San Francisco is home of many great craft breweries including Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. Brewing since 1997, Speakeasy’s first beer was a hoppy, amber ale, Prohibition, named to immortalize the spirit of those who persevered when America’s taps ran dry. We’ll be pouring 5 brews from Speakeasy on Tuesday evening, including Prohibition. See the detailed list below!
Joining us to provide great food to complement great Speakeasy beers will be the ConFusion Food Truck. Chefs Mateo Belzano and Robert Banaay were raised in the diverse and fast-paced culture of Southern California and strive to bridge the gap between their roots and their classically-trained cooking styles with their gourmet-inspired yet affordable cuisine, including: Dazed & ConFused Fries; Boss Hog Eggrolls; Bean, Cheese & Fries Burrito; and more! Visit their menu on their website for a preview of some of their offerings.
(descriptions from the Speakeasy website)
Style — Barrel-Aged Vintage Ale
ABV — 10.5%
Each Syndicate release is a unique blend of strong beers that have been aged in American spirits barrels for no less than twelve months. Syndicate No. 03 pours black as night with a golden brown head. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, oak, molasses, licorice, dark chocolate, and toffee, rise from the glass. Upon first sip, chocolate and coffee flavors continue to build, coalescing with raisins, dates, currants, a touch of black pepper, and tobacco. This beer is dessert, reminiscent of rum cake and tiramisu, but it’s not overly sweet. It’s balanced, creamy, and medium to full bodied.
Style – India Black Ale
ABV – 8.2% ABV
IBU – 70 IBU
Butchertown Black Ale celebrates the long forgotten neighborhood of San Francisco, Butchertown, where our brewery stands today. The nearby creek was once the home to over 16 slaughterhouses and was a thriving neighborhood till shipbuilding took over the waterfront in the 1930s run up to WWII.
This beer is a play on the senses: black as night, but with a deceivingly light body and a bold dry-hopping regiment more akin to an IPA. Butchertown pours black/brown with a thick, lasting toasted marshmallow head. It has aromas of pine, orange, tangerine, pink grapefruit, & light coffee. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, currants, and red wine come through before overturning to a malt depth intricacy of dark toasted bread, pumpernickel, subtle notes of dark fruits and hints of dark chocolate, tobacco and leather.
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5% ABV
IBU – 60 IBU
Big Daddy IPA is a hop-head’s delight, a generously dry-hopped yet surprisingly drinkable American-style India Pale Ale. Poured into a standard American pint glass, the beer is a golden straw color, with tight carbonation and a slightly off-white head that leaves a lovely lacing. The aroma is floral, fresh grass, pine needles, grapefruit, and some subtle notes of fresh bread.
Style – American Amber Ale
ABV – 6.1% ABV
IBU – 50 IBU
Prohibition Ale is the first beer we bootlegged back in 1997. Anything but traditional and now a GABF winning brew (2013–American Amber/Red Category), Prohibition pours a deep reddish amber hue, with a fluffy tan head that leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass. A lush, complex aroma teases the senses with juicy grapefruit, citrus, pine, spice and candied caramel malts. Mouth-feel is creamy, with a silky, medium body and modest carbonation.
Style – German Pilsner
ABV – 4.7% ABV
IBU – 32 IBU
Pop Gun is a delightful little Pilsner. Brewed using the finest German Pilsner malt, Pop Gun delivers a clean full body with hints of honey and malty sweetness. German Magnum, Hallertau, and Saphir hops balance the malt with a crisp bitter finish and infuse the aroma with tangerine, spice, and floral notes. This sharp refreshing beer wakes up the senses and emboldens the spirit. Enjoy Pop Gun on a warm summer day relaxing in the yard, or on a hike in the woods. Prost!