Brew News: Get your first taste of Cold Mountain Winter Ale on Thursday!

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It’s that time of year again! Starting TODAY (Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018) Highland Brewing will begin selling this year’s batch of Cold Mountain Winter Ale!

Highland says beer lovers should expect hints of raspberry, vanilla and lots of nostalgia.

"It's become a tradition over time. Especially these blue bottles. Everybody goes crazy about these blue bottles so that's part of the reason we keep doing it,” said packaging technician Christopher McGuire.

This year’s party will, as always, be a great celebration of this coveted brew, and your first opportunity to grab some before it’s gone!

If you want in on the action, these are the times:

  • Thursday 11/8, 3-10pm
  • Friday 11/9, 12-10pm
  • Saturday 11/10, 12-10pm

First, packaged beer sales will take place IN THE MEADOW. We will have a large tent set up, and will have the Meadow bar open for beer sales starting at 12pm. Starting at 9am, there will be a coffee and breakfast food truck on site for our early line folks, and a lunch food truck on site starting at 12pm to make sure you stay fed. There will be no tours or Crowler sales Thursday-Saturday.

WHAT’s so special about Thursday, Nov. 8?

That’s the day Highland will release Cold Mountain Winter Ale! Cold Mountain, Imperial Cold Mountain, Coconut Cold Mountain and a fleet of Cold Mountain casks will flow in the Tasting Room, Event Center, and Rooftop Bar at 3pm. Can’t make it Thursday? Swing by on Friday at 12pm and Saturday at 12pm. Highland will also open at 12pm on Sunday for Cold Mountain on draft, but there will be no packaged beer allotment for that day.

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