I do a lot of talking about St. Pete’s 3 Daughters Brewing, and it’s for a simple reason: They brew good beer. They’re one of the many, many Florida breweries that produce and distribute their standard beers in cans, but send special releases out in 22 oz. bombers.
And because they’re all wonderful people, I was able to get a hold of their latest special release, the very interestingly titled Hillbilly Highlander (Wee Heavy, 8% ABV).
I would love to know what malts head brewer Ty Weaver used in this beer. Out of the variety of Scotch Ales that I’ve had, this is the one that tastes the most like scotch whiskey. And yes, I know the name of the beer doesn’t really have anything to do with whiskey. But I’m telling you, both the nose and the flavor of this deeply robust beer have much of the dark, maple-esque qualities that a good whiskey has.
And it’s strong. I know 8% doesn’t seem like a ton, especially when compared to many of the killer DIPAs on the market. But the alcohol content, coupled with a heavy spirit bouquet, really makes the beer hit heavily.
I really have no idea how the name of this beer came about. It’s a little weird, but behind it is a great, strong, malty beer that I truly enjoyed. They should still have bottles available at the brewery; go get one.
Drink Florida Craft,