Nantahala Brewing celebrates four year anniversary.

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Nantahala Brewing celebrates four year anniversary.

Contact:
Joe Rowland, Co-Owner (Marketing, PR & Sales)
488-2337 Ext. 6, joe@nantahalabrewing.com

Bryson City, NC (May 12th, 2014) — Nantahala Brewing will officially celebrate their four year anniversary Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at their taproom in Bryson City. The celebration will include the release of the brewery’s inaugural anniversary beer and a live performance from Dogwood Winter.

Nantahala began brewing May 19th, 2010 in an dilapidated warehouse in the heart of downtown Bryson City with used equipment purchased from RJ Rockers Brewery in Spartanburg, South Carolina. A little over ten months later, an expansive taproom was completed and opened in the same 12,000 square foot space. “It’s been an amazing and challenging experience to build a craft brewery on the edge of one of America’s last treasured places and I’m thankful that Bryson City and the craft brewing community across this country have supported our efforts to brew great craft beer and become part of two amazing communities.” said Joe Rowland, co-founder and Minister of Hopaganda.

This years anniversary celebration is centered around the brewery’s first-ever anniversary brew, 4 the Love of Hops. The brew, a double IPA, features some of the brewery’s favorite hop varieties and weighs in at whopping 10% ABV. “We’ve made a name for ourselves based on the hoppy beers we brew, and we felt that our first shot at an anniversary beer should be a reflection of our love of hops. Specifically, Simcoe and Galaxy which are featured in our Noon Day IPA and 4-Foot Drop Pale.” said Greg Geiger, Brewmaster.

The celebration starts at noon on Saturday, May 17th with the anniversary beer being tapped at 4 pm, 22oz bottles will be available at 6 pm, and a live performance from Dogwood Winter at 8 pm. Dogwood Winter is a unique mix of seasoned talent including Nantahala’s Asst. Brewer, George Lane, and Merch Manager, Liz Nance. Erin Worley (Grove Band) and 15 year old fiddler, Alma Russ round out the group.

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About Nantahala Brewing Co.
Located in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nantahala Brewing artfully brews award-winning, craft beer made with fresh hops, whole grains and clean, crisp Great Smoky Mountain water, from one of the purest, protected watersheds on the planet.

Nantahala Brewing Co. was founded in early 2009 and brewery operations and distribution began nearly a year later in May of 2010.

The Brewery and Tap Room are located at 61 Depot Street, Bryson City, North Carolina. Tap Room is open year-around. Call us at (828) 488-BEER (2337) for hours, directions and wholesale inquiries.

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