Highland Brewing Company

Highland Brewing Company

Website
https://highlandbrewing.com/
Phone
(828) 299-3370
Location
Asheville, NC
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Founded
1994
BREWERY TYPE
Production - Regional
Address
12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Ste 200
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Overview
Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. With a portfolio that is equal parts established and inventive, Highland is known for consistently excellent beer. Proudly regional, Highland is distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky. Annual production around 46,000 barrels makes Highland is the largest independent family-owned brewery born in the Southeast and it has the third largest solar array in an American craft brewery. The brewery is in a rehabilitated manufacturing facility on a hilltop, affording space for thousands of visitors to enjoy limited release beers, tours, and live music. In addition, the event center and rooftop can be reserved for private events. Today, the company is led by Wong’s daughter, Leah Wong Ashburn, and has 50 full-time employees.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION
2017 -- 46,000 bbls (Estimate)
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Highland Brewing Adds Rising Haze IPA to Year-Round Lineup

Highland Brewing Adds Rising Haze IPA to Year-Round Lineup

North Carolina’s largest native brewer is announcing the release of Rising Haze IPA — a hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy hops — as the latest addition to its year-round lineup.

Highland Brewing Announces Return to Downtown Asheville with Second Location

Highland Brewing Announces Return to Downtown Asheville with Second Location

Highland Brewing Company is returning to downtown Asheville where the brewery’s story began 25 years ago. This second taproom represents a special homecoming as Highland joins Ellington Realty Group and four-time James Beard Award-nominee Chef Meherwan Irani to revive an Asheville Art Deco treasure in the historic S&W Cafeteria building at 56 Patton Avenue.

Highland Brewing Company Releases Starchaser White

Highland Brewing Company Releases Starchaser White

Highland Brewing Company is happy to announce the release of Starchaser White, the latest addition to the company’s year-round line-up. Originally released earlier this year as a summer seasonal, this Belgian-inspired white ale is brewed with coriander, candied ginger, and grapefruit peel.

Hi-Wire Brewing Collaborates with Highland Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing Collaborates with Highland Brewing

Two of Asheville, North Carolina’s most beloved breweries are teaming up! Highland Brewing Company and Hi-Wire Brewing have joined forces to create Plum Nectar, a dry-hopped Berliner Weisse with plums. Tart and refreshing, Plum Nectar blends aromatic citrus and tropical fruit notes from Azacca hops with the juicy and sweet character of 17 pounds of plums per barrel.

Highland Brewing Company Sponsors Ultra Runner Pete Ripmaster

Highland Brewing Company Sponsors Ultra Runner Pete Ripmaster

Highland Brewing Company, Asheville’s original craft brewery, is proud to announce that it has entered into a sponsorship with the 2018 Iditarod Trail Invitational 1,000-mile race champion, Pete Ripmaster. Highland Brewing’s sponsorship of Ripmaster will cover his entry fees for The Arrowhead 135 ultra race in Minnesota and some local races, including Highland Brewing’s own 2018 Night Flight race.

Highland Brewing Collaborates with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Highland Brewing Collaborates with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Highland Brewing Company has teamed up with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to create a signature beer, Half Yüszch, for the band’s sold out May 11 tour stop at the iconic Asheville brewery. Half Yüszch is a Czech-style Pilsner whose name is inspired by a yüszch (meaning usual) tradition for the band where they drink a beer and take a shot. Thus, a beer is a Half Yüszch.

Highland Brewing Refreshes Brand

Highland Brewing Refreshes Brand

Highland’s new look will be reflected in all of its marketing, labeling, point of sale, packaging and merchandise.

Highland Brewing Announces Brand Refresh

Highland Brewing Company will roll out an entirely new look in labeling, packaging, point of sale, marketing and even in the brewery’s tasting room. Highland Brewing Company will now sport imagery of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a bold and iconic pioneer’s compass and the clear messaging that Highland is Asheville’s first brewery.

Highland Brewing releases Big Briar Tart Raspberry Ale

Highland Brewing releases Big Briar Tart Raspberry Ale

Berry up to the bar for Big Briar Tart Raspberry Ale from Highland Brewing in Asheville, NC. This new seasonal hits the market in late April but the first kegs are tapped April 28 at the brewery.


