Highland Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Rising Haze IPA will join its Year-Round lineup in late April 2020.
Finally ready for release after “years” of research, development and experimentation with small-batch Hazy IPAs, Rising Haze is a “freshly unfiltered” Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale bursting “with notes of citrus, pineapple, and apricots.” Coming in at 7% ABV and 35 IBUs, Rising Haze is here to “serve as a bright spot in these difficult times.”
“This is our first virtual and package-only beer release,” said Leah Ashburn, Highland Brewing Company family-owner and president. “While we shifted our focus towards protecting our team and our community during the COVID-19 outbreak, we maintain our spirit and our promise to keep moving forward. The multiple meanings of the name Rising Haze are not lost on us. We hope that this release adds a new experience, even as other experiences are limited, and reminds us to look ahead to brighter days.”
Rising Haze IPA is scheduled to roll out in late April as a package-only release. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at Highland Brewing for curbside beer pickup and at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint in the Southeast. Prost!
Vital Information for Rising Haze IPA from Highland Brewing
Release – Year-Round; launching late April 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
IBUs – 35
Hops – Mosaic, Ekuanot, Galaxy, Citra, Centennial & Apollo
Malts – 2-Row, Malted Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Carapils & Malted Rye
COVID-19 Info – “Highland now offers curbside pickup from 2-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Orders may be placed by calling (828)545-6556. In an effort to give back to the community during this crisis, Highland will donate 10% of all curbside sales to the OneBuncombe Fund. Food donations for MANNA FoodBank will also be accepted at the brewery curbside pickup. To say thank you to local medical professionals, Highland has also instituted a medical professionals membership program that will allow local medical care providers to receive 15% off all beer to-go purchases at the brewery through the end of the year.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans