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“Great Brew, Hotdogs, and Pretzels” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BearWaters Brewing Company

BearWaters Brewing Company
Ranked #29 of 112 Restaurants in Waynesville
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The BearWaters Brewing Company climate controlled taproom is a great place to hang with family and friends year round. New to the area, no worries our people are friendly, helpful and welcoming. We feature 10 of our great signature and rotating beers on tap at all times. You can start with one of our sampling flight paddles, or enjoy both pints and 1/2 pints as well. If you are looking for something on the go, we offer growler fills. We are a family friendly location that offers both craft products and soft drinks and snacks. Our venue includes both indoor and outdoor space for you and your pets. Come enjoy our state of the art sound system that allows us to feature many great local musicians to come and showcase their talents and original works. We offer special event space rental for private parties and corporate functions.
Auburn, AL
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“Great Brew, Hotdogs, and Pretzels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We've stopped in several times for the hefeweisen and were very pleasantly surprised with it. Better than the wheat beer at the other local places and other in Sylva. The beer soaked hotdogs (and brats) and pretzels were outstanding as is their hot mustard that goes with the pretzels - will clear your sinuses out nicely. Nice folks.

  • Visited March 2013
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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“Name Change of Brewery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The craft brew is still as fantastic as ever, but due to a trademark glich, Headwaters Brewery is now Bearwaters Brewery. Still at the same location, still has great hotdogs cooked in craft beer, and is still a great place to enjoy great beers, just a new name, Bearwaters Brewery. Enjoy!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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“Fun Spot, Great Brews!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Tucked away behind Sagebrush, you might think you were heading into an industrial area, but keep driving...you'll be pleasantly surprised at how inviting and fun Headwaters is! This is a great spot to meet friends and sample the brews, which are impressive. You can bring in food (not much is offered in-house). If you like local brews, this place is a must-visit in Waynesville!

Visited December 2012
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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“Great Craft Beer & Great Hot Dogs Cooked in Craft Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Headwaters Brewery is one of three micro-breweries now open and serving in Waynesville, NC. Headwaters just opened earlier during 2012, and in my opionion is the best of the three micro-breweries. They have a fairly large selection of craft brew available all the time, including seasonal beers such as the pumpkin beer, high gravity IPAs, and ales, ciders, and lighter brews in between. The brewmaster/owner delivers some exceptionally good beer at a very reasonable price. Most beers are $4.00/pint.

The brewery is locaed on a street in a warehouse area, Frazier Street, behind the Sagebrush Steakhouse, on Russ Avenue, just about a quarter mile toward downtown Waynesville from US Highway 74. You actually turn on Frazier right beside the Sagebrush parking lot. The brewery is at the righthand end of some small warehouses. Looks are deceiving, because inside the brewery, the decor is that of of Kyaking theme. There is a nice size bar with addtional tall tables and picnic-style tables. Plenty of room for a lot of people, and there is a bar basketball game and two dart boards for gaming.

The bartender is very accomodating and pleasant. One of the great items at the bar are the hot dogs cooked in some of the craft beer. Not sure the brand of hot dogs, or if their taste is a direct result of cooking them in great beer, but the dogs are absolutely delicious, and served on fresh, warmed buns. Condiments are available, but limited. Also available are a varitey of chips and pretzels.

One thing that is great for non-beer drinkers is that the brewery makes it's own rootbeer and it is really good.

Various websites give erroneous information concerning the open dates and times for Headwaters. The brewery is now open and serves beginning at 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 1:00 pm on Saturdays. Open til 11pm each day, and closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. It might be beneficial to give them a call before going, because on a rare occasion the bar will not open until 5pm. (828) 246-0602

The brewery is not fancy, but very clean and comfortable, with a very friendly staff, and it's a fun place to have a few delicious craft beers and hotdogs. You should try it if you like micro-brews!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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