Sunday, January 22, 2012

WNC Beer: Nantahala Brewing's 2012 Trail Magic Ale Release Event

On Saturday, March 10th, 2012 Nantahala Brewing will offer their first of 3 limited bottle release Trail Magic Ale ales exclusively at their Tap Room in Bryson City. The event will begin at noon with the tapping of the first keg of Trail Magic at 4 pm. A limited number of 750 ml bottles will be available for purchase beginning at 6 pm via a lottery system (see more details below).

ABOUT THE BREW: Our first Trail Magic Ale release is an Oak barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout brewed with some special ingredients native to the Great Smoky Mountains. The final ABV is yet to be determined however, we can tell you that it's currently north of 10% and uniquely tasty.

As we get closer to the release date more details about this exciting ale will be made available.

PURCHASING BOTTLES: We've chosen to offer the Trail Magic series in corked 750 ml bottles. Beginning at noon guests will be given numbered tickets for an opportunity to purchase bottles at 6 pm. When your number is called you will have the option to purchase up to four bottles of Trail Magic. There is a limited number of bottles available and we encourage everyone to arrive early for a chance to purchase bottles.

PORTION OF PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT APP TRAIL: A portion of proceeds of the bottle sales will be donated to the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Program via the Friends of the Smokies organization.

ABOUT THE RIDGERUNNER PROGRAM: Each year the Park recruits a series of individuals who provide a presence on the Appalachian Trail from March through October. They provide visitor information, do trail maintenance, pack out litter, keep up composting privies, report on the condition of the trail and the shelters, report emergencies and advise hikers on food storage and other regulations, and relay real-time information regarding possible problem bears. Their presence on the AT for over 15 years has made a huge difference in the Park’s ability to manage the AT.

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