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Microbreweries and craft breweries are big business in Western North Carolina, mainly because of the abundance of those facilities in Asheville. However, the area surrounding the Sundog Vacation Rental properties is also an up-and-coming area that beer lovers and aficionados shouldn’t ignore.

 Jackson County Ale Trail

The best place to start exploring the breweries is by following the Jackson County Ale Trail, a scenic route that begins in Dillsboro and stretches through Sylva to Cashiers. All of the breweries on the trail are family-friendly and offer at least one non-alcoholic beverage on tap. 

414 W Main St
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-2155

If you’d rather explore on your own, the following is a list of nearby breweries.

Frog Level Brewing Co.

56 Commerce St.
Waynesville, NC
(828) 454-5664

Balsam Falls Brewing Co.

506 W. Main St.
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 631.1987

Nantahala Brewing Sylva Outpost

5 Grindstaff Cove Road
Sylva, NC
(828) 641-9797

Innovation Brewing

414 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-9678

Innovation Station

40 Depot Street
Dillsboro, NC 28725
(828) 226-0262

Lazy Hiker Brewing Co

188 W. Main St.
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 349-BEER (2337)

Curahee Brewing Company

100 Lakeside Dr.
Franklin, NC
(828) 634-0078   

Whiteside Brewing Co.

128 NC-107
Cashiers, NC
(828) 743-6000