Highway 78 Scotch Ale: Chuck / Jeff / Mitch Blend
Ale Aged in Scotch Whisky Barrels
BREWED JUNE 23RD, 2011
Brewmaster Mitch Steele, Green Flash’s Chuck Silva and Pizza Port Carlsbad’s Jeff Bagby created this intensely malty brew named after an 18-mile stretch of asphalt uniting our three breweries.
IN THE MASH
Maris Otter, Golden Promise, Crystal and Chocolate Malts
IN THE BOIL
East Kent Goldings Hops, Target Hops and Sucanat Cane Sugar
UNFILTERED AND AGED
20% Highland Malt Whisky Barrels / 40% Islay Malt Whisky Barrels / 40% Lowland Grain Whisky Barrels
Chuck, Jeff, and Mitch carefully selected 25 of 75 barrels used to age this beer with the goal of blending in a little bit of everything the barrels had to offer. Some produced bitter oaky tones, while others contributed sweet vanilla and maple flavors or earthy smokiness. The result is a complex beer with a perfect harmony of rich flavors.