Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. A spacious tasting room and meadow are inviting gathering spaces, both with music stages and bars. On top of the brewery is a rooftop bar that offers incredible views as well as incredible brews. Enjoy a complimentary tour any day of the week and live music every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Highland Event Center is available for private events, from weddings to corporate gatherings.
With a portfolio that is equal parts established and inventive, Highland is known for consistently excellent beer. Proudly regional, Highland is distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky. An annual production of around 46,000 barrels makes Highland the largest independent family-owned brewery born in the Southeast and it has the third largest solar array in an American craft brewery. Today, the company is led by Wong’s daughter, Leah Wong Ashburn, and has 50 full-time employees.