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The Mountaineer (Jan 2016) – "Heinzelmännchen (HZM) is the craft brewery that put the mountains of Western North Carolina on the beer map. The husband/wife team of Dieter Kuhn and Sheryl Rudd have been serving up hand-crafted German-style beers for 12 years, paving the way for Nantahala, Innovation, Sneak-E Squirrel, Lazy Hiker, Frog Level, BearWaters, Tipping Point, Boojum and beyond. So if you are a craft beer enthusiast, you need to make your way to Sylva, march into HZM and give Dieter and Sheryl a hearty, 'Danke.' Then enjoy some good German-style beer." Read more
Carolina Living Magazine featured Heinzelmännchen's "light, refreshing beer" in an October 2015 article entitled, "Take a Road Trip to Jackson County, NC." Read more
The Charlotte Observer featured us in the article "Where to Dine in Jackson County." (August 24, 2015). Writer Sara Kendall said, " The first and oldest brewery in Jackson County, Heinzelmännchen offers refreshing German beers in tastings or by the pints. On your way out, you can even purchase a 2-liter growler of your favorite beer, or beers." Read more
And another great article in The Charlotte Observer featured the Brewery. "Mountain Gems" by Travel Editor John Bordsen highlighted Sylva in his October 2, 2015 article. Read more
Charlotte Epicurean Food & Wine Magazine also featured us as part of the "craft and imagination " of Sylva in a great 8-page article entitled, "rise above it all in jackson county." (Sept/Oct 2015).
WNC Magazine "The Great Beer Bonanza" (April 2015) – "Jackson County is a long way from Europe, but German-born brewmeister Dieter Kuhn of Heinzelmännchen Brewery in Sylva is offering a pint-size taste of his homeland during North Carolina Beer Month this April. Kuhn is hoping his tasty Old World-style altbiers will give people another reason to visit the Jackson County seat." Read article
The Laurel of Asheville "Heads Up: Origins of Root Beer" (November, 2014). Dieter discusses his root beer and birch beer, two botanical, non-alcoholic beers. While he has been making these beers for many years, other breweries are beginning to increase their non-alcoholic beer offerings for those choosing something other than the regular beers on tap.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Best of the Southeast" – (Culinary Getaways, Sept. 28, 2014). "If you crave yet more beer after you've exhausted Asheville's breweries, don't despair. The short jaunt to Sylva, N.C., will net you some beautifully crafted beers. At Heinzelmännchen Brewery, named for gnome-like critters found in the Black Forrest, German-born brewmaster Dieter Kuhn and his wife, Sheryl Rudd, concoct German altbier made with fresh hops."
Heinzelmännchen has been named one of the top 10 Brewery tours in the US by Trip Advisor. Since this is a customer driven ranking, it is very special to us. We feel very honored that you took the time to share your experience at our brewery and recommend it to others.
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"Brewery Goes Green With Cookbook"
Elizabeth Rudd and the Heinzelmännchen Brewery in Sylva, NC have published a cookbook that includes stories, tips and recipes using their beer. The cookbook is a fine example of green printing. The pages are printed with soy inks on 100% post-consumer recycled, chlorine-free paper, and the covers are made from 100% recycled French Paper Muscletone 140# cover. The binding is wire-O so the book lays flat for easy reading while cooking, but the coil is hidden behind a printed spine so it fits right in on the bookshelf. Read article
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