Summer ALEtails Using Rebel Grapefruit IPA

Rebel ResistanceWith the hottest days of the year upon us and IPA Day just around the corner, we felt now was the time to share a few simple, yet refreshing, ‘ALEtails’ you can make at home using our Rebel Grapefruit IPA! Rebel Grapefruit has been having a great summer as drinkers across the country have chimed in on their love for the real grapefruit juice and peel we brew into this beer. Even Men’s Health think it’s a great brew for the warm weather days!

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Looking for #RebelRaw?

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.

BOSTON

  • ATLAS LIQUORS -QUINCY 665 ADAMS ST QUINCY
  • AUBURNDALE DISCOUNT WINE – 2102 COMM AVE NEWTON
  • BELLE ISLE WINE&SPIRITS – 1144 SARATOGA STREET EAST BOSTON
  • BLANCHARD-REVERE INC. – 286 AM LEG HGWY REVERE
  • BLANCHARDS-ALLSTON INC. – 103 HARVARD AVE ALLSTON
  • BLANCHARDS-J P INC. – 741 CENTRE ST JAMAICA PLAIN
  • BLANCHARDS-W ROX INC. – 418 LAGRANGE ST WEST ROXBURY
  • BRADY’S PACKAGE STORE – 1516 COMMERCIAL ST WEYMOUTH
  • BROOKLINE LIQUOR – 1354 COMM AVE ALLSTON
  • CAMBRIDGE WINE & SPIRITS – 202 ALEWIFE BROOK PK CAMBRIDGE
  • CHARLESTOWN LIQUORS – 10 THOMPSON SQ CHARLESTOWN
  • CONTAN LIQUORS INC. – 115 ALEWIFE BROOK PK SOMERVILLE
  • CRAFT BEER CELLAR – 14 AUSTIN STREET NEWTONVILLE
  • CRAFT BEER CELLAR – 28 COMMERCIAL STREET BRAINTREE
  • CROWLEY’S LIQUORS – 152A BOSTON AVE SOMERVILLE
  • CURTIS LIQUOR-WEYMOUTH – 486 COLUMBIAN ST WEYMOUTH
  • D & L LIQUORS – 119-123 RIVER ST WALTHAM
  • DION & LEAHAN INC. – 856 LEXINGTON ST. WALTHAM
  • EAST BOSTON MALT – 216 BORDER ST EAST BOSTON
  • GARY’S LIQ – 655 VFW PKWY CHESTNUT HILL
  • GORDON LIQUORS – 599 MOODY ST WALTHAM
  • GORDONS FINE WINE & LIQ. – 31 AUSTIN ST NEWTON
  • GORDONS WALTHAM LIQ STORE – 894-898 MAIN STREET WALTHAM
  • GRANITE PACKAGE-WEYMOUTH – 622 MIDDLE ST WEYMOUTH
  • JERRYS LIQ STORE – 329 SOMERVILLE AVE SOMERVILLE
  • KAPPYS – 325 BENNETT HWY RTE MALDEN
  • LAND OF LIQUOR – 1164 NORTH SHORE RD REVERE
  • LIBERTY WINE AND SPIRITS – 238-300 GROVE ST BRAINTREE
  • LIQUOR LAND – 1033 MASSACHUSETTS AVE BOSTON
  • MACY’S – 1826 CENTRE ST WEST ROXBURY
  • MACY’S LIQUORS – 1093 LEXINGTON ST WALTHAM
  • MARTY’S BIG BUYS – 103 NORTH BEACON STREET ALLSTON
  • MARTY’S LIQUORS – 675 WASHINGTON ST NEWTON
  • PALUMBO’S – 419 HIGH-PLAIN ST WALPOLE
  • PARKINGWAY WINE INC – 600 MASS AVE CAMBRIDGE
  • PEMBERTON FARMS – 2225 MASS AVE CAMBRIDGE
  • SAMS PACKAGE – 262 MAIN ST WALPOLE
  • THE WINE CELLAR – 791 BROAD STREET WEYMOUTH

