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Speedway Stout Foil

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

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  1. Jimmys

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    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?
     
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    It looks badass-er.
     
  3. SeaOfShells

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    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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    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

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    Because Speedway goes bad quickly like an IPA?

    Say it ain't so Joe!
     
  6. evilc

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

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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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  8. SeaOfShells

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    Actually, it's so I know how old my bottle is (for cellaring). Don't be an ass.
     
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    You could always write the date you bought it on right on the bottle.
     
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    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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    As a side note, I usually remove foil from bottles I plan to age.
     
  12. Jimmys

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    How/where did you find that out?
     
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    Is it too much to ask to have bottled/canned on dating, regardless of the style?
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    I agree. Bottled on/canned on dates should be a requirement. Hell, I'll even take a best by date.
     
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    Same with me, as does the summer yulesmith also.
     
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    Bet it's to cut down on overhead.
     
  19. SeaOfShells

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    At least with Summer/Winter Yulesmith you can gauge how long they've been sitting there assuming they aren't last years batch.
     
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    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).
     
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    It probably boils down to aesthetics.
     
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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
     
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    Thats just science right there
     
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    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.
     
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    ...unless it was old, right?
     
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    Assuming it was fresh or within reasonable freshness period, I'd buy it more frequently than I do know.
     
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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).
     
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    BA Speedway Black Foil, Kopi dark grey foil.
     
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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
     
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    you, sir. you.
     
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    Awesome, thanks.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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