Nantahala Brewing Company will hold a release party for the first of three limited bottle release Trail Magic Ale ales beginning at noon, March 10, at its Tap Room in Bryson City.
The first brew is an Oak barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout made with some special ingredients native to the Great Smoky Mountains. The final ABV is yet to be determined but is currently north of 10 percent.
The first keg will be tapped 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.
Beginning at noon, guests will be given numbered tickets for a chance to purchase bottles. When their number is called, they will have the option to purchase up to four bottles of Trail Magic. There are a limited number available, and people are encouraged to arrive early.
A portion of proceeds from the bottle sales will benefit the Appalachian Trail
Ridgerunner Program, which provides visitor information and trail maintenance, among other duties.