CHICAGO

  • Beer Temple – 3185 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
  • Binny’s
    • 3000 N. Clark Street
    • 1720 N. Marcey Street
    • 1132 S.  Jefferson Street
    • 213 W. Grand Avenue
  • Bottles and Cans – 4109 N Lincoln Ave
  • Capone’s Liquor & Food – 3678 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
  • Cardinal – 4905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
  • Crown Liquors – 2821 N Milwaukee Ave
  • Franklin Tap – 325 S Franklin Street
  • G N S Food & Liquor – 4092 N Broadway St, Chicago
  • Garfield’s – 1704 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
  • Grand & Western Armanetti Beverage – 515 N Western Ave, Chicago
  • High dive – 1938 w Chicago
  • Lion’s Head – 2251 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Monks Pub 203 – w lake street
  • PK’s Pantry – 6128 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
  • Rayan’s Liquors – 4553 N Clark St, Chicago
  • Rocking Horse – 2535 N Milwaukee Ave
  • Sarah Mart – 3601 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
  • Twisted Spoke – 501 N Ogden Ave
  • Uncork-It – 393 E Illinois St, Chicago
  • Vas Foremost – 2300 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

NEW YORK CITY

  • 120 BAY CAFÉ – 120 BAY STREET, STATEN ISLAND
  • 5TH AVENUE MARKET – 185 5TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • 69TH ST.BEER DIST- 55-13 69TH STREET,  MASPETH
  • 7-11 – 191 MIDDLETOWN ROAD, PEARL RIVER
  • 72 LUCKY LOTTO INC – 7201 3RD AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • ABC BEER CO – 96 AVENUE C GROUND FLOOR, NEW YORK
  • ARTS AND CRAFT BEER PARLOR – 26 WEST 8TH STREET, NEW YORK
  • B & B BEVERAGE – 212 02 41ST AVENUE, BAYSIDE
  • BAR BACON – 832 9TH AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • BEER CULTURE – 328 WEST 45TH STREET, NEW YORK
  • BEER HOUSE INC. – 87-06 ROCKAWAY BEACH BOULEVARD, ROCKAWAY BEACH
  • BEER TOWN & SODA INC – 135-26A CROSS BAY BOULEVARD, OZONE PARK
  • BEVERAGE DEPOT LTD – 166-01 NORTHERN BOULEVARD                , FLUSHING
  • BEVERAGE PLUS – 255-47 JERICHO TURNPIKE, FLORAL PARK
  • BONCHON – 957 2ND AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • BOOTLEG MANNINGS – 2629 FOREST AVENUE, STATEN ISLAND
  • BREWSKIS BAR & GRILL – 3718 EAST TREMONT AVENUE, BRONX
  • BROADWAY DIVE BAR – 2662 BROADWAY, NEW YORK
  • BROOKLYN HARVEST MARKET – 204 UNION AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • BROOKLYN HARVEST MARKET – 34 NORTH 6TH STREET UNIT A, BROOKLYN
  • BROWNSTONE BILLIARDS – 308-16 FLATBUSH AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • CAKE SHOP – 152 LUDLOW STREET, NEW YORK
  • CAROUSEL DISTR – 436 3RD AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • CHAMP BEVERAGE – 2248 HYLAN BLVD., STATEN ISLAND
  • CITY SWIGGERS  – 320 – EAST 86TH STREET, NEW YORK
