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Granite Falls Brewery – Great Beer Near The Coves

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There are four waterfalls at The Coves Mountain River Club.  They’re popular attractions and symbolic of the amazing fresh water and natural beauty that bring so many people to the Blue Ridge foothills area. 

But many visitors aren’t aware of their connection to one of our fastest-growing industries:  the brewing of beer.  The rivers and waterfalls of Western North Carolina supply the clear, cold mountain water for a remarkable number of local breweries.

In the city of Asheville alone, you can enjoy around 100 local beers on draft and in bottles – from hoppy IPAs to dark stouts.  Each has its own distinct identity, reflecting the unique character of its brewery of origin.  You may be surprised to learn that Asheville has more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the country.  Since 2009, it’s earned the title of “Beer City USA” almost every year.

It follows that beer festivals are a regular occurrence, highlighted by the Beer City Festival in late Spring, the Winter Warmer when the weather turns cold, and Brewgrass at the start of leaf peeping season in early fall.  And when you visit, be sure to sign up for one of the city’s popular beer tours.

One of the fun things to do in Lenoir NC is a trip to Granite Falls Brewing Company, less than thirty minutes away.  A partnership of Mastroeli-MacNeil Equity Investments and Head Brewer Ben Barber,

Granite Falls crafts an exceptional beet that’s born, brewed, and raised locally.  The mountain towns in North Carolina are full of delightful surprises like this.  The business was built on the site of a historic bottling plant that dates back to 1903.

While you’re there, be sure to try the handcrafted burger, topped with peanut butter, local jam, and a local farm egg.  Or sample one of the artisanal made-from-scratch pizzas or delectable desserts.  Granite Falls Brewing Company is also a great place to enjoy live entertainment and special events.  Check their web site for a current schedule.

Some of the most magnificent waterfalls of western North Carolina can be found along the Johns River, which originates at Grandfather Mountain and winds its way to where it hugs five miles of shoreline at The Coves Mountain River Club.  Fishing, swimming and boating on the Johns and Wilson Creek are just a few of the many things to do in Lenoir NC.  Anyone with a sense of adventure will find plenty to explore and discover throughout the area, and you can be as active as you want to be or just relax and enjoy the countless benefits of living in such a remarkable environment.

There’s an abundance of history here, along with the modern-as-tomorrow discoveries such as Granite Falls Brewing Company.  When you have a home at The Coves Mountain River Club, each day can bring a new adventure.  You have all of the advantages of country living, but you’re not far from the places you need to go in the cities.  You’ll love having a front row seat when the foliage changes color, and the year-round mild weather allows you to spend more time outside.

There’s much to be said for the mountain towns in North Carolina as retirement destinations.  When you’re in or near the Lenoir area, we invite you to stop at The Coves Mountain River Club and let us show you around the property.  We know it’s a great place to live. 

Relax on the balcony at our Pisgah Mountain Lodge with a glass of wine, breath in the clean air, and watch the sun set over the mountains while you’re here. You might just find yourself nodding in agreement.

Call us 828.754.0700 to schedule a visit!

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