Craft Beer, Now Brewed Locally In Stokes County

Springtime ushers in longer daylight hours, fresh blooms visible in wide-open nature, from trails along the Sauratown Mountains at Hanging Rock State Park or down by the sparkling Dan River, making it the perfect time to discover Stokes County. Find local events and Trip Itinerary Planner on our updated website to assist in planning daytrips or weekend getaways in the breathtaking Middle Mountains of North Carolina.

Celebrate #NCBeerMonth on tap at local venues featuring the NEW MidSummer Brewing Company, a local startup two years in the making, pioneered by partners Jeff, Dwight and Rich who bring with them years of craft brewing experience from Chicago, IL. As the suds meet your lips, sip and taste craft brews to the likes of a Permanent Sun Kolsch, Mutual Obsession IPA, Evenings End- Belgian Dubbel, or Wishing Stone- Irish Rye Ale.

June 2020 brings the Grand Opening of the long awaited MidSummer Brewing Company in Westfield and Pilot Mountain Vineyard & Winery in Pinnacle, each fully equipped with a tap and tasting room. You’ll want to be here on June 13th for a MidSummer Celebration and Festival at the gorgeous new Big Creek Lodge at Luna’s Trail in Westfield! 12 Beers, 3 Bands, Maypole Dancing, Delicious Food from Luna’s Trail, Bounce House, Face Painting and Games for Kids, Cornhole Tournament, Bocce Ball, and much more.

Listen to the natural flow of the Dan River from the back deck at Green Heron Ale House opening for the season during #NCBeerMonth. Offering twenty taps featuring new local craft beer as well as Carolina and regional favorites.  Located in Danbury, the heart of the county, you can experience history, local arts, and many accesses to the Dan River for a leisure float during a warm day for more information.

A short drive into downtown King, NC introduces you to Main Street boutique shopping, operational soda fountain, and luncheonette at King Drug, or craft beer on tap at Castle’s Deli. Guests enjoy complimentary bands and musicians on at least two nights a week, a Hunger Slaying menu of favorites, limited-time specials or ice cream and a gourmet coffee from Higher Grounds. This month find beer on tap from local breweries Fiddlin Fish and Skull Camp and on April 18th at Castle’s sit back and enjoy Mike Huffman’s Red Piano Show. Celebrate a life outdoors in Stokes County! 

The perfect mountain getaway, closer than you think. Experience hiking trails, waterfalls, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing and more. Enjoy a leisurely float down the Dan River by canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or tube.