Gaelic Ale photo

Gaelic Ale

5.5% ABV

30 IBU

On tap now

Gaelic Ale color

A deep amber-colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness. It has a universal appeal and is our workhorse, accounting for about half of our total production.


This was our first beer and was originally named Celtic Ale in honor of the Scots and Irish who originally settled the Appalachian region. We had to change the name – unbeknownst to us, Bert Grant Brewery had trademarked “Celtic Ale." The term "Gaelic" more commonly refers to the language of the Celtic peoples in Scotland and Ireland and particularly to the Scottish Highlanders. The dark amber color is similar to a Scottish Ale but the flavor and body is more in the style of American Amber.

Oatmeal Porter photo

Oatmeal Porter

5.9% ABV

33 IBU

On tap now

Oatmeal Porter color

A unique Highland creation, this robust beer is black in color, very malty with hints of chocolate-roasted flavor and a well balanced hop character.

This style was born on the docks of the Thames of London where dock workers or porters delighted in the strong dark ales brewed by the local pubs with roasted malts. This gave rise to the name by which this style is still known. A porter was traditionally served with oysters, the least expensive food available to the dock workers. Highland Brewing has taken this style a step farther with the addition of a judicious amount of flaked oatmeal which helps attain the smooth silky character of our porter.

Saint Terese’s Pale Ale photo

Saint Terese’s Pale Ale

5.1% ABV

24 IBU

On tap now

Saint Terese’s Pale Ale color

A golden pale having a slightly malty body balanced by an assertive American hop flavor. This pale ale displays a delicate hop nose due to the process of dry hopping. A crisp and refreshing beer perfect for any occasion.

Our most aromatically hopped beer, St Terese’s was designed for easy drinking. After the beer is finished fermenting, it is dry hopped which entails adding hops for several days to impart an aromatic hop nose to the beer. When quaffed, the beer finishes cleanly with almost no residual hop bitterness and is a particular delight with most subtly flavored foods. This beer was named after the patron saint of headaches in consideration of all beer lovers who may occasionally be over served.

Black Mocha Stout photo

Black Mocha Stout

5% ABV

25 IBU

On tap now

Black Mocha Stout color

Highland’s most robust beer, having a very malty body with a large, roasted chocolate flavor, all achieved solely through the use of special roasted barley grains. It is black in color with a very clean finish and moderate hop flavor. 

While the porter style was developing, some brewers produced a stout porter and over time generated a new style known simply as stout. These beers traditionally contain a distinct roasted malt flavor and can run the gamut from a dry stout, such as Guinness to a sweet stout such as Watney’s Cream Stout. Our Black Mocha falls in the sweet stout range and derives its chocolate and coffee tones from the use of appropriate roasted malt grains and is very often used as an after dinner libation or an accompaniment to dessert.

Highland IPA photo

Highland IPA

7.0% ABV

70 IBU

On tap now

Highland IPA color

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.

Highland Pilsner photo

Highland Pilsner

5.5% ABV

35 IBU

On tap now

Highland Pilsner color

A finely nuanced pilsner features 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. 

Mandarina IPA photo

Mandarina IPA

5% ABV

35 IBU

On tap now

Mandarina IPA color

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.

Daycation IPA photo

Daycation IPA

4.9% ABV

40 IBU

On tap now

Daycation IPA color

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.

Daycation has some serious critcal acclaim. Read the reviews...

"Our hats are off to the Highland brew team, because this is a session IPA that any brewery would be thrilled to have in their portfolio." Jim Vorel, Paste Magazine

"...really interesting hop flavor. This is one of those beers I want a big ass mug of and then order 2 or several more." Jason Alstrom, Beer Advocate

"...some breweries are starting to figure out the secret to session IPAs." Bryan Roth, Good Beer Hunting

Big Briar Tart Raspberry Ale photo

Big Briar Tart Raspberry Ale

5.4% ABV

15 IBU

On tap now

Big Briar Tart Raspberry Ale color

Fresh Pureed raspberries headline this approachably tart beer. Pairing 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.

Pairs well with:
Balance the pleasant tartness of this brew with grilled sweet Italian sausage and caramelized onions on a hoagie roll. For a sweeter pairing, try cheesecake topped with a berry reduction.

Thunderstruck Coffee Porter photo

Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

5.8% ABV

26 IBU

Coming soon

Thunderstruck Coffee Porter color

This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the Chocolate Malt and Midnight Wheat. The mild hop aroma showcases the roasted flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan fair-trade, organic coffee, roasted in the neighboring town of Black Mountain at Dynamite Roasting Company.

Hike with us

Thunderstruck, like our other seasonals, is named for a feature of the Southern Appalachian landscape. Please join us on a seasonal, naturalist-guided hike, with our guide from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC).

Join the party

We throw a release party for each seasonal beer in our Tasting Room, posted on our Calendar. Join us for a fresh brew and learn something about this area from our friends at SAHC.

For more information about our efforts with SAHC, please see our Stewardship page.

