What's in a beer?

Our beers are just like us, a wee bit different. Few of our beers fall into categories, but we believe each beer is excellent. We believe each beer has a personality – and personalities like ours don't always fit into categories.

Each of our beers is described here. See the story and taste the difference.

Year-Round Brews

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Gaelic Ale

Our flagship is a perfectly balanced, flavorful amber ale with universal appeal.

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Oatmeal Porter

Don’t be afraid of the dark - this porter is silky smooth.

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Saint Terese’s Pale Ale

Pale but not light, with a crisp, hop-forward, citrus note

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Black Mocha Stout

Highland’s most robust beer, with roasted chocolate and coffee flavors. Silver medals at Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Festival.

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Highland IPA

A statement from Appalachia. American Chinook, Citra, and Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest shine in our first West Coast style IPA. A sturdy malt bill frames hints of tropical fruit, lemon rind, grapefruit and dank hops notes. Brilliant and golden in color, expect a dry, resiny, citrusy finish.

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Highland Pilsner

A finely nuanced pilsner featuring German Hallertau Blanc hops and three other Hallertau region varietals. Saphir, Perle, and Hersbrucker hops add notes of stone fruit, pepper, and lush grass to the German pilsner malt body. Cold fermented with lager yeast for a crisp, dry finish.

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Mandarina IPA

An adventure-loving and aromatic citrus IPA. Brewed with nuanced German Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon hops and bold, juicy American oranges, expect intense orange and tropical notes and a crisp, bright finish. This one is a palate-pleaser.

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Daycation IPA

Coming in March 2017

Sit back and relax or grab your pack and go - this IPA is up for anything. Lively and light-bodied, Daycation celebrates Mosaic®‘s stone fruit and herbal notes, while El Dorado®, and Azacca®™ dry hop adds layers of bright citrus. Balanced by a varied malt profile, with enough bitterness to satisfy hop enthusiasts, this beer is crafted to bring you back for more.

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Seasonal Brews

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Clawhammer Oktoberfest

Light-colored Marzen style lager with a Highland twist.

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Cold Mountain Winter Ale

Soul warming, easy drinking and smooth, this spiced winter ale is our original seasonal, and our most sought after.

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Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

Developed on the Pilot System and introduced in 2011, our winter seasonal is rich with the flavor of Dynamite Roasting Company’s organic, fair trade coffee.

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Southern Sixer IPA

Six American hop varieties bring assertive citrus and tropical fruit notes to this West Coast-inspired IPA, along with hints of pine and green pepper. Golden in color and medium bodied, this brew finishes bitter and crisp with a lingering, dank hop presence.

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Big Briar Tart Raspberry Ale

Fresh Pureed raspberries headline this approachably tart beer. Paring berries with lemon candy notes of El Dorado® hops creates an unapologetically nuanced brew, coral in color, with compelling fruit aromatics. Meet the perfect companion for your spring and summer evenings.

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Small Batch

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Erin Go Bragh

An Irish Style Red Ale.

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Wolfgang 1756 Symphony Lager

A wonderful session beer - crisp, light-bodied and refreshing. The perfect pairing of beer and music

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Late Checkout

Golden stout with vanilla and coffee.

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Sour Pale

Sour Pale

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Paul’s Dark Mild

Traditional English-style session ale with subtle notes of toasted bread, light coffee, nutty cereal, and warm tobacco. Light and smooth in body with a clean finish.

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Tart Raspberry

A Berliner Weisse style ale, fermented with raspberry puree.
Lovely rosé color with aromas of fresh raspberries. Light-bodied
and approachably tart throughout.

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Quik Malt Liquor

Brilliant gold in color, with a soft and bready malt aroma. Light-bodied and malt forward with lingering alcohol heat.

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Paul’s Tripel

Brilliantly clear, with notes of baking spice and a warming alcohol heat. Bananas and Bazooka Joe bubble gum from an upper deck baseball pack featuring Frank Thomas, the first baseman of the Chicago White Sox.

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Lunch with Alpacas

Medium bodied with light citrus and chocolate aromas. Roasty, nutty, and malty with a dry, lingering bitterness.

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Runnin’ with Turkeys

Brown with ruby tints, and notes of melon rind and pine on the nose. Dry, well balanced, and roasty, with a clean hop finish.

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Bring the Summer

Cloudy with a chance of tropical fruit. This hazy pale bursts with citrus, melons, and pineapple aromas, finishing with a dense and pleasant bitterness.

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Pink Boots Spring Ale

Light, fruity, and hoppy, this hazy pale has a creamy mouthfeel and balanced bitterness.

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The Warrior Series

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King MacAlpin Double IPA

This beer is double dry-hopped and packed with 5.5 pounds of Chinook, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial hops. Bright and layered, it hints of pineapple, orange, grapefruit and lemon peel. Then it finishes with a resiny, piney, dry bitterness, balanced by a citrus hop punch.

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Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout

Next in our Warrior Series is a double chocolate milk stout named for Scotland’s Black Watch, the historic military regiment that protected the Highland’s.

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Imperium Russian Imperial Stout

The dark complexity of a Russian Imperial Stout made more irresistible with the addition of vanilla beans, toasted coconut, and Octane® coffee. Pitch black, velvet smooth and aggressively roasty, Imperium commands all of your senses.

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