Thursday, February 16, 2012

Raise a Toast for the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Program

The Nantahala Brewing Company will be hosting a release party for the first in a series of three limited bottle releases of Trail Magic Ale at their Tap Room in Bryson City on March 10th.

The event will begin at noon with the tapping of the first keg of Trail Magic at 4 p.m. A limited number of 750 ml bottles will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. via a lottery system.

And to sweeten the pot, a portion of the proceeds of the bottle sales will be donated to the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Program through the Friends of the Smokies.

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunners provide visitor information, trail maintenance, pack out litter, maintain composting privies, report on trail and shelter conditions, report emergencies, advise hikers on food storage and other regulations, and relay real-time information regarding possible problem bears along the A.T. in the Great Smoky Mountains.

According to the NBC website, the "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."

For more information on the event, please click here.


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