About Thunderstruck Ridge
Thunderstruck Ridge, elevation 4680′, is visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 454.4. This area is known for high elevation spruce-fir forest and pristine headwater sources. In this vicinity, you can also visit the Waterrock Knob Visitor Center at Milepost 451.2 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy an ideal spot for watching sunrises & sunsets, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob.

 

Clawhammer Oktoberfest photo

Clawhammer Oktoberfest

5% ABV

25 IBU

Clawhammer Oktoberfest color

Clawhammer Oktoberfest is a lightly colored, but toasty, rich and full-bodied Marzen style lager, brewed with traditional German malt and the finest noble hops. A spicy hop finish and aroma balance out the abundance of malt flavor.

Hike with us

Clawhammer, like our other seasonals, is named for a feature of the Southern Appalachian landscape. Please join us on a seasonal, naturalist-guided hike, with our guide from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC).

Join the party

For each seasonal beer, we throw a release party in our Tasting Room, posted on our Calendar. Join us for a fresh brew and learn something about this area from our friends at SAHC!

For more information about our efforts with SAHC, please see our Stewardship page.

Cold Mountain Winter Ale photo

Cold Mountain Winter Ale

5.9% ABV

28 IBU

Cold Mountain Winter Ale color

00

Cold Mountain is not currently available.
We will be releasing it in November 2017

Our spiced winter seasonal complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with a delicious mix of spices that vary from year to year as we search for the best vanilla, hazelnut and other flavors. If you see it in the store, don't wait!

Southern Sixer IPA photo

Southern Sixer IPA

6.0% ABV

60 IBU

Southern Sixer IPA color

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.

Close to home, "Southern Sixers" refers to a group of Southern Appalachian Mountains over 6,000 feet in elevation.

Hike with us

Southern Sixer like our other seasonals, is named for a feature of the Southern Appalachian landscape. Please join us on a seasonal, naturalist-guided hike, with our guide from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC).

Join the party

For each seasonal beer, we throw a release party in our Tasting Room, posted on our Calendar. Join us for a fresh brew and learn something about this area from our friends at SAHC!

For more information about our efforts with SAHC, please see our Stewardship page.

Mosaic Love photo

Mosaic Love

5.0% ABV

35 IBU

On tap now

Mosaic Love color

A dry hopped sour ale that is sweet and tart. Made by a brewer in love.

Eeva’s Brown Ale photo

Eeva’s Brown Ale

5.0% ABV

25 IBU

On tap now

Eeva’s Brown Ale color

Sweet with flavors of roasted nuts. Made by a brewer in love.

Sign of the Times photo

Sign of the Times

6.5% ABV

52 IBU

On tap now

Sign of the Times color

Get lost in the haze of this New England IPA. Notes of papaya, pineapple, and ripe mango. Featuring can art by Julie Armbruster.

Crowlers! photo

Crowlers!

On tap now

Crowlers! color

Take home a 32oz crowler filled with your favorite Highland beer! Choose between our year-round, seasonal, small batch, or limited release beers!

Parkway Pale Ale photo

Parkway Pale Ale

6.0 ABV

43 IBU

On tap now

Parkway Pale Ale color

Light and refreshing, this is the perfect post-hike beer. With crystal malts and Citra and Mosaic hops. Brewed as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Find Your Pint event.

Light Bulb Blonde Ale photo

Light Bulb Blonde Ale

5.3 ABV

34 IBU

On tap now

Light Bulb Blonde Ale color

Close out the summer with this crisp and citrusy blonde ale. With Azacca hops.

Lil Spinner photo

Lil Spinner

6.6% ABV

50 IBU

On tap now

Lil Spinner color

A light and refreshing IPA with Mosaic and Equinox hops.

Holding These Alligators photo

Holding These Alligators

On tap now

Holding These Alligators color

A dry, tropical West Coast IPA. We love ya Ric!

Solar Eclipse Black IPA photo

Solar Eclipse Black IPA

6.5% ABV

60 IBU

On tap now

Solar Eclipse Black IPA color

Jump started by bold citrus hops, rich dark malts lead the way to a roasty smooth finish. Brewed in honor of the August 21st solar eclipse.

Saphir Blanc Saison photo

Saphir Blanc Saison

6.2% ABV

10 IBU

On tap now

Saphir Blanc Saison color

Shimmering gold, this saison’s soft and smooth mouthfeel leads to a tangerine sweetness that is balanced with just a bit of spice.

Karate Kat photo

Karate Kat

6.0! ABV

15 IBU

On tap now

Karate Kat color

Brewed with Pilsner malt and unmalted wheat, this wheat ale is easy drinking with hints of orange and lemon.  Sweet and bready flavor with a light body and citrusy finish.

Eastside Bier photo

Eastside Bier

5.6% ABV

12 IBU

Eastside Bier color

This German-style wheat beer has a deep golden hue. It is malty sweet and medium bodied, and it has fruity yeast esters with some noticeable clove and spice.

View Desktop Version