Mountain Range

New River Brewing was conceived in 2016 and founded in 2017 by father/son home brewers Greg and Adam Hershner. We began quite small but with a big goal, to disrupt the local market by creating fresh, innovative craft beers in Ashe County North Carolina. Growth was a challenge, as an unknown brewery trying to wrestle away tap space from larger established breweries. We appreciate the restaurants and bars that took a chance on us and helped to fuel our growth. Remarkably, as a neophyte commercial brewer, Adam won a NC Brewer’s Cup medal in 2018 and this proved to be a significant turning point. We opened our taproom & eatery in 2019 in West Jefferson and moved our brewery & tasting room in May 2021. We are committed to bringing the best craft beers and pub food to our NRB Community.  Join us! Thank you for your support!






GREG HERSHNER is a family doctor in Jefferson, who has been hobby brewing for over 30 years, and has always wanted to start a brewery since enjoying all the original-old school breweries in Cincinnati

  • Home Brewer since 1985

  • 1983 and 1987 graduate University of Cincinnati

  • Current occupation: Family physician in Jefferson, NC since 1990

  • Lives in Warrensville, NC with his wife Jan

  • Chief Bottle Washer at New River Brewing since 2017

  • Favorite Beer Style: Oktoberfest Marzen

  • Favorite Taproom Food: Burger with Fried Pickles



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ADAM HERSHNER is an industrial engineering technician, graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He has home brewed since receiving a brewing kit from his dad for his 21st birthday (And not a day before!)

  • Home Brewer since 2011

  • 2014 graduate ETSU Industrial Engineering Technology

  • Current occupation: Head Brewer New River Brewing since 2017

  • Lives in Elizabethton, TN with his wife Brittany

  • Favorite Beer Style:  Belgian Golden Strong Ale

  • Favorite Taproom Food: Anything Fried with cheese in it!

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