ASHEVILLE, NC — North Carolina’s largest native brewer is announcing the release of Hazy Heights IPA – an IPA brewed with Citra, Ekuanot, Amarillo, Centennial, and El Dorado hops. It is the latest addition to the brewery’s year-round lineup and will be distributed in 6-packs across Highland’s Southeastern footprint starting in June.
The brew’s name was inspired by the hazy heights of the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround the brewery’s home base in western North Carolina.
At 7.5% ABV and 45 IBUs, Hazy Heights IPA is a fruity and unfiltered IPA with notes of pineapple and mango.
Shane Cummings, Highland’s Head Brewer said, “Hazy Heights is a vibrant and tropical hazy IPA with strong aromas and flavors of papaya, mango, pineapple, and orange. A succinct mouthfeel from the generous use of oats, and wheat with a mild bitterness creates a beer that is both complex and enjoyable to drink.”
Hazy Heights will be available at the brewery and retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. To learn more about Highland’s newest year-round beer and the release party, please visit highlandbrewing.com.
ABOUT HIGHLAND BREWING
Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. Proudly regional, Highland’s beers are distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Today, the company is led by Wong’s daughter, Leah Wong Ashburn, and serves as the largest independent, family-owned, and operated brewery native to the Southeast. Located in a rehabilitated manufacturing facility in East Asheville, the brewery affords space for visitors to enjoy limited-release beers, walking trails, volleyball courts, and live music. Highland’s Downtown Taproom within the S&W Market, Asheville’s first food hall, is a great spot to try a taste of the city. For more information, visit www.highlandbrewing.com. Follow Highland on Twitter at @HighlandBrews and Instagram at @HighlandBrewing. Become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/HighlandBrewingCompany.