Touring brewery more impressive than the Biltmore Estate
Although, I tried to widen my tour experiences away from the whole music, arts and micro brew scene, Sierra Nevada is the exception, not only because this brewery is from my home state of California, but because it's dow right impressive. In my book and in it's own right, it's much more impressive than the Biltmore Estate. Located in Mills River, 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, the site is on a forested ridge near the river, reached via a winding road that climbs over a striking stone bridge. At first glimpse, the scope of the state-of-the-art brewery is palpable. Sierra calls it “a temple to craft beer.” I'm not a beer drinker but this place was really impressive that even the most discerning beer lover will approve of. Still under construction are the restaurant, music venues, and hiking and biking trails. Visitor can visit the brewery for a FREE tour and sample brews.