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Clinch River Brewing – Norris

Welcome to the only Craft Brewery in Anderson County, TN. Our craft brewery, small tap room and beer garden opened September 8, 2017.  We are happy to announce that beginning January 14, 2018, we have expanded our hours of operation for our newly opened downstairs taproom space. The new space, which is shared with Appalachian Outdoor Center is full of large windows which provide the feel of being at one with nature but minus the Winter temperatures of late. We set the hours for the downstairs space to accommodate everyone that would like to visit us and enjoy one of our great Craft beers outside the hours of the Main Upstairs Taproom. Is there really a better way to celebrate that huge trout that you just caught across the street in the beautiful Clinch River than a great Craft Beer in a beautiful setting?  Or you could simply unwind after that seemingly all uphill hike, bike or run in the watershed. At this time, Chef Brandon’s Kitchen will only be open while the upstairs taproom is open.  Come check it out!

Join us for a delicious, creative brew and light fare at one of East Tennessee’s most beautiful locations. Only twenty minutes from downtown Knoxville, in historic Norris, TN, just below Norris Lake and Norris Dam, nestled into the hills of the 2700 acre Norris Watershed and trails, and directly across the street from the Clinch River, offering the best trout fishing in the Southeast.

Our unique location was former home to the TVA Aquatics Laboratory, and full of local lore, mysteries, and a grand amount of history. Browse a bit at the Appalachia Outdoor Center, rent a kayak or canoe, hit the trails by hoof or bike, or simply contemplate the rainbow trout in the pond, sip a brew and be thankful for life!

As a way to honor the incredible talent of the craft beer industry in the area we offer guest taps as well as our own in-house hand crafted beer selection by Jordan Skeen (Head Brewer) and Alex Shirey (Asst Brewer/Mgr).  Knoxville local legend and our resident hero, Chef Brandon Cruze will continuously surprise your  palate with his unique creations that just beg to be shared with a fresh beer from the brewery.


2045 Norris Freeway

Norris, TN 37828

NOTE: Google Maps works better at finding our unique location than Maps. When all else fails follow the signs for Rt 441 and Norris Dam. It is well worth the trek! 


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Coming Soon - Downtown Knoxville Location

Clinch River Brewing – Knoxville

Clinch River Brewing – Knoxville is scheduled to open in the late Spring of 2018. Construction delays short-circuited our original opening date but we are still excited for and committed to this amazing location at the corner of Clinch and Gay!

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