Urge Gastropub in San Diego, Calif. has a habit of celebrating its anniversaries in style.
This year, to commemorate its seventh year in business, Urge is releasing two different beers: Velvet Speedway 2017 from Alesmith Brewing Co. and Rest, its collaboration with The Bruery.
According to the brewpub, Velvet Speedway 2017 is a 13 percent ABV imperial stout conditioned on both Madagascar vanilla beans and locally roasted Jamaica Blue Mountain and Kopi Luwak Cold Brew from Mostra Coffee. In addition the beer was aged in three different types of barrels: 60-year old Spanish sherry barrels, 24-year old Central American rum barrels and 23-year old barrels that previously held Evan Williams bourbon.
Velvet Speedway debuted in 2015 for Urge’s fifth anniversary, but that version was a 12 percent ABV imperial stout aged in 23-year old barrels that previously held Evan Williams bourbon before blended with barrel-aged Jamaica Blue Mountain cold brew from Mostra Coffee and vanilla beans.
In addition, Urge will be releasing its collaboration with The Bruery named Rest, a 13.1 percent ABV “dark ale” aged in both bourbon barrels and wine barrels from California.
Tickets are available now on Brown Paper Tickets with a purchase limit of two bottles of Velvet Speedway 2017 ($37) and three bottles of Rest ($25.) Due to Urge not having a license for to-go sales, bottles will need to be picked up at its sister restaurant Brothers’ Provisions from July 28 until August 13. Proxies are also not allowed.