This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the Chocolate Malt and Midnight Wheat. The mild hop aroma showcases the roasted flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan fair-trade, organic coffee, roasted in the neighboring town of Black Mountain at Dynamite Roasting Company.
Hike with us
Thunderstruck, like our other seasonals, is named for a feature of the Southern Appalachian landscape. Please join us on a seasonal, naturalist-guided hike, with our guide from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC).
Join the party
We throw a release party for each seasonal beer in our Tasting Room, posted on our Calendar. Join us for a fresh brew and learn something about this area from our friends at SAHC - from live owls to banjos and more!
For more information about our efforts with SAHC, please see our Stewardship page.
About Thunderstruck Ridge
Thunderstruck Ridge, elevation 4680′, is visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 454.4. This area is known for high elevation spruce-fir forest and pristine headwater sources.
In this vicinity, you can also visit the Waterrock Knob Visitor Center at Milepost 451.2 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy an ideal spot for watching sunrises & sunsets, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob.
Conservation around Thunderstruck Ridge:
In 2013, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchased 258 acres at Blackrock Mountain in the Plott Balsams, near Thunderstruck Ridge, to permanently protect it for future generations. The purchase added to a network of contiguous, protected lands in the area, which form a corridor to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blackrock Mountain property adjoins the Sylva Watershed (protected with a conservation easement held by the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee), and The Nature Conservancy’s Plott-Balsam Preserve.
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy leads guided hikes to this protected Blackrock Mountain tract as part of the “For Love of Beer & Mountains” partnership, with ample opportunity to view Thunderstruck Ridge along the way.
|Grain||Pale Malt, Carmel 60, Chocolate Malt, Midnight Wheat, 1.5lbs coffee/bbl|
|Hops||Chinook, Hallertau Mittlefrue, German Select|
|Package Styles||1/2bbl, 1/6bbl, 22oz, 12pk, 6pk|