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PORTLAND, Ore. – Dec. 4, 2008 – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon's oldest craft brewery, is launching its newest beer in the Big Brew Series, Highland Ambush, on December 17. This brandy snifter beer lends itself to fireside chats with its heavy body and malt driven palate. In keeping with the Scottish appetite for whiskey, this brew was aged partially in fresh bourbon barrels from the distillery at Makers Mark.

First brewed in the 1980s as a special beer for the BrewPub at BridgePort, Highland Ambush is making its triumphant return more than 20 years later. Stuart MacLean Ramsay, then pub manager, conceptualized the brew to pay homage to his Scottish heritage. This year’s Highland Ambush takes inspiration from the original ale using NW pale ale malt along with a Scottish crystal and roast malt. The hopping rate of Highland Ambush has been toned down to help highlight the complementing vanilla from the American oak bourbon barrels and caramel-toffee malt nuances. Reddish-Brown in color, Highland Ambush will warm the coldest of toes and noses this holiday season.

BridgePort’s Scottish themed Highland Ambush celebration - December 17 Join BridgePort on Thursday, December 17 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the BridgePort BrewPub + Bakery in the Pearl at 1313 NW Marshall St. Be the first to sample this year’s Highland Ambush, a great compliment to the Scottish themed special menu for the night.

BridgePort’s Highland Ambush Scotch Ale Stats: IBU’s: 40
ABV: 6.8%
Color: Reddish-Brown Ingredients: Pale and Carmel Malts. UK Golding Hops. Description: This beer will have a rich malt taste complementing vanilla flavors from the American oak barrels along with a bitterness attributed to the UK Golding hops.