On March 14, the release will be tapped at 6 p.m. followed by a bottle swap/beer geek party at 8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring home brew, rare bottled beers and their favorite local craft brews to share with peers. The Liz Nance Trio will perform that evening at 8 p.m. On March 15, the brewery will reach back into the recipe vault for a limited release of its 7th Trail Magic Ale, a Russian Imperial Stout aged in Jack Daniels barrels. The release will available for $15 a bottle at noon. Soldier’s Heart will hit the stage at 8 p.m. to continue the festivities.
A portion of proceeds of the bottle sales will be donated to the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Program via the Friends of the Smokies organization.