Highway 78 Scotch Ale: Wagner 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
16 months in 44.5% Highland Malt Whisky Barrels / 44.5% Islay Malt Whisky Barrels / 11% Lowland Grain Whisky Barrels
Stone President/Senior Brewmaster Steve Wagner loves Scotch whisky with strong peat smoke flavors. He selected Islay Scotch whisky barrels for their robust smoke and brine character, and Highland and Lowland Scotch barrels to round out the blend with vanilla and caramel tones for an intensely complex and malty beer.