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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

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Adam

Hershner

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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