Bear Mountain Brewery

January 11, 2021
Big Bear Mountain Brewery

Smoky Mountain Brewery is proud to serve our own handcrafted microbrews throughout the entire Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants. Each beer is brewed in one of the four breweries in East Tennessee. Each microbrew is handcrafted in small batches to provide you with the freshest, most flavorful all-natural beers possible.

Our handcrafted beers are available to take home for your enjoyment from any Smoky Mountain Brewery and most Calhoun’s locations. Our beers are also now available at a few other local retailers and venues in the greater Knoxville area.

Our Beers

At our microbrewery we are proud to create many different "beer experiences". All of our beers are brewed entirely without the use of chemical preservatives, additives, or pasteurization.

Because we focus on the quality of the product instead of the packaging and marketing, there is no "corner cutting" in either the ingredients or the process. This means we can use the best possible malts and hops available and age each batch in the slow traditional way, resulting in the freshest, smoothest, and tastiest beers available anywhere.


Mountain Light

A pale, light-bodied, American style lager. Refreshing and low in carbs and calories. Crisp, clean and delicately hopped.

Velas Helles

Continental style lager enjoyed throughout Europe. Less hoppy than Pilsner and very drinkable. Light color. Balanced with Bavarian hops.

Cherokee Red Ale

Medium bodied and well balanced amber ale with a slight fruity note. Inspired by the "Red" ales of Ireland.

Tuckaleechee Porter

Dark ale with a chewy, roasty character derived from the use of caramel and dark roasted malts.

Black Bear Ale

English style brown ale with a deep, chestnut color. Low hopping rate and light carbonation. Rich, malty-sweet finish. Touch of roastiness.

Appalachian Pale Ale

A hoppy, dry ale featuring a fantastic bouquet of Cascade hops. Deep gold in color with a tight, snow white head and pronounced hop flavor.

Windy Gap Wheat Beer

Refreshing light ale. Extra smooth from the contribution of 50% malted wheat. Light gold in color. Naturally cloudy with a veil of brewer’s yeast.


Winter Warmer (Winter)

Rich, creamy strong ale. In the tradition of an English "Olde Ale". Slightly nutty, fruity, flavor notes.

Raspberry Wheat (Summer)

A refreshing, American style, unfiltered wheat ale flavored with pure raspberry puree.

Harvest Fest Lager (Autumn)

Amber lager modeled after the famous beer of the Munich Oktoberfest. Balanced with Bavarian hops and extremely drinkable.

Brewmaster Specialties

Made in small batches and available on a limited basis. Check with your favorite location for availability.

Thunder Road Pilsner

Honey colored lager infused with the famous Czech Saaz hops. Full hop flavor and aroma while maintaining a balanced hop bitterness.

Tall Ship IPA

Complex, hoppy British style pale ale. Unfiltered and dry-hopped for a cask-like flavor.

Brown Trout Stout

Smooth, black ale with a creamy nitrogenized conditioning and 8 different malts.

Kilt Tilter Scottish Ale

Robust, amber ale with a slightly smoky, nutty flavor profile. Finished with Fuggle hops.

The Brewing Process

Industrial beer brewing starts with malted grain, which is passed through a milling machine...

  1. This will crack the dried kernels and grind them into a coarse powder. The cracked malt is then steeped with hot water in a large, stainless steel vat called a mash tun...
  2. Producing a thick, sweet liquid called wort. The wort is boiled, or brewed, for up to two hours in a large kettle
  3. After it is cooled, the wort is then transferred to a fermentation tank...
  4. Where yeasts slowly convert the grain sugar to alcohol. The liquid (now beer) may then be passed through a filter
  5. To remove the yeast residue. The wort is pumped into a large conditioning tank to age
  6. Where it undergoes another fermentation. During aging, the beer becomes naturally carbonated. Some brewers elect to filter the beer again after aging. The finished beer is then mechanically bottled, and may be pasteurized
  7. To kill any of the remaining yeast and any other microorganisms.
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