  • CLINTON GOURMET CORP – 648 10TH AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • DON PEPI’S DELI – PENN STATION MAIN CONCOURSE, NEW YORK
  • EARL’S BEER & CHEESE – 1259 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • EARTH’S BASKETING – 599 4TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • EAST WEST GROC – 532 9TH AVE, NEW YORK
  • FINE FAIR – 175 CLINTON STREET, NEW YORK
  • FOOD CELLAR & COMPANY – 4-85 47TH RD, LONG ISLAND CITY
  • FULL CUP – 388 VAN DUZER STREET, STATEN ISLAND
  • GH FOOD – 750 MANHATTAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • GOOD BEER – 422 EAST 9TH STREET, NEW YORK
  • HANNY GULF – 202 E CENTRAL AVE, PEARL RIVER
  • HEIGHTS TAVERN – 3910 BROADWAY , NEW YORK
  • HILLSIDE BEER & SODA – 265-08 HILLSIDE AVENUE, FLORAL PARK
  • HOLIDAY BEVERAGES – 4569 AMBOY ROAD, STATEN ISLAND
  • JUDGE ROY BEAN – 38 WEST 56TH STREET, NEW YORK
  • LIBERTY TAVERN – 382-384 FOREST AVENUE, STATEN ISLAND
  • MALT & MOLD – 221 EAST BROADWAY, NEW YORK
  • MALT & MOLD – 362 2ND AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • MILE 17 – 1446 1ST AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • MILK AND HOPS – 63 EAST 9TH STREET, NEW YORK
  • MORTON WILLIAMS  – 130 BLEEKER STREET, NEW YORK
  • MS CONVENIENCE – 8610 4TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • NAVARRO GROCERY – 945 4TH AVE, BROOKLYN
  • NOBLE GRAINS NYC – 313 EAST 95TH STREET, NEW YORK
  • ORGANIC CONV. INC – 414 COURT STREET, BROOKLYN
  • ORGANIC GIRL ON 3RD INC – 9401 3RD AVENUE, BROOKLYN
  • PLAYHOUSE MARKET – 20 SOUTH BROADWAY, NYACK
  • SMITHFIELD HALL – 138 W 25TH STREET, NEW YORK
  • THE BEER CONNECTION  – 31-07B  STARR AVENUE, LONG ISLAND CITY
  • THE MALT HOUSE – 206 THOMPSON STREET, NEW YORK
  • THUNDER JACKSON – 169 BLEECKER ST, NEW YORK
  • TOP HOPS BEER SHOP – 94 ORCHARD STREET, NEW YORK
  • TRADEWISE SUPERMARKET – 1165 BROADWAY, BROOKLYN
  • TRI-BORO BEVERAGE DIST – 41-10 ASTORIA BLVD, ASTORIA
  • ULYSSES – 91-97 PEARL STREET, NEW YORK
  • URBAN BARLEY
  • VINTNER WINE MARKET – 671 9TH AVE, NEW YORK
  • WESTSIDE MARKET – 77 7TH AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • WESTSIDE MARKET – 84 3RD AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • WESTSIDE STOP ONE DELI – 700 AMSTERDAM AVENUE, NEW YORK
  • WHISKEY KITCHEN – 60 ROUTE 303, VALLEY COTTAGE
  • WHOLE FOODS MARKET
    • 95 EAST HOUSTON STREET, NEW YORK
    • 214 3RD STREET, BROOKLYN
    • 4 UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK
    • 10 COLUMBUS CIRCLE STE SC101A, NEW YORK
    • 270 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK
    • 1551 3RD AVENUE, NEW YORK
    • 226 EAST 57TH STREET, NEW YORK
    • 250 7TH AVENUE, NEW YORK
    • 808 B COLUMBUS AVE,  NEW YORK
  • ZAROS BAKE SHOP – 2 PENN PLAZA CONCOURSE LEVEL, NEW YORK
  • ZARO’S BREAD BASKET – E.43RD CORNER VANDERBILT, NEW YORK

