A Special Brew to Commemorate this Year’s Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon has been a cherished tradition in our hometown for well over a hundred years. It is a unique athletic event, open to athletes from all countries, backgrounds, genders, and beliefs. It is also a celebration of the city of Boston, as hundreds of thousands of spectators line the race route to cheer for the commitment, determination, and stamina of the participants.

This is our third year as a proud sponsor of the Boston Marathon, and for the third year in a row we are brewing a commemorative beer for the race – Boston 26.2 Brew – to toast the runners and spectators.

Last year, following the tragic events that took place on race day, we committed to donating all of the profits from the sale of the beer to The Greg Hill Foundation, which provided immediate support to survivors of the Boston Marathon tragedy and their families. This year, we are continuing our commitment and again will donate all profits from the sale of Boston 26.2 Brew to The Greg Hill Foundation for the ongoing needs of the survivors and their families.

This year is especially meaningful to me as we were able to host some of the families that had been impacted by the tragedy, at our brewery, to brew one of the first batches of Boston 26.2 Brew. It was truly an honor for us to all come together to brew this special beer and it was a fun and memorable day for everyone.

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We’re proud to be a part of the Boston community and know this this year will be the biggest and most meaningful marathon the city of Boston has ever seen. I look forward to raising a pint and celebrating the runners, spectators, and all Bostonians on this momentous day.

About The Commemorative Brew:

Boston 26.2 Brew is a Gose style beer, which offers a lighter body with a slightly lower alcohol level (4.5%) than many of our other styles, and is fitting for those either running in the race or cheering on their favorite runners on race day. The brew has light cereal notes from malted and unmalted wheat, rounded out by a spicy, peppery character with a soft mineral quality from a touch of salt.

The brew is available on draft now for a limited time and will be served at select bars and restaurants along the race course and in Boston (see below for a list of bars and restaurants). The special batch from our “Brew Day” will be available only at our Boston Brewery at a fundraising event on Wednesday, 3/26. RSVP here.

Where Boston 26.2 Brew is being poured:

29 SUDBURY – 29 HUDSON RD, SUDBURY MA

99 RESTAURANT & PUB – 29 AUSTIN ST, CHARLESTOWN MA

99 RESTAURANT & PUB – 121 VFW PKWY, REVERE MA

99 RESTAURANT & PUB – 59 NEWPORT AVE, QUINCY MA

99 RESTAURANT & PUB – 20 CUMMINGS ST, SOMERVILLE MA

ANTHEM – 101 S MARKET ST, BOSTON MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 11 ALLSTATE RD, DORCHESTER MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 2 ELM ST, WOBURN MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 200 HANCOCK ST, QUINCY MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 222 WASHINGTON ST, HUDSON MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 251 N MAIN ST, LEOMINSTER MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 381 CHESTNUT HILL AVE, BRIGHTON MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 680 SOUTHBRIDGE ST, AUBURN MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 70 WORCESTER PROVIDENCE TPKE, MILLBURY MA

APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR – 91 MEDWAY RD, MILFORD MA

BARLOWS – 241 A ST, BOSTON MA

BEANTOWN PUB – 100 TREMONT ST, BOSTON MA

BELLA LUNA MILKY WAY – 284 AMORY ST, BOSTON MA

BELL IN HAND – 45 UNION ST, BOSTON MA

BILLS HOUSE OF PIZZA – 753 BEACON ST, NEWTON CENTER MA

BILLS PIZZA – 14 MAIN ST, HOPKINTON MA

BREW CITY GRILL – 102 SHREWSBURY ST, WORCESTER MA

BREWERS COALIATION – 344 WALNUT ST, NEWTONVILLE MA

BRITISH BEER COMPANY – 120 WORCESTER RD, FRAMINGHAM MA

BRITISH BEER COMPANY – 85 PROVIDENCE HWY, EAST WALPOLE MA

BROWNSTONE – 111 DARTMOUTH ST, BOSTON MA

BUFFS PUB – 313 WASHINGTON ST, NEWTON MA

BULL FINCH PUB CHEERS BOSTON – 84 BEACON ST, BOSTON MA

CACTUS CLUB – 939 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN – 800 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

CAMBRIDGE COMMON – 1667 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, CAMBRIDGE MA

