The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Cabin 68 Brewery – Catawba Farms


Cabin 68 Brewery – Catawba Farms is Newton's first craft beer brewery. The brewery includes a large indoor tasting room and outdoor deck and patio spaces. In addition to special seasonal beers, Cabin 68 Brewing offers four core beer styles developed and brewed onsite by Chief Brewmaster Frank Reinhardt: Big Edd’s Revenge, a brown ale named for Edd Sigmon, original patriarch of the farm Farmhouse Ale, a lighter style wheat beer Harvest Ale, brewed with local rye from neighboring Sigmon Farm Park Roll in the Hay IPA, an India Pale Ale made with new age hops Regular hours for the Catawba Farms tasting rooms are Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm and by appointment for premium tastings, groups, and visitors. Beers from the Cabin 68 Brewery and selected wines from the Winery are also available at Carolina Vines in historic downtown Newton.