About Us



Owners Marc and Merri Fretwell  are locals of Lake Lure, North Carolina, along with their son, Tristan. Originally from Chesterfield England, Marc learned to brew growing up from his father, Malcolm Fretwell.  He brings his unique style to his recipes, and taste for English beer to North Carolina with styles of beer you won't find anywhere else in the area.  Marc is not only in the brewing industry; he is also an  engineer in the power industry.  Merri is a speech pathologist and special education teacher with a doctorate degree in Education.  With  an  exciting  and  quite  successful first  three  years  in  Chimney  Rock ,  Marc  and  Merri  continue their passion with the  opening  of  second  location  located  in  Mars  Hill,  NC.  Both  locations  have  their  own  uniqueness built  with  the  heart  of  the  owners.  



Jamie Piastuch came to North Carolina to study at Blue Ridge Community college. Today she is a brewer here in the mountains. She and her dogs, Indy and Jonesy, enjoy the great outdoors of hiking, biking and swimming in the rivers, especially Indy. 



Dean is originally from Essex in the U.K. has been in the US since 2000.  He decided to turn his passion for brewing into a dream job, went back to his roots and attended the Brewlab in the North East of England in 2018.