Beer-TapsParticipating breweries select and dedicate a special brew for our organization and dedicate $1 pint for each sale. Please check back for an updated list below for 2016 for potential participating beer makers. We encourage all to drink responsibly, use designated drivers and taxis if inebriated. Check-out our sponsor deck here.

Call Candice Matelski our Capital Development Campaign Fund Manager at (831)241-0923 or email her at for more information.

Donations to Vets2Vets NC are tax deductible. Vets2Vets NC is an official project of Empowerment Works, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered in the USA. IRS EIN: 31-179-6801. We are registered with the City of Asheville.




Altamont Brewing

Altamont Brewing,1042 Haywood Road, West Asheville. It opened as a pub in 2011 and then began making its own beers in 2012.


Asheville Pizza and Brewing

Asheville Pizza and Brewing, 675 Merrimon Ave. and Asheville Brewing, 77 Coxe Ave. The Merrimon Avenue  location opened in 1998 as Two Moons Brew-N-View and includes a discount cinema. The downtown Coxe Avenue location has a full liquor bar and patio.. Beers are in cans and draft with some specialty brews in bottles.

Blue Mountain Pizza and Brewpub

Blue Mountain Pizza and Brewpub, 55 N. Main St. Weaverville. This small brewery is attached to the popular Blue Mountain Pizza cafe.

Burial Beer

Burial Beer, 40 Collier Ave. This small brewery features an ever-changing lineup of craft beers. Owners Doug and Jessica Reiser and their business partner Tim Gormley look to eventually expand by building an European-style farmhouse brewery.Beers are in cans, bottles and draft.

Catawba Brewing

Catawba Brewing, 32 Banks Ave. The Morganton-based brewery has opened a new Asheville operation on the South Slope to produce small batch and specialty beers. The tasting room includes two bars, a covered patio and a back deck.Beers are sold  on draft and in cans.

French Broad Brewing

French Broad Brewing, 101 Fairview Road. Beers include Gateway Kolsch and 13 Rebels ESB. Bands regularly perform at brewery. Its beers are also in cans and on draft.Beer are in cans and bottles.



Funkatoriuim, 147 Coxe Ave. This spin-off from Wicked Weed brewery specializes in sour and barrel aged brews.Beer are in bottles and draft.

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Green Man, 23 Buxton Ave. It was the second Asheville brewery and has become a powerhouse with beers in bottles and on draft. The tasting room is at 23 Buxton Ave. in what has become the city’s brewing district. Beer are in bottles and draft.

Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Highway. The first Asheville brewery, opening in 1994, it’s probably best known for its flagship Gaelic Ale. Look for its bottled and draft beers in nine states. The tasting room has many beers only available there. Beer are in bottles and on draft.

Hi-Wire Brewing, 197 Hilliard Ave. It took over the former Craggie Brewing location and produces beers in bottles and on draft. All its beers have circus-themed names.Has added a second production brewery near Biltmore Village. Beers are in bottles and on draft.

Lexington Avenue Brewery.39 N. Lexington Ave. Located In the heart of downtown, the LAB has a big restaurant..

Lookout Brewing, 103 S. Ridgeway Ave., Black Mountain. John Garcia opened this small brewery near downtown Black Mountain in 2013. It includes a home brew supply store

Pisgah Brewing, 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain. Famous for its pale ale, its beers are also sold in cans and on draft and the brewery includes music stages.Beers are in cans and on draft.

Wedge Brewing, 37 Paynes Way. The brewery is in the River Arts District and framed by the nearby French Broad River and a Norfolk Southern railroad line. Most of the beer it produces is sold only here.

Thirsty Monk The Monk brewery is at the Open Brewing location on Hendersonville Road.Monk pubs are at Biltmore Park, downtown at the corner of Coxe and Patton Avenues and Reynolds Village.

One World Brewery, 10 Patton Ave., It’s at at the end of a short alley separating Farm Burger and Salsa’s restaurants in downtown Asheville.

Open Brewing, 20 Gala Drive off Hendersonville Road. Located in what had been a Thirsty Monk pub. Now features Thirsty Monk house beers, guest brews and a deli menu. Home brew recipes are no longer part of the concept.  .

