What's in a beer?

Our beers are just like us, a wee bit different. Few of our beers fall into categories, but we believe each beer is excellent. We believe each beer has a personality – and personalities like ours don't always fit into categories.

Each of our beers is described here. See the story and taste the difference.

Year-Round Brews

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Gaelic Ale

Our flagship is a perfectly balanced, flavorful amber ale with universal appeal.

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Oatmeal Porter

Don’t be afraid of the dark - this porter is silky smooth.

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St. Terese’s Pale Ale

Pale but not light, with a crisp, hop-forward, citrus note

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Kashmir English-style IPA

English-style IPA with an aggressive hop character balanced with a smooth finish.

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Black Mocha Stout

Highland’s most robust beer, with roasted chocolate and coffee flavors. Silver medals at Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Festival.

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Seasonal Brews

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Clawhammer Oktoberfest

Light-colored Marzen style lager with a Highland twist.

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Cold Mountain Winter Ale

Soul warming, easy drinking and smooth, this spiced winter ale is our original seasonal, and our most sought after.

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Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

Developed on the Pilot System and introduced in 2011, our winter seasonal is rich with the flavor of Dynamite Roasting Company’s organic, fair trade coffee.

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Little Hump Pale Ale

The spring seasonal refreshes with full floral nose and hop flavor in a truly sessionable beer.

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Devil’s Britches IPA

This devilishly delicious ale is Highland’s twist on a great American IPA.

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Lost Cove American Pale Ale

This aromatic American Pale Ale is a session beer meticulously handcrafted with a unique Highland twist.

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Small Batch

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Lyda My Life

This chocolate milk stout has strong cocoa on the nose. Smooth with a nice chocolate roasted flavor. Somewhat sweet but not cloying. Pleasant, bitter linger.

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Mind the Gap English Bitter

Brilliant gold in color with malty, biscuity & grassy aromas.

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Footpath Belgian Session Ale

Pleasantly lighter-bodied beer with a hint of cloves and a rounded malt profile to balance a slight bitterness.

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Old Mollusk Barleywine

Hazy, golden brown with aromas of baked apples and stone fruits. Sweet up front and reminiscent of boozy fruit cake. Reserved hop character comes through in the finish, along with smooth, warming alcohol.

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Little Bit English Bitter

Pale golden with white lacing and a malt-forward nose. Clean, simple and light-bodied with a distinct bitter linger.

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Palesner German-style Lager

Pale golden in color; aromas of rye toast and fruity hops (think persimmon); light-bodied with a bitter, dry finish

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Smokey the Beer

Mahogany colored with ruby highlights and a tan head. Roasty, smoky and malt forward. Medium bodied, smooth and balanced. Hints of peat, smoke and cola; finishes clean.

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The Warrior Series

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King MacAlpin Double IPA

This beer is double dry-hopped and packed with 5.5 pounds of Chinook, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial hops. Bright and layered, it hints of pineapple, orange, grapefruit and lemon peel. Then it finishes with a resiny, piney, dry bitterness, balanced by a citrus hop punch.

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The Kinsman Series

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Kinsman Project-Black Mocha Stout

Mocha Stout with French Broad cacao nibs, cinnamon, vanilla beans and chipotle peppers

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Kinsman Gaelic w/Citra and Orange Peel

Hazy, reddish copper with a bright and lively citrus punch from the addition of orange peel and Citra hops. Exceptionally balanced, Gaelic’s malty middle is complemented by tropical mango hop presence and a clean, citric bitter linger.

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Clawhammer Octoberfest Lager with Pumpkin and Spices photo

Clawhammer Octoberfest Lager with Pumpkin and Spices

Clawhammer Octoberfest Lager with Pumpkin and Spices

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