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Hello Badassbeer!
We are brewing in high gear as we wrap up the summer months and head into Pumpkinhead season. It’s hard to believe our annual Maine Pumpkinhead launch party is tomorrow! We’ll be spending the evening at the Stockhouse in Westbrook, ME with GOGO the card magician, enjoying live music on the deck and sipping on $3 pints of Pumpkinhead. If you can’t make it to Maine, keep your eyes peeled for Pumpkinhead Parties near you.

We are also excited to be bringing back two other fall favorites – Smashed Pumpkin and Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin. Both will be available at our brewery store and in select markets this fall.

New this season is our rye IPA, Little Horror of Hops, which will be hitting bars and package stores next month. Find more on this new addition below!


The Crew


Pumpkinhead is back for the season and we’re reminded of the variety of ways people like to spice up their Pumpkinhead.

While some like a shot of spiced rum and others prefer vanilla vodka, we opt for Pumpkinhead straight up in a pint rimmed with cinnamon sugar!

We have compiled all of the variations on the Pumpkinhead beer-tail for you to try. Let us know what you think!


The newest addition to the Shipyard line-up, Little Horror of Hops, is a hoppy Rye IPA balanced by a complex malt blend. The peppery spice notes and robust citrus hop flavor complement the dry hop finish.

You may recall this beer from its debut during Portland Beer Week last year. Well, now it’s back for the fall season.

This September find this hoppy beverage near you using our Beer Finder.


16 years running, the Trail to Ale remains Portland’s most beautiful road race!
Experience Portland’s waterfront trails in their most glorious season, then break-it down at the after-party, with beer, pizza, music, dancing and more.
All proceeds from the race go right back to Portland Trails and the green spaces that we all love. Race starts at 9 am, party starts as soon as you cross the finish line! Register today!


Shipyard Brewing Company | 86 Newbury St. | Portland, ME 04101 |

If you are looking for product near you don’t forget about our Beer Finder.
Still having trouble? Here is our 2015 distributor list.
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Sam Adams News Letter

Hey Badassbeer!

Here at Sam Adams, we’re already looking towards the fall – why wouldn’t we when August marks the beginning of OctoberFest season? While we might be entering the homestretch of summer, there’s still plenty of time to grab your friends, head outside and share a few cold Sam Adams. From pre-season tailgates to late summer cookouts, our fall brews are just right for enjoying during the last of summer’s warm days and the first of autumn’s brisk nights. And if you’re closing out the season by training for an upcoming Steinhoisting competition, be sure to have a cold OctoberFest on hand to help rehydrate. Prost!

Fall Variety Pack

There are some undeniable signs that autumn is in the air – the start of football, swapping shorts for pants, the thrill of baseball pennant races, and of course, fall beers. This year’s Fall Variety Pack is filled with some classics – Boston Lager, OctoberFest, and Harvest Pumpkin Ale – but also features Hoppy Red, a brand new style only available in this pack. Bring it with you to share with friends wherever fall takes you!

-Boston Lager: Amber Lager; Our original beer is full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish. 4.9% ABV

-OctoberFest: Marzen; Hearty and smooth, this deep amber brew uses a blend of rich malts for a roasty sweetness with hints of caramel. It’s everything we look forward to about the fall. 5.3% ABV

-Harvest Pumpkin Ale: Pumpkin Ale; Smooth, rich, and roasty with real pumpkin, roasted malts, and pumpkin pie spices. 5.7% ABV

-Hoppy Red: IPA; Amber, smooth, and resinous, this ale was inspired by our exploration of Australian hops. 5.7% ABV

Food Truck Festivals of America

Summer may be ending but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to join us at one of the upcoming Food Truck Festivals of America! We can’t think of a better way to maximize the last of the warm weather than to be outside enjoying delicious dishes from local food trucks and sipping cold Sam Adams beers. For more information, visit Food Truck Festivals of America website.

Upcoming Brewing the American Dream Events

Cheers to this year’s Brewing the American Dream Brewing and Business Experienceship winners Grant Farley and Marta Jankowska, owners of ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, on the opening of their new tasting room at their brewery in Ramona, CA.

We are excited to announce that Marta will also be representing the Brewing the American Dream program at the Pink Boots Society’s Beer Bratwurst & Beyond tour of the Bavarian Beer Trail in October. The nine-day tour will include visits to local breweries, restaurants, a beer festival, and other under-the-radar beer destinations. As part of the tour, Samuel Adams Director of Brewing, Jennifer Glanville, will lead a visit to a local hop farm to talk about hop growing and selection. There are still tickets available for anyone who is interested at Treasures of Europe Tours.

