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Mountain High IPA brewed by Mount Shasta Brewing - Weed, CA
Mountain High IPA
brewed by the Mount Shasta Brewing Company - Weed, California
golden, mild and malty India Pale Ale. Late hop additions contribute
floral and pine aromas reminiscent of Mount Shasta. A classic
American IPA uniting hops with fresh mountain spring water. The
alcohol by volume is at 7% and uses Centennial and Simcoe hops to
reach its 63 IBU's. The hop profile is not overpowering, starting
smooth and building up to its mellow, bitter finish. A generous
dryhop emphasizes a green hop accent and enjoyable aroma. A
worthwhile trip, high on a mountain, to reach Hop Heaven. 62.1 IBU -
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
I love this beer's label and packaging...for a beer label I think it
is very arty and cool. Also known as Weed IPA..after the town in
California where the brewery is located. I've also had a pint of
this at Capone's about a month ago.
Poured into a tulip glass. A typical-to-style, orange color, with
some foam which isn't too impressive. Leaves fresh lace on my glass.
Aroma notes I get are of the pungent herbal citrus variety. Lots of
Taste is a subtle blend of different west coast hops..there is a
nice grapefruit juice bitterness present, also a minty factor, and a
nice spiceyness from the booze..plus a bit of herbal piney resin.
Mouthfeel: typical to regular Ipa style...lighter than a DIPA,
fruitier, with a typical boozy spiciness and a nice bitter drying
effect from hop oils..but it finishes pretty clean, which in this
History of Weed Ales and the Mount Shasta Brewing Company
1992--Mount Shasta Brewing Company renovated the old Medo-Bel
Creamery built in 1952. It had fallen into disrepair and was within
three days of being auctioned for taxes when Vaune Dillmann
purchased the property in 1992. His life long dream had been to
follow in the footsteps of his German ancestors who were in
brewing-related businesses. This prime location near Interstate 5
and College of the Siskiyous was the perfect site.
1999--The first challenge was to clean up the contaminated soil
caused by an underground gasoline tank. Vaune wrote a grant and was
awarded a $995,000 from the CA Clean Up Fund. It took over seven
years of daily restoration before the property received a clean bill
of health from the CA Regional Water Quality Control Board (CRWQCB)
in May, 1999. In August, on a visit to family in Minnesota, Vaune
got side tracked and toured St. Paul's Summit Brewery. He "found"
1938 25 BBL German brew haus Summit had outgrown and was willing to
sell. It was shipped to Weed and a major renovation began to
retrofit the old creamery. A smaller 15 BBL PUB system was purchased
in order to get the brewery started and develop sales. Vaune's first
brew was made for his daughter's wedding.
2003--MSBC brewed it's first beer "Weed Golden Ale" in kegs and as
our town was named after Abner Weed, founder of the first lumber
mill, the family of Mr. Weed authorized "Abner Weed Amber Ale" in
his honor. Two months before MSBC sold its first brew, a disaster
occurred when Butte Creek Brewery of Chico, CA, patented a beer
called Mt. Shasta Pale Ale. They sued MSBC for the right to take the
Mt. Shasta Brewing Company name but lost.
2005--Bottled beer was produced to increase distribution throughout
the west coast. MSBC has liquor licenses for the states of
California, Oregon, Pennslyvania, and Washington. Tap handles,
bottle labels, and growlers were designed to include an actual
picture of the beautiful Mt. Shasta, and Vaune's Weed Arch, now the
gateway to our town.
2008--MSBC submitted its Lemurian Lager label for approval. TTB
would not approve the label until the "Try Legal Weed" bottle cap
was removed. Vaune appeared on regional and national TV shows, radio
talk shows, and was interviewed by newspaper reporters from around
the world, everyone was astounded that TTB would challenge free
speech. The ACLU was willing to take the case to the Supreme Court.
TTB granted the challenge and reversed their decision. MSBC beers
now proudly displace the "Try Legal Weed" bottle caps throughout the