Alesmith & Alvarado Street Brewery Collaborate on Oso Under West Coast IPA

Alesmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Oso Under, a special collaboration project with Alvarado Street Brewery (Salinas, California), in early June 2021.

A beer that “melds the breweries’ distinct strengths” and centers around Australian and New Zealand hops, Oso Under is a West Coast-style India Pale Ale where “Galaxy hops are the star of the show with their passionfruit, citrus, and peach flavors and aromas, while Vic Secret hops, hailing from Victoria, Australia, tout tropical fruit, herbs, pine, clean pineapple and passionfruit. Nelson hops round out this beloved Aussie/New Zealand extravaganza with fruit-flavored accents.” Coming in at 7% ABV, Oso Under “is teeming with brightness, curbed by a dry finish.”

“We are very excited to work with J.C. and his team at Alvarado Street,” says Head Brewer and Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith, Ryan Crisp. “The beers they are producing are top notch and we’re delighted to collaborate on a beer that would truly be something special. We decided on a clean West Coast IPA with large amounts of Australian and New Zealand hops inspired by ours and J.C.’s roots to San Diego. The beer turned out excellent and we can’t wait for our fans to try it.”

“We’re thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with AleSmith,” says J.C. Hill, Co-Owner and Head Brewer of Alvarado Street Brewing. “I started my brewing career in San Diego and was heavily influenced by AleSmith IPA, X, both Yulesmiths and many other beers I was lucky enough to cut my teeth on over a decade ago. San Diego is very near and dear to my heart, having lived there for much of my 20’s, and the beer scene continues to be one of the best in the world.”

Oso Under is rolling out now and will be available only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in California and throughout the rest of Alesmith’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Oso Under from Alesmith Brewing Company & Alvarado Street Brewery

Release – Limited; early June 2021
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Vic Secret & Nelson
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://alesmith.com/find-our-beer/

AleSmith & Stone Brewing Collaborate on Dual Exposure Double IPA

AleSmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Dual Exposure, the brewery’s latest collaboration project with Stone Brewing (Escondido, California), in early February 2021.

The embodiment of “both breweries’ esteemed expertise in the double IPA game,” Dual Exposure is an “easy-drinking [Double India Pale Ale] infused with notes of hibiscus, orange and lime peel, all packed into a light-bodied brew brimming with tropical citrus and fruit from huge amounts of Citra, Strata, HBC 592 and Amarillo.” Coming in at 8.2% ABV, Dual Exposure has “citrus [flowing through the body . . ., melding hops with drinkability to yield a supremely covet-worthy beer to please the discerning masses while it lasts.”

“We were really excited to partner with Stone on a new brew for 2021, and Dual Exposure is the perfect way for both breweries to merge our skill sets and shared passion for beer,” says Ryan Crisp, Head Brewer/Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith. “The creative and collaborative process of developing recipes with their brew team is always an enjoyable experience that we look forward to. I mean, Stone and AleSmith working together – it doesn’t get any better!”

Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co-Founder, says, “I’ve been enjoying AleSmith beers since before I’ve been drinking Stone beers! This isn’t our first collaboration, but it might be our best. Our combined team of brewers brought their A-game loading up on the hops and refining this double IPA with hibiscus and lime peel for something really memorable. I have so much respect for the AleSmith team, and of course mad respect for our own team at Stone, so I’m super stoked for this dream team collaboration!”

Dual Exposure is available now and will hang around as long as supplies last during the month of February. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within AleSmith’s distribution territory and in the brewery’s online store. Prost!

Vital Information for Dual Exposure from AleSmith Brewing Company & Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; February 2021
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.2%
Featured Hops – Citra, Strata, HBC 592 & Amarillo
Added Ingredients – Hibiscus, orange & lime peel
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://alesmith.com/find-our-beer/

AleSmith Brewing Company Introduces Three New Year-Round Brews

AleSmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that Cloud Stream Hazy IPA, Limeberry Twist Gose Ale and Kickbackrelax IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round Lineup in February 2021.