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Past Jobs

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Sales Director - Highland Brewing Company
Sales Director - Highland Brewing Company -- Asheville , NC (08/17/2020)
Highland Brewing is independent and family owned, looking for a Sales Director!
Asheville , NC 08/17/2020
Sales Director - Highland Brewing Company
Sales Director - Highland Brewing Company -- Asheville , NC (01/08/2020)
Highland Brewing is independent and family owned, looking for a Sales Director!
Asheville , NC 01/08/2020
Marketing Manager - Highland Brewing Company
Marketing Manager - Highland Brewing Company -- Asheville, NC (05/31/2019)
Asheville NC Pioneers Highland Brewing Company are looking for a Marketing Manager to join our team!
Asheville, NC 05/31/2019
Bar Manager - Highland Brewing Company
Bar Manager - Highland Brewing Company -- Asheville, NC (11/02/2018)
Leads and manages all bar and parking staff and is ultimately responsible for all bars and parking a
Asheville, NC 11/02/2018
Guest Experience Director - Highland Brewing Co
Guest Experience Director - Highland Brewing Co -- Asheville , NC (06/19/2018)
Highland Brewing Co is seeking a Guest Experience Director in Asheville, NC!
Asheville , NC 06/19/2018
Field Sales Representative - Southeastern US - Highland Brewing Company
Field Sales Representative - Southeastern US - Highland Brewing Company -- USA (09/13/2017)
Highland Brewing is seeking a Field Sales Rep for the Southeastern US.
USA 09/13/2017
Retail Account Manager - South Coast - Highland Brewing Company
Retail Account Manager - South Coast - Highland Brewing Company -- Multiple Locations (09/13/2017)
Highland Brewing Company is seeking a South Coast Retail Account Manager, Charleston to Jacksonville
Multiple Locations 09/13/2017
Field Sales Representative - Mid Atlantic - Highland Brewing Company
Field Sales Representative - Mid Atlantic - Highland Brewing Company -- Multiple Locations (09/13/2017)
Highland Brewing Company is seeking a Field Service Rep for northern VA and the mid Atlantic.
Multiple Locations 09/13/2017
Brewer - Highland Brewing Co
Brewer - Highland Brewing Co -- Asheville , NC (05/22/2017)
Highland Brewing Company is seeking an experienced, professional Brewer to join the brewhouse team i
Asheville , NC 05/22/2017
Field Sales Representative - Tennessee/Kentucky - Highland Brewing Co
Field Sales Representative - Tennessee/Kentucky - Highland Brewing Co -- Nashville , TN (05/01/2017)
Field Sales Representative - Nashville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Kentucky - Full Time
Nashville , TN 05/01/2017

Year Round Beers

Beer Name Style
Gaelic Ale Ale
Highland Pilsner American-Style Pilsener
Highland IPA IPA
Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager
St. Terese's Pale Ale Pale Ale
Kashmir IPA IPA
Black Mocha Stout Imperial Stout

Seasonal Beers

Beer Name Style
Daycation IPA (can) IPA
Clawhammer Oktoberfest
Saw-Whet Saison Saison
King MacAlpin Double IPA

Limited Releases

Beer Name Style
King MacAlpin (2016) Double IPA

No Longer Available

Beer Name Style
Cattail Peak Wheat Wheat Ale
Tasgall Ale Scottish Ale
Seven Sisters Abbey
Black Mtn Bitter Ordinary Bitter best Bitter ESB
Razor Wit Witbier
20th Anniversary Scotch Ale Scottish Ale



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Past Events

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12/29/2019 The Asheville Gift Exchange
12/29/2019 -- asheville, NC
The Asheville Gift Exchange
Other asheville, NC
12/27/2019 For the Love of Beer Holiday Workshop: Beer Basics - Hops & Malt Other Asheville, NC
12/27/2019 For the Love of Beer Holiday Workshops: Sensory Seminar & Tasting Other asheville, NC
12/27/2019 For the Love of Beer Holiday Workshops: Chocolate, Cheese, and Beer Pairings Other Asheville, NC
12/20/2019 Southern Nouveau Release: Barrel-Aged Bonbon Stout with Earl Grey Tea Beer Release asheville, NC
11/15/2019 Cold Mountain VIP Party
11/15/2019 -- Asheville, NC
Cold Mountain VIP Party
Beer Release Asheville, NC
11/14/2019 Cold Mountain Release Weekend
11/14/2019 -- Asheville, NC
Cold Mountain Release Weekend
Beer Release Asheville, NC
10/25/2019 The Haunting of Highland Hill Halloween Party Other Asheville, NC
12/21/2018 Midnight Summit & Starchaser Double Release Party Beer Release Asheville, NC
11/8/2018 Cold Mountain Release Weekend
11/8/2018 -- Asheville, NC
Cold Mountain Release Weekend
Beer Release Asheville, NC
10/12/2018 Thunderstruck Release Party
10/12/2018 -- Asheville, NC
Thunderstruck Release Party
Beer Release Asheville, NC
9/20/2018 Community Night with Manna FoodBank
9/20/2018 -- Asheville, NC
Community Night with Manna FoodBank
Fundraiser Asheville, NC
9/16/2018 Grapes, Grain, and Graham - Wine & Beer Dinner Dinner Asheville, NC
1/29/2016 Saw-Whet Saison Release Party
1/29/2016 -- Asheville, NC
Saw-Whet Saison Release Party
Beer Release Asheville, NC
12/31/2015 Ring in the New Beer!
12/31/2015 -- Asheville, NC
Ring in the New Beer!
Beer Release Asheville, NC