Scottish brewer Steve Stewart visited the Harpoon Brewery in Boston Massachusetts yesterday to celebrate (and bottle) the completion of a beer he helped brew from more than 3,000 miles away. That beer is the 22nd installment of Harpoon’s famous 100 Barrel Series and is graciously named “Steve Stewart’s Firth of Forth Ale”. According to BostonNOW.com,
The story of Harpoon’s Steve Stewart’s Firth of Forth Ale began in 1998 when Stewart began working at Harpoon in Boston as part of a brewery intern exchange program. He took his new-found appreciation of American craft beer back to his full-time brewing job at a large Irish brewery. After some time, Stewart decided to return to Scotland and open his own microbrewery.
Stewart describes his Firth of Forth Ale as a dark, scotch ale which combines the best of the Scottish Malts with the Best American Hops resulting in a
beer with a malty, roasted character that has caramel notes and a hint of chocolate without being too sweet.
Like all 100 Barrel Series beers before it, Steve Stewart’s Firth of Forth Ale will be available in 22 ounce bottles and limited availability on draft. For more information, visit: www.harpoonbrewery.com.
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