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Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Live Music
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Reviewed 29 July 2021

Apparently trip advisor doesn't have the one in Dillsboro listed. This review is of that one, not the original in Sylva. The place is located along the banks of the river. There are dozens of brews on tap and prices are very reasonable. Outside picnic...tables, some under the roof, others under umbrellas. Pet friendly and Kid friendly. Walk up windows outside or go inside and order. They have bags of snacks for sale, or else there are (sometimes) food trucks out in the parking lot. Great place to sit, chat and enjoy a couple brews listening to the river roll by.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent tart cherry cider, terrific service, comfortable laid back atmosphere with great music; get food from Pie Times, eat and drink at the brewery.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

We are in town on vacation visiting family. We loved that we could bring our children to this brewery with us. They had a food truck on site. Our daughter ordered chili and really liked it. Now for the brewery, we love their unique brews...they offer. I had a watermelon cider and my husband had a light beer with a hint of jalapeño. They both were delicious. We also love the seats that over looks a quaint river. We went to Innovations in Dillsboro. Don’t pass up this brewery if ever in Dillsboro!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021

This was one of three breweries the hubby and I tried. I loved their sours! They had a pineapple sour on tap and just loved it! The bar tender was super nice and had a great conversation with her. A really cool place. Come check...it out!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 May 2021

This 2nd visit was outstanding thanks to bartender Mark. My 1st visit last year did not go well due to a different bartender. Thanks Mark for making my second try a successful one. Great beer as well, and sat by the river. I will return.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021

They had a great setup for the pandemic with outside seating. Service was nice. Having a food truck there was very convenient.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2020

My family comes to Sylva several times a year, and we always stop by Innovation--great beer, cool vibe, and helpful, friendly staff. The atmosphere is chill and local. You can get food from the Pizza place next door or Cosmic Carry-Out food truck permanently on...the brewery's patio. Seriously, this place is nothing pretentious and totally laid-back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 7 December 2020

Went in to try beers. Refused to give sample because it is “unsafe”. Like to try breweries unique beers but prefer to sample before commit to a beer that I don’t like. Will Never return. Too many other breweries that have common sense.More

Date of visit: December 2020
SkylyrBallew, Marketing at Innovation Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2020

Hi there! We appreciate you coming out to visit our taproom. In order to follow state guidelines with mask enforcement, we have placed a pause on samples. You will find this as a common policy throughout NC breweries. We still offer flights and smaller pours...More

Reviewed 27 October 2020

Beer Food Friends who could ask for anything more. Fantastic selection of beer and cider. We tried several and loved them all. Ordered a pizza which was amazing. Most pizza is not worth eating in my opinion. This pizza is worth a drive. Everyone was...extremely friendly and we almost forgot that we were not locals. If you are visiting the Sylva area Innovation should be on your must do list.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020

We visited Innovations. They have quite a selection, we had a seat overlooking the river. There is a food trailer on site, the food was good. We had a flight of 5 beers each and a couple more of the Hoppy Camper.

Date of visit: October 2020
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I think so? You can always sit outside.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Innovation Brewing

Yes, Innovation Brewing offers takeaway services.

Innovation Brewing is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4