WASHINGTON DCPHILADELPHIA
• 320 Market – 713 S Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA
• American Sardine Bar – 1800 Federal St, Philadelphia
• Arcadia Chios The Greeks – 239 Haverford Ave, Narberth PA
• Avani Inc Federal Beer – 1440 Federal St 42, Philadelphia PA
• B & B – 3670 Sawmill Rd, Doylestown PA
• Baileys Bar & Grille – 6914 Bristol Emilie Rd., Levittown PA
• Beer City Quakertown – 391 W Broad St, Quakertown PA
• Bell Beverage – 2809 S Front St, Philadelphia PA
• Bella Vista – 755 S 11th St, Philadelphia PA
• Bensalem Beer & Soda – 1919 Street Rd, Bensalem PA
• Big Top Roslyn – 1555 Easton Rd, Abington PA
• Blue Dog Family Tavern – 4275 County Line Rd., Chalfont PA
• Blue Dog Ii – 850 S Valley Forge Rd., Lansdale PA
• Boathouse – 113 Fayette St, Conshohocken PA
• Boccellas – 37 W Eagle Rd, Havertown PA
• Bottle Bar East – 1308 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA
• Bottles Packs & Growlers – 701 E Cathedral Rd, Philadelphia PA
• Bounds Beverages – 308 Easton Rd, Warrington PA
• Brew – 1900 S 15th St, Philadelphia PA
• Brewers Outlet – 7401 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA
• Bridgids – 726 N 24th St, Philadelphia PA
• Bru Craft & Wurst – 1318 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA
• Butcher And Barkeep – 712 Main St, Harleysville PA
• Candlewyck – 2551 Durham Rd, Buckingham PA
• Capones Restaurant – 224 W Germantown Pike, Norristown PA
• Cedar Point Bar & Restaurant – 2370 E Norris St, Philadelphia PA
• Cheu Noodle Bar – 255 S 10th St, Philadelphia PA
• City Taphouse – 3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA
• Cold Spring Beverages – 773 Durham Rd, Newtown PA
• Craft Ale House – 708 W Ridge Pike, Royersford PA
• Craft Beer Outlet – 9910 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA
• Dog & Bull Brew & Music – 810 Bristol Pike, Croydon PA
• East Falls Beverage – 4024 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia PA
• El Barrio – 1470 Buck Rd Village Shires Ce, Southampton PA
• Food And Friends – 1933 35 Spruce St, Philadelphia PA
• For Petes Sake – 900 S Front St, Philadelphia PA
• Frank A Smith Beverages – 180 Shoemaker Rd, Pottstown PA
• Franklin Beer Dist – 1837 Callowhill St, Philadelphia PA
• Frontier Saloon – 336 Kedron Ave, Folsom PA
• Global Beer Distributor – 1150 N American St, Philadelphia PA
• Grace Tavern – 2229 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia PA
• Guilianos Deli – 2202 Mount Carmel Ave, Glenside PA
• Hulmeville Inn – 4 Trenton Rd, Langhorne PA
• Iron Abbey – 680 N Easton Rd, Horsham PA
• Isacc Newtons – 18 S State St Rear, Newtown PA
• Javies Beverages – 4901 Umbria St, Philadelphia PA
• Kite & Key – 1836 42 Callowhill St, Philadelphia PA
• Kunda Beverage – 349 S Henderson Rd, King Of Prussia PA
• Latimer Deli – 255 S 15th St 257, Philadelphia PA
• Liones Pizzaria – 102 Wallace Ave, Downingtown PA
• Local 44 – 4333 Spruce St, Philadelphia PA
• Locust Deli – 236 S 21st St, Philadelphia PA
• Madira – 1252 S 21st St, Philadelphia PA
• Monde Market – 100 S 21st St, Philadelphia PA
• Monks Cafe – 264 S 16th St, Philadelphia PA
• Northeast Beer – 7317 Castor Ave, Philadelphia PA
• Old Nelson Food – 3020 Market St, Philadelphia PA
• Old Philly Ale House – 565 N 20th St, Philadelphia PA
• Parkway Corner Deli – 2200 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia PA
• Pasquallys – 202 43rd St, Philadelphia PA
• Phillys Steaks & Beer – 160 Bristol Oxford Valley Rd, Langhorne PA
• Pinocchios Family Restaurant – 131 E Baltimore Ave, Media PA
• Rinos Pizza – 327 E Lancaster Ave, Exton PA
• Rons Original Bar & Grill – 74 E Uwchlan Ave, Exton PA
• Rye Brew – 2816 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia PA
• South Philly Tap Room – 1509 Mifflin St, Philadelphia PA
• Spinnerstown Hotel – 2195 Spinnerstown Rd, Quakertown PA
• Springfield Beer Dist – 2206 Washington Ave, Philadelphia PA
• Station Tap House – 194 W Ashland St, Doylestown PA
• Steam Pub – 606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton PA
• Stones Fairmount Bev Ctr – 1701 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia PA
• Super Value Beverage Co – 625 Mearns Rd, Warminster PA
• The Beer Shoppe – 44 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore PA
• The Beer Store – 215 W Lancaster Ave, Malvern PA
• The Beer Store – 488 2nd St Pike, Southampton PA
• The Beer Yard – 218 E Lancaster Ave, Wayne PA
• The Bottle Shop – 1837 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia PA
• The Grey Lodge Pub – 6235 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA
• The Industry – 1401 Moyamensing, Philadelphia PA
• Thriftway #2497 – 2497 Aramingo Ave, Philadelphia PA
• Towamencin Beverage – 1555 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville PA
• Trenton Road Tavern – 1024 Trenton Rd, Levittown PA
• University City Dist – 4300 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA
• Varga – 941 Spruce St, Philadelphia PA
• Via Marconi Pizza Pub – 190 Forty Foot Rd, Hatfield PA
• Whole Foods Market – 821 Lancaster Ave, Wayne PA
• Whole Foods Market – 500 W Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting PA
• Whole Foods Market – 475 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills PA

