Our third stop is Hop Beard IPA from Fonta Flora. Fonta Flora was not a brewery I was familiar with and I was pleasantly surprised with this IPA. Located in Nebo (near Morganton) this is another great Western NC brewery. The beer is 6.9% ABV / 70 IBU easy to drink and very well balanced.

Fonta Flora Brewery integrates the soul of agriculture with the artisanship of zymurgy to create a menagerie of rustic and savory libations. With an emphasis on seasonal flora, Fonta Flora brings English tradition and Belgian inspiration to the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.

Fonta Flora utilizes local artists to help conceptualize the notion that fermentation is yet another medium for creating art. This uniquely artisan approach to beer yields a sustainable product filled with culture from our very own community.