Blowing Rock Brewing Company is proud to present American Honor Ale House. We have selected this name for our brew pub at Hollar Mill for the ideals we admire and strive to achieve.

American Honor

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a people to advance…and to assume among the powers of the earth the equal and independent station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s god entitle them… We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness…
…And for the support of this Declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our Sacred Honor.

Thomas Jefferson, June 1776. From the original rough draft of the Declaration of Independence


A century after these principles enlightened a nation; free thinking innovators, leaders & defenders incorporated their ideas and transported the world through the ‘Machine Age’ of the 20th century. All humankind was propelled toward new frontiers.

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Amelia Earhart

“We play what life is.” – Louis Armstrong

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.” – Henry Ford

“America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman


Welcome to American Honor Ale House at the historic Hollar Mill in Hickory, NC. Constructed in the early 20th century, the Mill stands today as a beacon for late Industrial Age ideals.It is our pleasure to serve you in celebration of the American Way!