Wednesday, Jul 5, 17
Second Generation Tip-of-the-Cap to Tony Gwynn Keeps Memory of Baseball Legend Alive
SAN DIEGO (JULY 5, 2017) – San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. announces today its Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394 will be available nationwide beginning in July.
About Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394
In 2014, AleSmith released the original San Diego Pale Ale .394, named for the batting average at which the late Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres great and Hall of Famer, finished the 1994 season. AleSmith and Gwynn collaborated in the development of the beer, which Gwynn described as “light with a kick”.
The following year, after Gwynn’s passing, AleSmith paid homage to the legendary slugger by introducing a limited-edition imperial or double version available only in the San Diego market. The higher-octane interpretation, dubbed Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394, weighed in at 9.0% ABV packed into 22 oz. bottles adorned with Gwynn’s Hall of Fame signature.
Now, for the first time, Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394 will be available outside California. Like its predecessor, the imperial .394 is bursting with American hops, delivering a well-balanced palate of citrus, tropical fruit and pine notes.
“Tony’s spirit and the friendship we developed while working together has brought the Gwynn and Zien families incredibly close,” said Peter Zien, owner and CEO of AleSmith Brewing Co. “We hold the Tony Gwynn 5.5K run and walk annually with proceeds benefitting the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation. Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394 is just one more way for us to keep the memory of our dear friend alive.”
AleSmith Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394, will be available at the AleSmith Brewing Co. tap room and on- and off-premise accounts across the U.S.
ABOUT ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY
Forged in 1995, AleSmith has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewers. Accolades have included numerous medals won at prestigious national and international beer competitions. The company was named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival in 2008. Today, AleSmith operates in a 105,500-square-foot, state-of- the-art brewery where it employs an 85-barrel brewing system to produce a range of world-class beers such as Speedway Stout, IPA, Nut Brown Ale, X Extra Pale Ale and San Diego Pale Ale .394. AleSmith beers are distributed in 26 U.S. states and eight countries. Visit us at www.alesmith.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AleSmithBrewing).