Our brewers collaborated with Jeremy “Flounder” Lees, brewer and founder of Flounder Brewing Co., and his team on this dynamic new brew inspired by local produce. At 5.2% abv, the unique lager is brewed with Jersey Fresh® honey and Massachusetts cranberries to create a bright, tart flavor to complement a subtly sweet base with a soft, round finish. ► Read More
The idea to brew Bugs & Berries was really a collaboration between our team in Boston and Mikkel Borg Bjergsø from Mikkeller Brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Brewed exclusively for the 2016 Copenhagen Beer Celebration in Boston, MA, we teamed up to bring a one-of-a-kind beer to the festival for its inaugural year in the states. And what better way to celebrate a little bit of Copenhagen in the U.S. than to brew a beer that has ingredients from both countries in it.
Bugs & Berries was born from the idea of blending 2 beers made of 2 bugs (yeast strains) and 2 berries. Yeast and cherries from Frederiksdal Estate in Harpelunde, Denmark were shipped to Boston and used to make the first beer. The second beer was brewed using yeast from Walden, New York, and strawberries from a few select farms, including one local farm in Groton, MA. ► Read More
We’re blown away by the outpouring of gratitude for our military heroes from our recent launch of Pour One Forward. People from coast-to-coast are joining our retail partners in thanking the men and women of the US military for their dedication to protecting the soul of what makes America so special.
Since you’re asking, here’s a running list of places you can go to #PourOneForward and help transitioning veterans find their next professional passion through American Dream U. We’ll update the list regularly and if we’ve left out your favorite place to #PourOneForward, just let us know and we’ll add it to the list. Cheers! ► Read More
At Samuel Adams we show our gratitude to one another for a job well done with a cold beer and a heartfelt “thank you.” Starting today, we’re partnering with local bars and restaurants to salute our military friends who protect our freedom and independence every day through a program called Pour One Forward.
Between now and July 5, at participating locations, you can purchase two Samuel Adams Boston Lagers and leave one behind to be enjoyed by an active duty soldier or vet. You simply tell your server you’d like to “Pour One Forward” and he or she will give you a paper pint glass to write a note of thanks or special shout out to your favorite soldier or our military at large. Your server will hang it on the wall and when a soldier or vet comes in to that bar or restaurant, they can pull it down and exchange it for a cold pint of Boston Lager ► Read More
I’m psyched to let you know that we just brewed and canned our second batch of Rebel Raw Double IPA. We heard from drinkers who got their hands on the first batch that they really liked it. So, we brewed a little more and are sharing this batch with a few new beer-loving cities.
So, what do you need to know?
Rebel Raw has a 35-day shelf life – our shortest shelf life to date. If you find it, drink it immediately! Hops lose their flavor and aromatic character over time and we want IPA fans to enjoy this DIPA as fresh as possible in order to really experience its wide range of hop flavors and aromas. ► Read More
Patriots’ Day will always hold a special place in my heart – it was on that day in 1985 that I officially released the first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager. So whenever I see runners crossing the finish line on Marathon Monday, I’m reminded of my starting line 31 years ago.
As our city marks the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, and our fifth year as a proud partner, we’re excited to bring back our commemorative race beer – Boston 26.2 Brew. We brewed this year’s batch to help toast the runners, spectators, Bostonians and race volunteers of the 2016 Boston Marathon. ► Read More
Our brewers are really excited to announce that Rebel Raw, a big, hoppy double IPA with a 10% ABV and 100 IBUs, is now on shelves!
Rebel Raw is a limited release with a 35 day shelf life. IPA lovers can only find it in Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC.
We brewed with 6 lbs. of hops per barrel to create a huge hop character bursting with citrus, floral, spice, and resinous pine notes. Imagine burying your nose in a pile of fresh hop cones – that’s what you’ll experience when you sip Rebel Raw.
Because this is such an aggressively hop-forward brew, freshness is critical. Hop character diminishes over time, and we want IPA-lovers to enjoy this brew as fresh as possible in order to experience the optimal range of hop flavors and aromas.
So, if you find it, DRINK IT IMMEDIATELY to enjoy that fresh hop aroma and flavor. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
We’ll be live updating this post. So, keep checking back to see where you can find Rebel Raw on shelves near you.
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We are excited to announce the release of Samuel Adams Time Hop Porter™, a limited-edition hopped porter brewed in collaboration with San Diego based brewery, ChuckAlek Independent Brewers!
Husband and wife team at ChuckAlek, Grant Fraley and Marta Jankowski, are committed to their mission of making “Old School Beers for New School Palates.” ChuckAlek’s brewery is based just outside of San Diego and they recently announced their official plans to open a second location in San Diego to be called, ChuckAlek Biergarten!
It has truly been an awesome year for Grant and Marta as they were also selected as the recipients of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Brewing and Business Experienceship. As part of the program, the ChuckAlek team came to our Boston Brewery in May to receive coaching from the our Brewery team and collaborate with us on a beer – Time Hop Porter.
