Charlie’s Review of AleSmith Speedway Stout
Having been in the beer and wine business for 17 years, it’s become increasingly rare for me to get the thrill one gets from finding a special bottle of beer or wine. If I want something, I basically just grab it off the shelf and take it home with me. I know many people that will use on line ordering for that rare bottle, but nothing has replaced the high I get from stumbling across that special bottle. Especially if it’s beer! No matter where I go, I do a little research and find the small, locally owned shop and try and spend a couple of minutes there, scouring the shelves looking for something that will make me squeal like a child on Christmas morning. Of course that’s what happened when I came across a bottle of AleSmith Speedway Stout. I’d read about it for some time and literally held my breath when I saw it on a shelf in North Canton, Ohio a little over a year ago, when visiting an aunt.
Now mind you, what may be a common and every day purchase for you, is an impossibility for others, even if you are in the business. I was gleeful when I saw it and held onto it for close to a year, waiting for the right time to come along and share that bad boy with good friends. The beer certainly lived up to my expectations. Rich, viscous, roasted, caramel, vanilla…lush, AMAZEBALLS in short.
If you’re a beer/wine fan, do yourself a favor when traveling. Seek out the little guy. You’ll never know what you’ll find that’ll make you squeal!