Not only will the April 8 total solar eclipse be an opportune time to head outdoors in Western North Carolina, but it may also be a chance to score a deal on a cold beverage, food or new ice cream flavors.

Several local breweries, a local ice cream parlor and several national chains with Asheville locations have been preparing for the rare celestial event with new products, day-of deals and, in some cases, free eclipse glasses. Asheville is expected to see around 85% of the eclipse, according to NASA.

Here’s a list of different deals, events and new products being offered in the Asheville-area prior to or during the eclipse.

Archetype brews up $4 beer specials

Archetype Brewing at 265 Haywood Road is opening up early at 2 p.m. on April 8 to host a rooftop brewing party that will include a $4 beer special courtesy of Cue the Sun, the brewery announced. The party comes with complimentary eclipse viewing glasses as they play a curated playlist they describe as “out of this world.”

rchetype Brewing at 265 Haywood Road is opening up early April 8 to host a rooftop brewing party that will include a $4 beer special courtesy of Cue the Sun, the Brewery announced.

rchetype Brewing at 265 Haywood Road is opening up early April 8 to host a rooftop brewing party that will include a $4 beer special courtesy of Cue the Sun, the Brewery announced.

The Whale pours pilsner for the eclipse

The Whale at 507 Haywood Road will be hosting an eclipse-viewing party from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Attendees will receive viewing glasses as the brewery pours $5 Pivo Pils pints.

The Whale: A Craft Beer Collective, at 507 Haywood, ranked No. 6 on USA Today’s 10Best award for Best Beer Bars in the U.S.The Whale: A Craft Beer Collective, at 507 Haywood, ranked No. 6 on USA Today’s 10Best award for Best Beer Bars in the U.S.

The Whale: A Craft Beer Collective, at 507 Haywood, ranked No. 6 on USA Today’s 10Best award for Best Beer Bars in the U.S.

Turgua Brewing hosts viewing party

Fairview’s Turgua Brewing Co. at 3131 Cane Creek Road will hold a viewing party at 2 p.m. April 8 for the eclipse, where the brewery will be handing out a limited number of viewing glasses.

Highland Brewing hosts rooftop eclipse party

Highland Brewing’s Rooftop is holding a public 2 p.m. event for the Great American Eclipse. The brewery will hand out eclipse glasses to the first 100 guests.

The Hop brings galactic flavors

The Hop Ice Cream has made a new flavor, called “Solar Eclipse Ice Cream,” which released April 5, according to an Instagram post by The Hop Ice Cream. The flavor is exclusively at its 640 Merrimon Ave. location, where the flavor will remain on the menu as long as supplies last.

Sonic Drive-In eclipse special

Sonic Drive-In is also serving up the new Blackout Slush Float, which will be available until May 5. The eclipse special merges flavors of cotton candy and dragon fruit and is topped with white soft serve ice cream and blue and purple galaxy themed sprinkles.

There are three Asheville Sonic Drive-In locations.

While supplies last, Sonic Drive-In is also offering free eclipse glasses with every purchase, according to a March 18 news release.

The new Blackout Slush Float will be available nationwide at participating locations from March 25 to May 5, 2024.The new Blackout Slush Float will be available nationwide at participating locations from March 25 to May 5, 2024.

The new Blackout Slush Float will be available nationwide at participating locations from March 25 to May 5, 2024.

Krispy Kreme makes eclipse debut

A new Total Solar Eclipse Doughnut, available Friday, April 5, through Monday, April 8, at Krispy Kreme stores and for pick up or delivery through the Krispy Kreme app and website. The new doughnut takes an original glazed doughnut, dips it in black chocolate icing and tops it with silver sprinkles, buttercream frosting, Oreo pieces and a whole Oreo cookie.

Asheville’s Krispy Kreme is located at 960 Patton Ave.

Krispy Kreme is introducing its all-new Total Solar Eclipse doughnut in celebration of the April 8 eclipse.Krispy Kreme is introducing its all-new Total Solar Eclipse doughnut in celebration of the April 8 eclipse.

Krispy Kreme is introducing its all-new Total Solar Eclipse doughnut in celebration of the April 8 eclipse.

‘A total eclipse of the Hut’

Pizza Hut will be offering large pizzas for $12 on April 8, the day of the eclipse. You can create your own pizza (up to 10 toppings) or order any of Pizza Hut’s recipe pizzas, as well as Thin ‘N Crispy, Hand Tossed Pizza and Original Pan Pizza.

There are three Asheville-area Pizza Hut locations.

Pizza Hut will have $12 large pizzas available the on the day of the eclipse.Pizza Hut will have $12 large pizzas available the on the day of the eclipse.

Pizza Hut will have $12 large pizzas available the on the day of the eclipse.

Smoothie King

Smoothie King is offering a new “Eclipse Berry Blitz” drink, which is made with bananas, wild blueberries, apples, blueberry juice blend, white grape lemon juice blend, protein blend and blue spirulina, a blue-green algae powder. The drink is available until April 8.

Customers who buy an Eclipse Berry Blitz at a Smoothie King location within the path of the solar eclipse will also receive a free pair of Smoothie King-branded eclipse glasses, available while supplies last.

Smoothie King has a special eclipse-themed drink, too: the Eclipse Berry Blitz. The smoothie, available March 27 through April 8.Smoothie King has a special eclipse-themed drink, too: the Eclipse Berry Blitz. The smoothie, available March 27 through April 8.

Smoothie King has a special eclipse-themed drink, too: the Eclipse Berry Blitz. The smoothie, available March 27 through April 8.

Burger King eclipse BOGO

On April 8, members of Burger King’s Royal Perks loyalty program can text ECLIPSE to 251251 to get a special buy-one-get-one-free Whopper. The special runs from April 8 to April 15, redeemable in the BK app or Burger King Website.

Burger King has a special buy-one-get-one-free Whopper offer for Royal Perks members on April 8.Burger King has a special buy-one-get-one-free Whopper offer for Royal Perks members on April 8.

Burger King has a special buy-one-get-one-free Whopper offer for Royal Perks members on April 8.

Contributing: USA TODAY’s Mike Snider, Saman Shafiq, Elizabeth Weise and Gabe Huari.

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Will Hofmann is the Growth and Development Reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times, part of the USA Today Network. Got a tip? Email him at [email protected].

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