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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Announces New Tenant - Innovation Brewing Company

GSMR is delighted to welcome Innovation Brewing Company as a new tenant!

Bryson City, NC- June 2, 2017- Great Smoky Mountains Railroad [GSMR] is delighted to welcome Innovation Brewing Company as a new tenant of the GSMR Dillsboro Depot Complex. Many locals enjoy the variety of Innovation’s 30 plus house made beers or ginger ale made from fresh organic ginger at their current location, but as a major testament to their success, seating and parking have become limited night after night, especially on their outdoor patio overlooking Scott Creek. This love for Innovation by locals and tourist alike is what initially inspired this exciting move.

Train passengers repeatedly request Innovation’s beer on the popular Fontana Trestle Train featuring BBQ & Brews, where GSMR partners with local breweries to showcase their beers during an evening train ride to the Fontana Trestle. Brewers are able to meet one-on-one with passengers and answer their questions and describe their process to the final product they are sampling.

Innovation Brewing Company’s St. Patrick’s Day BBQ & Brews was a huge success, thus solidifying the need for expansion.
Innovation will keep their primary location at 414 West Main Street in Sylva but plan on expanding their sour and barrel aged production as well as a new pilot batch system at the Dillsboro location. “We are excited about the space because it allows us room for growth while keeping our business in the local economy.” stated Innovation Brewing Company Owners, Nicole and Chip. They are also planning on having another tap room with large outdoor seating to include street and creek views! The target for opening at 40 Depot Street Dillsboro, NC 28725 is this fall, if everything goes as planned. Dillsboro location’s hours of operation and an update on their progress to be announced closer to opening. 


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