Heinzelmӓnnchen Brewery to expand into new Dillsboro location

Heinzelmӓnnchen Brewery, currently located on Mill Street in Downtown Sylva, is planning to move to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad’s warehouse at 119 Front Street in Dillsboro.

The move was officially announced at Heinzelmӓnnchen’s tenth anniversary celebration on Thursday, April 24, which was held at the future location in Dillsboro. Nearly 500 people attended the event over a four-hour period.

Guests at the anniversary event were able to view architectural renderings of the new location, tour the warehouse, and give feedback on what they would like to see at the future location.

Rendering by O'dell architects.

Rendering by O’dell architects.

Dillsboro leaders welcome the brewery’s move. “We’ve never had a brewery before. I think Heinzelmӓnnchen is going to be good for the town,” said Mayor of Dillsboro, Mike Fitzgerald.

Owned by Dieter Kuhn and Sheryl Rudd, Heinzelmӓnnchen Brewery specializes in old style German beers made with purity, freshness and tradition. They also brew root and birch beer for customers who prefer non-alcoholic beverages.

“Dieter and Sheryl want to be really involved with the town. They are already getting involved before they officially get here. I think Heinzelmӓnnchen will give a new energy to Dillsboro,” said Lisa Potts, co-president of the Dillsboro Merchants Association and co-owner of Nancy Tut’s Christmas Shop.

As part of the tenth anniversary celebration, Heinzelmӓnnchen Brewery launched the ‘Gnome Gnation’ Founders Club, a crowdfunding campaign.  This campaign allows supporters to donate funds to this expansion project.

Image taken by Terri Clark photography.

Image taken by Terri Clark photography.

Heinzelmӓnnchen Brewery began in 2004 as the only brewery west of Asheville and remained the only one until 2010.  Today there are seven breweries west of Asheville and four in the planning stages.

After the move to Dillsboro, Heinzelmӓnnchen will have more space to distribute beer across the South, bottle and can their beer.

For more information about the expansion, ‘Gnome Gnation,’ or to give suggestions for the interior design, contact Sheryl Rudd at 828-631-4466 or email gnome@yourgnometownbrewery.com

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