Brown Mountain Bottleworks
115 E Union St, Morganton, NC 28655
As we continued our tour of some newer breweries around western North Carolina recently, we stopped in at Turgua Farmstead Brewery in Fairview for this newest episode of our NCBeerBuzz series. We talked with Philip Desenne, Head Brewer, who has found his farmhouse brewery dream outside of Fairview. The first challenge is finding the place through the woods, off and literally up a beaten path back onto the Turgua property. Phil began brewing roughly 30 years ago using as many locally sourced ingredients that he could find after growing up in Venezuela in a region named Turgua, loosely translating to “Valley of the Birds” – hence the name for the brewery. Make the effort to visit Turgua next time you are near Fairview – it’s simple downhome back to basics brewing at its best!