  • ACE BEVERAGE – 3301 NEW MEXICO AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • BARREL HOUSE LIQUORS – 1341 14TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • BATCH 13 – 1724 14TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • BELL WINE & LIQUOR – 1821 M ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • BIER BARON HOTEL & TAVERN – 1523 22ND ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • CAIRO LIQUOR STORE – 1618 17TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • CALVERT WOODLEY LIQUORS – 4339 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • CHEVY CHASE WINE & SPIRIT – 5544 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • CIRCLE LIQUORS – 5501 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • CITY TAP HOUSE – 901 9TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • CLEVELAND PARK LIQUOR – 3423 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • CONNECTICUT AVENUE LIQUOR – 1529 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • DVINES – 3103 14TH ST N W, WASHINGTON DC
  • FADO IRISH PUB – 808 7TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • HARRIS TEETER #231 – 1631 KALORAMA RD NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • IRVING LIQUORS – 3100 MT PLEASANT STR NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • MAGRUDER LIQUOR – 5618 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • METRO LIQUORS – 1726 COLUMBIA RD NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • MODERN LIQUORS – 1200 9TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • MORRIS MILLER LIQUOR – 7804 ALASKA AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • NANNY O’BRIENS – 3319 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • NEW H WINE & SPIRITS – 914 H ST NE, WASHINGTON DC
  • OPEN DOOR MARKET – 2160 CALIFORNIA ST, WASHINGTON DC
  • ORANGE SPOON BUFFET – 1255 23RD ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • PREGO AGAIN – 1617 17TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • RIVERSIDE LIQUOR – 2123 E ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • RODMANS DISCOUNT DRUGS – 5100 WISCONSIN AVE NW STE B, WASHINGTON DC
  • SCHNEIDERS LIQUOR – 300 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE, WASHINGTON DC
  • SHAW HOWARD DELI – 1911 7TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • SHERRYS WINE & SPIRITS – 2315 CALVERT ST NW STE A, WASHINGTON DC
  • SMOKE & BARREL – 2471 18TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • STAPLES BEER & WINE – 1364 FLORIDA AVE NE, WASHINGTON DC
  • SUDHOUSE – 1340 U ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • TENLEY MINI MARKET – 4326 WISCONSIN AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • TENLEY WINE & LIQUORS – 4525 WISCONSIN AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • VAN NESS LIQUORS – 4201 CONNECTICUT AVENW, WASHINGTON DC
  • WHOLE FOODS MARKET
    • 1440 P ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
    • 2201 I ST NW, WASHINGTON DC
    • 2323 WISCONSIN AVE NW, WASHINGTON DC
  • YES ORGANIC MARKET – 2123 14th St. NW, DC

