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How I got Blacklisted for Mentioning Samuel Adams’ PR Company

Boxes.  So many boxes.  Box upon box full of beer arrive at my house and pile up in the front hall.  They come from brewers around the country who would like me to write about their beer for Today.com or FSR Magazine. I’ve been a little lax in keeping up lately, letting two weeks worth […]

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Sam Adams FINALLY Cans Their Beer: It Better Be Magical

Samuel Adams, long a pioneer in the craft beer world, recently announced that they are finally going to offer their beer in cans, starting early this summer with Boston Lager and Alpine Spring Summer Ale (oops! I had this wrong in the original post). Several excellent craft breweries have been producing exceptional canned beers for […]

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Q&A With Sam Adams 2011 LongShot Winners

For this week’s Today post, I explore whether or not Sam Adams kept intact the home brewed essence of the winning LongShot recipes when they ramped them up to an industrial scale. As part of preparing that article, I did email interviews with this year’s winners, but only used a few snippets in the actual […]

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Sam Adams Homebrew Contest Shows “Big” Doesn’t Have to Equal “Evil”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Boston Beer Company does an excellent job of providing a road map for up-and-coming craft breweries.  They got started brewing craft beer for the masses more than a decade earlier than the big names that caught the brewing bug in the late 90’s, and they’ve […]

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Sam Adams “The Vixen”: Trying Too Hard or Nailing It? (with Video)

. It looks like Sam Adams is trying to rekindle the romance with hardcore craft beer geeks with the release of their small batch series of beers.  Glancing at the labels, you wouldn’t guess that these are Sam Adams products, and I think that’s the whole point. When we discussed our “no-go” breweries here yesterday, […]

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Sam Adams is Banking That There’s Some Magic Left in Alan Newman’s Hat

Magic Hat founder Alan Newman has recently landed a pretty sweet gig with Jim Koch and Sam Adams.  Newman was forced out of Magic Hat 14 months ago after it was sold off to North American Breweries.  At that point, he decided to give up his beer career, write a business book and hit the […]

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Where Is the Weirdest Place You Have Found Craft Beer?

So where is the weirdest place you have found craft beer?  I have mentioned mine a couple of times here, but thought it deserved its own post.  I was coming back from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and really REALLY had to pee.  I was only 10 miles from my house, but this wasn’t going to wait, […]

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Photo: A Tree Drinks a Beer

This photo was taken by Sam Adams drinker Jeff Dodge after Hurricane Irene blew a tree over onto his recycling bin.  When the dust cleared, one bottle remained, impaled up to its shoulders into the trunk.  Say what you will about Sam Adams’ beers, but there’s no denying that they use quality bottles! I guess […]

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Beer Tasting: Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA Desconstructed 12 Pack

Sometimes experiments provide unexpected results.  Taoist monks set out to create an immortality pill and wound up creating gunpowder.  Scientists tried to create a drug to stop chest pain and wound up creating Viagra.  Sam Adams set out to showcase how individual hops affect the flavor of beer only to demonstrate that there’s a good […]

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TheStreet.com Announces Top 10 Beer Vacation Destinations, Loses Me after Number 2…

TheStreet.com released their Top 10 craft beer vacation destinations earlier this morning, and while some are slam dunks, others are head scratchers. Sure visiting Stone and Dogfish Head make sense (they have beaches!), but Pottsville, PA?  Also, The state of Wisconsin gets a nod, but Colorado is left out in the cold?! Wisconsin is a […]

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Beer Rumor: Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA Variety Pack Coming Soon. Say Hello to Beer School in a Box!

If you have ever doubted that the heart of a beer geek beats inside the chest of the Boston Beer Company, look no further than the Latitude 48 IPA Variety Pack that Sam Adams should be releasing in the coming weeks (or months – the 8 Ball is still fuzzy on this, but we’ve heard […]

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Guest Review: Sam Adams Infinium

We all have that crazy friend, the one that talks too loud at the bar and swears too much in front of our mom.  Well, this blog has such a friend, and his name is Daniel.  To quote “A Christmas Story,” Daniel works in profanity the way other artists work in oil or clay. And […]

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Three Courses of Beer for Thanksgiving Day

With Turkey Day right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about what beers you’ll be enjoying on the greatest feast day of the year. Instead of just focusing on what to serve alongside your turkey (or deep-fried turducken if you’re Don), let’s break it down to three distinct courses: Before Dinner, […]

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Sam Adams Infinium: The Champagne of Beers?

Update 1/3/11: Don’s review of Infinium – he loved it!  Click here to read Don’s Infinium review. Update 12/9/10: Our pal Daniel got his hands on some and put together an entertaining (and profane) review of Infinium.  Click here to read it. Update 12/3/10: I just called my local go-to beer stores, and they don’t […]

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Is Sam Adams Still a Craft Brewery?

Up until now, Don and I haven’t given Sam Adams a lot of thought.  That all changed recently when they were kind enough to provide us with brewer’s passes to this year’s GABF. I want to say up front that while we are grateful for their generosity, it’s not going to alter our opinions of […]

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