AleSmith Brewing Co.’s newest variation of its most popular stout is named after the old railcar tracks that run around the brewery.
The beer is Boxcar Speedway Stout, a 13 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with Brazil Forestero cacao nibs, hatch and mulato chili peppers, a blend of Columbian and Burundi coffee locally roasted by Swell Coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans before being aged in bourbon barrels for one year. The stout uses uses the San Diego-based brewery’s year-round Speedway Stout (12 percent ABV) as its base, a beer that was first released in 2002.
Boxcar Speedway Stout was first released at TapRoom’s event on Feb. 25 to commemorate the San Diego-based company’s tenth anniversary, and will join more than 60 variants of Speedway Stout released since 2002, including Hammerhead Speedway Stout, Hawaiian Speedway Stout and Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout among others.
According to a post on AleSmith’s Instagram page, Boxcar Speedway Stout will be packaged in 12-ounce cans and is being released at the brewery on March 11 priced at $16 each with a limit of 12 cans per person.