Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

AleSmith Brewing Company Barrel Aged Speedway Stout Release

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by jamex, Nov 5, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Aug 16, 2010 Nevada

    I'm pretty sure they made it clear they would not do that again for this release.
  2. Xul

    Xul May 18, 2008 California

    My friend got turned away when picking up BAD and was told to come back with his actual printout...thankfully he's local, but they were already partially enforcing the requirement for printouts on that release.
  3. Rocket80

    Rocket80 Nov 18, 2011 California

    Can anyone who picked up today confirm? I picked up by BAD by just flashing my iphone screen and it was no problem....would hate to incorrectly believe I can do the same with the BA speedway's and get rejected...
  4. baybassboy

    baybassboy Feb 23, 2011 California

    Befriend local BA's

  5. queens1130

    queens1130 Nov 21, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Just flashed my confirmation from BPT & picked up bottles just fine today, cheers!
    bigsippin likes this.
  6. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Nov 27, 2010 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    How's the release party? I forget which 4 variations they said they were going to pour (one was the Vanilla Coconut I think).
  7. AndresR

    AndresR Jul 19, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Nutella, BA, cold pressed mocha, and hot pressed Italian roast. Took 1min to get my flight. $9, flight only. Sep area in the back for the flight so you can get away from the crowd in the front. Bottle pick up on the side office.
  8. riko

    riko Jan 18, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Bottle pickup took two minutes. Easy peasy. Front bar had BASS on cask, Speedway on nitro, BA Nut Brown, Winter Yulesmith, small beer Yulesmith (so good), small beer Belgian, Speedway with Vietnamese coffee plus the usual lineup. All my tasters were served in Waterford crystal...
  9. redmagik99

    redmagik99 May 15, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    beers were awesome. plastic cups, pathetic.
  10. redmagik99

    redmagik99 May 15, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    they tried to prevent me from using the tray from the speedway flight to hold other beers. I was like, ITS A FUCKING TRAY. sometimes I question whether the beer is worth the trouble.
  11. Xul

    Xul May 18, 2008 California

    They probably had a limited supply of trays and wanted to keep them available for people doing the flight. People would've complained if they hadn't provided trays, now someone's complaining that they tried to prevent you from using it for other beers (although it sounds like they let you anyway).

    I'm sure brewery owners and employees often wonder if the extra things they do for special releases are worth the trouble, considering they'll just get bitched at for something or another.
  12. redmagik99

    redmagik99 May 15, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Nope, trays were not being reused, nor recycled.

    And it should be worth the trouble if they make more money than they would otherwise via these extra things. It may also be worth it if these extra things solidify and expand their customer base, which relates back to making money. To the first point, I'm sure they achieved their goal. To the second, not so sure.
  13. peteinSD

    peteinSD Apr 25, 2010 California

    tray rage. you've earned your level 2 beer geek card. congrats!
    domtronzero and grandmeaulnes like this.
  14. riko

    riko Jan 18, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Were too.
  15. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    100% they were reusing the trays. When I got a flight they asked me to bring back the tray when possible. When I brought the tray back the were very thankful.
  16. Sebowski

    Sebowski Jan 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    No fucking way. That's awesome. I was in there a few months back and told them I loved how they did so many different versions of Speedway, but I keep waiting for two particular ones I want to try: Nitro and Sans Coffee. They told me neither would ever happen.

    I hope it was good enough to repeat and I'll see it again.
  17. SageO

    SageO Jul 13, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Honestly, nitro didn’t really make much difference other than the mouthfeel within the first 5 minutes of consumption. BA cask on the other hand… holy crap.
    BdubleEdubleRUN likes this.
  18. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Jul 28, 2009 California

    The cask version was by far the best but maybe that's just because it was the only one I got in a glass???
    lulz plastic doesn't rustle my jimmies.
    queens1130, usofar, nanobrew and 2 others like this.
  19. ryno09

    ryno09 May 1, 2010 California

    BA cask was phenomenal. Kind of ruined the regular BA for me when I had it in the taster flight.
    BdubleEdubleRUN and LSUPT like this.
  20. womencantsail

    womencantsail May 25, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Showing the email on my phone was sufficient.

    They were re-using the trays.

    BA Nut Brown was good.
    LSUPT likes this.
  21. queens1130

    queens1130 Nov 21, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    damn it, how did i miss this! i was so focused on the flight

    side note: i'm pretty sure my gf was the only person to ever buy a 32oz growler & not fill it, she's apparently a sucker for glassware too lol
  22. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Apr 5, 2006 California

    BA Speedway on cask was fantastic. I want moar.
    ryno09 likes this.
  23. karink

    karink Nov 28, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Does anyone know how many bottles were released?
  24. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    Sorry to randomly ask here, but if anyone has more of this than they need (laugh with me, I get it) this is one of the bottles I've been wanting to try for a while now. I would be willing to trade some good midwest stuff, and make sure it's appropriately balanced. Back to your delicious barrel coffee stout madness, and pardon my interruption!
  25. nasty31

    nasty31 May 5, 2010 Indiana

  26. Devi0us

    Devi0us May 3, 2011 California

    I'm heading to SD for Thanksgiving, how do I go about obtaining a couple of bottles? I know the release was over a week ago, are there any bottles left at the Bruery? Get at me...

  27. SageO

    SageO Jul 13, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    You might want to read the first post... tickets came and went weeks ago.
  28. bugdoc

    bugdoc Apr 4, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    That, and I don't think the Bruery was ever likely to stock AleSmith BA Speedway...
    BrewtifulMind and luwak like this.
  29. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Why would the Bruery have bottles of this?
    BrewtifulMind and luwak like this.
  30. Sebowski

    Sebowski Jan 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Mos def.
  31. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa May 19, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    1) There was an on-line sale over a month ago held by Alesmith for BA Speedway Stout. It sold out in a day.

    2) Only way to get BASS now is via trade
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!