#622 Highland’s Cold Mountain Winter Ale

Last night (12/08/2015) I took a break from the beer stockpile and went to the Highland Brewing Company’s Cold Mountain Winter Ale Release Party at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub in Savannah, Georgia, USA. We were actually just going for dinner and found out about the release party after we got there. For dinner, I got the Trailer Park burger which is a Green Truck “family recipe” including pimento cheese, bacon, tomato, and onion with fries.

GreenTruckNeighborhoodPub (12/08/2015)

I ended up trying the Highland’s Cold Mountain Winter Ale with dinner, a 5.2% alcohol by volume (ABV) beer from the Highland Brewing Company located in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. This winter seasonal was available on draft and came in a Highland Brewing Company pint glass. According to Highland’s website, Cold Mountain Winter Ale was brewed using 2-Row Brewers Malt, Pilsen, Vienna, Chocolate, Wheat, Caramel 40, and Caramel 60 malts; and Cascade and Mount Hood hops.


Highland’s Cold Mountain Winter Ale exhibits 28 IBUs (International Bitterness Units). As far as styles and the more popular beer websites go, both BeerAdvocate and Untappd list Cold Mountain Winter Ale as a Winter Warmer, while ratebeer says Spice/Herb/Vegetable. Below I have added the commercial description from Highland’s website:

“Our spiced winter seasonal complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with a delicious mix of spices that vary from year to year as we search for the best vanilla, hazelnut and other flavors. If you see it in the store, don’t wait!” – Highland Brewing Company

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