After two years of planning, the Morganton brewery is set to debut its destination taproom and production facility in Lake James State Park.
Fonta Flora Brewery’s State of Origin festival and the Just Brew It homebrew tasting and competition showcase local brewers and ingredients.
Partnering with the Foothills Conservancy and Lake James State Park, Fonta Flora has bought historic farmland near Nebo with plans to become Western North Carolina’s first true farmhouse brewery.
Western North Carolina brewers are adding peppers, flowers and other nature-based ingredients to their beers with exciting results.
Saturday Feb. 20, marks the brewery’s second Funk and Monk celebration in as many years. Releases will include four variations of Urban Monk aged on Defiant whiskey-soaked oak and two Appalachian wild ales.
Local beer enthusiasts willing to make the trek to Morganton this weekend can expect to find a unique triple release event at Fonta Flora Brewery that supports the work of the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina.
Fonta Flora Brewery’s Todd Boera has made it his mission to brew with local ingredients. He’s one of the biggest advocates for using Riverbend Malt House’s barley, wheat and rye. He also forages for special additions to his beers. So it’s not surprising that the brewery’s festival, State of Origin, shares the same theme.