Mike and Shalamar aren’t working on their garden and home improvement ventures, they love spending time with their big family and friends while exploring the local music and art scene of NC High Country!