Our Story

Banner Elk Brewing Company

Beer has been made here by the Flat Top Brewing Company since 2013. However, in the spring of 2017 the founding owner Nathan Paris sold the brewery outright to Mark and Yumiko Ralston ( aka: Banner Elk Brewing Company).

Banner Elk, NC

"Every year for Thanksgiving we would find a cabin in North Carolina for our extended families to meet and spend the holiday. We fell in love with Banner Elk, and after testing the  excellent mountain water quality knew we could make superior beer here." 

the Flat Top Mountain Brewery

While we redesigned the brand's logo, website and beer line-up, we decided to keep "Flat Top" in the name. "We want to carry on the idea that Nathan had of using the excellent mountain water here to make high quality beer. We strive to be a brand that is known for delicious high quality beer with a cozy tasting room that is family-friendly where locals and visitors can enjoy outstanding craft beer."