Founded by Brewer/Co-Owner Steven Lyerly and Jason Yates, Olde Hickory Brewery opened its doors in 1994 with a 7 barrel converted dairy system. It did not take long before they outgrew this system and in 1997 grabbed the opportunity to expand into a 1880 Historic Landmark building in downtown Hickory. The new facility is outfitted with a 25 barrel Price Schonstrom Brew House System, and has been brewing unique and traditional Ales ever since. Today the brewery is North Carolina’s 4th oldest continuously operating microbrewery.
Olde Hickory Brewery has 4 locations in Hickory.
The Olde Hickory Brewery which is located within walking distance of two of its three restaurants in the heart of Downtown Hickory
Across the rail road tracks from the brewery you will find Olde Hickory Tap Room, right on Union Square in Downtown Hickory. Here you can enjoy all of Olde Hickory’s beers as well as a number of guest taps. While there, pair one of their delicious beers with a Burger or some Wings. You can’t go wrong!
If you are craving something more upscale, head to the Olde Hickory Station, a stone drop away from the Tap Room. The Station is outfitted with a bottle shop, market, bar, and dining area. All of Olde Hickory’s beers are on tap, as well as a number of guest taps. The food is delicious, whether you are in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is our favorite place to visit when we are in town.
Last but not least is the location of the original brewery, Amos Howards Restaurant & Brew Pub. The brew pub is located in Longview off Hyw 70. With no shortage of OHB brews, great Pub fare, and a little bit of Olde Hickory Brewery history, this little gem is a great choice for a visit.
If a trip to the NC Mountains is in your future, make sure to stop by the Olde Hickory Brewery, you won’t be disappointed!