Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Bronze Anniversary Ale & Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale to Celebrate 19th Anniversary

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San Francisco, CA - (June 16, 2016)

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with the release of two new beers at their San Francisco brewery and tap room. Bronze Anniversary Ale and Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale will be sold for the first time during Speakeasy’s 19th Anniversary Raise the Stakes Weekend, July 14-17. In addition to the new releases, the four-day celebration will feature rare beers, a cellar sale, firkin festival, a ticketed VIP session, live music, food, and more.

Bronze Anniversary Ale is a quaffable summer beer that’s bronze in color with balanced notes of roast chestnut, biscuit, lightly toasted bread, and orange zest. This draft only release is the first new beer created by Zambo, Speakeasy’s new director or brewing. The beer is 6% alcohol by volume with 24 IBUs. The malt bill includes Two Row, Biscuit, Carafa, English Amber, and Crystal Malt. The beer is low in bitterness, achieved using Magnum hops, with a touch of Cascade to produce a crisp clean citrusy finish.

Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale is one heavy hitter. It pounds the taste buds with a wide range of rich and complex flavors, including dried stone fruits, raisins, caramel, anise, toffee, and dark wheat bread. Twenty percent of the beer was aged in American bourbon barrels from 12 to 24 months, adding oak, whiskey, toasted coconut, and vanilla overtones. The beer is 10.5% alcohol by volume and contains just 19 IBUs. The recipe includes German Munich, Carafa Type 2, and European Crystal Malts, while German Magnum, Merkur, and American Chinook hops dial down the sweetness and add a touch of citrus to the warming finish. Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale will be available on draft and sold in 22oz bottles, exclusively in the Speakeasy Tap Room.
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Bronze Anniversary Ale will be served on Thursday, July 14. Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale will be available on draft and 22oz bottles Friday, July 15. Both release parties will take place in the brewery’s tap room and are part of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
19th Anniversary Raise the Stakes Weekend, July 14-17. Additional festivities include the seasonal release of Blind Tiger Imperial IPA, the Old Godfather VIP Session, an IPA Day, and firkin festival. Visit the Speakeasy websitefor more information about the brewery’s entire anniversary celebration.  

QUICK FACTS

Bronze Anniversary Ale

Style: American Bronze Ale
ABV: 6%
IBUs: 24
Color: 21 SRM
Grain: Two Row, English Amber & Crystal Malt, Biscuit, Carafa
Hops: Magnum, Cascade
Yeast: California Ale
Availability: July-September
Series: Perfect Crime Series
Formats: Draft only
Distribution: California and a limited number of states (TBD)

Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale

Style: Barrel-Aged Old Ale
ABV: 10.5%
IBUs: 19
Color: 22  SRM
Grain: German Munich, European Crystal Malts, Carafa 2
Hops: German Magnum & Merkur, Chinook
Barrels: American Bourbon (20% of blend with fresh beer)
Yeast: California Ale
Availability: July-September
Series: Infamous Series
Formats: Draft and 22oz bottles (Bottles sold only at Speakeasy’s Tap Room)
Distribution: California and a limited number of states (TBD)

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