After pouring it exclusivly on draft, Alesmith Brewing Co. has announced that it will finally be releasing Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout with Vietnamese coffee in bottles.
Originally produced for the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest in May, the variant of one of Alesmith’s most popular beers is produced by brewing traditional Vietnamese coffee, known as cà phê sữa đá, with a phin-style filter that gently percolates water through ground coffee. The beer was then aged in bourbon barrels for about a year before being put in 750ml bottles. The new release in the San Diego, Calif.-based 2014 Reserve Series is timed to coincide with San Diego Beer Week, which takes place from Nov. 7-16.
The bottles ($30) will go on sale at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 via BrownPaperTickets.com with a four bottle limit per person. The bottles must be picked up in person, and no proxies will be accepted.