Anyone who has been to the base area of Snow King Mountain this summer has probably wondered what is going on with the new building and when is it going to be open. We sat down with the owners and got the scoop on what will soon be happening at StillWest Brewery & Grill.
First, since it is a brewery, let’s talk about the beers. There will be eight beers on tap at all times. There will be a mix of red ale, pale ale, double IPA, saison and sour beer. Owner Don Alan Hankins, along with his wife, Chaney, is a master brewer who has been in the business for many years. Five of the beers will be standard, and the other three will be seasonal. There will even be one tap that is for small production beers that will rotate regularly (Don is open to suggestions about these). Locals will be treated to a $4 Kolsch every day, all day.
If cocktails and wine are your drink of choice, you are in for a treat. Chaney is a wine-lover and has cultivated a list of 40 bottles to choose from. The full bar will offer drinks blended with fresh-squeezed juices and homemade mixers. We are excited about the Knock Ya’ Naked, which combines spicy tequila with strawberry puree and lime juice.
Enjoy the drink of your choice on the expansive deck overlooking Snow King.
Now, about the food. Think southern and eclectic bar fare with a mix of sandwiches, salads, burgers and dinner options that are seasonal and all made from scratch. The kitchen is stocked with a rotisserie for chickens and a steak sandwich. Southern- (the owners moved here from the South after visiting for years) inspired bar bites for happy hour will make great post hike bites. Again, looking out for locals, the food will be 10 percent off. Sunday brunch is set to stand out, offering blood orange mimosas and dishes like chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy.
The interior is a bright, open space centered on a large bar with a view of the brewery. Details like a wood wall and hand-painted murals make it unique.
There will be a retail space and coffee shop downstairs to fill crowlers and growlers in the near future, as well. In the meantime, look for Stillwest to open hopefully in the next few weeks, every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., except Mondays.