CARBONES RESTAURANT INC – 280 CEDAR ST, HOPKINTON MA

CENTRE DELI – 545 HIGH ST, DEDHAM MA

CHEERS OF BOSTON – 29 QUINCY MARKET BLDG, BOSTON MA

CHILIS GRILL & BAR #824 – 930 PROVIDENCE HWY, DEDHAM MA

CHRISTOPHERS – 1920 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, CAMBRIDGE MA

CITY SIDE AT THE CIRCLE – 1960 BEACON ST, BRIGHTON MA

CLERYS – 335 COLUMBUS AVE, BOSTON MA

CONOR LARKINS GRILL – 329 HUNTINGTON AVE, BOSTON MA

CORNELLS CLUB – 229 HAYDEN ROWE ST, HOPKINTON MA

CORNER PUB – 1 WUNION ST, ASHLAND MA

CORNWALLS – 654 BEACON ST, BOSTON MA

DANTES ART BAR – 5 CAMBRIDGE PKWY STE B, CAMBRIDGE MA

DARRYL S CORNER BAR – 604 COLUMBUS AVE, BOSTON MA

DILLONS – 951 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

DOCKSIDE – 229 CENTRE ST, MALDEN MA

DOYLES – 3484 WASHINGTON ST, JAMAICA PLAIN MA

DUCALI PIZZERIA – 289 CAUSEWAY ST, BOSTON MA

ELEPHANT & CASTLE – 161 DEVONSHIRE ST, BOSTON MA

ELEPHANT WALK – 900 BEACON ST, BOSTON MA

FOLEYS BACKSTREET GRILLE – 531 PEARL ST, STOUGHTON MA

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL – 200 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

GRUMPYS – 190 PULASKI BLVD, BELLINGHAM MA

HILL TAVERN – 228 CAMBRIDGE ST, BOSTON MA

HOLIDAY INN – 1200 BEACON ST, BROOKLINE MA

HOPS N SCOTCH BAR & GRILL – 1306 BEACON ST, BROOKLINE MA

HORESHOE PUB – 29 SOUTH ST, HUDSON MA

HYATT REGENCY – 575 MEMORIAL DR, CAMBRIDGE MA

JACOB WIRTH – 33 STUART ST, BOSTON MA

JASPERS SUMMER SHACK – 50 DALTON ST, BOSTON MA

JOCOS – 450 MOODY ST, WALTHAM MA

JOHN BREWERS TAVERN – 7 HIGHLAND AVE, MALDEN MA

KENNEDYS IRISH PUB – 247 MAPLE ST, MARLBOROUGH MA

KENS STEAK HOUSE – 95 WORCESTER RD, FRAMINGHAM MA

L STREET TAVERN – 658 E 8TH ST, BOSTON MA

LANES & GAMES – 195 CONCORD TPKE, CAMBRIDGE MA

LEWIS REST & GRILL INC – 92 CENTRAL ST, ORWOOD MA

LUCCA BACKBAY – 116 HUNTINGTON AVE, BOSTON MA

LUCKYS LOUNGE – 100 TERMINAL RD, BOSTON MA

M J OCONNORS – 27 COLUMBUS AVE, BOSTON MA

MARRIOTT HOTELS & RESORTS – 2 CAMBRIDGE CTR, CAMBRIDGE MA

MARRIOTT HOTELS & RESORTS – 110 HUNTINGTON AVE, BOSTON MA

MCCARTHY BROS – 9 MOULTON ST, CHARLESTOWN MA

MCGREEVEYS – 911 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

MICK MORGANS – 973 PROVIDENCE HWY, SHARON MA

MISSION BAR &B GRILLE – 724 HUNTINGTON AVE, BOSTON MA

MORSE TAVERN – 85 E CENTRAL ST, NATICK MA

MR DOOLEYS VILLAGE PUB – 9 DEPOT CT, COHASSET MA

NAPPER TANDYS – 1065 MAIN ST, WALPOLE MA

OHARAS – 1185 WALNUT ST, NEWTON HIGHLANDS MA

OLD TIMER RESTAURANT INC – 155 CHURCH ST, CLINTON MA

OLEARYS – 1010 BEACON ST, BROOKLINE MA

ORLEANS – 65 HOLLAND ST, SOMERVILLE MA

PARISH CAFE – 361 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

PARISH CAFE II – 493 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, BOSTON MA

