Our story is one of a small Western North Carolina farm brewery that is taking the craft of brewing back to its agricultural roots. To a time when farmers grew their own ingredients and would craft fine artisan ales by hand giving them a unique sense of time and place. At Sideways Farm & Brewery it's about being small and agile, using what local ingredients we have during the season they are available. It's about coexisting with nature and our surroundings. It's about building friendships and community.
Beer Grown Here!
By the bouquet, bucket, u-pick cup or CSA, each week offers a seasonal bounty of flowers, herbs and foliage. Our blooms are lovingly grown in Etowah, NC using sustainable methods. We have touched every seed, watered every stem, and cut every bloom. These flowers aren’t your everyday grocery store flowers shipped across continents, saturated with chemicals, stored in a warehouse or dyed blue. We use nothing synthetic on our farm which leaves you with beautiful blooms that are safe to stick your nose in and inhale deeply!
Life is short - Enjoy Flowers!
Meet the family, enjoy a unique guided tasting and learn the back story on the brewery and our offerings. Take a relaxing stroll through the flower fields as you enjoy one of our farm ales. Visit our animals, and see future beer ingredients growing. Sideways is the perfect spot to stop after your hike in the woods, float down the French Broad or shopping in Brevard.
Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, not far from Asheville and midway between Brevard and Hendersonville, our 10 acre family farm is one of Etowah's historic farmlands dating back to the 1800's. Now as Sideways Farm & Brewery, we endeavor to be the heart and soul of our community, a place where neighbors gather, and visitors become friends.
Join Sideways owners Jon and Carrieann, as they guide you through a 2 hour tasting experience, while sharing their personal journey from the suburbs of Orlando to the rural farm and brewery life of North Carolina. Tours are Thursday afternoons and booked through Airbnb.
Meet the Brewer and the Farmer
The barely standing 1800's corn crib on our property is a reminder of a different time, a time when people were more connected to their community and the natural world surrounding them. A time before industrial agriculture and mega-global corporations. Perhaps in some ways a simpler time, but not necessarily easier, when living local, buying local and drinking local were the norm.
Incorporating the crib into our logo serves to remind us of our stewardship of the land. "We did not inherit the Earth from our ancestors we borrow it from our children." At Sideways we are committed to sustainable practices that enrich our soils and to the production of nutritious, natural foods and products that are better for you - better for the planet.