BA Speedway Cask at Woodshop

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cquiroga
beers 371 º places 11 º 09:01 Thu 7/26/2012

FYI, to the folks who were there. . . The beer we had was the "Brewerís Blend" of BA Speedway Stout, meaning that it was barrel-aged and then a portion of straight Speedway was blended back in, to taste. And then it was cask-conditioned. And then we drank it. And then we beergasmed.

Hereís the listing:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/alesmith-speedway-stout-brewers-blend/151574/

Iíd give íer a 4.5-4.6, something like an 8/5/9/5/18-19.

 
reggiedunlop
beers 3648 º places 178 º 09:16 Thu 7/26/2012

Wow sounds awesome!

 
jhenry04
09:56 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by watson1977
Wow sounds awesome!


It was awesome.

 
cquiroga
beers 371 º places 11 º 09:59 Thu 7/26/2012

And oh yeah, by the way. . . I tried a "Randal 2.0"-type experiment of adding some fresh ground Panama Esmeralda Geisha coffee to a pour of the Speedway cask, then letting it cold-steep for about 10 minutes before drinking.



FUCKEN. INSANE.



Highly recommended. It makes for an expensive lilí cup oí joe/snifter of beer, but it was goddamn delicious. Gonna try again this weekend with a bottle of "regular" Speedway Stout.

 
3fourths
beers 9104 º places 1537 º 10:01 Thu 7/26/2012

good god that beer was divine. stouts like speedway just beg for the creaminess given by natural carbonation.

 
cquiroga
beers 371 º places 11 º 10:05 Thu 7/26/2012

Still available at Beacwhood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach as of closing time last night. Seriously contemplating heading down there for a pour or few.... Damn the hour+ drive each way.

 
IrishBoy
beers 4095 º places 113 º 12:14 Thu 7/26/2012

We had the BA Blend at the Firestone Int BF in June and it was great.

 
GT
beers 9982 º places 672 º 12:22 Thu 7/26/2012

Damn I thought it was just normal speedway so scrolled past doing my tick frenzy. Oh well, Iím probably moving to California soon anyway ;)

 
t0rin0
beers 75 º places 1516 º 12:30 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by GT2
Damn I thought it was just normal speedway so scrolled past doing my tick frenzy. Oh well, Iím probably moving to California soon anyway ;)


The one on the bus was yet another tick altogether. Brewers Blend with vietnamese coffee. Hopefully you got that one at least.

 
GT
beers 9982 º places 672 º 12:42 Thu 7/26/2012

Definitely had a few pours of that. :D

 
3fourths
beers 9104 º places 1537 º 13:18 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by GT2
Damn I thought it was just normal speedway so scrolled past doing my tick frenzy. Oh well, Iím probably moving to California soon anyway ;)


dude it *said* BA speedway, and on CASK motherfucka, isnít that enticing enough to make you grab a glass?

Iíll try almost anything on cask, there are times the texture is so astoundingly better than CO2 tap and bottle that itís worth forgetting the rates for a sec for the chance to try what may be an amazing version of a beer youíve had multiple times in the past.