Sidetracked Brewery handcrafts world-class artisanal beers in classic and experimental styles.

Our Mission

we aim to BETTER OUR COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING SUSTAINABLY-SOURCED, WORLD CLASS CRAFT BEER
IN A GATHERING PLACE WHERE everyone FEELs AT HOME.

We brew classic beers that are world-class examples of their styles, the finest available anywhere.
We are passionate about creating artisanal products that reflect the beauty and history of our place.
We create a space where everyone can enjoy the good, the refreshing, and the tasteful.
We are a small business based on local relationships, and we keep our beers on tap and in town.


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OUR Head Brewer

Joseph Ackerman began homebrewing with friends in college, and dreamed of one day owning a brewery — a dream that his wife Jessica encouraged him to pursue. Before coming on as head brewer at Sidetracked, Joseph worked for two production breweries in North and South Carolina. From those experiences he learned that managing an operation that size took him away from his true passion: brewing good beers and connecting with the people who love them. In 2018, he took on ownership of Sidetracked with a vision to create a space for passion, art, and community.

For Joseph, craft brewing is a lifelong pursuit of scientific knowledge, technical skill, and creativity. He was trained at the Siebel Institute of Technology, and is constantly studying to hone his craft and increase his knowledge of the worldwide craft brewing community. His classic beers are excellent, each one a world-class example of its style. He also enjoys experimenting with new techniques as well as ancient methods to create experimental styles that are quirky, unique, and fun.


get sidetracked

We are located adjacent to the 1916 Morganton Railroad Depot and Museum
in downtown Morganton, NC.

 

PHONE (828) 544-5840

LOCATION
At Morganton Depot
609 S. Green St., Ste 100
Morganton, NC 28655

HOURS

Tues-Thurs  3–10pm
Fri  1–11pm
Sat 12-11pm
Sun 1-8pm
Mon closed


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