Featuring small batch artisan farm brews using ingredients grown right on the farm and recipes inspired by friends and family. Come join us for unique tastings, a glass on the porch, or to purchase your favorite Sideways Artisan Ale in 750ml bottles - perfect for sharing.
Crafting Great Beers
Think about the craft behind the beer, the farmer behind the hops and grains. The craftsmanship of this art. The art of this craft. The endless variability that makes each brew unique, from brewery to brewery and brew to brew. Small batches, local ingredients, full flavor.
"The strawberry is perfectly balanced by the kombucha for a flavorful beer with just the right tangy kick. This is my favorite of the Sideways Farm and Brewery lineup...so far. I can't wait to see what's next!" J.S.
Every week Jon crafts 1-2 new brews, each being a “limited release” of 300-500 bottles. That means always having new varieties to tempt your tastes but it also means your favorite may be available for just a few days to a few weeks, not to be brewed again for a year or more. So enjoy your guided tasting, or a pour on our deck and then take a bottle or two home just to be safe.
The Sideways’ Tasting Experience
"The gathering was chock full of interesting conversational folk. Really enjoyed the community." I.L.
Tastings at Sideways is a communal event, a shared experience between friends, like family gathering around the dinner table. Our u-shaped tasting island is designed for conversation as our brewer/owners guide you through the ingredients, the flavors, the aromas, and the story behind each selection.
"Beautiful venue, great beer, and very unique concept to regional brewing. Must see and taste in WNC." J.T.
Introducing CSB Reserve
"I guarantee these will be our most unique and exclusive releases, corked and caged in 750ml bottles and available only to CSB members by advance purchase. No more than 50 bottles of each release will ever be produced and individual bottles will never be sold in bottle shops or through our tasting room." Jon Head Brewer/Owner
Imagine - barrel aged, soured, wild fermented and blended beers. Perhaps blackberries and figs, aged on an apple brandy barrel. A dark IPA without using hops – only herbs and flowers from our farm. Apples, vanilla, and cinnamon aged on a dark rum barrel. Aged barley wine with herbs from the farm that give it hints of a mulled wine. Or even an open fermented ale with coriander and fennel flowers from our farm.
Become a CSB (Community Supported Brewery) Member:
Our CSB functions similarly to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), where you purchase a seasonal share ahead of time. This ensures that you receive a portion of the limited future production, and allows us to purchase the ingredients and equipment required to produce these specialty beers. We are planning on 4 releases each month however, we let the beer tell us when it is ready. You cannot rush these styles!
Full Seasonal Share – $250 – Includes 12 different Aged, Blended, Wild Fermented, or Soured Beers in 750 mL bottles. These 12 bottles are exclusive to our CSB members only. Members also receive a first chance at renewing membership for the following season.
Half Seasonal Share – $125 – Includes 6 of the 12 exclusive CSB bottles, of our choice, that are Aged, Blended, Wild Fermented, or Soured Beers in 750 mL bottles.
Full Year Share – $1000 – (4 Full Seasonal Shares) Includes 48 different Aged, Blended, Wild Fermented, or Soured Beers in 750 mL bottles. These 48 bottles are exclusive to our CSB members only. Members also receive a first chance at renewing membership for the following season.
Our CSB memberships are only open to those that can pick up at our brewery. You do not have to make the trip weekly, but they must all be picked up by the end of each season. We love to support our local community that has welcomed us, and want to make sure that they get all of the specialty beer they want!
Please stop by the tasting room to purchase your CSB membership! We are open and pouring Fridays 4-8 and Saturdays 12-8. We are also open regular business hours during the week for bottle and merchandise purchases, and you can purchase your CSB membership then.
Caring For Our Community
Caring for our community is not just something we talk about, it's part of who we are. From buying local ingredients, to restoring our soils, to donating 100% of all our tips. Each month we'll select a local organization whose efforts help improve the lives of others. We thank all of our patrons for their support in this community of caring.
Sideways Brewery Brick by Brick
Yes, you can still order a brick for our front patio! Friends, family, and neighbors became a part of our farm brewery by designing their own brick, and you can too. We plan on ordering our next batch of bricks soon, so get in while you can! Be a part of the ongoing history of Etowah by purchasing an engraved brick for our patio. Each donation is a literal building block to our success as a small community brewery.