Now that Dry January is out of the way (and kudos to all of you that stuck to your convictions and made it through), AleSmith has stepped forward to help beer drinkers experience “a brighter new year” with the following three new Year-Rounds that have been “expertly crafted to please discerning AleSmith aficionados everywhere” (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Cloud Stream Hazy IPA – This offering is so rich in its hazy content that it had to be “downloaded from the cloud.” Like a river of juiciness flowing from the heavens, this hazy IPA is packed with dazzling notes of red currant, passionfruit and mango, cradled by a full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel, and followed by a smooth and drinkable finish. The sure-fire favorite can be purchased in four-packs of 16-oz. cans and has a 6.9% ABV.
  • Limeberry Twist Gose – Beer-drinkers with a passion for pucker can get their hands on AleSmith’s Limeberry Twist – a gose ale characterized by its refreshingly sour, deliciously fruity flavors that accentuate the brightness of limes and soft raspberry sweetness, all artfully balanced by a pinch of sea salt. The year-round brew weighs in at 4.7% ABV and is available in six-packs of 12-oz. cans.
  • Kickbackrelax IPA – Just what the doctor ordered to unwind in 2021. This crisp and crushable IPA packs juicy notes of grapefruit, mango and coconut, all into a 120-calorie refreshment that’s light-bodied with a smooth finish. Clocking in at 4.2% ABV, this effervescent creation is sold in six-packs of 12-oz. cans.

“We’re excited to bring on a few new beers for 2021 to round out our current portfolio. We have been brewing test batches these past few months to perfect these recipes until we were happy with the final outcome. With the new lineup of year round beers, there is a style for every type of beer drinker.”

– Ryan Crisp, Head Brewer & Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith Brewing Company

Cloud Stream Hazy IPA, Limeberry Twist Gose and Kickbackrelax IPA will all begin hitting craft beer shelves and taps in February 2021. You can expect to find these new Year-Round offerings at select craft beer-focused establishments located in California and throughout the rest of AleSmith’s distribution area. Prost!

AleSmith Brewing Releases Speedway Stout Variant Nationwide for First Time

AleSmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Speedway Stout Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla in early January 2021.

Dropping as the first of four variants of AleSmith’s iconic Speedway Stout to be released nationwide in 2021, Speedway Stout Special Variant #1: Speedway Stout Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla (12% ABV) is “a signature edition of [Speedway Stout] infused with tons of Madagascar vanilla and a bold espresso blend, bestowing intense notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and dark fruit.” This release of Speedway Stout Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla marks “the first time the brewery distributes their canned Speedway variants on a national scale.”

Speedway Stout Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla is rolling out now and will be available through February 2021 (as long as supplies last). You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly establishments located in North Carolina, California and throughout the rest of AleSmith’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Speedway Stout Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla from AleSmith Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Speedway Stout Special Variant Series; January – February 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Added Ingredients – Espresso coffee & Madagascar vanilla
Fun Fact – “For those unfamiliar with AleSmith’s original Speedway Stout, it is best characterized by dominant chocolate and roasted malts supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee and caramel. A healthy dose of locally roasted coffee added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stout’s fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make it very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink, yielding the perfect canvas for Head Brewer Ryan Crisp and his team of creatives to produce unique blends and variants that exemplify what makes their imperial stout so beloved, while incorporating complexities that rev up the tasting experience.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

Alesmith Brewing Company Readies for Baseball Season with Release of Hazy .394

12ozCan_Mockup-Hazy.394_webAlesmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that Hazy .394, a Hazy San Diego-style Pale Ale that is a tribute to Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn, will return for a Seasonal Release in late April 2020.

Brewed in collaboration with the late, great Tony Gwynn to celebrate his Hall of Fame career – .394 is a nod to Gwynn’s career-high batting average – and the (hopeful) return of this year’s baseball season, Hazy .394 is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale that “showcases an intense hop aroma of tropical fruit and citrus.” Boasting “palate-pleasing characteristics” and an easy-drinking 6% ABV, Hazy .394 is a “guaranteed hit” that features “a more full-bodied and creamier pour than its predecessor,” the original San Diego Pale Ale .394.

“For this creation we combined the intense hop aromas of our hazy IPAs with the delightful smoothness of .394 Pale Ale,” AleSmith’s Head Brewer, Ryan Crisp says. “The result is an irresistibly hoppy and exceptionally drinkable Hazy Pale Ale that’s bursting with notes of juicy grapefruit and mango.”

Hazy .394 is rolling out now and will stick around through June 2020.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located within Alesmith Brewing Company’s distribution footprint in California, Arizona, Minnesota, Virginia, Ohio and Texas.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hazy .394 from Alesmith Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal; April – June 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 13
Fun Fact – “Similar to the fan-favorite San Diego Pale Ale .394, this beer pays tribute to Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn and the career-high batting average that he achieved with the Padres in ’94.”
Suggested Food Pairings – Hazy .394 “will pair just as easily with ballpark favorites as it will with a plateful of tri-tip.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://alesmith.com/beer-finder/

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