828-436-7047   •   461 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC

Brewer Matt Karg

Our brewer, Matt, and his dog Ruby can be found at the brewery almost any day of the week! Matt is finishing up his degree in brewing and fermentation at AB Tech in Asheville, we can't wait to have him all to ourselves! Stop by and say hi!

Share the art of craft brewing.
Provide an atmosphere of belonging and family.

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Feel free to contact us with any comments or inquiries!

Looking forward to hearing from you.​

Emphasize natural beauties of the Gorge with Artesian Ales.
Support local events and charities.

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We're nestled right at the base of Chimney Rock State Park, with excellent views of the river, the Gorge, and Chimney Rock itself!

461 Main Street
Chimney Rock, NC

Owners Marc and Merri Fretwell

Marc and Merri Fretwell are locals of Lake Lure, North Carolina, along with their son, Tristan. Originally from Chesterfield England, Marc learned to brew growing up from his father, Malcolm Fretwell.  He brings his unique style to his recipes, and taste for English beer to North Carolina with styles of beer you won't find anywhere else in the area.  Marc is not only in the brewing industry; he is an engineer in the power industry.  Merri is a speech pathologist and special education teacher with a doctorate degree in Education.

Provide an atmosphere to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul through relaxation and fun.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple. We want to establish a brewery with a taproom in Hickory Nut Gorge to gather in celebration of life, family, and friendship.

We're family friendly, with games, and decks that reach all the way down to the Broad River. We also love pets! Furry friends more than welcome on our outside decks! You couldn't pick a better spot to enjoy the view of Chimney Rock and the beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge.

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