Gatlinburg is a small mecca for distilled spirits and moonshine, as well as wineries. But, it's lacking in the beer scene. Don't fret, though. This town has a jewel tucked away in a semi-private corner!
The only craft brewery in Gatlinburg is the Smoky Mountain Brewery. It's located just off the main strip (Parkway).
Although there are plenty of places to get a refreshing quality beer (restaurants, for example), this is the only place where you get the brewery experience.
The Smoky Mountain Brewery serves about 7 or 8 varieties of beer, including a Mountain Light (American lager), Helles, Red Ale, Brown Ale, Wheat, and Pale Ale. I didn't see a true IPA on the menu so that was a bummer.
You can order your beer in 12-ounce bottles, 64-ounce growlers, and even by the keg (5 liters, 5.2 gallons, and 15.5 gallons).
For lunch or dinner, try their brewery wings, burgers, pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, and subs. For the hungry man or woman, go with a rack of ribs, 10-oz sirloin, rib-eye, or filet. Food is very good and prices are reasonable for the area. Here's a menu.
Smoky Mountain Brewery also offers a gluten-free menu featuring fried mushrooms, artichoke dip, chicken quesadillas, sandwiches, burgers, Italian selections, pizzas, salads, and entrees (steak, bbq ribs, etc.)
I've been their several times and will certainly go back. The upstairs seating area is recommended as you can get a nice view of some of the area and the mountains. Try to get a window seat! The atmosphere is friendly, clean, and fine for children. The beer is tasty and professionally brewed. Downstairs, as you enter the door, you get a sneak peak of the brewery. And, the smell of malted barley and hops is fantastic.
Friendly servers wrap this up as a very nice place to enjoy a late afternoon lunch or dinner. The trolley stop is less than 50 yards away.
Bottom line is two thumbs up... highly recommended.
Smoky Mountain Brewery
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