• Jumbo pretzel served
  • Chicken fajita
  • Cheesecake with strawberry

New River Brewing

Our Story

New River Brewing was conceived in 2016 and founded in 2017 by father and son homebrewers, Greg and Adam Hershner. We began quite small but with a big goal, to disrupt the local market by creating fresh, innovative craft beers in Ashe County North Carolina.

Growth was a challenge, as an unknown brewery trying to wrestle away tap space from larger established breweries. We appreciate the restaurants and bars that took a chance on us and helped to fuel our growth. Remarkably, as a neophyte commercial brewer, Adam won a North Carolina Brewer's Cup Medal in 2018 and this proved to be a significant turning point. We opened our smokehouse and eatery in 2019 and opened the taproom/brewery in 2021. We are committed to bringing the best craft beers and pub food to our New River Brewing Community. Join us! Thank you for your support!