New collaboration beer released TODAY!
Stone’ Brewing Co’s head Brewer Mitch Steele teamed up with Green Flash Brewing Co.’s Chuck Silva and Pizza Port Carlsbad’s Jeff Bagby to create
“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.”
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