A love for beer and the outdoors go hand in hand in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Find Your Pint beer series in August and September celebrates that connection by raising funds to protect the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 469-mile scenic route from Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 2016, more than 15 million people visited the Parkway, making it the second most visited national park unit. Unlike many large parks, the Parkway does not charge an admission fee, and with stagnant government funding, the Parkway requires extra support to keep it an amazing place. Be sure to pick up your beer passport from any participating brewery, or download it at https://www.brpfoundation.org/find-your-pint-2017. In the booklet, the participating breweries are categorized by the four Blue Ridge Parkway districts: Ridge (milepost 0 to 106) and Plateau (milepost 106-216) in Virginia, and Highlands (milepost 216-305) and Pisgah (milepost 305-469) in North Carolina.
Each time you visit a brewery, order the beer designated for the Parkway. Be sure to collect your passport sticker. You can also make tasting notes in the back of the booklet.
While you’re there, take a photo, and use #FindYourPint and #brpfoundation and tag the breweries to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Our resident DJ Brandon Audette is going solo for 4 hours this Friday night, September 1st while we kick off our month long fundraiser for protecting our most precious Blue Ridge Mountain Range! $1 of each pint purchased of our Queen of the Forest IPA will go towards preserving efforts through Find Your Pint. This year 31 breweries will team up to for the entire month of September to help support the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.