UpCountry Releases Isoprene IPA and Collaborates with Mad Co Brewing

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — On Friday, March 9, UpCountry Brewing is tapping the kegs on two new beers: a new hazy IPA, Isoprene, and a double IPA collaboration brew with Mad Co Brewing.

ISOPRENE: The Isoprene is UpCountry’s new hazy IPA.

Grain: Briess Pale Ale, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats, and Munich

Hops added to boil: Chinook, Cascade, and Citra

Dry hopped twice with Eldorado, Citra, and Mandarina hops

ABV: 6%

DIPA COLLABORATION WITH MAD CO: Leah Tyrell, UpCountry’s head brewer, brewed this double IPA with Ian Yancich, the head brewer at Mad Co Brewing.

Grain: Riverbend Pilsner, Select 2-row. Touch of wheat.

Hops: 007, Pacific Jade, Simcoe, and Simcoe Lupulin

Fermented with a tropical farmhouse yeast.

ABV: 9.2%

“We’re always excited when we get to put a new beer on,” said UpCountry’s owner, John Cochran. “This release is just the beginning of the plans we have for the brew house. I encourage Asheville to come give these two brews a taste and let us know what you think.”

UpCountry is tapping both kegs at 5:00PM on Friday. Live music from Cynefin will begin at 8:30PM with no cover at the door.

UpCountry Brewing is located at 1042 Haywood Road in West Asheville.

About UpCountry Brewing

UpCountry Brewing believes that beer and the outdoors go hand in hand. This is the basis of their mission statement: “To create memorable experiences while sharing our passion for craft beer and for getting outside with family and friends.”

UpCountry Brewing was founded in 2016 by John Cochran, a craft beer industry veteran since the mid 1990’s. While John has worked many beer related jobs in his 20+ years in brewing (including co-founding Terrapin Beer Company), he sees UpCountry as the culmination of all he has done so far.

UpCountry Brewing loves their neighborhood and is excited to be West Asheville’s community brewery. With a taproom that serves a wide variety of craft beer styles and provides a full food menu, a complete bar, live music, and a large outdoor area, UpCountry Brewing is a fantastic place to meet up with family and friends.

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