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While Pigeon Forge, TN may be most famous for its excellent moonshine distilleries, our Smoky Mountain city is no slouch when it comes to beer either. The Smokies are home to a few great breweries and numerous bars with extensive beer selections. This summer, beer lovers will have yet another reason to visit Pigeon Forge: Yee-Haw Brewing Company is coming to town!
The popular brewery recently announced that it is opening a brand new tasting room in the Smoky Mountains. The Yee-Haw location will be situated at The Island in Pigeon Forge, a wonderful shopping, dining, and entertainment complex located right off of the Parkway. Although an opening date has not been released yet, the official announcement indicates that the tasting room will start operating in June of 2018.
About Yee-Haw Brewing Company
Based in Johnson City, Yee-Haw Brewing Company is the largest producer of craft beer in East Tennessee. Since opening its doors in 2015, Yee-Haw has taken the beer world by storm, earning the title of Tennessee’s Top Brewery from Yahoo! Travel in its first year of operation. In 2016, the Yee-Haw Dunkel, a dark lager, took bronze at the World Beer Cup.
Yee-Haw is regionally known for its four flagship beers: the Pilsner, the Pale Ale, the Eighty Shilling Scottish Ale, and the aforementioned Dunkel lager. The brewery also offers a diverse selection of seasonal beers that will undoubtedly be available for tasting at the new location in Pigeon Forge. Visitors to the taproom at The Island will also have the chance to try Yee-Haw’s special high gravity beers, which feature a higher alcohol content and are only produced in limited quantities.
More Craft Beer in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies
In addition to the new Yee-Haw tasting room in Pigeon Forge, vacationers can enjoy some superb craft beer at the following locations.
Smoky Mountain Brewery
Smoky Mountain Brewery is the second largest producer of craft beer in East Tennessee, brewing around 7,250 barrels each year. Founded right here in Sevier County in 1996, Smoky Mountain Brewery was an early adopter of the craft beer craze that would sweep the nation in the following decades.
Today, Smoky Mountain Brewery boasts locations in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, and Maryville. Guests at the brewery will find six flagship year-round ales, four seasonal brews, and a Brewmaster special (which rotates every couple of weeks). All of the Smoky Mountain Brewery locations are full-service restaurants that serve mouthwatering pizzas, chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, and more great food. Beer from the Smoky Mountain Brewery is also available at Calhoun’s restaurant and Cherokee Grill.
The Casual Pint
The Casual Pint in Sevierville is another popular destination for craft beer in the Smoky Mountains. Reminiscent of a coffee shop, The Casual Pint features a laid-back atmosphere where guests can relax with a unique brew of their choosing. With around 30 beers on tap and hundreds of bottled beers, there is certain to be an ale or a lager with your name on it at The Casual Pint.
If you’re overwhelmed by all of the choices, don’t hesitate to ask one of the Pint’s “beer-tenders” to make a recommendation. Guests can even taste a beer they are considering before ordering a pint. Besides beer, The Casual Pint also offers great bar food for guests to munch on, including pretzels, beer cheese, chicken wings, flatbreads, and sandwiches.
Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge
When you stay with Timber Tops Cabin Rentals, you will be minutes away from all of these wonderful breweries and taprooms in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Our cabins come with your choice of stellar amenities, including breathtaking mountain views, soothing hot tubs, decks with rocking chairs, fully furnished kitchens, awesome home theater rooms, fun game rooms, swimming pool access, and fire pits. Rather than being cramped inside of a hotel room, you can spread out in your very own home away from home in the foothills of the Smokies!
With everything from 1 bedroom cabins for romantic retreats to 15 bedroom lodges for family reunions, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your next escape. To start planning your getaway, browse our complete selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge. If you have any questions or would like a cabin recommendation, don’t hesitate to give our friendly vacation specialists a call today!