Highland Brewing Company (Asheville, North Carolina) has announced plans to round off their Year-Round lineup with the March release of Daycation IPA.
To create a beer that is reminiscent of the good times innocently found while “being a tourist in your own town or [on] a spontaneous day trip,” Highland Brewing Company has crafted Daycation IPA to be a low-gravity offering that remains a memorable drinking experience. This lofty goal was achieved in large part due to “the desired balance and body” coaxed out of a big grist bill comprised of six different malts – 2 Row Brewers Malt, White Wheat, Rye, Vienna, Caramel 20 and Flaked Oats. With this solid malt base and a combination of four hops, this refreshing India Pale Ale “packs in tropical, lemony, pineapple leaf flavors and aromas, perfectly balanced with a bready, bright, sessionable body.”
“It’s hard to make a beer this small that doesn’t disappear. We wanted some body and mouthfeel and got the right mix by adding small percentages of wheat, rye and flaked oats.”
– Hollie Stephenson, Highland Brewing Company Brewmaster
The first keg of Daycation IPA will be tapped in Highland Brewing Company’s taproom on Friday, March 3 at 4 p.m. This new Year-Round offering will then head out for distribution beginning on Monday, March 6. At launch, you can expect to find Daycation IPA available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Highland’s distribution footprint. Highland Brewing Company has been consistently producing some really great IPAs lately, and we should all expect Daycation IPA to follow that trend. Be sure to check out this new brew when it releases in just a few short weeks. Prost!
Vital Information for Daycation IPA from Highland Brewing Company
Release – Year-Round, launching March 6, 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.9%
IBUs – 40
Hops – Mosaic®, Citra®, El Dorado® & Azacca®
Malts – 2 Row Brewers Malt, White Wheat, Rye, Vienna, Caramel 20 & Flaked Oats
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft (12 oz. cans to arrive in summer 2017)
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