Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

San Francisco, CA

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Speakeasy Blind Tiger Imperial IPA

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers (San Francisco, CA) is celebrating 17 years of craft brewing in June, with a new release a big party.

On Saturday, June 28th Speakeasy will unveil Blind Tiger Imperial IPA, a brand new hoppy offering.

Attendees will receive a collectible anniversary glass with their ticket. A special “Godfather’s Club” ticket is available and provides exclusive access to the Prohibition Era-designed Speakeasy Tap Room, a poster and an elite lineup of beers available only to the Godfather’s Club.

Proceeds from the party benefits SF Made, an organization that supports locally manufacturing.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Arrival: June 28th, 2014

9.5% ABV

If you go: 

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
1195 Evans Ave., San Francisco, CA
1pm-6pm 

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Speakeasy Launches Blended Barrel Aged Series

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers (San Francisco, CA) is releasing a new, blended, barrel aged series called The Syndicate.

Each release will feature a blend of strong ales that have spend 9 months or longer aging in various American spirit barrels. For Syndicate No. 1, Brewmaster Kushal Hall made the blend in basically the the same way winemakers blend.

“This is certainly the most unique beer we’ve ever produced,” said Kushal Hall of the project. “There were so many factors to consider in the creation of this beer—the collective recipe writing, the brewing & fermentation of each of the component beers, the aging of each beer in the different types of bourbon barrels, and how the individual beers interacted with each barrel. We had to see how the the wood reacted with the beer and how the malts broke down and created new flavors.”

Syndicate No. 01 is a blend of six beers matured between 12-26 months in various bourbon barrels. The base beer was Old Godfather Barleywine (51%) which was aged for over two years. The rest of the blend breaks down like this –

The whole recipe looks like this:

  • Old Godfather (51%) Barleywine aged 26 months
  • Black Hand Volume 1 (15%) Imperial Stout aged 13 months
  • Two Minutes to Midnight (14%) Imperial Stout aged 12 months
  • Betrayal (11%)
  • Imperial Red aged 12 months
  • Double Daddy (5%) Imperial IPA aged 12 months
  • Payback (3%)
  • Robust Porter aged 18 months

Syndicate No. 1 will be available at the tap room on December 5th, 2013 at 3 pm, celebrating the repeal of prohibition. A handful of bottles will hit west coast retailers.

Style: American Strong Ale (Blended. Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: 12/5/13

10.5% ABV

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Speakeasy Ales to Prepares for Payback Series

San Francisco’s Speakeasy Ales & Lagers are ready to launch the first beer in their new Payback Series. The first of these limited edition brews is Payback Smoked Porter and will launch March 22nd 2013. Payback Smoked Porter uses cherrywood smoked malts with notes of chocolate and espresso.

Style: Smoked Porter
Availability: 18oz bottles
Arrival: coming soon

7.5% ABV 

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Speakeasy Betrayal Returns Early December

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers’s (San Francisco, CA) Limited Series features another red ale – Scarlett Rye Red Ale. Tack on another imperial red ale temptress – Betrayal Imperial Red Ale. Starting looking for it again around the 1st of December.  Also, look for Tallulah XPA to be added to the series in 2013.

Style: Imperial Red Ale
Availability: 22 oz bombers
Arrival: Second round? December, 2012

8.2% ABV

Read more: Speakeasy Limited Release Series

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New Artwork: Speakeasy Betrayal Imperial Red Ale

Speakeasy Betrayal Imperial Red Ale

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers’s (San Francisco, CA) Limited Series features another red ale – Scarlett Rye Red Ale. Tack on another imperial red ale temptress – Betrayal Imperial Red Ale. Double crossing? Treacherous? I’m sure she will be. Above is the new artwork for this pretty lady. Also, look for Tallulah XPA to be added to the series in 2013.

Deceiving, double crossing, and treacherous. Betrayal strikes a chord in the deepest shade of red. At first glance, she’s sweet and seductive, yet at the last sharp enough to curl your tongue. The allure of the dazzling caramel sweetness and scintillating aromatic hops in enchanting. 

Style: Imperial Red Ale
Availability: 22 oz bombers
Arrival: Second round? December, 2012

8.2% ABV

Read more: Speakeasy Limited Release Series

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Speakeasy Launching Tallulah XPA in 2013

Speakeasy Tallulah Extra Pale Ale

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will launch Tallulah Extra Pale Ale in early 2013.  The San Francisco based brewery dry hopped this beauty with Calypso, & El Dorado hops (like in New Belgium’s Red Hoptober).  Speakeasy just launched Scarlett Red Rye Ale.

Style: Pale Ale
Availability:  TBA
Arrival: 2013

?? ABV