Two months after it was originally scheduled to be sold, Alesmith Brewing Co.’s Double Barrel Speedway Stout is finally ready.
According to the San Diego-based brewery, Double Barrel Speedway Stout remains a 13 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with locally roasted coffee that has been aged in both “freshly used” bourbon barrels and Portuguese port barrels for an “extended aging period.” The stout was originally scheduled to be released on Aug. 19 as part of Alesmith’s 22nd anniversary celebration, but the brewery announced a delay in the release on Aug. 9 “to give this blend some extra time in the barrel to reach peak complexity.”
According to Alesmith, customers will be able to purchase up to two 750ml bottles of Double Barrel Speedway Stout ($35) starting at the brewery’s Eventbrite page on Oct. 16, with bottle pickups available at the brewery starting on Oct. 21. Customers will also be able to purchase the beer in person at the brewery starting on Oct. 14, although purchase limits have yet to be announced.
In addition, unlike the first time the beer was announced, proxies will be allowed, although each person will only be able to pick up bottles for two orders.