Our third Reserve Series release of 2013 will be Barrel Aged Grand Cru. This is the first time AleSmith has ever Barrel Aged Grand Cru and our first use of red wine barrels to age a beer. A little bit about Barrel Aged Grand Cru:Barrel Aged Grand Cru is our Belgian-Style Ale that has been matured in American and French oak red wine barrels for a year to add layers of complexity to its rich flavor profile of dark fruit and Belgian caramel malts. The oak and red wine flavors imparted by the barrel-aging process blend seamlessly with subtle hints of raisin, plum, and bittersweet chocolate from the beer!Starting Monday, April 22nd at Noon, you will be able to purchase up to three (3) bottles of Barrel Aged Grand Cru and your name will be registered (you will need to use your name for each bottle). Any duplicate sales to the same name will be voided! We want to make this as fair as possible and get as many bottles into our wonderful customer's hands!Please USE ONLY YOUR NAME TO PURCHASE THE BOTTLES. YOUR PURCHASE IS JUST FOR YOUR BOTTLES. YOU CANNOT PURCHASE BOTTLES UNDER SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME OR FOR SOMEONE ELSE. IF YOU BUY THEM, YOU MUST PICK THEM UP.Bottles can be picked up starting Sunday, April 28th in the AleSmith Tasting Room. Bottles can be retrieved during tasting room hours from Sunday, April 28th through Sunday, June 23rd (Tue/Wed/Thur: 2-8pm, Fri: 2-9pm, Sat: 11am-8pm & Sun: 11am-6pm.) Any bottles not retrieved by SUNDAY, JUNE 23RD will be surrendered back to the brewery (no exceptions).Please DO NOT PURCHASE BOTTLES UNLESS YOU ARE SURE YOU CAN MAKE IT TO THE BREWERY BY JUNE 23, 2013.Proxies will not be allowed for this release, you will need to show your proof of purchase (in the form of CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM BROWN PAPER TICKETS) and valid id to retrieve your bottles. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. This means you will NOT be able to pick up anyone else's bottles, and we will not release the bottles to you without a confirmation and valid id matching the name on the sale!Please ensure you only pick up bottles during the following dates/times: Tue/Wed/Thur: 2-8pm, Fri: 2-9pm, Sat: 11am-8pm & Sun: 11am-6pm. Please do not purchase bottles until you've read the terms and conditions listed on the sale page and can ensure you will be able to pick up your bottles by SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2013!To purchase tickets, please visit our Brown Paper Tickets sale page located here. The page will not go live until twenty four hours prior to the start of bottle sales! For more information about our release party celebration, see below.
Barrel Aged Grand Cru Release Party
Join us at AleSmith Brewing Company on Sunday, April 28th for our Barrel Aged Grand Cru release party (11am-6pm). The tasting room will be open from 11:00am-6:00pm and this will be your first day to pick up your previously purchased bottles of Barrel Aged Grand Cru (we will not have any bottles of Barrel Aged Grand Cru for sale in the tasting room), plus try the beer on tap alongside a variety of other special treats that we'll be pulling out for the day (including limited edition Barrel Aged Grand Cru shirts that will be for sale).The tasting room is open to the public and you don't need to purchase bottles to attend the party or visit the tasting room. We will also have at least one food truck on site serving up some delicious options to pair with your beers.Don't fret if you can't make the party, your bottles will be available for pickup starting Sunday, April 28th, and you have until Sunday, June 23rd to retrieve your previously purchased bottles.