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AleSmith Brewing Releases Two New Specialty Craft Beers


San Diego craft brewery releases two limited-edition beers. One beer pays tribute to Empire Street, the former street name of the brewery’s new location, and the other is an imaginative barrel-aged blend that will not soon be duplicated

San Diego, California (October 3, 2016) — AleSmith Brewing Company is releasing two new and never-before-seen craft beers – Barrel-Aged Noble Empire and Reforged XXI – as the award-winning brewery continues its 2016 specialty releases. Both beers are limited releases in 750-milliliter bottles and will be available for sale in the AleSmith gift shop while quantities last.
Barrel-Aged Noble Empire: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial English-style Porter

Noble Empire is a never-before-released beer that was brewed specifically to be aged in bourbon barrels as a limited release. This brawny, complex, imperial version of a traditional English-style porter was created as a tribute to Empire Street, the former street name of the brewery’s new location.

Noble Empire is rich with chocolate, caramel, coffee, and lightly roasty flavors that are perfectly balanced by the vanilla and oak of the barrel. The result: a smooth and delicately balanced beer that is full-bodied, chewy and intensely flavorful. This beer ages well for many years.

Reforged XXI: Bourbon, Red Wine, & Rum Barrel-Aged Ale

Every year AleSmith takes stock of the variety of oak barrels in its cellar to create a unique and superior blend anticipated by AleSmith fans everywhere. This year, AleSmith is releasing the second iteration in its Reforged barrel-blend series.

Reforged XXI is a precise blend of three of AleSmith’s rare barrel-aged offerings – rum barrel-aged Old Numbskull (Old Rumskull), red wine barrel-aged Quad, and bourbon barrel-aged Noble Empire Imperial Porter. This unique blend creates a full-bodied, complex beer with flavors of vanilla, oak, chocolate, plums and cherry that make it a perfect beer for holiday toasts and cozy celebrations. This beer ages well for many years.


Forged in 1995, AleSmith has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewing companies behind accolades that include medals won at prestigious national and international beer competitions, as well as being named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival in 2008. AleSmith is celebrating its 21st year in business and recently expanded, moving into a 105,500-square-foot, state-of- the-art brewery featuring a new 85-barrel brewing system that will allow the company to increase its production ten-fold. AleSmith’s line of acclaimed beers, which includes Speedway Stout, IPA, Nut Brown Ale and X Extra Pale Ale, is distributed in 24 U.S. states and six countries. Visit us at and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@AleSmithBrewing).

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