Three 4 oz samplings of locally crafted beer and root beer! Along the ride to the Fontana Trestle passengers will enjoy their samplings and history of the local brewery being featured all while eating a BBQ and Ribs dinner. When we arrive at the Trestle everyone will head out to the open air cars to enjoy some bluegrass music and the spectacular sunset over the Fontana Trestle. At this time fill your souvenir glass with extra pints of the local craft beer and/or bar service, available for purchase. For our Labor Day special BBQ & Brews will be led by our 1702 steam engine on 9/2 that is sure to delight!
Seating The train will offer “adult only seating” and “family friendly seating”
Adult Only Car-21+ Only
A Brewery representative will be present to explain the history of their brewery, each brew, and answer any questions throughout the excursion. Offering a child-free experience this car is separated from anyone who is bringing a family.
Family First Class Car-All Ages
Bring the whole family! This car is designated for parties with passengers less than 21 yrs. For the 21+ passengers a brewery representative will provide samplings of craft beer and for the under 21 passengers we provide non-alcoholic craft ROOT beer from Hoppy Trout Brewing Company. If your party wouldn’t like to participate in the craft beer experience that is fine too! Come and enjoy the 2 hour total train ride to the Fontana Trestle to watch the sunset.
Open- Air cars
The Adult Only Car and the Family First Class car will have separate open air cars to enjoy. This will keep the passengers who prefer a child-free experience in their own designated area. On board musicians strum away at bluegrass music as you enjoy the relaxing views from the trestle.
Meal All passengers will receive a BBQ, ribs, coleslaw, and chips, served picnic-style with a slice of apple pie for dessert. Veggie option available upon request. All soft drinks, coffee, and tea are included.
Amenity to take home All adults (21+) will receive the BBQ and Brews souvenir can shaped tasting glass Under 21 years will receive the plastic souvenir GSMR tumbler for the Root Beer or nonalcoholic beverage of choice.
Schedule____ Leaving at 7pm from the Bryson City Depot on: Diesel March 17, Friday with Innovation Brewing Company of Sylva, NC May 27, Saturday with BooJum Brewing Company of Waynesville, NC June 17, Saturday with Hoppy Trout Brewing Company of Andrews, NC July 1, Saturday with Lazy Hiker Brewing Company of Franklin, NC
Steam September 2, Saturday with Hoppy Trout Brewing Company of Andrews, NC