LongShot American Homebrew Contest: Introducing Teresa’s Pineapple IPA

teresa longshot IPAWe received nearly a thousand entries for our 2013 LongShot American Homebrew Contest, and this month, we’re excited to release the LongShot Variety 6-pack with the winning brews!

Each year, one of the three winning Longshot beers comes from a Samuel Adams employee. We had a chance to chat with this year’s winning Samuel Adams employeee homebrewer, Teresa Bury, to learn more about her Pineapple India Pale Ale.

Q: What do you do at Samuel Adams?

A:  I work on our Brewery Operations team and help make sure the brewery runs smoothly  and to make sure we brew  the right amount of beer so we have enough for all our drinkers!

I left my previous job at the age of 42 to pursue my passion for beer and it has been one my best choices I’ve made! It is very feasible to pursue your passion and to find a job that encompasses that passion.

Q: How long have you been a homebrewer? Do you have a particular style that is your go-to homebrew?

A: I have been homebrewing for about four years. I love to drink beer, but I really wanted to get into the process of making beer to help gain a deeper understanding of the brewing process – how it works, the ingredients, etc.

In terms of favorite beer styles, I’m a hop head and I love IPAs, especially when they’re brewed with west coast hops. For one of my most recent batches, I brewed a coconut IPA.  One of my favorite Samuel Adams IPAs is Latitude 48.

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New from the Nano-Brewery: Roggen Wolf

We’re excited for you self-proclaimed “hop-heads” and IPA lovers out there to check out our newest IPA Hopology pack, which features a wide range of IPAs. Each beer in this pack brings something different to the table, and we are trying something new with our most recent addition: Roggen Wolf, a Rye IPA.

A beer is  a “rye” beer when rye is substituted for some portion of the malted barley. It was common to use rye in beers in Germany until the 15th Century when a series of bad crops caused a big shortage of rye. When this happened, rye was only allowed to be used for baking bread. The practice of using rye in beers has since made a resurgence in Germany and in American craft brewing.

We caught up with one of our brewers who works in our nano-brewery, Eryn Bottens, to talk about his first commercially available brew and to find out what it’s like to work in the Samuel Adams nano-brewery.

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Q: What is your role as a nano-brewer at Sam Adams?

A: I’m a brewer, and one of my jobs is to help create new beer recipes in the nano-brewery, which is located within our Boston brewery. We do all of our beer development and trial brews here.

The nano-brewery is essentially a mini brewery where we can be creative and innovative. Working on a small scale, we can do a lot of experimentation.

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Calling all Rebels!

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 11.27 editAfter countless test batches in our nanobrewery, we are ready to share Samuel Adams Rebel IPA with drinkers across the country!

What’s a nanobrewery? Think of it as our test kitchen, like where Jim Koch first brewed Boston Lager 30 years ago. Our nano, as we like to call it, is a small brewery system here in Boston where we can experiment and brew with any ingredients or techniques we think sound cool.  To put it in drinkers’ terms, each batch yields around 10 gallons, or 4 cases of beer, so we’re talking small batches here.

For Rebel IPA, our goal was to capture everything we love about West Coast style IPAs in a beer that isn’t going to knock you out with bitterness. It was really brewed for maximum hop aroma and flavor. After tasting more combinations of Pacific Northwest hops than you can imagine, we ended up with 5 of our favorites in the winning recipe. Each adds something unique to the brew:

Cascade: Citrus and grapefruit flavor with subtle floral balance

Simcoe®: Grapefruit peel and pine notes

Centennial: Citrus flavor with clean resinous notes

Chinook: American pine character with slight spice notes

Amarillo®: Orange, grapefruit and notes of tangerine and some sweetness

At 45 IBUs, Rebel IPA won’t scrape your tongue with bitterness. But at 6.5% ABV and with big citrus, grapefruit, and pine notes, there’s no mistaking this is a West Coast style IPA.

Rebel IPA is available on draft nationwide and will be available in bottles (6 and 12 packs) starting this week. Check out our Find a Sam page to find Rebel IPA near you.

We want to know what you think about this brew. Give us your feedback on our Facebook page or send a Tweet using the hashtag #RebelIPA!

A Science we Enjoy: Hop-ology

You may know that each year, Jim and our brewing team make a pilgrimage to Bavaria to hand select the hops that will be used in Boston Lager. However, our curiosity and obsession with hops doesn’t end there as we’ve been experimenting with many newer varieties of late which led us to explore new and different combinations of beer styles and regional hop varieties.

In 2011, we rolled out a limited-edition Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed pack.

Last year, we brewed a limited-edition Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed pack, which featured two beers each featuring one of the five varieties of hops (Hallertau Mittelfrueh from Germany; East Kent Goldings from England; and Ahtanum, Simcoe, and Zeus from Washington state’s Yakima Valley).  Tasting these 5 beers side by side was a great way to experience just how much impact different varieties of hops can have on the taste of a beer.

This year, we’ve taken that exploration in different direction. Our IPA Hop-ology variety pack is a hop lovers dream. Read More