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Speedway Variations... availability and trade cost help?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by bsuedekum, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. bsuedekum

    bsuedekum Zealot (563) Aug 13, 2010 Missouri

    I love Alesmith Speedway and would like to try more of the 30 plus variations out there. Can some of you help shed some light on which growlers are available for trading in if any? And if anyone has traded them away or landed them would you mind sharing what it took? I've only had the regular and the BA Speedway so I'd be interested in most any of the other variations, if they're even available.

  2. AndresR

    AndresR Aspirant (224) Jul 19, 2009 California
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    Alsmith will put on Vietnamese Coffee Speedway on for growlers fills at the tasting room on occasion. That's about the only one for growlers fills avail in recent memory. The rest are taster only at special events. The glass is about $5-7 for the 32oz-er. And the fill is about $18, I think.

    They had some issues with the glass over a month ago. Something about them breaking as soon as they were filled completely. Not sure if this was resolved.

    Either way, good luck. The variations are pretty awesome.
  3. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    the fixed the growler issue
  4. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    When I last visited there in July was 3 different ones, I believe the Papua New Guinea version was available for a 32oz fill, but I'm not totally sure.
  5. SageO

    SageO Initiate (195) Jul 13, 2010 California
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    IIRC, only Vietnamese has been available for growler fills. And of course BA has been released in bottles (last run was $29/bottle after fees, 4 bottles per person, in-person only).
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  6. oteixeira

    oteixeira Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    God bless, 29 a bottle? Is that the most expensive of the brewery only? I felt paying 20 was a touch to much.
  7. SageO

    SageO Initiate (195) Jul 13, 2010 California
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    Heh, nope – BA Decadence was about $32 after fees. I think BA Wee Heavy also went for $29.
  8. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    I don't have much money, but I would pay $29 without thinking twice. That beer is so damn good!
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  9. oteixeira

    oteixeira Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Not saying I wouldn't pay it, just didn't know there was any that high. LOL
  10. Angst

    Angst Initiate (171) Nov 8, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    I was there the other week picking up some BASS. They had Vietnamese Speedway Stout but no growler fills :( I believe it was there last keg or something.
  11. marine1975

    marine1975 Disciple (369) Apr 27, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Anyone with any experience on how their growlers hold up? I got a Vietnamese Speedway in growler form from a very generous trade partner and was wondering if I should pop it asap or is it safe to let it sit for a few weeks? Thoughts?

  12. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    How was it filled first off? But seriously just drink it as Speedway is awesome, or if you want send it to me as I have never had Vietnam Speedway.
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