Awesome Beers, Just off the AT, in Franklin, North Carolina

Just Off the Trail in the Mountains of N.C.

Lazy Hiker Brewing Company has been crafting great beer and community since 2015. Located in the former town hall and fire department, our brewery in Franklin includes a taproom, an outdoor patio, and an outdoor event space. In 2019 Lazy Hiker expanded and opened a taproom with Mad Batter Kitchen in beautiful downtown Sylva, NC. You can find Lazy Hiker beer in many stores, bottle shops, and restaurants throughout Western North Carolina and North Georgia.  We invite hikers and travelers of every sort to come 'Get Lazy' with us!

Welcome To Lazy Hiker Brewing

Step outside and you need only look around to see the high mountains of the Southern Appalachians stretching out before you. Some folks around town are thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Some folks are tourists come up from Atlanta. Some are seasonal residents from Florida. For those of us fortunate enough to live here year-round, we take it slow, enjoy the mountains in every season, and enjoy our craft beer.

Crafting Great Beer and Community
Since 2015

Hiker's Kitchen Food Truck in Franklin, NC


Lazy Hiker Brewing is the proud home of the HIKER'S KITCHEN Food Truck! The truck offers a variety of delicious food during the following hours:

Sun-Tue: 11:30am-8pm     Wed-Thu: 11:30am-9pm     Fri-Sat: 11:30am-10pm

Upcoming Events

We're proud to host concerts, tastings, trivia nights and more!

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Check out our collection of shirts, hats, koozies, and more.



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Visit Franklin

188 W. Main St.
Franklin, NC 28734

Spring-Fall Hours (effective 04/2023)


Sun:  11:30am-9pmish

Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-10pmish

Fri - Sat: 11:30am-11:00pmish



Visit Sylva

617 W Main St
Sylva, NC 28779

SPRING-FALL Hours (effective 04/2023)


Sun:  11:30am-9pmish

Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-10pmish

Fri - Sat: 11:30am-11:00pmish



Contact Us


Our beers are distributed to by Skyland Distributing in the 38 westernmost counties of NC and by Northeast Sales and Distributing in the 37 northeastern counties of GA. If you don't see us in your favorite store, bar, or restaurant ask them to carry us!

We're Local

Certified Independent Craft Brewers AsociationBrewed in Franklin, North Carolina