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AleSmith Decadence 2016 honors Anchor & a California style

Alesmith Decadence 2016

AleSmith Decadence 2016, a rotating style and birthday beer for the brewery is hitting shelves.

2005 was the first release of Alesmith Decadence, brewed to celebrate the first 10 years in business. Each year since, the brewers create their own special recipe for the celebratory release.

AleSmith Decadence 2016 is inspired by Anchor Brewing’s Steam Beer, dating back to 1971. The style is known elsewhere as a California common.

AleSmith created an imperial Cali common for the occasion. Keeping stylistically sound, the brewery fermented a lager at warmer ale temperatures. The process causes the yeast to different flavors than if fermented colder. Per the brewery, the resulting beer is “a combination of fruity, mineral-like flavors, borne from the lager yeast esters.” Interestingly, this is the only time AleSmith has ever brewed this beer.

AleSmith Decadence 2016 is available in 750 milliliter bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial California Common
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release. July-Oct
Debut: July, 2016

Distribution: CA, CO, CT, IL, MA, ME, MN, NC, NY, OH, OR, RI, VA, VT and WA

9.5% ABV

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