SAMUEL ADAMS LONGSHOT VARIETY PACK
The winners of the Sam Adams American Homebrew Contest are being featured in a variety six-pack available this April. Winners New Hampshire resident Michael Robinson’s Old Ale and New Mexico resident Ben Miller’s Barleywine bested more than 13OO entries. The Old Ale is a malty English-style brew with notes of dried fruit, nut, and caramel. A slight bitterness balances the combination of five malts in this full bodied beer. Light brown with reddish highlights and good clarity, the ingredients of this English-style brew are all American with the exception of the yeast which is distinctively English. The Old Ale is 9% ABV. The Barleywine is a dark red, flavorful brew with rich plum undertones to complement its caramel malt flavor. A self-proclaimed “hop head”, Ben used several varieties of citrusy American hops in this beer, creating its resiny aroma followed by clean bitterness. The six-pack will also feature Employee Homebrew Winner Jeremy White’s Saison. White channeled his love of Belgian beers to create his Saison, a classic Belgian-style brew. The lighter-bodied beer is brewed with the Grains of Paradise spice. The peppery flavor is complemented by a slightly sweet aroma with hints of vanilla and citrus. The variety pack will include two bottles each of three winners and will be available in April for a suggested retail price of $9.99. Available from Atlas Distributing, Burke Distributing, Commercial Distributing, L. Knife & Son, and Merrimack Valley Distributing.