PATRONS MEXICAN KITCHEN – 138 BRIGHTON AVE, ALLSTON MA

PEPERONCINIS PIZZARIA & G – 486 CONCORD ST, FRAMINGHAM MA

PORTERS BAR & GRILL – 173 PORTLAND ST, BOSTON MA

RATTLESNAKE BAR & GRILL – 384 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

ROCK N COAL PIZZA – 799 S MAIN ST, BELLINGHAM MA

ROGGIES – 356 CHESTNUT HILL AVE, BRIGHTON MA

SALVATORES – 225 NORTHERN AVE, BOSTON MA

SALVATORES – 55 HIGH ST, MEDFORD MA

SALVATORES – 555 WASHINGTON ST, BOSTON MA

SMITH & WOLLENSKY – 101 ARLINGTON ST, BOSTON MA

SMOKEY BONES BBQ #7612 – 301 TECHNOLOGY CENTER DR, STOUGHTON MA

STATS BAR & GRILLE – 77 DORCHESTER ST, BOSTON MA

STOUGHTON TOWN SPA – 1119 WASHINGTON ST, STOUGHTON MA

SUNSET CANTINA – 916 COMMONWEALTH AVE , BROOKLINE MA

SUNSET CANTINA – 916 COMMONWEALTH AVE, BOSTON MA

SUNSET GRILL & TAP – 130 BRIGHTON AVE, ALLSTON MA

SWEET CHEEKS – 1381 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

T J SPIRITS – 355 W UNION ST, ASHLAND MA

TASTY BURGER – 1305 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

TAVERN & WISH – 720 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, CAMBRIDGE MA

TAVERN IN THE SQUARE – 1 NEW ENGLAND EXECUTIVE PARK, BURLINGTON MA

TAVERN IN THE SQUARE – 1 SOUTH STATION, BOSTON MA

TAVERN IN THE SQUARE – 161 BRIGHTON AVE, ALLSTON MA

TAVERN IN THE SQUARE PORTER – 1815 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, CAMBRIDGE MA

TELEGRAPH HILL – 289 DORCHESTER ST, BOSTON MA

TENNIS & RACQUET CLUB – 927 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

TERRY OREILLY PUB – 45 UNION ST, NEWTON CENTER MA

THE 4 SPORTS PUB – 666 WAVERLY ST, FRAMINGHAM MA

THE ATLANTIC BEER GARDEN – 146 NORTHERN AVE, BOSTON, MA

THE BACK DECK INC – 10 WEST ST, BOSTON MA

THE BLACKSTONE GRILL – 15 UNION ST, BOSTON MA

THE CHICKEN BONE SALOON – 358 WAVERLY ST, FRAMINGHAM MA

THE FAIRMOUNT GRILLE – 81 FAIRMOUNT AVE, HYDE PARK MA

THE LAST SHOT – 559 WASHINGTON ST, STOUGHTON MA

THE POINT – 147 HANOVER ST, BOSTON MA

THE RAVENS NEST – 998 MAIN ST, WALPOLE MA

THE SKELLIG – 240 MOODY ST, WALTHAM MA

THE VAULT – 105 WATER ST, BOSTON MA

THE WHISKEY PRIEST – 150 NORTHERN AVE, BOSTON, MA

TWELVE FINE FOOD & SPIRITS – 191 MECHANIC ST, BELLINGHAM MA

UNION OYSTER HOUSE – 41 UNION ST, BOSTON MA

UNION ST – 107 UNION ST, NEWTON CENTER MA

UNO CHICAGO GRILL #201 – 731 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

UNO CHICAGO GRILL #209 – 1 BROOKLINE AVE, BOSTON MA

WARREN TAVERN – 2 PLEASANT ST, CHARLESTOWN MA

WATERFRONT CAFE – 452 COMMERCIAL ST, BOSTON MA

WAXY OCONNORS – 1 RAININ RD, WOBURN MA

WHISKEYS PUB – 885 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON MA

ZIOS QUATTRO – 22 SOUTH ST, HOPKINTON MA

  • neildomass

    Thirsty here in Western Mass.

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Sounds like a trip to Boston is in order!

  • http://FB Michael Wilson

    Can I order the special boston brew?

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Unfortunately it is only available at these accounts – sorry!

