Mother Earth Brew Co. Shows Scholastic Aptitude with ‘Higher Learning’ HIPA

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Mother Earth’s rotating Project X Series is turning the beer world upside down – literally. The brewery’s newest HIPA features the heady, surrealistic stylings of Spanish artist, Senky, depicting an inverted mountain of books in a desolate landscape. Mother Earth’s Director of Brewing Ops, Chris Baker, says the beer itself was inspired by the art.

“When designing a beer there is no doubt that the label art comes into play. You can’t have a gorgeous label followed by a lackluster beer inside,” Baker said. “One must fit the other, so as brewers we are tasked with creating something that stands up to what’s on the label. There’s absolutely an expectation that the sensory experience is consistent.”

Fortunately, consistency is one of Mother Earth’s hallmarks and Higher Learning is no exception. They’re able to highlight the featured hops by using their signature malt profile, allowing Sabro, Galaxy, and Nelson Sauvin to impress. Aroma and flavor profiles of coconut, peach, passionfruit, mango and a touch of dankness, combined with a soft wheat-driven mouthfeel create an exceptionally smooth finish.

As opposed to our year-round HIPA, Heavy Cloud, which is a lighter, citrusy affair, Higher Learning has a fuller mouthfeel with a more robust mid-palate and a richer overall expression. Higher Learning is available now on draft and in 16oz cans.

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