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“Great People, Great Beer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Heinzelmannchen Brewery

Heinzelmannchen Brewery
545 Mill Street, Sylva, NC 28779
+1 828-631-4466
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Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Sylva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Hours for Jan - Mar 29, 2015 Monday & Tuesday - By chance or By appointment, Wed-Sat 11 am-7 pm. Check website for events and hours. TapRoom and working brewery serving Hand Crafted German & other style beers, Hand Crafted sodas & glassware, clothing, locally made items. Enjoy a flight, pints on premise and take home growlers of your favorites! Soft Pretzels, made locally available at times; feel free to bring in your food from one of our local restaurants!
Missoula, Montana
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“Great People, Great Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

I have found that those who give negative reviews for Heinzelmannchen typically have no appreciation for good beer, or the time and effort that goes into making the beer itself (or those who often drink busch light, michelobe light, and other water beers). At this particular brewery, they have a very primitive and traditional style of making the beer and are happy to give tours and tastings to anyone who shows an interest. He has many different types of beer (including seasonals) that can appeal to many different palets. Hoppy beers, honey wheat beers, even chocolate stouts. Although they may not carry my absolute favorites, they DO have good beer, and the people running it are asolutely wonderful. You WON'T regret visiting.

Visited November 2011
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Sylva, North Carolina
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“Skip this cheaply made beer.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

It's nice to have a brewery in town, but Heinzelmannchen beers seem no better than those crappy beers you'd brew in a bag by adding water and hanging off your doorknob for a few weeks. I've heard rumor that he uses an "add hot water to a syrup" system for his accounts, once he gets retailers to try stuff he brews the expensive way. I don't know that for a fact, but it would explain the horrible beer.

If you are in the area, either live here or visiting, take the 20 minute drive to Bryson City and try the newish Nantahala Brewing tap room. They have some really tasty beers, including an IPA, Pale Ale, and a Brown. Their beers are now available at some restaurants and bars around town, and all the way to Asheville. Good beer really catches on. I really don't know how Heinzelmannchen has made it this long.

Visited April 2011
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