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Samuel Adams Crowd Craft Project

23 Jan

sam adams crowd craft project

Samuel Adams is looking to its fans to help create their next brew, giving Facebook users an opportunity to create their own beer with a fancy app that allows you to choose everything from the color and clarity to the flavor of the malt and hops.  Sam Adams simply says it will “take customers’ collective feedback and create a really great beer” so head on over the the Crowd Craft Project and create your ideal brew.  IPA anyone?

Yuengling Becomes Largest U.S. Owned Brewery

13 Jan

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America’s oldest brewery recently surpassed Boston Brewing Company to become the number one U.S. manufacturer of beer.  After the acquisition of Anheuser Busch by InBev in 2008, Boston Brewing took the number one spot due to its distribution across the entire nation.  But in 2011, Yuengling, based in Pottsville Pennsylvania, overtook the makers of Samuel Adams thanks to its expansion into Ohio.  Its beers can be found throughout the East coast with distribution stretching as far west as Tennessee and Alabama, though even with Yuengling’s limited reach, it outsold every other American beer manufacturer.

“It just floors me that so much of our beer industry is owned by foreign concerns,” said Dick Yuengling, the company’s fifth-generation owner. “We were not in any race to be the largest domestically owned brewer, but it’s a tremendous honor for us.”

It’s great to see American beer companies gaining ground and this is further proof that the days of Miller and Bud will soon be numbered.

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Sam Adams Brewer’s Choice Variety Pack

1 Jan

Brewers-Choice-12-pack

Samuel Adams is starting off the new year with one of the best 12 bottle variety packs available.  The Brewer’s Choice Variety Pack will be hitting shelves this month featuring 6 different Sam Adams brews.  Included are Boston Lager, Alpine Spring, Irish Red, Black Lager, Mighty Oak Ale and Whitewater IPA.  Three of the beers are new:  Alpine Spring, an unfiltered Helles lager; Mighty Oak Ale, an amber ale aged on oak chips; and Whitewater IPA, a Belgian-style Wit brewed with five hop varieties from Australia & the U.S. along with apricots, orange peel and coriander.  Mighty Oak is the winner of the 2011 Beer Lovers Choice Contest and is exclusive to this 12-pack.

Some Delicious Lagers and Pilsners

6 Dec

Lagers are the most consumed type of beer in America but unfortunately, that’s not for good reason.  Bud, Miller, and Coors have such a wide market penetration (and low prices) that they provide what is the default beer for nearly anyone at a bar or house party.  It’s really an unfortunate situation though considering there are many lagers and pilsners in the world that taste much better than what is produced by the big three.  These are often overlooked by craft beer drinkers probably due to the fact that when one does decide to branch out and drink good beer, he tends to try to get as far away from the old, watery standards he used to drink.  Below is a short list of some great craft pilsners and lagers to help you explore a less common branch of the craft beer world.

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Jim Koch on Competition in the Craft Beer Industry

30 Nov

Boston Beer's Jim Koch

Jim Koch of Boston Beer believes the craft beer industry will fail or succeed together

“As a craft brewer in America, after 27 years we’ve finally gotten to 1 percent market share, so my competition is not craft brewers because we’re all going to succeed or fail together. My real competition is ignorance and apathy. I’m about creating an appreciation of good beer, educating people about it and teaching them to treat it with respect. If I can do those things, I can succeed.” -Jim Koch

Read more here –> http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220792

Sam Adams Returns to its Craft Roots

29 Nov

Sam Adams lineup of 4 small batch brews

High ABV, specialty ingredients, and some experimentation describe these small-batch brews from Sam Adams

Sam Adams is a brewery that has taken a step beyond its microbrew beginnings and is sold nationwide in nearly every beer retailer from gas stations to your local bottle shop.  Still technically a craft brewery, it’s not the first brand to come to mind when thinking of specialty beers due to its rapid growth and fantastic success throughout the country.  With branding being ever more important when dealing not just with beer, but nationally recognized and widely available beer, Sam Adams decided to remind the craft beer drinkers of their roots and release a line of 4 small batch creations that are mysteriously absent from their website.

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