The store front of Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge

3 Craft Breweries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge You Should Try

June 8, 2022

If you are a craft beer lover, you are always on the look for new breweries offering unique brews. Over the past few years, the Smoky Mountains have had an increase in craft breweries! There are plenty of craft breweries ready for you to try out on your next Smoky Mountain vacation. Here are 3 craft breweries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge you should try:

1. Gatlinburg Brewing Company

looking down on 5 glasses of craft beer on a grey tableGatlinburg Brewing Company (GBC) serves up innovative brews, hand tossed brick oven fired pizza, and large pretzels right along the Parkway. The brewery was started by a local passionate homebrewer and has been so successful they recently opened up a second location in Sevierville. Here you will find a range of craft beers including IPA’s, saisons, stouts, and pale ales. The name of their beers tend to follow the theme of the Smoky Mountains. At Gatlinburg Brewing Company, you will find beers like ‘Don’t Feed the Bears’ and ‘Mountain Merman.’ GBC is a family friendly establishment with live music throughout the week. They have been complemented for having a great atmosphere and friendly service!

2. Smoky Mountain Brewery

Established in 1996, Smoky Mountain Brewery (SMB) is notable for being the oldest craft brewery in east Tennessee and one of the largest working microbreweries in the state. Their goal is to keep things simple for consistency! That means simple ingredients and a simple food menu. They offer a range of beer styles from English to German to IPAs. If you want to try a range of their beers they have 5 oz samplers available for your consumption. At their Pigeon Forge location, you can try beers such as ‘Cherokee Red Ale’ and ‘Appalachian Pale Ale.’ SMB also serves unique cocktails, wine, bourbon, and whiskey. SMB brands itself as ‘A natural gathering place for any televised sporting event or just for a great meal with friends.’ The food is traditional pub style including wings, burgers, and pizza. You can find their craft breweries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

3. Yee-Haw Brewing Company

 The store front of Yee-Haw Brewing Company with orange umbrellas on the patioYee-Haw Brewing Company traces its roots to the original location in Johnson City, Tennessee. This unique brewery blends old tradition and innovation! The mix includes ales, lagers, seltzers, and high gravity beers. Try out their unique brews at the Pigeon Forge location! Be sure to ask for their World Beer Cup award-winning Dunkel! If you are looking for samples, they offer a beer flight where you select 4 of their brews to try out. Enjoy small plates and appetizers like cheese curds. Try a game of Jenga or checkers with your family and friends and explore their other table games. There is also fun swag you can purchase including t-shirts, stickers, beanies, and hats. You will find Yee-Haw in The Island right next to Ole Smoky Distillery.

Now you know where to get a good brew or two during your Smokies vacation! These craft breweries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are sure to offer up a great experience. Since you have an idea of where you want to eat and drink when you stay with us, you will have to decide what you will do! Look through our Freedom Fun Pass to see which attractions you’ll get free tickets to when you book with us!