Sam Fan Recipes featuring Winter Lager

Happy Wednesday! As the temperature continues to drop here in New England, we wanted to pass along a quick and easy recipe that may hit the spot for the cooling temperature. From the kitchen of Sam Adams drinker John C. in Winchester, MA, here is a great tomato soup recipe that incorporates our winter seasonal, Samuel Adams® Winter Lager. You can find Winter Lager currently in the Winter Classics variety pack and standalone 6-pack, 12-pack and case.

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Sam Fan Recipes featuring Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Happy Friday (and National Drink Beer Day)! As we head into the weekend (looks to be a rainy one here in Boston) we wanted to pass along a baking recipe that may hit the spot for the cooling temperature. From the kitchen of Sam Adams drinker Steve C. of Gahanna, Ohio, here is a great pumpkin spice beer bread that features our Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale, which is currently available in the Harvest Collection variety pack and standalone 6-pack.

Have a recipe to share with fellow Sam Adams drinkers? Send us a note or leave your recipe in the comment section below!


Harvest Pumpkin Ale is available in the Harvest Collection variety pack and stand alone 6-pack.

  • 1 (12 0z) Bottle of Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale (find it here)
  • 3-1/2 C Self Rising Flour
  • 3 T Sugar
  • 1 T Brown Sugar
  • 1t Cinnamon
  • 1/2 t All Spice
  • 1/2 t Nutmeg
  • 1/2 C Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 T Butter, melted


Sift dry ingredients together, make a well in the flour, add the pumpkin and Harvest Pumpkin Ale. Stir until well mixed. Turn into a well greased loaf pan and bake at 375F for 40-45 min*. Remove from oven, brush with butter and return to oven for 10-15 min or til properly browned. Turn from pan to wire rack to cool.

* Feel free to enjoy a Harvest Pumpkin Ale while waiting! 

Sam Fan Recipes featuring Boston Lager & Tasman Red

Each week we receive a wide variety of awesome recipes from Sam fans that incorporate beer. As Jennifer has discussed before, cooking with beer can offer so many more complex flavors that can really make your dish standout (especially if you’re a beer lover). We recently came across a few side dishes featuring our flagship Boston Lager and Tasman Red from Sam Adams fan Dan Manca that we wanted to share for a variety reasons: they are quick and easy to prepare and they sound AWESOME! Take a look at the recipes below!

Got a recipe to share? Drop it on us in the comment section below!




  • 12oz Boston Lager
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 large white onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a large Dutch oven (or use a deep fryer if you have one). Slice onion into rings of desired thickness. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients in a large flat bottomed bowl. Add Boston Lager and stir to incorporate. Coat onion slices in batter and carefully place into hot oil. Cook on each side until desired brownness. Dry on a paper towel and enjoy!





  • 12 oz. Samuel Adams Tasman Red*
  • 2 large Idaho potatoes, sliced thin (for a “redder” experience use red potatoes)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ pound American cheese, sliced thin
  • ½ pound cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Breadcrumbs (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 400°. In a medium saucepan start heating the beer. Add American cheese slowly and allow it to melt. Sprinkle in cheddar cheese and allow to melt. Add milk until you get a creamy consistency. Salt and Pepper to taste. Line glass baking dish with overlapping potatoes, be sure to spread evenly to cover entire dish. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes. Bake at 400° for 1 hour (you may need to put a cookie sheet under your dish in case of cheese boiling over the edge). If desired, cover with breadcrumbs during the final 10 minutes of cooking.

This recipe is also great for fondue.

* Tasman Red can be replaced with Samuel Adams Irish Red for a different taste profile.


Sam Adams bottles do all their own stunts

Love when our Sam fans send along these cool videos. New Hampshire-based Bobcat NINJA uses a Bobcat E50 Excavator to (carefully) stack Samuel Adams beer bottles on top of each other. To further showoff their coolness, they top off their 2-bottle tower with a golf ball.

Don’t believe it? You can click in the upper right-hand corner during the video to see a second angle!

Amazingly, from what we read on, this trick was created in one take. We’ll cheers them for that! You can see more of Bobcat NINJA’s tricks on their YouTube page.

A big thank you to Michael T. for sharing this video on the Samuel Adams Facebook page this week.