The year 2020 marks a major milestone for AleSmith as we celebrate 25 years of hand-forging our ales for the craft beer community. We were originally slated for a big festive year to commemorate the big TWO-FIVE, but like everyone else during the pandemic we were forced to pivot our plans and find an alternative, safe way to honor our brewery’s history.
In true quarantine style, we are excited to announce that we have put together a virtual celebration experience featuring a collection of six beers that honors AleSmith‘s past and present! Enjoy in the comforts of your own home and at your own pace! You’ll be able to share with your friends, family, or quaran-team, as we’re including full-sized portions of iconic brews and barrel-aged marvels from our illustrious beer portfolio. There’s plenty of beer in this experience to keep the celebration going for as long as you see fit!
Each beer in the celebration experience pairs with video content from a small variety of our Grand Crew members to guide you through tasting. Learn the history and stories of each beer and help us celebrate this brewing milestone! See video gallery to the right.
A quick rundown of each AleSmith 25th Anniversary Celebration Experience includes:
  • (1) 32oz Crowler of our special 25th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Blend (13% ABV). A blend of 2016 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout with 2019 Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout, Cacao Nibs, Almonds, and Mission Figs.
  • (1) 750ml bottle of Lost Prophet: Cocomon Edition (12.5% ABV). Imperial Stout aged in Maple Syrup Barrels with Coconut and Korintje Cinnamon.
  • (1) 750ml bottle of Old Numbskull (11% ABV). One of our most award-winning beers. American-style Barleywine Ale.
  • (2) 12oz bottles of Double IPA (8.5% ABV). Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with an abundance of hops.
  • (1) 22oz bottle of AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale (5.25% ABV). Truly a beer ahead of its time. More of a session IPA (before session IPAs officially existed) than your standard pale ale, bursting with bright citrus and teeming with hop-forward aromas.
  • (1) 22oz bottle of Anvil ESB (5.5% ABV). Extra Special Bitter. Drinks more like an amber ale and was once AleSmith‘s flagship beer.
  • (1) Commemorative 25th Anniversary Glass.
  • (1) Swag pack including koozies and stickers.
Celebration experiences are available for pickup at our Gift Shop, local home delivery within San Diego County, and shipping to residents within California and Nevada.

Haven’t purchased the celebration experience yet?  Don’t worry, it’s not too late.  Hit the button below to purchase and help celebrate 25 years of AleSmith!  Cheers!