Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BEER SPOTLIGHT: Highland Brewing Company's King MacAlpin DIPA

By Matt Kelsey

Highland Brewing Company unveils the King MacAlpin Double IPA hop bomb via its Warrior Series. The first high-gravity beer to be released from this new bottling-line project is named after the first king of Scotland that promotes bold aromas and flavors to go along with a citrus punch and 10% alcohol by volume.

The Warrior Series will be released four times per year in limited quantities of kegs and 12 ounce four packs.

Head Brewer Hollie Stephenson notes, “Highland is known for balanced traditional styles, rather than high-gravity hop-forward beers. If there is balance, this beer is balanced in its extremes. It clocks in at 90 IBUs, with slight malt sweetness, and is double dry hopped with piney and citrusy Pacific Northwest Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook and Simcoe hops. This beer will uphold Highland’s commitment to high quality and consistency, while expanding the style profile one can expect from the brewery.”

Be on the lookout for future Warrior beers, which will include a Scotch ale, a Belgian Tripel and more. The next Warrior to be released will be a chocolate-milk stout in September that can be found in major markets at limited retail locations.

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