Blind Squirrel Brewery
Plumtree, NC 28664
Blind Squirrel Brewery is located on the Toe River in the small rural community of Plumtree, about 30 minutes from Banner Elk.
The brewery combines craft beer, beautiful scenery, outdoor games and a rotation of food trucks. It is open three days a week (Friday-Sunday) from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Because of its seasonal operations schedule, Blind Squirrel brews 20-gallon batches and releases 1-2 varieties of fresh beer each Friday. The brewery also has 4-5 beers on tap from other local breweries, along with a variety of packaged beer and cider.
The location on the North Toe River offers locals and travelers the opportunity to kick back and take in the beautiful environment of a high altitude river valley. Visitors can take a relaxing float from upstream on a tubing excursion, camp at the farm retreat property located a mile away, or just have a lazy day on the river decks while enjoying cold beverages and food truck offerings. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic.
The facility began life in 1919 as a general store. The Young family converted it to the Toe River Lodge, which then evolved into Blind Squirrel Brewery. The nano-brewery opened in 2012.