Rock & Roll Happy Hour With AleSmith

Running, Walking & Hopping in Honor of “Mr. Padre”

June 2, 2017

Long before there was a comic book-based movie released every week, San Diego had its very own superhero: Tony Gwynn. Known as “Mr. Padre,” Tony was a celebrated hall of famer, and one of the strongest and most consistent hitters in baseball. His devotion to coaching, his family and community was also nothing short of heroic. This Father’s Day weekend, put on your running shoes and get ready to round the bases during the 3rd annual AleSmith Brewing Company-Tony Gwynn 5.5 K Run/Walk. Don’t consider yourself an athlete? How about a craft beer enthusiast? The race begins and ends at the brewery itself AND you’ll stop by Mikkeller at the halfway point! Whether it takes you thirty minutes or an hour (or two…no worries), you’ll be able to reconstitute and recover with some tasty brews. Proceeds benefit the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing underprivileged children and young adults with opportunities for a healthier, happier future. See you there!

Joining us tonight is Lead Brewer/Brewery and Cellar Manager Anthony Chen who will fill us in on the event details—and bring along plenty of amazing AleSmith brews. Here’s what the batting lineup looks like.

  • .394 San Diego Pale Ale A few years ago, Tony and his family collaborated with AleSmith to brew up a special beer, a portion of whose sales would the TAG Foundation. Tony wanted a beer “light with a kick” (i.e., “full of hop character and light in body and color” in beer geek speak). This golden pale ale is named after Mr. Padre’s career-high batting average and has since become a huge seller here in his hometown. It’s no wonder why. The perfectly balanced slightly bitter, slightly sweet hop and malt profile is a real crowd pleaser and always gets a standing ovation from craft beer newbies and connoisseurs alike. 5.5% ABV
  • Thai Speedway Stout Holy Cow! Looks like Anthony is swinging for the fences rather than bunting! AleSmith brews one of the most celebrated imperial stouts in the world, and their special release versions are the thing of legend. brewed with coconut, ginger, lime, lemongrass, basil, & coffee, this is  no exception. 12% ABV
  • Barrel Aged Private Stock Ale 2016 We’re drinking last year’s version of this bourbon barrel-aged, Imperial English-style Ale, and great Caesar’s ghost, what incredible layers of flavor! if you missed the bottle release for this beauty (and the above Thai Speedway) find someone who didn’t and become their friend. Now! 12% ABV
  • Spezial Pils We made this our featured beer of the month back in April because it is just so darned incredibly crushable. Check out the blog, grab a six pack and head to the pool with an ice cold, coozie-jacketed can. 4.9% ABV
  • X-Extra Pale Ale Jeremy’s. Favorite. Beer. Ever. Get some and find out why. 5.25% ABV

Rock & Roll Happy Hour with AleSmith Brewing

An eveing of drinking with AleSmith Brewing Lead Brewer Anthony Chen