Posts from 03/2012


SBA Loans a Fortune, Awards an Owner

03.27.2012 Leah Wong Ashburn 1 Comments

Oscar Wong's relationship with the Small Business Association began because “the best way to make a fortune is to start with one. I didn’t have one so I borrowed it.”

On March 20th, Oscar Wong walked on stage at the Grove Park Inn to accept the award for the Small Business Administration’s NC Person of the Year. “I see it as a public opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of a superb team and support of a vibrant community,” said Wong before the presentation.
The SBA supports small businesses with low interest loans, training and more. With the Person of the Year award,...

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Razor Wit to be released May 2012

03.07.2012 Leah Wong Ashburn 20 Comments

This summer brings Highland’s twist on a wit: complexity created with ginger, grains of paradise, and cumin, in addition to the traditional coriander and orange peel. “I love the ginger,” said head brewer Joey Justice. “Ginger can dry the beer out, and grains of paradise are sort of hot, so we started with a slightly sweeter base and more body to compensate for the spices.”

Trying to find the balance of flavors was a fun challenge with Razor Wit. “We ground the spices, heated them in water to simulate what would happen in the boiling process, and dosed each one in a neutral...

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Masses of Medleys

03.01.2012 Leah Wong Ashburn 32 Comments
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I love a buffet, a tapas restaurant, or a sampler plate. Four cheeses? A trio of dips? I’m in. It’s fun to try things and have a nice selection. Especially in a group – such easy conversation to compare how things taste and what you like. It’s so… social. It’s no wonder the Mountain Medley, with a mix of Highland styles, is our fastest growing package. The thing is, it’s the most complicated and expensive package to get out the door. By comparison (but not in reality, as evidenced by an employee's new back brace), a 12-pack of Gaelic is an eyes-closed, one-hand-behind-the-back...

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