Starting this week until October 2nd at 9:00 pm, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Fletcher, NC is hosting the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial year by teaming up with 17 Asheville area breweries. The “Find Your Pint” beer releases and fundraising events will benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Photo courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Sierra Nevada will offer Blue Ridge Red in the brewery’s Taproom and restaurant in Mills River and the brew will be on tap all week with a dollar from every pint sold donated to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The Blue Ridge Red offered by Sierra Nevada Brewery is a hoppy red ale brewed with local wildflower honey. It was inspired by the rugged mountain terrain that surrounds the Sierra Nevada Brewery. The honey smooth finish and malt body help to temper the aggressive hops. It is a perfect beer for this special occasion.

Photo courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company also offers a special celebration of Oktoberfest during this time of year where they partner with a different German brewer to explore the art of beer making. This year, they are working with Bamberg, Germany’s Mahrs Bräu to make a new version of the classic style. The authentic version of the festival beer is a deep golden color with a malt complexity. There are noticeable and pleasantly appetizing spicy hop characteristics that are from the use of the Record hop varietal. The bittering hops used to make this beer are German Magnum and Palisade while the finishing hops are the German Record, Saphir, and Crystal. The malts include two-row Pale, Steiffi Pilsner, Munich, and Vienna. It is a hearty beer that pairs great with classic German dishes such as German Weisswurst sausage. Beer lovers alike are sure to enjoy this blend of new and old tradition as they prepare for the celebration of Oktoberfest.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

100 Sierra Nevada Way

Fletcher, NC 28732

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

100 Sierra Nevada Way

Fletcher, NC 28732