New collaboration beer released TODAY!
“Green Flash/Pizza Port Carlsbad/Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale” (named after the 18 mile stretch of asphalt that unites us) is an atypical creation for all three breweries. It’s a very malty (read: NOT HOPPY) style of beer that we formulated with three different crystal malts, chocolate malt, and English pale malt to provide a rich, bready body. East Kent Goldings and Target hops provide a very modest backbone of peppery hops, but the flavor is unequivocally malt-driven. Scotch Ale yeast and a touch of raw sugar called sucanat add a distinctive complexity to this hefty 8.8% abv beer.
Stone’s President and Brewmaster Steve Wagner takes a sip, and offers his thoughts: “Kind of the point of the collaborations is to do something we wouldn’t normally do at Stone… and this is 180 degrees from what we would normally do. It’s great. I love it.”