Nantahala Brewing Company Trail Magic Bottle Release - who's going?

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by unclejedi, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. ATLbeerDog

    ATLbeerDog Savant (460) Georgia Nov 12, 2005

    This should be a great event!
  2. Finatic

    Finatic Savant (300) Florida Jan 16, 2011

    I'm going to Hunapu Day, but I would have jumped at the chance to go see Joe and the gang at Nantahala had my buddy who has a cabin in Murphy been around. Great up and coming brewery.....
  3. Photekut

    Photekut Advocate (655) Tennessee Mar 31, 2006

    I am a solid maybe Jim. :)

    I think it would be a fun trip.
  4. ISO (pretrade)...
  5. Photekut

    Photekut Advocate (655) Tennessee Mar 31, 2006

    Most likely going now!
  6. Cool JR, haven't seen you in forever.

    Guess we need to check with them to see if any bottle sharing will be allowed.
  7. Out of the state that night. Bummer. Add me to the ISO list...
  8. n2185

    n2185 Advocate (685) North Carolina Apr 14, 2008 Verified

    I'll be there, and probably the night before as well.
  9. Definitely considering it!
  10. kp

    kp Aficionado (220) Georgia Jun 5, 2002

    Bottle share is Friday night.

    Anywhere to stay in town?
  11. iBrew

    iBrew Aspirant (30) Mar 7, 2012

    Hey all,

    I can't describe how excited we are about Trail Magic and the event this weekend. We've been working long and hard the past several months to make this a success, and I think that everyone is going to be very pleased with the fruits of our labor. We finished bottling the last of the Trail Magic on Monday and have tasted it amongst ourselves, it has surpassed our own high standards and expectations in every way. I, personally, can't wait to hear the response and reviews for this RIS from the beer community.

    We will tap the first keg during the pre-release party Friday night at 6:00 PM. The bottle swap will begin at 8:00 PM back in the brewery. Bottles will be available for sale on Saturday at noon, and a firkin of Trail Magic will be tapped at 6:00 PM Saturday evening. Also, I'm not sure if this has been promoted yet, but we will have several of our own small batch beers available on draft at the bottle swap, most of which have never been available before.

    For those of you who are bringing a designated driver, we highly suggest the cabins that are available at Watershed Cabins and Lakeview at Fontana.

    There are several motels and inns within walking distance. The Sleep Inn, the Relax Inn, and the Rosewood Inn are all within a mile of the brewery. Within a slightly longer walking distance (and a bit more of an uphill climb), are the Charleston Inn (a very nice B&B) and the Microtel.

    Greg Geiger
    Head Brewer - Nantahala Brewing Company
  12. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Savant (335) North Carolina Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    For those heading up there, we stayed at the Sleep Inn in December for the Polar Express and it was a very nice budget hotel, maybe 1m door to door from the brewery. Still an uphill walk home but nothing like the hill to Microtel!
  13. kp

    kp Aficionado (220) Georgia Jun 5, 2002

    Details? Spoilers? Teasers?
  14. ChainGangGuy

    ChainGangGuy Advocate (670) Georgia Sep 27, 2004

    I think kp brings up some crucial questions in this post. Won't somebody properly address them??
  15. n2185

    n2185 Advocate (685) North Carolina Apr 14, 2008 Verified

    Anyone bringing anything for the bottle share? I was considering bringing some Surly stuff and maybe a couple others.
  16. iBrew

    iBrew Aspirant (30) Mar 7, 2012

    As I told ATLbeerDog earlier, the buzz around the brewery is palpable and getting thicker.

    We've got two different small batches made from the second runnings of the Trail Magic RIS that will be on tap. We have a few oldies but goodies that had previously appeared in the tap room, but were somehow lost after the first keg ran out (read: brewer was trying to save them for his personal stash :D). There's another new beer that's going to make it into our regular rotation later this spring that's still in it's trial phase; I'm keeping that one a secret for now, but I will say that I'm looking forward to being able to drink something flavorful and refreshing all day long this summer.
  17. kp

    kp Aficionado (220) Georgia Jun 5, 2002

    Beer. Good.
  18. nas4atu

    nas4atu Savant (350) North Carolina Dec 3, 2011 Verified

    Is this going to be a brewery only release for the RIS? Won't be able to make it up there this weekend due to damn work. Hoping we will see some of it in local beer stores here around Hickory... :)
  19. Photekut

    Photekut Advocate (655) Tennessee Mar 31, 2006

    Great bottle release!

    Got in and out very quickly and was able to do some hiking in the national park right behind the brewery and had a crazy ride on the tail of the dragon too.

    I wish I could have made the bottle share, but when they are the night before 9 out of 10 times that is not in the cards for me. Oh well.
  20. Finatic

    Finatic Savant (300) Florida Jan 16, 2011

    According to the guys at the brewery, yes it is a brewery only release.
  21. Finatic

    Finatic Savant (300) Florida Jan 16, 2011

    2 thumbs up to Greg and Joe at Nantahala, this is an up and coming brewery that gets overlooked in W. Carolina with Asheville an hour away, but these guys are making some impressive brews.

    Great job guys.

  22. Loki

    Loki Savant (490) North Carolina Apr 3, 2003

    How was the release?