Holiday Cookies Baked with Winter Lager!

Winter Lager Pour ShotBaking cookies around the holidays is a Samuel Adams favorite among our brewers. And like all our favorite things, we take to it the only way we know how – by adding beer! While we know a thing or two about brewing, we tapped some real baking professionals for ideas on how to create this year’s batch of Samuel Adams Winter Lager cookies.

We’re excited to collaborate with LuLu’s Sweet Shoppe of Boston and Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices of Cincinnati – both proud participants in our Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program – to create our Winter Lager cookie recipe. While the recipe comes courtesy of Sandy Russo at LuLu’s Sweet Shoppe, Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices provided the spices we needed to add the holiday flavor.

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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.

According to John, Winter Lager adds a subtle spice that pairs nicely with the coriander while the warm winter spices of the beer add additional flavors to this traditional soup, making it an ideal go-to lunch option.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 bottle of Samuel Adams® Winter Lager (Find it here)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • Pinch of ground coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • One 28oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

Cooking Instructions:

  • In a frying pan, sauté 1 shallot, chopped, 1 carrot, chopped, and 1 celery stalk, chopped in 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter
  • Add a pinch crush red pepper flake and pinch ground coriander to sauté mix
  • After 5 minutes add 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • After 30 seconds, add ¾ bottle of Winter Lager, reduce to ¼ cup (about 8 minutes)
  • Add one 28 oz can of diced tomatoes and 1 cup of water
  • Puree with stick blender, then add 2 tbps sour cream and continue to puree
  • Let soup simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add salt and pepper to personal taste
  • Right before serving, add the remaining Winter Lager


The chef recommends pairing with a grilled cheese and another Sam Winter Lager.


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