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SD Tap Room Collaborates With AleSmith Brewing Co For 10th Anniversary Beer – Boxcar Speedway Stout

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10th Anniversary Beer Fest & BoxCar Speedway Debut

Join SD Tap Room Sat. Feb 25th & Sun 26th as they celebrate a decade of serving up San Diego Craft Beer in their amazing community. The event will take place over two days in their restaurant and outside Beer Garden with over 100 specialty beers flowing throughout the venue. They will have multiple events during these two days including Pliny the Younger tapping, Boxcar Speedway can release, Swell & Mostra Coffee pouring some incredible coffee out back, giveaways and more! Facebook Event link HERE

BOXCAR Speedway Debut: A collaboration between TapRoom & AleSmith brewed to celebrate TapRoom’s 10 year Anniversary, Boxcar Speedway is an Imperial Stout Aged in Premium Bourbon Barrels for one year with Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Brazil Forastero Cocoa Nibs, Hatch & Mulato Chilis, and a unique blend of Columbian & Burundi Coffee locally roasted by Swell Coffee. SD Tap Room will be debuting this beer on draft and “box & can” form during the 2 days of their Anniversary. Cans will be for sale during the 2 days of the party for $16 + tax, no other fees, limit 2 per person. More details at the bottom of this page.

Pliny the Younger Tappings:
Saturday 2/25 10am
Sunday 2/26 10am
(no tickets necessary, first come first serve)

Tentative Draft List below:

BoxCar Barrel Aged Speedway

BoxCar Barrel Aged Speedway

Tentative Draft List:

AleSmith Barrel Aged Vietnamese Speedway
AleSmith Barrel-Aged Decadence ’14
AleSmith Hammerhead Speedway
AleSmith Chambord Speedway
AleSmith Coffee Cake Speedway
AleSmith 2016 Barrel Aged Old Numbskull
AleSmith 2015 Barrel Aged Old Ale
AleSmith Kona Speedway
AleSmith Mint Chocolate Speedway
Alesmith Mexican Speedway
AleSmith Hibiscus Horny Devil
AleSmith Reforged XX
AleSmith Reforged XXI
AleSmith BOXCAR Speedway
AleSmith BOXCAR Speedway (cask)
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Pluot
Almanac Tequila Barrel Noir
Amplified E11even 3xIPA
Avery Tweak
Ballast Point BA Rum Victory at Sea ’14
Ballast Point Rum Bourbon Victory @ Marlin
Ballast Point Sea Monster ’12
Belching Beaver Barrel Aged Horchata
Belching Beaver Ol’ Dirty Barrel
Belching Beaver Sour Batch #2
Belching Beaver TapRoom 9th Anniv!
Bottle Logic Byzantine Vision
Cascade Sang Royal 2015
Cascade Blueberry 2016
Cellar 3 Lustrous Frumento
Cellar 3 Noir Sauvage
Cellar 3 Sepia Frumento
Council BBA Pirate’s Breakfast Imperial Oatmeal Stout
De Garde Petit Blanc
Deschutes The Abyss
Firestone Walker Firestone 20th Anniversary
Firestone Walker Helldorado
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
Goose Island Halia
Goose Island Lolita
Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra
Karl Strauss 27th Anniversary
Karl Strauss Queen of Tarts
Karl Strauss Barrel Aged Tower 20
Karl Strauss Barrel-Aged Peanut Butter Cup
Karl Strauss Grand Marnier Wreck Alley
Karl Strauss Mouette a Trois ’12
Karl Strauss Sour Wreck Alley
Karl Strauss Wild Ride
Lost Abbey Angel’s Share (Bourbon)
Lost Abbey Angel’s Share (Bourbon) ’15
Lost Abbey Angel’s Share (Grand Cru)
Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme
Lost Abbey Deliverance
Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
Lost Abbey Madonna & Child
Lost Abbey My Black Parade
Lost Abbey Red Poppy
Lost Abbey Track #10
Lost Abbey Track #8
Mikkeller Fruit Face
Mikkeller Devil’s Triangle
Mikkeller Triple Connected
Modern Times Triton Project IPA
Modern Times Barrel-Aged Devil’s Teeth
New Belgium Eric’s Ale
New Belgium La Folie ’15
New Belgium Le Terroir
New English Barrel-Aged Zumbar
North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin
Noble AleWorks Naughty Sauce
Pizza Port Strong Ale Blend
Pizza Port Barrel-Aged Bacon & Eggs
Port Brewing Barrel-Aged Santa’s Little Helper
Port Brewing Older Viscosity ’14
Port Brewing Older Viscosity ’15
Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper ’12
Russian River Redemption
Russian River Happy Hops
Russian River Pliny the Younger
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Russian River Supplication
Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Biere de Garde
Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot w/ Ginger
Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal w/ currants
Stone Double Bastard Ale 2015
Stone Old Guardian Oak-Smoked ’13
Stone W00tstout 3.0
Stone W00tStout 4.0
The Bruery Mash & Vanilla
The Bruery Oude Tart
The Bruery Poterie
The Bruery Rueuze
The Bruery Sour in the Rye
The Bruery Melange #3 (2011)

BoxCar Purchase Details:

  • BoxCar cans (12oz cans with commemorative BoxCar Box) will be for sale during SD Tap Room Anniversary Party Feb 25 & Feb 26th, for $16 + tax, no other fees, limit 2 per person.
  • Due to ABC regulations, the can itself must be picked up here at AleSmith Brewing Company between Monday, February 27th and Friday, March 10th. Again, when you make your purchase at the Anniv party you will receive the commemorative box, you will then have until March 10th to get to AleSmith to pick up your BoxCar can.
  • You must bring the box and valid ID to AleSmith to redeem your can (the name of the person picking up at AleSmith must be the name of the person put down during purchase)

Other notes:

  • Due to the nature of the sale (not-online, limit 2 per person, etc. everyone that wants the beer should get it. Do not line up at 8am as this should be unnecessary. Come and enjoy the festivities!
  • We reserve the right to change limits to 1 per person if we think we will sell out before the end of day 2.
  • Any cans not picked up by Friday, March 10th will be surrendered back to SD TapRoom.

 

Why this beer is special:

The Coffee:
Swell Coffee Co. supplied us with a unique blend of ultra premium Columbian & Burundi coffees, designed to hold up to the strength of this beer, while imparting their own nuanced flavor characteristics.

25% Peaberry grade coffee from Kayanza, Burundi in Africa. Peaberry grade coffee is produced from a natural mutation of the bean inside the cherry, where only a single bean is present inside the cherry providing a denser, sweet, and flavorful coffee.
Tasting Notes: Peach & Butterscotch

75% Finca La Virgen de Oro from Antioquia, Columbia, this is a true Estate coffee meaning it’s beans are milled and packed at the farm, unlike any other Columbian coffee.
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Floral, Sweet Pepper, & Molasses.

The Chilies:
We used a blend of Hatch & Mulato chilies to further add to the complexity of this beer while contributing a touch of back end heat. The Hatch chilies provide a sweet earthiness, while the Mulato Chilies contribute notes of chocolate, cherry, & tobacco.

Cocoa Nibs & Vanilla Beans:
BoxCar was also aged on Brazil Forastero Cocoa Nibs and a healthy dose of Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla beans, which accentuate the sweeter, complex, whiskey character.

This beer has been a long time in the making and we are beyond excited to finally be able to share this project with you.

Cheers from the AleSmith and TapRoom team!