Prohibition Ale is the first beer we bootlegged back in 1997. Anything but traditional and now a GABF winning brew (2013American 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.
|ABV 6.1% ABV
IBU 50 IBU
Malt Two Row Pale, CaraMunich, Crystal Malt
Hops Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Centennial
|For the carnivore: Prohibition Ale’s sweet, toasted and fruity profile will pair beautifully with fall-off-the-bone ribs or BBQ brisket. Try in place of red wine as the perfect companion for medium rare steak or roasted game.
Vegetarian: Prohibition is a fantastic match for fire-roasted tomato dishes or butternut squash.
Cheese pairing: A beer that is meant for cheese, try with an aged English cheddar or Spanish manchego.
|In a typically foggy San Francisco summer in 1997, Forest Gray and his cadre of bootleggers were inspired to bring their unique and exceptional beers from the underground to the masses.
Defiantly producing small batches of beer in a secret warehouse in San Franciscos long forgotten Butchertown District, Speakeasy quickly gained a loyal following with bold, complex beers and striking 1920s imagery.
From the brewerys humble beginnings delivering hand-filled kegs out of the back of a van, the company now boasts more than 30 distributors across the West Coast and major metropolitan markets across the country.
Starting with a single, iconic beer that immortalized the spirit of those who persevered when Americas taps ran dry a bold, hoppy amber ale known as Prohibition Ale Speakeasy now brews a wide array of acclaimed beers from sessionable pale ales to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts.
Big Daddy IPA, which would become Speakeasys kingpin and San Franciscos best-selling IPA, fully realized the brewerys passion for intense, in-your-face flavors that were still balanced and approachable.
2011 ushered in a new era in the brewerys historywith the launch of many exciting new beers, the opening of The Speakeasy Tap Room, a stunning package redesign and a major facilities expansion, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is poised to elevate the brand to national awareness.
From only four employees at the start to almost 40 now, Speakeasy has grown by leaps and bounds, yet still produce many of their beers on the original hand-cranked, steam-fired brewhouse that started it all.
The brewerys trademark eyesubiquitous and crypticbeckon you to join the Speakeasy revolution: no password required.