Brew Hop participants can enjoy the Jackson County Ale Trail in honor of North Carolina Beer Month by purchasing a pass for $35, which gets them a souvenir glass and two tastes at each of five locations.

Hop stops include Balsam Falls Brewing, Innovation Brewing, Lazy Hiker, Nantahala Brewing and the Paper Mill Lounge. Ticket holders can take advantage of their pass all at one time or spread it throughout the weekend.

“This year, we wanted to give folks the chance to spread out their time visiting our local craft breweries, and encourage them to take advantage of our awesome restaurants and retail shops in Downtown Sylva during their stay,” Main Street Economic Development Director Bernadette Peters said. “This strategy will provide more flexibility and relieve congestion of this popular yearly event, and we are so thankful for our partnership with the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, who is providing the technology to make this happen.”

Passes are available for purchase at now through the event date while supplies last. Tickets are capped at 200.