Highland Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will add High Pines IPA to its Year-Round portfolio in mid-February 2021.
High Pines, “named with the forest and fresh scent of mountain pine in mind,” is a West Coast-style Imperial India Pale Ale featuring Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial, and Comet hops. Clocking in at 9% ABV and 65 IBUs, High Pines is “a big West Coast IPA with resinous blueberry and piney hop flavor.”
“At Highland, we are working hard to make some of the best IPAs in the industry and following the success of Rising Haze in 2020, we wanted to take it to the next level by offering an Imperial IPA,” said Patrick Sullivan, Highland’s Sales Director. “High Pines is a big, delicious, piney IPA that is easy to drink even at 9% ABV. This beer has done extremely well in our taproom and we expect it to be a solid addition to our year-round portfolio.”
Highland brewer, Jesse Lapinski, said “High Pines was made in the tradition of old-school West Coast IPAs. While it does not shy away from big bitter, resinous hops, it has a good malty body to balance that bitter, piney flavor.” Lapinski continued, “My wife loves the label and I think this is the perfect beer for a bonfire or a winter warmer into springtime.”
High Pines IPA is scheduled to debut in mid-February with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round at craft beer-focused establishments located within Highland Brewing’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. Prost!
Vital Information for High Pines IPA from Highland Brewing
Release – Year-Round; launching mid-February 2021
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale (West Coast-style)
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 65
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial & Comet
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee & Georgia