Speed to these Barrels

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.


Brewjeria has added to their line of workers we need to applaud and consider more with ….

The blonde ale drops Saturday, March 26th and is in collaboration with “Las Domestic Workers (Mujeres en Accion LA) will benefit the advocacy of women’s labor both paid and unpaid with Latinx With Plants lending an assist.”

You can follow the creators of the label artwork at @karmarelo with layout by @hopsandhues

Keep Up Robin

⁣Count me as a fan of both the label art (they don’t take the easy IP way out) and the beer inside the cans that Ambitious Ales puts out. With that preamble, they have a new IPA, Batman Rapids.

“As we rotate through different hop varietals and bases in our IPA program, we land on something truly unique. A mix of old school and new school with a very modern feel. Batman Rapids beautifully showcases one of our favorite growers Free Style Hops. The Bruce and their own NZ grown Cascade. Big notes of fresh citrus peel and tropical fruits stand out while finishing with some nice floral and subtle spruce notes to bring in those classic west coast vibes. Perfectly crisp and beautiful, this is a fun one to get excited about! “

The Alt-everse

In a different corner of the multiverse, alt-biers might be the style to brew. It is a bit of an odd duck fermentation wise which is part of the reason it is not often seen.

But Los Angeles Ale Works is here with their Alternate Universe Alt-Bier.

Here is the brewery description- “Originating from Düsseldorf, an Altbier is a traditional German beer fermented at lower temps with a cold aging longer than an ale but shorter than a lager. We went 100% German malt, adding a twist with an American Style dry hop of Simcoe and Cascade. The balance between hops and malt on this is incredible. Copper in color, fruity, light bodied with a crisp and bitter finish.”