Like all good stories…

Ours started with a love of craft brew, pop culture, unique flavor combos, and the mountains of WNC.

Where It all began…

Hoppy Trout Brewing Co. began as an obsession with home brewing. Years of experimentation with ingredients and development of recipes prepared Brewmaster, Tom Rodeck, for brewing on a commercial scale. Hoppy Trout is a community brewery that mainly brews beer for consumption in the taproom, however this specialty, small batch beer can also be found on tap in a select few restaurants and bottle shops. Over the years Hoppy Trout beers have continued to garner accolades for their superb flavors, unique beers, and one-of-a-kind styles that set it apart from other breweries .

In addition to its distinguished beer Hoppy Trout’s kitchen features a custom made Sicilian style brick oven that bakes unique and delicious pizzas. The secret to this savory pizza is twofold-Hoppy Trout makes fresh homemade pizza dough daily and uses only fresh ingredients. In addition, customers will delight in savory panini sandwiches, fresh salads, and an array of diverse and delectable appetizers.

Hoppy Trout is not only a brewery and restaurant, but a place where locals and visitors alike come together for community and fun. Events during the week include a weekly Trivia Night where patrons test their wits and compete for prizes every Wednesday at 6:30pm. On Thursdays, the beer cascades from the taps $1 less per serving all day long! Other events such as comedy shows, home brewing competitions, and holiday parties makes Hoppy Trout a great place to visit for the whole family

Visit Our Taproom in the Mountains of WNC

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”

Frank Sinatra

Proudly Nano Brewed in Small Batches

Award Winning Brews

Thank You for Your Support

We’ve proudly been in business since 2016 and we couldn’t have done it without you!


Blonde Ambition – Blonde Ale
Silver Medal
2019 Brewers Palette Awards

Pterodactyl’s in Suits – Saison
Silver Medal
2019 Brewers Palette Awards

Ale of the Dragon – Amber Ale
Bronze Medal
2018 Brewers Palette Awards

Valakas – Barleywine
Bronze Medal
NC Brewers Cup 2016


NC Beer Guys – 2016
An interview with our Owner/Brewmaster, Tom Rodeck, before he grew a beard!

Smoky Mountain News – 2016
Great article written by Garrett Woodward about the opening of Hoppy Trout.

Smoky Mountain News – 2017
Nice article about the growth of craft beer in western NC featuring Hoppy Trout.

North Carolina Back Road Restaurant Recipes – 2019
This book features a couple of Hoppy Trout’s recipes you can cook at home!

Talking Whiskey -2019
Awesome video interview with the guys from Talking Whiskey!

But don’t take our word for it…

Literally drove 2.5 hours from Brevard NC to visit this brewery, and was not disappointed AT ALL!!!! Fantastic beer selection and the beer itself was phenomenal!! They have a great barleywine which can be hard to make, but they nailed it!! Great staff – Angie behind the bar, and Cory busting out the food made my visit very pleasurable! I didn’t try the pizza this time, but will certainly do so on my next visit. They do not skimp on the toppings at all!!!! If you’re in Andrews then you must stop by. It will be well worth your time and money!!!

Jeff T.

This place was excellent all around. Service, food, beer selection and quality. Even have local made root beer which my kids loved. Excellent pizza. Maybe the best beer selection around but I have a personal favorite at all the breweries I go to. Best bang for the buck skip the normal flight and go straight for “The Jury.”

Lee B.

I think the pizza me and my girlfriend had here was the best pizza we’ve ever had! And such Lovely staff, highly recommended!

Markus A.