BLACK MOUNTAIN ALE TRAIL
Who We Are
The Black Mountain Ale Trail is the first guided brewery tour in the Black Mountain area! You’ll get an inside look at the brewing process at some of our best breweries, which you won’t see on any other tour. The Black Mountain Ale
Trail provides a safe, affordable, and informative way for guests to explore local breweries and sample their beer, as well as learn more about the region as a whole.
What Our 'Treks' Look Like
Each Trek will meet in the parking lot behind Black Mountain Brewing next to the SMOKE
food truck, in the heart of downtown Black Mountain, NC. At each stop on the tour, guests
will get to taste some of the beers on tap, as well as hear the brewery’s story and learn about
its history. Following the tastings, guests will have an opportunity to browse the
merchandise at each brewery, and even purchase beer to take home with them. Each Trek
will wrap up back at Black Mountain Brewing.
The Ale Trail offers non-drinker options for guests who want to experience the tour but not drink (enter coupon code NOBEER at checkout for non-drinker pricing. Further instructions for how to purchase a Non-Drinker ticket can be found under FAQ: How do I Purchase a Non-Drinker Ticket?). All are welcome! All drinking guests must have a valid driver’s license as proof of age. It is recommended that guests eat prior to arrival, and we ask that each guest self-monitor their consumption. Samples will be served in small quantities (roughly 4 to 6 oz.), however, if you feel you’ve had enough to drink on the Trek, it is not required that you finish each sample in its entirety!
Please plan to arrive at Black Mountain Brewing at least 10 minutes before the tour start time. Each Trek will last approximately 3.5 hours (this will vary slightly with weather, as well as from group-to-group), and will end back at Black Mountain Brewing in downtown Black Mountain, where there are plenty of dinner options.
NOTE: The stops on the trail are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Alternative breweries will be used in these cases as substitute stops on the trail, so it is possible that not every Trek will hit the exact same breweries.
Please also note that, as a courtesy to our participating breweries, we close registration a day in advance so that we can notify them of our numbers for each tour, so be sure to book ahead of time!
At each location there will be a window of time following the tastings during which guests can purchase packaged beer to take with them, as well as souvenirs and merchandise from their favorite brewery!
We look forward to seeing you on the Trail!
The Ale Trail is a great way to see and try local beer whether you're brand new to town or are native to the area. The guide and servers were hospitable, warm, and engaging, and not only did I drink some of the best beer in the state, but I learned the details of how it is made and the techniques on how to properly taste it! This is a must-do!