North Georgia Mountains Beer & Cider Fest at the Copperhead Lodge

The inaugural North Georgia Mountains Beer & Cider Fest located at the Copperhead Lodge was a complete success. The festival featured regional and local craft beer and cider including; Lazy Hiker, Highland Brewing Company, New Belgium, Fannin Brewing Company, Grumpy Old Men, Noble Cider, Currahee, Terrapin, and more. There were over 50 varietals to sample from of the course of a 4 hour afternoon in the North Georgia Mountains.

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, Copperhead Lodge is a high country resort offering quaint Lodge rooms and fully furnished Cozy Log Cabins for vacationing in the North Georgia Mountains. The resort is also home to numerous special events and festivals each year.

The festival began it’s day with a tribute to veterans. At 11AM, attendees gathered at the memorial square at the lodge to pledge allegiance to the flag and sign the national anthem. All veterans received a toast of Lucy Scars craft beer created by Currahee Brewing Company. The lodge also provided lunch for any veteran with an in-house delicious portion of their famous smoked wings.

From the drive in, to the moment you step into the Grand Lobby with its massive stone fireplace, you will feel welcome. The guest rooms at the Lodge feature original art work, satellite TV, comfortable beds with luxury linens, and spacious bathrooms.  For more privacy & mountain amenities like hot tubs & fireplaces, fully furnished log cabins are centrally located on the forty acre resort.

The Beer & Cider Fest included a live performance by Cold Heart Canyon out of East Atlanta Village, presented by Grease Inc. magazine, the creators of the festival. The lodge was amazing with three rolling fires within the property to enjoy on this chilly fall day. From the stone fire place in the heart of the lodge, to the outside deck fireplace, and the bon fire pit, the attendees could always stay warm.

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The weekend included a beer dinner on Sunday, created by Copperhead’s Chef. Copperhead Lodge is home to the newest restaurant concept in North Georgia – The Flying Trout Restaurant. Operated by a nationally renowned Chef transplant to North Georgia – this American restaurant boasts a full menu of southern favorites with a splash of charm. No meal here would be complete without your favorite beer or one of the locally sourced craft favorites, a glass of wine or your newest favorite craft cocktail from the fully stocked bar. Visit the restaurant WEBSITE, or get connected socially.

The plans are already set for next Fall. The future dates will always be held on Veterans Day weekend. Make sure you follow the Copperhead Lodge for all future events in the North Georgia Mountains. There is always something amazing going on at the lodge.

From intimate fireside seating in the Grand Hall, to our comfortable Dining Room, or a seat at the bar, every dining experience brings you delicious homemade comfort food with our own southern flair. Casual people, enjoying fine food. Whether you prefer to sip on a Single Malt Scotch or if you like ”em “up and dirty,” you”ll find something to quench your thirst from the full menu of beer, wine, and spirits.

Seasonal “soul satisfying” favorites featuring recognized southern staples with the Chef’s southern charm and flair. Setting out to be the best food in the South, our culinary team rocks a menu of classics. Always fresh, always new, always comfort food with attitude made just for you. No matter what choice you make from our menu, sharing comfort food is like turning your stressful life down to simmer.

In the Spring though the Fall, the covered porch overlooking the creek is a favorite spot for dining and weekly live music. Whether you want to relax and listen to the music or dance the night away, you”ll enjoy this venue.

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