  • Mike Castro

    This should really be distributed over a larger geographical area. The Boston Marathon and Samuel Adams brewery reach far beyond the marathon course and deep into our souls!

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Hey Mike! For now it is only going to be available in Boston – sorry!

  • Linda B.

    Where can I buy a 2014 mug?

  • https://www.facebook.com/DanPicard Dan Picard

    bottle it…..one of your best!!!!

  • Matt Peacock

    I live in Connecticut, but formerly from the Boston area. I’d love to be able to pick up a case of this special brew in my local store, or if I needed to drive over the border into MA and purchase it.

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Hey Matt! Unfortunately we aren’t bottling this, you can only get it at the accounts listed.

  • Bryan Kunsman

    Where can I get the glass?

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      We will be giving away commemorative glassware at our fundraiser! You can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/samuel-adams-boston-262-brew-fundraising-event-tickets-10861784891

      • Bryan Kunsman

        I live in Cleveland, but will be running the marathon in April. If I pay for a ticket to the event, can I have the items shipped to me since I will not be able to make it next Wednesday?

        • Sam Adams Editorial Team

          Unfortunately we can’t – however, we will be selling a limited run of the 26.2 commemorative pint glasses in our e-store soon. Keep an eye out for that!

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  • Tony Jackman

    Can I order it?

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Unfortunately you cannot – sorry!

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  • http://thefairmountgrille.com Misook DesJardins

    Add The Fairmount Grille in Hyde Park Boston to that list!!

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Great! Added that.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/ashleypark11 Ashley Park

    I’m a marathoner and Sam-lover in PA and I would love to be able to get my hands on this brew! Obviously can’t make it to Boston next Wednesday, either. Anywhere else we can still contribute?

  • Greg

    Already looking forward to the pre and post race beers. For us out-of-towners, would it be possible for a map to be made showing all these locations? It’s only beer I want to drink Patriots’ weekend!

  • Brian

    Will 26.2 glasses be given to marathoners again this year?

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Yes! If you are unable to get a free one, we are selling them through our e-store: http://bit.ly/262BrewPintGlass

      • Ashley

        Do proceeds from the glasses go to one fund as well?

        • Sam Adams Editorial Team

          They do not – but all proceeds from the beer do go to The Greg Hill Foundation.

  • Rob

    Sam Adams,

    Thank you for supporting the Greg Hill foundation. The demand for this brew is clearly high, outside of the 25 mile radius which it is available. Wouldn’t it logical produce more? Everyone wins, especially the Greg Hill foundation…..

    Scratching my head in Rhode Island

  • Chris B.

    When does the 26.2 go on tap? At Miller’s now and its not tap….

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Should be on by now!

  • Nathan Verrilli

    Just had my first glass of 26.2 at Cityside on Beacon St. You guys have to bottle this by far the best Sam Adams product I have ever had, as well as one of the top gose styles I’ve ever tried. Please make this more widely available!

  • Joshua Pakstis

    Hi! Any chance that Joe’s American Bar and Grill on Newbury Street will be serving it? My sister and I are running and we are having our post-run celebration there.

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Not quite sure about that – sorry!

  • Carol

    Any idea when you may be selling the 26.2 glasses in your estore?

  • John

    If proceeds are going to charity, why can’t we order this from sams/ or get it at our local liquor store? More money would go to the charity! You should also have this at restaurants North of Boston in Chelmsford or Lowell, people of north of boston would’ve loved this!

  • Tracy

    Great idea, but should’ve spread it out to north of Boston, south of Boston, etc,

  • Ann

    Will the glass be available somewhere in Boston to purchase or is it only thru e-store

    • Sam Adams Editorial Team

      Only through the e-store

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  • Gene Lynch

    Awesome, Sam Adams! Great cause.

  • joe

    I am am here in Beantown, on my way to find some 26.2 i have the list of who is caring it! Sam Adams you are Boston Strong.

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  • Eric Reisner

    My wife and I just visited the Sam Adams brewery on Tuesday. Excellent tour! My wife ran in the marathon on Monday. We agree with the sentiment of so many others – 26.2 is one of if not the best brews you guys make. You really should bottle and distribute nationally. Longing for 26.2 from Washington State…..

  • Paul

    Any way of getting my hands on a 26.2 tap handle?