Appalachian Mountain Brewery Releases White Dot Session IPA to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Proceeds from White Dot Session IPA to Support Ongoing
Preservation and Completion of Iconic State Footpath

BOONE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For 40 years, hikers have depended on the trusty “white dots” that mark
the way along North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST), which spans
more than 1,175 miles across the state and connects the Great Smoky
Mountains to the Outer Banks. This summer, Appalachian
Mountain Brewery
(AMB), Boone’s beer pioneer, is celebrating the
hundreds of volunteers who have helped build the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
with a new seasonal, White Dot Session IPA. AMB will donate a portion of
all proceeds from sales of the beer to Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea
Trail, a non-profit that organizes state-wide community support to
protect and promote the trail.

Brewed as a collaboration with Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail,
White Dot Session IPA blends locally grown and malted Riverbend wheat
and barley with Galaxy and Citra hops to make a rejuvenating IPA. White
Dot Session IPA is available on draught and in cans across North
Carolina throughout summer. At 4.8% ABV, White Dot Session IPA is the
perfect beer after a beautiful day hiking one of the longest trails in
the Appalachian region.

“The Mountain-to-Sea Trail is one of the best ways to discover the
diversity and majestic beauty of North Carolina, from the highest peak
of the Appalachians, Mount Mitchell, to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the
highest sand dune on the East Coast,” said Nathan Kelischek, Brewmaster
and Director of Operations, Appalachian Mountain Brewery. “At AMB, we
believe that beer can be the change we want to see in the world, and
we’re thrilled to be helping Friends of MST preserve this iconic state
treasure with White Dot Session IPA.”

On September 9th, Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail will celebrate
the 40th anniversary of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail by bringing hundreds
of people across North Carolina to each hike a short three-to-five-mile
leg of the eighteen segments of the trail, thus collectively hiking the
entire trail in a day. Events at the culmination of each segment will
feature White Dot Session IPA. MST in a day will be used to generate
awareness and support for the ongoing work to preserve and complete the
trail, while introducing outdoor enthusiasts to North Carolina’s natural
landscape and wildlife. For more information go to

“What a tasty way to toast the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the beauty of
North Carolina and the thousands of volunteers who make the trail what
it is today,” said Kate Dixon, Executive Director of Friends of the
Mountains-to-Sea Trail. “Thanks to AMB for brewing the White Dot Session
IPA to celebrate and support our work for the MST.”

White Dot Session IPA

Breadcrumbs are hardly the best way to mark a trail through North
Carolina’s lush forests and sandy beaches. Instead, for forty years,
hikers have depended on the trusty “white dots” to guide their way along
the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Spanning over a thousand miles from
Clingmans Dome in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s
Ridge on the Outer Banks, the MST winds its way through our state,
connecting us all. This session ale ties locally grown and malted
Riverbend wheat and barley with Galaxy and Citra hops to make a
rejuvenating IPA. White Dot is an ale meant for any occasion – but
especially after a beautiful hike on the MST. ABV 4.8% / IBU 42

About Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc.

Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc. is dedicated to making seriously
delicious craft beer while focusing its business model on community,
sustainability and philanthropy. Winner of numerous medals and awards,
the Brewery brews and offers for sale many different craft beers. Its
wholly-owned subsidiary “FarmToFlame, LLC” operates a food truck that
features a unique wood fired oven in the truck, providing our customers
with a casual dining experience that balances innovation and
sustainability. Appalachian Mountain Cidery makes a variety of unique
hard ciders. Both subsidiaries have received the prestigious official
certification by ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) for
Western North Carolina grown and produced products. For more information
on Appalachian Mountain Brewery visit


For Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Heather Sorensen, 503-841-0625