SAM ADAMS PATRIOT HOMEBREW WINNER
Londonderry, New Hampshire homebrewer Jim Prucha has been named the winner of the fourth annual Samuel Adams Patriot Homebrew Contest. Prucha bested entrants from all six New England states. His winning brew, a Baltic Porter, will be served at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse in Gillette Stadium during the entire 2O11/2O12 Patriots football season. Prucha’s prize also includes the opportunity to brew his winning beer at the brewery with support from the Samuel Adams team of brewers. Prucha has been an active homebrewer for 13 years and is a member of the homebrew club Brew Free or Die based in New Hampshire. This marks the third year in a row that a member of Brew Free or Die has won the competition. Prucha’s Baltic Porter is a malty and smooth brew with sweet, dark fruit and chocolate notes. The final round of judging was hosted by Jim Koch and included notable beer tasters Mike Adams of WEEI-AM, Brian Bell and Wally Brine of WROR-FM, Kerry Byrne of the boston herald, Gail Ciampa of the providence journal, and Norman Miller of the metrowest daily news.