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San Diego, California based AleSmith Brewing has expanded distribution to the state of Georgia. The brewery has signed a deal with United Distributors.
The launch lineup includes IPA, Orange X Pale Ale, Wee Heavy, Horny Devil, and their #1 selling Speedway Stout. AleSmith fans can expect seasonals and a few barrel-aged offerings in the near future.
AleSmith Brewing was founded in 1995. On their 20th anniversary, the brewery opening their new 100,000 square foot “2.0” location nearby. Georgia is the brewery’s first foray into the southeast.
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In 2014, San Diego based AleSmith Brewing is released San Diego Pale Ale .394, named for the late baseball great Tony Gwynn’s batting average at the end of the 1994 season.
In 2015 after Gwynn’s passing, AleSmith released Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394. This edition was big on American hops, weighing in at a much higher 9% alcohol by volume.
Staring this month, AleSmith Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394 is going into national distribution.
“Tony’s spirit and the friendship we developed while working together has brought the Gwynn and Zien families incredibly close. 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.” – Peter Zien, AleSmith CEO
Look for Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394 in 22 ounce bottles in AleSmith distribution territories starting this moth.
Style: Imperial Pale Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: July, 2017
Two southern California pioneers are teaming up this spring. Music and beer fuse in forthcoming Alesmith Sublime Mexican Lager.
Unless you’ve been living under rock, you’ve heard the musical stylings of SoCal’s Sublime, best known for the song “Santeria” and “What I Got”. 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the band’s debut album 40oz to Freedom? The duo is celebrating accordingly.
When you hail from Southern California and are celebrating an album called 40oz to Freedom, what do you brew? A Mexican-style lager. In 40 ounce bottles.
You don’t see a lot of “40s” in craft brewing. When Alesmith’s owner Peter Zien sat down with the band, he learned Sublime has an affinity for the Vienna-style lager (brewed heavily in Mexico, aka Mexican Lager). The style is very crisp and clean, finishing slightly sweet. A fitting style for sunny SoCal weather, or tailgating for a concert.
“It doesn’t taste like anything else. The flavor is great and it has a craft beer flare with a true Mexican lager taste. This is the one!” – Sublime co-founder Bud Gaugh. “
The 40 ounce bottles are a special release, sold as ticket pre-order on July 8th, on sale July 15th. The keg tapping party with include drummer Bud Gaugh, and DJ PRODUCT 1969c, who worked on Sublimes Robbin’ The Hood album.
Alesmith Sublime Mexican Lager will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft year-round starting in June, 2017.
Style: Vienna Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, 40oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut (40oz Bottles): July, 2017
Cans: August, 2017
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