Food & Drink

How AleSmith's Speedway Stout Became the Most Coveted Beer in San Diego

Published On 09/20/2016 Published On 09/20/2016
"This guy was going to wait outside for 48 hours to get the first bottle."
Courtesy of AleSmith
They didn’t see any profits until 2009 -- 14 years after AleSmith first opened its doors.
Courtesy of AleSmith
It was 2011 when the release began to feel less like a friendly gathering of beer drinkers and more like a circus.
"This was among the first instances of ‘hired mule’ conduct I ever saw."
The day unfolded like some sort of wild, lucid, fever dream.
Courtesy of AleSmith