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Speedway Stout Foil

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jimmys, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. Jimmys

    Jimmys Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jan 5, 2009

    Does anyone know why AleSmith changed the color of foil for Speedway Stout from silver to grey/black? Any significance besides there being absolutely nothing significant about this?
  2. It looks badass-er.
  3. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    I noticed this too. I think they started doing it within the last few months. However, I would gladly give up all foil in exchange for a bottled on date.
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  4. Overlord

    Overlord Advocate (665) California Jun 28, 2007

    The silver foil contained a substance that, when heated sufficiently and ground to powder, could be used for the mass production of meth.

    Now I'm going to have to send Pinkman to find an acceptable substitute. Thanks a lot, Alesmith.
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  5. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Savant (315) California Dec 10, 2011

    Because Speedway goes bad quickly like an IPA?

    Say it ain't so Joe!
  6. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    The black foil bottles were aged in PvW 23 barrels.
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  7. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Or maybe because he likes his coffee stouts fresh, or within the recommended aging period. Crazy thought, right?
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  8. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Actually, it's so I know how old my bottle is (for cellaring). Don't be an ass.
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  9. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Savant (315) California Dec 10, 2011

    You could always write the date you bought it on right on the bottle.
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  10. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    Too bad the purchase date has absolutely nothing to do with the age of the beer :(

    Doesn't bother me though - I don't buy enough of it to be scientific about aging. I have a bottle or two in the basement for a special (or extremely blizzard-esque) night, and age is of no importance to me. I know that it's gonna be damn delicious beer no matter when I pour it.
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  11. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    As a side note, I usually remove foil from bottles I plan to age.
  12. Jimmys

    Jimmys Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jan 5, 2009

    How/where did you find that out?
  13. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Is it too much to ask to have bottled/canned on dating, regardless of the style?
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  14. zstef99

    zstef99 Aficionado (215) New York Dec 25, 2008

    Seriously. Their IPA is one of my favorites but I never buy it because the bottles don't seem to sell at my local shop and I'm pretty sure they're at least 6 months old already.
  15. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    I'm pretty sure he was goofing with you. BA Speedway is rare to begin with, and if was aged in PvW 23 barrels, it would reach legendary status. Also it wouldn't be sitting on the shelf.
  16. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    I agree. Bottled on/canned on dates should be a requirement. Hell, I'll even take a best by date.
  17. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Advocate (580) West Virginia Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Same with me, as does the summer yulesmith also.
  18. Bet it's to cut down on overhead.
  19. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    At least with Summer/Winter Yulesmith you can gauge how long they've been sitting there assuming they aren't last years batch.
  20. mondegreen

    mondegreen Savant (440) Georgia Nov 4, 2009

    Tried to buy summer Yulesmith on a road trip last summer (2012). Turns out it was a 2010 Yulesmith that had been sitting at room temp for two years. Glad I asked how old it was before I bought it (the store looked up the last delivery of Summer Yulesmith to give me the date).
  21. It probably boils down to aesthetics.
  22. megamass

    megamass Savant (395) New Jersey Oct 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    I know they put the bottle dates on the case. It would cool if the bottle shop selling them could put it on the bottle
  23. Thats just science right there
  24. Same here, their IPA is one of my favorite single IPA's if not my favorite and I always pass because of not being able to tell how old it is. If they put a date on the bottles or even a BB date, I'd buy it all the time.
  25. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Advocate (530) Colorado Nov 24, 2011

    ...unless it was old, right?
  26. Assuming it was fresh or within reasonable freshness period, I'd buy it more frequently than I do know.
  27. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (445) Illinois Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Sorry to re-hash this thread, just curious about something. I know Alesmith switched to black foil for the regular Speedway, but are they doing this with all versions now? Just traded for a BA and a Kopi and both had black foil. I know the BA is usually gold, so just double checking as they both were slightly ripped (probably my fault as they were tightly packaged from shipping and took a bit to unwrap).
  28. Dajtai007

    Dajtai007 Savant (445) Texas Jan 15, 2009

    BA Speedway Black Foil, Kopi dark grey foil.
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  29. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Savant (405) Georgia Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Noticed last night that my silver foil bottle had the words "Brewed with Ryan Brother's Coffee Beans". The black foil I have did not have any text below the label. So far that's the only difference I can find
  30. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Savant (340) Vermont Jun 21, 2012

    you, sir. you.
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  31. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (445) Illinois Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Awesome, thanks.
  32. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    It says the ryan brothers bit on the back now. I was a bit confused when I didn't see it on the front and thought I somehow grabbed something else. Luckily it tastes the same, I would have been sad.
  33. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    Going to bump this old thread with a question I already sort of know the answer to.

    If I received a bottle with silver wrapping in a trade, is it safe to assume then its from December 2012 or older?
    Also would like to point out that the bottles I received with black foil now have a date stamped on there.
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