What better way to celebrate the love of beer and mountains than by raising a pint of Clawhammer Oktoberfest after hiking the very mountain it is named after? Most, if not all, Highland fans know just how good a pint of the Clawhammer Oktoberfest tastes but it tastes even better after you've been there. The mountain climbs just over 4,000 feet and is famous for an abundance of world-class single-track biking trails and is also home to the headwaters of both the Davidson River and the Mills River.
Each seasonal beer release is named for a feature of the Southern Appalachian landscape. Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, along with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has partnered with Highland Brewing Company to heighten public awareness of the natural treasures that make this region so attractive. Each seasonal release includes a hike in that particular region and is free to the general public. So, if you're a fan of the beer and a fan of the beautiful mountains around us, come join us on a hike and find out how you can help protect the oldest mountains in the world.