(San Diego, CA) – AleSmith Brewing Company is announcing that it is making its celebrated Speedway Stout available in individual 16-ounce cans. Traditionally sold in 750ml bottles, the fan favorite imperial stout will make a debut in single-serving, all-black cans. This is the second canned beer in AleSmith’s line-up with AleSmith IPA cans released in 2016.
Chocolate and roasted malts are supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel in this modern imperial stout known for its pitch-black color. A healthy dose of artisan-roasted coffee added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors. Despite its intensity, AleSmith Speedway Stout’s fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make it smooth and extremely drinkable, earning it the maximum score of 100 on Ratebeer.com.
“Speedway Stout is a classic and has been one of our best-selling beers for more than a decade,” said Owner/CEO of AleSmith Brewing Company Peter Zien. “Enjoyed by many on tap or shared with friends from our 750ml bottles, we’re excited to bring that same intense chocolate, roasted malt ﬂavor, and dark appearance to single-serving cans. Speedway Stout fans can enjoy it in more locations more often.”
AleSmith Speedway Stout cans are available for purchase at the AleSmith Brewery tasting room and will be distributed to 21 states across the nation including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Washington – as well as in Denmark. The cans are expected to be on store shelves in mid-February in the U.S. and in mid-March in Denmark.
QUICK BEER FACTS – AleSmith Speedway Stout
Style: Russian Imperial Stout with coffee
Stats: 12% ABV, 70 IBU
Packaging: Draft, 750 milliliter-bottles and 16-ounce cans
Distribution: AZ, CA, CT, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, VT, WA and Denmark
ABOUT ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY
San Diego-based AleSmith has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewing companies, rated #1 brewery in the world on RateBeer.com (2013 and 2005), named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival (2008) and awarded numerous other medals at national and international competitions. Known for legendary craftsmanship and quality taste inspired by European classics, AleSmith started humbly in a small single-unit space in the commercial district of Miramar in 1995. Today it resides on a street named after it in a 105,000+-square-foot, state-of-the-art brewery with an 85-barrel brewing system and the area’s largest tasting room. AleSmith features 60 taps, an outdoor beer garden, event space and a museum honoring the late, great Baseball Hall of Famer and “Mr. Padre”, Tony Gwynn. AleSmith’s acclaimed beers. including Speedway Stout, IPA, Nut Brown Ale, .394 Pale Ale and X Extra Pale Ale, are distributed in 24 states in the U.S. and six countries. Visit us at www.alesmith.com. and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@AleSmithBrewing).
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