Highland Brewing is celebrating 20 years of Cold Mountain. Are you ready?
We know you have questions, and we have answers. This is your go-to guide for the most up-to-date information about Cold Mountain Release 2016, and we’ll update it regularly as more details are firmed up.
WHAT’s so special about Thursday, Nov. 10? That’s the day we release the 20th Anniversary Cold Mountain Winter Ale. Cold Mountain will flow in the Tasting Room, Event Center, and Rooftop Beer Garden at 4pm, and Cold Mountain specialty casks will be in the Meadow. Can’t make it Thursday? Then join Higland on Friday at 4pm and Saturday at 2pm. They open at noon on Sunday, but there will be no packaged beer allotment for that day.
WHEN and WHERE may I buy packaged Cold Mountain? Packaged Cold Mountain goes on sale in the production side of the brewery (where it has always been, follow signs) on Thurs., Nov. 10, starting at 4pm and will be available while that day’s supply lasts. They’ll have another supply of Cold Mountain available for purchase on Friday at 4pm and another allotment on Saturday at 2pm. There will be no pint sales while in the production area. We recommend getting here early to get in line to guarantee you get your packaged beer!
Will Highland run out of Cold Mountain before I get there? Packaged beer – probably. We suggest arriving by (if not before!) opening time on Thursday (4 pm), Friday (4pm) or Saturday (2pm) for the best opportunity to purchase Cold Mountain. Pints – we think we’ll have enough to last through the weekend and up to a couple weeks later!
IMPERIAL COLD MOUNTAIN: As part of Highland Brewing’s 20th Anniversary celebration they are releasing Imperial Cold Mountain.
WHEN may I buy Cold Mountain in a store or at a bar? Starting Mon., Nov. 14, Cold Mountain will be available on draft and in packages at select retailers in each of Highlands markets.
HOW MUCH Cold Mountain may I purchase at the brewery, and what will it cost? As in years past, there will be a per person limit on how much beer can be purchased. We’ll post here as soon as that information is available, so keep checking back!
WHAT forms of payment may I use? You may pay for your beer with cash or credit/debit card. No checks.
WHERE should I park? Parking, like the beer, is first come first served. But do expect some traffic. We’ll have overflow parking, and starting at 5pm shuttles will run regularly between the overflow parking area and the brewery. Just follow the directions from the parking attendants.
Will there be any special Cold Mountain swag available? Of course! Highland will have knit hats, super bad ass trucker hats, hoodies, thermals, t’s and long sleeves, limited edition leather koozies, and cozy woven blankets for sale. Don’t forget your special 20th Anniversary Cold Mountain glass!
Should I expect a line? Yes, you should 100% expect a line, and that’s part of the fun! Highland does a great job keeping the lines moving, and let you know where you “stand” in line. If it looks like you’re on the fringe of getting beer from the daily supply, they will let you know. If it looks like you should probably head over to the Tasting Room to purchase a pint, they’ll let you know that, too.
Is the new Event Center open? Can I drink Cold Mountain on the roof? If so, how do I get to these cool places? Yes, and yes! Enter from the outside of the building up the Event Center’s main stairs. You can follow the signs and people. How cool is it that you’ll be having a pint of Cold Mountain with views of Cold Mountain?!!
Will I be able to get something to eat at the brewery during the Cold Mountain Release Weekend? Absolutely! There will be plenty of food trucks on site to make sure you stay full.
Will there be a band at the brewery for the release celebration? Yes! More than just one! We will continue updating this page as the bands are booked. Continue Checking back!
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