Oysterhouse Brewing, 6245 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Famous for its Moonstone Oyster Stout made with oysters, it was originally located at the downtown Lobster Trap before moving to West Asheville.

Twin Leaf Brewery, 144 Coxe Ave. Tim Weber runs this 10 barrel system in the South Slope brewing district..

Wicked Weed, 91 Biltmore Ave. The combination restaurant and brewery has emerged as among the city’s most popular and includes sour and barrel-aged beers. Has also added a second production brewery in Enka

Coming next: . New Belgium is building its big east coast expansion brewery in West Asheville and looks to begin brewery by the end of 2015 with is Liquid Center tasting room to debut in February.  The Thirsty Monk looks to build its expansion brewery on Thompson Street not far from Biltmore Village The new Bhramari Brewhouse (originally called HiveMind) will open at 101 S. Lexington Ave in the former Asheville Music School building. Brewer Mike Karnowski is building a bottle brewery in Weaverville.

Upstate South Carolina

Blue Ridge Brewing, The brewery restaurant opened in 1995 in downtown Greenville.

RJ Rockers This Spartanburg brewery makes such popular brews as Son of a Peach.

Thomas Creek The biggest Upstate brewery in terms of production, it’s known for River Falls Irish Style Red Ale.

Quest Don Richardson and Andrew Watts met in 2012 and began planning the brewery. Their beers are sold on draft and in cans.

Brewery 85 This latest arrival in Greenville makes such beers as GVL IPA and Leon’s Lederhosen marzen.

Swamp Rabbit Brewery Ben Pierson opened this brewery in Travelers Rest in 2014. He previously worked at Green Man and Lexington Avenue Brewery in Asheville and is doing some of the beers he made popular there at Swamp Rabbit.

Hub City Taphouse Home of Cicylops Cyderi and Brewery has opened at 197 East St. John St. in downtown Spartanburg and will make both beer and craft cider.  .

Coming next: Birds Fly South, Forge, 13 Stripes, Upstate Craft Beer and Loose Reed plan to open in 2015 in Greenville. Golden Grove will open in Piedmont and Carolina Bauernhaus Ales should open this fall in Anderson.

Around the Western North Carolina mountains

Andrews: Andrews Brewing is combined with the small Calaboose Cellars winery.

Brevard: Home to the small Brevard Brewing in downtown (specializing in lagers) and the big Oskar Blues east coast expansion brewery.Two more breweries are also scheduled to open in Brevard under the name Drift Brewing. One will be downtown, the other on Pisgah Highway.

Fletcher: Blue Ghost Brewing will open in early 2016 at 125 Underwood Road.

Franklin: Lazy Hiker Brewing is in an old fire and police station at 188 W. Main St. in Franklin. it’s the first brewery in that Macon County town.

Hendersonville: Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., serves such beers as pilsner, Belgian blonde and also has live music.Sanctuary brewing has opened as a taproom at 147 First Ave. East in downtown Hendersonville.

Mills River: Sierra Nevada has  opened its huge east coast expansion brewery here, which includes a big restaurant and tasting room and live music spaces…

Sylva: Home to the German-themed Heinzelmännchen Brewery, Innovation Brewing and Sneak E Squirrel..

Waynesville: This town is home to Frog Level, Tipping Point and Bearwaters and Boojum Brewing.

Morganton: Catawba Brewing has its main production brewery here and has added in Asheville on the e South Slope. Fonta Flora Brewing is also located in the town.

Spruce Pine: Dry County Brewing uses a small system to turn out five gallons of beer at a time.

Banner Elk: Flat Top Brewing is this city’s first craft brewery.

Boone: Home to Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Lost Province Brewing.

Blowing Rock: Blowing Rock Brewing includes a restaurant with the brewery.

Bryson City: Nantahala Brewing is probably best known for its outstanding IPA.

Plumtree: Blind Squirrel Brewery is located in this Avery County town, and has recently begin selling its beers in the Asheville area.

HIghlands: Satulah Mountain Brewery is a brewpub also offering live music in this mountain resort town.

West Jefferson: Boondocks Brewing Taproom and Restaurant sells its beers only at its venue. They include JMB Stout and Claybank Kolsch.