Come on in ...
We are open for to go sales, you can also order ahead using The Shop Page. Our cooler is stocked with a variety of Sideways Farm Fresh Ales, and our new gluten free Jun. You can also purchase Sideways merchandise, hand crafted local wood fired pottery, and pasture raised eggs.
We aim to release something new each week. Here are some of our recent releases.
Eade Road Farmhouse - our first large batch open fermented beer! A true farmhouse beer: brewed with NC grown and malted pilsner, initially pitched with a mixed-culture yeast harvested from our farm and then left open to collect any additional yeast floating in from the open windows. This 6% ABV ale is slightly peppery/spicy with a crisp dry finish.
We wanted to honor the history of our area, in addition to the flavor of our farm, so the photo on the label is of the first home on our road (Eade Rd) built in the 1890s. Originally home to Charles Eade, it is still standing today.
Brew #85 our first beer released using yeast harvested from a worker bee on our farm, this 6.2% ABV IPA has a hint of a wild side. Brewed with NC grown and malted barley from @carolinamalthouse and experimental hops bred and grown at the Mountain Horticulture Research Center in Mills River, giving it a surprisingly fruity and smooth bitterness. As with all of our beer, this is an unfiltered living ale - bottle conditioned with local honey for added complexity. With every ingredient sourced here, enjoy a true taste of WNC in a bottle.
This is our Brew #70 Money Lager, named after the town of Money (which was renamed Etowah in the late 1800s). We have a historic map donated by our friend and neighbor, Gary King, that was scanned to make this label. The blue diamond on the map is where our farm and brewery is located now! Brew No 70 is 100% NC grown barley from @carolinamalthouse and is everything a lager should be: clean, crisp, and refreshing.
Our 76th beer Mexican Hot Chocolate has wonderful notes of cocoa and coffee; with subtle undertones of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg; and a subtlety spicy finish. Made with locally roasted coffee from @sharewellcoffee in Hendersonville, several varieties of peppers from @sidewaysfarm and 90% NC grown barley from @carolinamalthouse !
Now Serving Jun On Tap!
Naturally gluten free, jun is a fermented beverage similar to kombucha but made from green tea and honey.
It's lighter in flavor, and the blackberries from our farm give it a hint of tartness balanced by the ginger. As always we use local wildflower honey to naturally produce carbonation. We adapted a yeast to flourish in the acidic environment and have turned our jun into a low alcohol refreshing summer beverage! Coming in at 2.9% ABV, this one is perfect to enjoy on the porch after a hike.
Our offerings change constantly...
as newly brewed farm fresh ales are added and limited release offerings are sold out. So whenever you visit you'll find something new and perhaps a bottle or 2 left of an old favorite.
If you haven't visited before, we suggest starting with our guided tasting. It's a unique experience to our brewery. We, the owners (the farmer and the brewer), walk you through a curated list of 4 different ales, discussing our inspirations, obstacles, and ingredients as we go.
We have two guided tasting options: a Traditional Tasting consisting of ales in which there are only the 4 ingredients traditionally used in beer (barley/grains, hops, yeast, and water), and a Sideways Tasting featuring ales where we add additional ingredients (frequently fresh from our farm).