“We learned so much about business planning and moving our brewery forward in the few days we had with the Sam Adams team,” Marta said about her time spent in Boston. “The advice and mentoring is already having a positive impact on our business as we look toward opening our next tasting room. Our favorite part about the whole experience was developing the recipe for Time Hop Porter and brewing the collaboration beer at the Boston Brewery.” ► Read More
To celebrate IPA Day today, our brewers enlisted the help of the Culinary Institute of America to prove once and for all what the connection between the hop bitterness in India Pale Ale’s and the heat found in spicy foods.
I’m pleased to announce that the 2015 LongShot American Homebrew Contest, celebrating its 19th year, is now open! For those not familiar with our LongShot contest, this is a special competition we like to host here at Samuel Adams that looks to find and recognize some of the best homebrewers in the country. Each year we choose two amateur homebrewers and one Samuel Adams employee winner to have their beer brewed and distributed nationally. This year we’re introducing a new twist to the competition – we will select one winner from east of the Mississippi River and one from the west, to join the Samuel Adams employee winner in the final 6-pack.
Homebrewing is a big piece of the DNA that makes up our Samuel Adams team. Over 30 years ago I was just another homebrewer in my kitchen, constantly sanitizing equipment and tinkering with ingredients as I worked on my craft. After several batches made their way to the sink drain (happens to the best of us homebrewers), the first batch of our Samuel Adams Boston Lager was born in my kitchen and the rest is history. To this day much of our research and development for new brews are first created on brew systems that are not much different from what you’ll see in an avid homebrewer’s garage or basement. And I still look forward to each issue of Zymurgy. ► Read More
We’ve been experiencing (nearly) record snowfall here in Boston this winter, and we’re all ready for signs of spring. One of the momentous occasions that lets us know spring has finally arrived is the Boston Marathon, which has been celebrated on Patriot’s Day for more than 100 years.
This is especially meaningful for me because I had the official release of my first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager to the public on Patriots Day in 1985. About half of our first 25 bars were within three blocks of the finish line. So, the Marathon’s finish line was my starting line.
This is our fourth year as a proud sponsor of the Boston Marathon, and for the fourth year in a row we are brewing a commemorative beer for the race – Boston 26.2 Brew – to toast the runners and spectators.
Yesterday, we tapped the very first keg of Boston 26.2 Brew at Back Bay Social Club, a bar that shares an address with the race course. I was joined by Christopher Laudani, the bartender who inspired the city (and a lot of folks on the Internet) when he shoveled the Boston Marathon finish line during a blizzard on January 27th. We were also joined by Tom Grilk, Executive Director of The Boston Athletic Association. After seeing Chris’ dedication and passion, we knew we wanted him to help us celebrate the return of this very special beer.
We’re not releasing the Kraken, but it feels that way as we unleash one of our latest projects – the 2014 release of Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru.
“KMF,” as we fondly refer to this beer, is a unique Belgian ale, brewed and fermented with multiple micro-organisms found in our historic 150-year old Boston Brewery. The beer is then aged in Hungarian oak tuns in our Barrel Room for over a year.
Now, for the first time, we’re taking KMF on a mini coast-to-coast tour to share with drinkers like you starting this week in our hometown of Boston. ► Read More
We’re proud to join 69 brewers across 22 states to participate in this year’s edition of Ales for ALS! As part of the program, we brewed a specialty Ales for ALS beer (a hoppy pale ale) brewed with a special blend of hops donated by B.T. Loftus Ranches and Hopunion and designed by Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo, Bell’s Brewery’s John Mallet, and Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman. (Click here to learn more about this specialty hop blend).
To celebrate the launch of this limited brew, we will be hosting four Open Taps Nights at the Brewery during the month of August!
A $20 admission fee gets you entry into one of the four Open Taps Nights and includes: a full pint of the Ales for ALS brew, four beer samples, and a food truck meal pairing. All proceeds are being donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).
We will have a different food truck at each event. Here are the dates and who will be at each one:
Are you looking forward to the summer weather as much as us? Join us for a night out under the stars with Samuel Adams Brew & View.
We’re excited to be partnering with Food Should Taste Good, Life is Good, and Uber (who will be giving out codes for $20 vouchers for first time riders) to bring Samuel Adams Brew & View to 21 cities across the US.
So, what is Samuel Adams Brew & View? It’s a summer festival that brings together some of our favorite things:
Cold Samuel Adams beer – We’ll have Boston Lager and Summer Ale, and you’ll get to sample some specialty beers that you maybe haven’t had before.
Food trucks – We’re inviting favorite local food trucks to show off the best local food in select cities.
Lawn games – Who doesn’t love corn hole, giant jenga, and dunk tanks?
Live music – We’ll have some great local cover bands playing live.
And of course, a giant outdoor movie screen – We’ll settle in for the night for an outdoor HD screening of Wedding Crashers.
The event is free to attend, but space is limited, so click on the link below to reserve your spot. Remember, you must be 21+ to enjoy Sam Adams Brew & View.
So grab your lawn chairs, beach blankets, and friends and meet us at an event near you. For more details and tickets, check out samadamsbrewandview.com.
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.
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.
The Boston Beer Company is America’s leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers. Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams® craft beers using the time honored traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world’s finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of craft beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions in the last five years than any other craft beer brewery in the world.
The Boston Beer Company is America's leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers. Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams® craft beers using the time-honored, traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world's finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of craft beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions in the last five years than any other craft beer brewery in the world.