I usually am not a breaking news guy but AleSmith has a new beer coming, like in an hour. It has been waiting though for much longer.
Here is the beer description: “We’ve matured our Russian Imperial Stout in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to create Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout, with the perfect blend of flavors. Notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon add another level of complexity to this beer’s already massive flavor profile of chocolate, locally roasted coffee, and roasted barley. Designed to be enjoyed now or aged in the bottle for years to come, this special release is truly a unique beer that is smooth as it is rare.”
Head to their webstore to pick-up a bottle or head to a finer beer bottle shoppe in the coming week to possibly find a bottle.
Sometimes the older brother gets the cooler younger brother to work together.
AleSmith has snagged a collaboration with New York’s Other Half Brewing for their latest IPA…
I am sure how they deal with hops together will not be a puzzle.
More goodies came from AleSmith recently so it is time to take a walk on the beach, I am not one for running.
This time Pizza Port was brought in to partner on Beach Run IPA.
This DDH IPA has Enigma, Cashmere and Sabro hops an pours a bright lustrous yellow. And it does pack a bitterness punch. I get a little bit of catty, a little bit of fruit punch and a little bit of pine as well. No coconut from the Sabro which I usually get. There is a bit of alcohol heat as well which is kinda weird for a beer below 7% ABV. It is smack dab in classic pre-2010 West Coast IPA territory.
The next AleSmith collab IPA will be with Revision Brewing, Split Aces in a red checked can.
The second beer box in the mail prize also goes to AleSmith! Another intriguing Speedway Stout variant, Double Fudge.
When I see a name like Fudge, I expect some chocolate. When I see a name like Double Fudge, well I expect CHOCO-lot. This Speedway has a one fudge amount of chocolate to me. There is milk chocolate there but it isn’t big. I did not get much in the way of coffee either. Taking the name out of the equation, this is a very good beer. The vanilla and cocoa powder mix well. Almost like a milkshake. I would amp the cocoa and remove the coffee to use in a Ryan Bros. specific Speedway.
First beer box in the mail prize goes to AleSmith! And it is a long name. Speedway Stout with Madagascar vanilla and Ceylon Alba cinnamon.
This stout pours a pitch black. Lovely coffee cream head and lacing as well. I wondered, as I opened the can, would the vanilla out sweet the cinnamon? Or would the spice blow away the creamy notes?
To me, the two disparate ingredients meld together. The cinnamon has a red hot thing going on but it is tamped down by the vanilla making the mouthfeel less spiky. It is almost as each sip highlights one then the next sip focuses on the other.
Thankfully both flavors represent making this a grand start to the 2022 Speedway year.
News of a new AleSmith IPA might not perk ears up (it should, their IPA game is on point) but the news that their first 2022 release, Party Tricks will be a six-pack and in 16oz cans should.
Here is the beer description: “Brewed with massive amounts of Strata, El Dorado and Citra hops, this West Coast-style India pale ale evokes a blend of invigorating aromas, brimming with juicy notes of grapefruit, strawberry, and passion fruit.”
Looks like AleSmith is trying their hand at extending their quality IPA work with a new N/A IPA.
I expect their hop knowledge should catapult this to the top of the no alcohol pack.
Raise an Anvil to Hope with AleSmith’s 2021 version of YuleSmith.
“2021 YuleSmith is a collaboration with Anvil of Hope, founded by AleSmith owners Peter and Vicky Zien. This beer is our commitment to assist those in need and will directly assist in Anvil of Hope’s efforts in the community. Fan favorite YuleSmith is our Imperial Red Ale; although quite malty, big hop flavors are abundant making this an unforgettable winter warmer. Enjoy and thank you for helping us spread hope!”
AleSmith wants to honor the Christmas warrior with their Holiday Hero. It is an Imperial Stout with Vanilla, Chocolate and Nutmeg hitting 10% ABV.
The last Speedway Stout variant of the year is here. Speedway Stout Variant #4: Madagascar Vanilla & Ceylon Alba Cinnamon is the AleSmith 2021 finale. Despite those two ingredients, this will not be a pastry beer. This is a stout with big flavor.