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Stone Brewing Co. releases new collaboration beer:
Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone
Highway 78 Scotch Ale

"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
– Hugh Grant, Love Actually
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Couldn't agree more, Hugh. Lucky for us, we never have to look far for others that share our love for beer and brewing. Our latest collaboration is testament to that, allowing us to work with two of our closest neighbors. Our Head Brewer Mitch Steele teamed up with Green Flash Brewing Co.'s Chuck Silva and Pizza Port Carlsbad's Jeff Bagby, and yeah, it's safe to say we love them.
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.
Our 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."
Hmmm… what do you know? Love actually is all around. But what's love got to do with it? Good question, Tina Turner. Did we mention that this beer hits store shelves on February 14th? Coincidence? Absolutely. But for the sake of this corny, lovey-dovey press release, we're going to pretend we planned it that way.



Jeff Bagby

"I threw out the idea of a Scotch ale because I'd never seen Stone make anything like that."
- Jeff Bagby,
Pizza Port Carlsbad

Chuck Silva

"We all get to brew together and it's a treat. It's obviously not part of our every day routine."
- Chuck Silva,
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Mitch Steele

"I admire their beers. They're icons in the San Diego beer world and it's an honor to have them here brewing with us."
- Mitch Steele,
Stone Brewing Co.


Highway 78 12oz. Bottle
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Highway 78 12oz. bottles
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Chuck Silva, Green Flash Brewing Co.
Jeff Bagby, Pizza Port Carlsbad
Mitch Steele, Stone Brewing Co.
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Stone Circle Gargoyle Logo
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