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February 2019

Appalachia Session IPA Release

February 16
Wicked Weed, 91 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Appalachia Session IPA artwork

When: Saturday, February 16  Where: Wicked Weed Brewpub on Biltmore Ave.  in Asheville   Join us at Wicked Weed's Brewpub for the release of Appalachia, a session IPA brewed with the mountains in mind. Enjoy live, traditional music and enter a chance to win prizes.  10% of all proceeds in stores and restaurants will go to support the efforts of SAHC! 12 packs will be available for purchase. SAHC staff will be on hand to answer questions about our conservation work, and…

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May 2019

Flower Moon Night Hike

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 18th Time: 7 - 10pm Difficulty:  Moderate (7 on a scale of 10) — 6.0 miles roundtrip, elevation gain: 800′ Terrain: Dirt path (few rocks/roots), steep sections Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Wicked Weed Brewing at Little Sandy Mush Bald for a chance to see May's Full Flower Moon. Little Sandy Mush Bald sits atop at 241-acre conservation easement in Madison County. This site is also home to carpets of…

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Pints for Nonprofits

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Casual Pint, 1863 Hendersonville Road Suite 145
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Location: The Casual Pint, Asheville Time: 6 to 9 pm Join us for a local pint night celebrating Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and benefitting land and water conservation! To support SAHC with Pints for Nonprofits, The Casual Pint will donate $1 for each pint of Appalachia Session IPA sold that day.  Wicked Weed Brewing has crafted a special brew to support conservation of mountains, forests, farms, streams, and rivers across Western North Carolina and East Tennessee. For more than 45 years, SAHC has worked to…

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June 2019

Upper Catawba Falls Wanderlush Hike

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday, June 2 Time: 10 am – 2 pm Difficulty:  Moderate (7 on a scale of 10) — 5.0 miles roundtrip, elevation gain: 650′ Terrain: Dirt path (few rocks/roots), steep sections, 18 stream crossings Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Highland Brewing Company for a moderately difficult hike to Upper Catawba Falls. The Catawba River flows for approximately 220 miles, beginning in the Southern Appalachians until it drains in the South Carolina Piedmont.…

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July 2019

Black Mountain Crest Trail Hike with Wicked Weed

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21 Time: 9:00 am Saturday - 3 pm Sunday Where: Black Mountain Crest Trail Difficulty: Strenuous (10+) — 12.4 miles, 5,390' Cost: FREE for all participants Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Wicked Weed Brewing for an incredible hike and camping trip along the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Often described as walking from Carolina to Canada, hikers will travel through Appalachian Cove, Northern Hardwood, and Spruce-Fir forests on their way up to the tallest ridge line trail in…

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August 2019

Clawhammer Release Party

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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When: Friday, August 9 Where: Highland Brewing Company in East Asheville, NC Join us for Highland Brewing Company's Clawhammer Oktoberfest — celebrating the seasonal release of Clawhammer, a Märzen lager. Our Corporate Partners at Highland will donate $1 to SAHC per pint of Clawhammer poured during the release party! The event runs from noon to 10 pm, with SAHC staff/volunteers on-site in the late afternoon/evening to share our "For Love of Beer & Mountains" merchandise, tell about our recent conservation…

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September 2019

Clawhammer Hike with Highland Brewing Co.

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clawhammer Mtn near Brevard, NC
Free

Date: Saturday, September 14 Time: Starting at 10:00 am Where: Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC Difficulty: Very Strenuous (10+) — 10+ mile hike with significant elevation change Cost: FREE for all participants (but pre-registration is required) This hike to Clawhammer Mountain, namesake of Highland Brewing Company’s seasonal Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager, will be a long and strenuous 10+ mile trip along multi-use trails that traverse mountain bike, equestrian, and hiking trails as well as forest service roads. We will follow…

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October 2019

Farm to Table Beer Dinner with Wicked Weed Brewing

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Wicked Weed Brewing are excited to be working together to bring you a Farm to Table Beer Dinner on SAHC's 140 acre conserved Community Farm. Since 2010 SAHC, along with help from volunteers and partners within the community, have restored streams and created a farmland access service, farm workshop series and educational opportunites for youth on the property. The farm is now a healthy, vibrant part of the community. We will dine in a beautiful pastural setting overlooking the…

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Thunderstruck Release Party with Highland Brewing Co.

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come see us at the Thunderstruck release party, and raise a pint "For Love of Beer & Mountains" Coffee Porter returns on Friday, October 11. Each batch of Thunderstruck is brewed with 200 pounds of fresh coffee from our friends at Dynamite Roasting Company, making this cold brew classic the perfect pick me up! Thank you to our corporate partners at Highland Brewing, who support land and water conservation in YOUR mountains. They are donating $1 to SAHC for every…

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Thunderstruck Partnership Hike with Highland Brewing Co.

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Waterrock Knob, Waterrock Knob
Scott Creek, NC 28779 United States
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Free
A dense fog settles over conifer trees at Waterrock Knob

Date: Sunday, October 13th Time: Starting at 10:00 am Where: Waterrock Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway Distance: 6 miles (3 miles in, 3 miles out). Rugged, rocky terrain throughout the beginning of the trail with steep elevation change, becoming smoother through Spruce-fir forest further along. Difficulty: Moderate (5-6) Cost: FREE for all participants (but pre-registration is required) Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Highland Brewing Company on October 13th for a moderately difficult hike to enjoy views of…

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