Craft Brewery Profile: Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams is pretty much synonymous with Boston craft brewery, if not craft brewery entirely. Is there any craft beer lover who doesn’t know of Jim Koch — the man who kicked off the microbrewery revolution by brewing Samuel Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen back in 1984 from his great great grandfather’s recipe?
What he didn’t know when he started was the phenomenon he would unleash, one that Samuel Adams still leads the way for. This brewery continues to crank out some of the most unique flavors and tastiest craft beers the world has ever known.
What’s on Tap?
Of course, you can always count on Samuel Adams’ signature Boston Lager, a full-flavored, amber-colored brew that is still the go-to choice for many a craft beer lover. But Samuel Adams has also become famous for its impressive array of seasonal beers. The summer selection includes:
- Summer Ale, a light and refreshing lemon wheat ale
- Hefeweizen, a golden, fruity and crisp brew
- Berliner Weisse, an ale that’s refreshing and effervescent
- And more
While you’re at the brewery, you may want to sample one of Samuel Adams Utopias — a brew that combines the best features of beer and sweet wine. This is a taste experience you won’t find at your local bar.
These beers have been aged for up to 22 years in the Boston Brewery barrels, adding flavors like honey, nutty oak, fig, chocolate, spice and raisin. With a selection of hops like Hallertau Mittelfruh, Spalt Spalter and English Goldings, and a touch of maple syrup, this is a beer taste sensation to savor.
Be Sure to Catch…
…one of the special events Samuel Adams puts on for its customers at the Boston Brewery. Recent events include “Brisket and Brews,” a celebration of the American Homebrewers Association with the opportunity to try the newest experimental Samuel Adams brews, and the “Brewing the American Dream Craft Beer & Food Experience,” a collaboration of Samuel Adams and five other breweries as well as five local chefs for some one-of-a-kind food and beer pairings to delight the palate.