Highland Brewing Slow Crush Tart Spritz Ale

Highland Brewing Company has announced the release of Slow Crush Tart Spritz Ale this May, as the latest addition to the North Carolina brewery’s year-round offerings.

The new beer comes out as the regional brewery celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Slow Crush is a sessionable take on kettle soured beers, and the brewery’s first to launch in a 16-oz. can format.

Inspired by the popular cocktail Aperol Spritz, Slow Crush features ingredients that mirror the Italian aperitif — botanicals like gentian root, cinchona bark and hibiscus flowers. These ingredients are accentuated by the character from flaked rye and citrus-forward American hops like Citra and Amarillo.


Slow Crush is 5% ABV and 20 IBUs, the company says, with refreshing acidity.

Slow Crush will be available in four-pack cans and on draft throughout Highland’s distribution footprint across the Southeast.



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