For Cherokees, our homeland is where life begins
and the first sip of our beer is just that –
a new beginning, a renewal for the soul…
Welcome to 7 Clans Brewing, we are glad you are here!
In keeping with the long tradition of women within indigenous cultures crafting fermented beverages, 7 Clans Brewing derives its name from the 7 Clans of the Cherokee. This essential societal structure is matrilineal, recognizing the inherent responsibility of women to lead their communities in times of war and peace. Cherokee women bring balance just as the clan system, each clan representing either an earthly or heavenly role, brings balance to the Cherokee way of life. 7 Clans Brewing is a majority-female indigenous owned company located in the heart of Western North Carolina.