We are honored and humbled to be recognized by Past Magazine as one of the Best New Breweries of 2014.
Fonta Flora may be brand new (they opened their doors in October 2013), but the Morganton, N.C. brewery has roots. The brewery was named after an African-American farming village that was flooded when nearby Lake James was created. They use local ingredients whenever possible, often foraging from the surrounding neighborhood and hills, finding figs for a saison, carrots for an IPA…they’re even hosting a festival this summer for other breweries that rely heavily on local fauna and flora in their brews. None of which would matter if the beer wasn’t good.
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