Fodor's Expert Review Sierra Nevada Brewery
Sierra Nevada, one of the country's largest national craft breweries, situated its East Coast brewery and distribution center on a 190-acre site on the French Broad River. The beautifully landscaped complex includes a good restaurant, tasting room, gift shop, and hiking and biking trails. Sierra Nevada offers the best brewery tours in the region, ranging from a free 45-minute brewhouse tour to a three-hour Beer Geek tour. Tours book up quickly, so reserve as far in advance as possible.