Highland Trifecta in Paste’s List of “Best North Carolina Beers” (April 18, 2017)

04.19.2017 RStockdale
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We were thrilled to find that Paste Magazine included three Highland beers on its list of the “20 of the Best North Carolina Beers.” Our Black Mocha Stout, Pilsner, Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager all made the cut! It is great to see our name alongside so many breweries that we respect and beers we love. Nothing better than a bit of NC pride! Black Mocha Stout and Pilsner are available at the brewery and year-round in all distribution areas. Clawhammer is available seasonally around August-September in all distribution areas.

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Our State Magazine Feature on the Women of Highland (March 31, 2017)

04.01.2017 RStockdale
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While the beer defines us, the people that work here give the company life, create a culture, and make things happen. This story and photos in Our State feature three Highland women: Brewmaster Hollie Stephenson, Sensory Scientist Anna Sauls, and family-owner and President Leah Ashburn. Click here to touch on life, culture and happenings at our brewery.

BeerAdvocate Founder Reviews Daycation (March 20, 2017)

03.21.2017 RStockdale
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Jason Alström, founder of BeerAdvocate, tried out our Daycation IPA and it sounds like he just might be a fan: “This is one of those beers I want a big ass mug of and then order 2 or several more.”

Read the rest of Jason’s review here.

Daycation is available year-round at the brewery and in all distribution areas.

Daycation IPA

01.31.2017 mollym

Highland to Release New Year-Round Low ABV IPA, Daycation IPA

Daycation IPA from Highland Brewing Company located in Asheville, NC.Asheville, NC – Some of the best vacation days are unplanned – snow days, being a tourist in your own town, or a spontaneous day trip. Relish the unscheduled time with Daycation IPA, Highland’s portfolio linchpin and, at 4.9% ABV, the potential for any day to be a Daycation.

Beyond the name, creating the right low-gravity IPA came with months of targeted recipe trials. Daycation is a small beer with a big grist bill, because the desired balance and body is a harmony of six different malts. “It’s hard to make a beer this...

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Southern Sixer IPA

01.03.2017 mollym

Highland to Release First New Seasonal of 2017, Southern Sixer IPA
Highland Brewing Company releases a brand new seasonal in March of 2017, the Southern Sixer IPA.

Asheville, NC – With six hop varieties, 6% ABV, and 60 IBUs, Highland’s new seasonal, Southern Sixer IPA, will have hop fiends grabbing another six-pack. Great hops and a deep dive into sensory panels and dry hop trials led this complex IPA to its final form.

Brewmaster Hollie Stephenson explains her favorite part of this hop-forward beer, “I am excited about Southern Sixer because the bulk of the hops we are using, Equinox now rebranded as Ekuanot™, have never been used in a Highland beer before. Ekuanot™ and...

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