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Alesmith Special Releases?

Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by heatwaves, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. heatwaves

    heatwaves Savant (360) California Oct 17, 2009

    Anyone know if Alesmith is going to continue churning out their special releases this year? They've had a lot recently with BA SS, BA Wee Heavy, Kopi SS, BA Numbskull, BA Kopi and BA Decadence. Is this going to be a regular thing this year or are they done until next year? Anyone know?
  2. I know that it is much easier for them to do this since they added their new bottling line. I'm guessing you'll see another special release in late April at the latest.
  3. riko

    riko Savant (315) California Jan 18, 2008

    I was told they plan to do special releases pretty much every month. Vietnamese coffee Speedway is in the pipeline...
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  4. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    fuuuuu....I need to rethink my beer budget.
  5. Vanilla and BA Vanilla Speedway are hopefully coming down the pipes.
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  6. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (425) California Mar 13, 2009

    I am so fucked.
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  7. Good thing the Bruery no longer does allocations for the Reserve Society ;)
  8. Releases have been announced about once a month for the past few releases:

    Nov 2: BASS
    Dec 7: BA Wee Heavy
    Jan 14: BA Numskull and Kopi SS
    Feb 14: BA Decadence '11 and BA Kopi SS

    Looks like we have a couple more weeks before the next one.
  9. SageO

    SageO Savant (420) California Jul 13, 2010

    Might as well cut out the middle steps and ask my HR person to change my paychecks to say "Pay to the order of Peter Zien."
  10. How was the BA Wee Heavy? Saw some bottles of it in san diego when i was down there 2 weeks ago.
  11. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    I typically like it more than BA Speedway. I think it is amazing.
  12. I agree. I find it remarkable that they still have bottles for sale at the tasting room. I guess the Wee Heavy isn't a style for everybody.
  13. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) California Dec 10, 2011

    BA Wee Heavy also made a limited distro...saw it FS at KnB.
  14. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (425) California Mar 13, 2009

    If the latest version aged as well as previous, it's going to be a stellar beer. (though it's perfectly fine, fresh)
  15. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (465) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

  16. vacax

    vacax Advocate (640) California Jun 3, 2008

    I wish I could quit you, AleSmith
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  17. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    I was there last friday and saturday... they were not for sale.... or it wasnt posted.
  18. It depends on what you mean by "posted". You have to look at the bottles lined up for display. If you see the barrel aged Wee Heavy bottle sitting by the regular Wee Heavy bottle, it means that they are still selling it. I was there this Tuesday and it was still for sale.
  19. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Yeah, thought those were just display. I read the bottle list for sale... and there was nothing special on it. I actually asked about some that were ON the sale list and they said they were out. Then asked if anything else was for sale not on the list, they said no.
  20. If they ran out at the brewery, just head over to KNB in Del Cerro. They had cases of the stuff for sale when I was there a couple weeks ago. Can't imagine it was a big mover, but call ahead before going to be sure.
  21. Just bought 2 bottles BA wee heavy at the brewery 2 mins ago - they have it. So much for thinking I saved myself some money by skipping that online order...
  22. vacax

    vacax Advocate (640) California Jun 3, 2008

    BA Wee Heavy is great, I'd buy more if I wasn't so buying other AleSmith beer every month. And while I don't know what exactly is up their proverbial sleeve, I've been told the "healthy" rate of special releases will continue this year.
  23. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    I'm really pissed about this... i specifically asked two days in a row what they had for sale in bottles... anyone nice want to send me some? :)
  24. Were you there yesterday morning right when they opened up?