Franklin's Brewery

Friday, December 24, 2010

Highland Hugh

Scotch ales are big bold statements of a beer. They fill you with sweet warm cheer and never leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Our Scotch ale is no different as its brewed with a thousand pounds of malt and a touch of dark brown sugar. We also take the time to slowly caramelize a portion of the wort in the kettle by preheating it, allowing it to slowly trickle in and boiling it down. What's left is a full bodied dark copper ale rich in caramel malt sweetness and a warming alcohol presence. Highland Hugh is named after Hugh Colston, a long time friend of Franklin's. I first met Hugh almost a year ago upon my arrival. Hugh welcomed me with a sweet warm cheer and always had a great story to tell me. Farewells are never an easy thing in life, so instead we'd like to say welcome Hugh, with a beer that we hope brings as much warmth and good times as you did.

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  1. I'm a friend of Hugh's from College. I was in a couple of weeks ago, and had one. It was tasty, and a great memorial. Now I just need a T-shirt with the Highland Hugh Artwork.


  2. We visited Franklin's for the first time and it was love at first taste with your Highland Hugh. Scotch Ales are one of my favorite styles, but good ones are very hard to come by. Absolutely delicious. We brought a growler home and polished it off that night. Great restaurant and fantastic beer - I'll be blogging about our experience at We'll be back to visit soon!