Speedway Stout Foil

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

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  1. Jimmys

    Jimmys Meyvn (1,476) Jan 5, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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. standardcherry

    standardcherry Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2011 Massachusetts

    It looks badass-er.
  3. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    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. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Because Speedway goes bad quickly like an IPA?

    Say it ain't so Joe!
  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

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

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Or maybe because he likes his coffee stouts fresh, or within the recommended aging period. Crazy thought, right?
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  7. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

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

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

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

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

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

    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.
  10. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    As a side note, I usually remove foil from bottles I plan to age.
  11. Jimmys

    Jimmys Meyvn (1,476) Jan 5, 2009 Pennsylvania

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

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,400) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Is it too much to ask to have bottled/canned on dating, regardless of the style?
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  13. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (41) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    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.
  14. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    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.
  15. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

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

    wvsabbath Meyvn (1,396) Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
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    Same with me, as does the summer yulesmith also.
  17. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    Bet it's to cut down on overhead.
  18. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

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

    mondegreen Devotee (423) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    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).
  20. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    It probably boils down to aesthetics.
  21. megamass

    megamass Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2008 New Jersey
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    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
  22. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,134) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Thats just science right there
  23. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    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.
  24. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 Colorado

    ...unless it was old, right?
  25. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

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

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (325) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    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).
  27. Dajtai007

    Dajtai007 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2009 Texas

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

    michaeljstraub Aspirant (294) Oct 6, 2012 Georgia
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    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
  29. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2012 Vermont

    you, sir. you.
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  30. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (325) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Awesome, thanks.
  31. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    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.
  32. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
    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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