Upcoming Speed Coaching Events
Attend one of our upcoming Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching Events for nuts and bolts business advice from our employees! Through Samuel Adams Speed Coaching, small business owners in the food, beverage, and craft brewing industries can participate in up to six 20-minute high-impact coaching sessions in areas such as: sales and distribution, packaging, marketing, social media, and finance with coaches from Samuel Adams, local-area business experts, and Accion, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of small business capital and coaching.

To learn more, visit our website.

Chicago, IL – Brewer Specific Event – August 27, 2015, RSVP
Seattle, WA – September 17, 2015,
Washington D.C. – October 14, 2015,
Boston, MA – October 18, 2015,
New York, New York – November 16, 2015,
Austin, TX – November 18, 2015,

Pitch Room Wild Card Voting Is Live The finalists have been chosen! Vote now for the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Wild Card winner, providing the opportunity for entrepreneurs to receive a business grant and extended mentoring from Samuel Adams.

First brewed in 1810 for the Crown Prince’s 16-day wedding ceremony in Munich, Marzen style beers quickly became synonymous with Oktoberfest. Although most beers served at the modern-day celebration in Germany are lighter in color and body, our traditional brew blends a generous helping of hearty malts to create a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel and toffee. Bavarian Noble hops add a touch of floral hop complexity, and a slightly sweet finish makes OctoberFest the perfect segue match for the fall.

Check out our Find a Sam page to find OctoberFest near you.

Tailgating season is right around the corner – what better way to serve game time snacks than on a Sam Adams Engraved Football Cutting Board? Click here.

In our opinion, there is no better Samuel Adams experience than the one you get here at the Boston Brewery. Come learn about our history, the brewing process and, of course, taste some of our award winning beers.

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Join us for two of our favorite things, Samuel Adams OctoberFest and Chili, as we celebrate fall at our September Open House!

WHEN: Thursday, September 17th, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Samuel Adams Boston Brewery


Flight Night – Join us next Wednesday, August 26 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM for our last Flight Night of the summer. It’s your last chance of the season to create your own flight plan from our tap and growler beer list, ranging from experimental brews to our flagship Boston Lager and Seasonal styles. No RSVP required.

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA Buffalo Wings

One of our favorite pairings is Rebel IPA and Buffalo Wings. In fact, we recently worked with the Culinary Institute of America to study how the hops in our IPAs affect the heat in spicy foods, and here’s what we found.

We had so much fun that we decided to take our experiment one step further and create a Rebel IPA infused Buffalo Wing recipe. Bring on the hops! Bring on the heat!

Combine all marinade ingredients, then add the chicken wings. Let the wings marinate for 1-2 hours, then drain them and pat dry. Season the chicken with black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt, then cook them on the grill (12 to 16 minutes) or in the oven (15 minutes at 375 degrees, or 7 to 10 minutes on broil) until they are cooked through. Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan, except for the butter, and reduce slowly over heat for 30 minutes. Slowly add and melt the butter. Once the butter is incorporated, remove the sauce from the heat and mix the wings with the desired amount of sauce. Top the wings with chopped scallions and serve alongside lime wedges and Blue cheese or ranch dressing, if desired.

  • Wing Ingredients:
  • 3 lbs. (approx. 16-20 wings) chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Marinade Ingredients:
  • 1 bottle Rebel IPA
  • 2 oz. kosher salt
  • 2 oz. sugar
  • 1/2 oz. Tabasco sauce
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup Samuel Adams Rebel IPA
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 2 limes, zest and juice
  • 4 oz. Sriracha sauce (or 2 oz. Tabasco sauce)
  • 4 oz. sweet butter (or regular butter)
  • 1 cup scallions, chopped
  • Blue cheese or ranch dressing, if desired.

Smuttynose News Letter up coming Punk Rock tour dates

The Freshest Fresh Beer Update, Awards, New Merch, and Punk Rock. Remember, Hayseed, our restaurant, is open six days a week! 
That’s right, get down to the Smuttynose Brewery at 105 Towle Farm Rd. in Hampton this Saturday for two great beer releases! We’ll keep ’em cold for ya.
2015’s East Coast West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour is under way! Throughout the month of August, Patrick Fondiller (aka DJ Durty Santa) will be visiting some of our favorite bars and venues to play punk rock and offer a showcase of beer, Smuttynose, Smuttlabs and a rotating assortment of our friends. The link above goes to the event’s Facebook page. If you tweet, follow @Punk_Brew_Tour  and drop #ECvWCPunk hashtag wherever you can.

East Coast vs. West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour 2015 
Aug. 4    NYC, New York    Beer Authority
Aug. 5    Long Island, NY    Mr. Beery’s
Aug. 6    Albany, NY    City Beer Hall
Aug. 11    Asbury Park, NJ    Brickwall Tavern
Aug. 12    Harrisburg, PA    Warwick Hotel
Aug. 13    Columbus, OH    Bob’s Bar
Aug. 18    Boston, MA    The Independent       
Aug. 19    Dover, NH    The Brick House       
Aug. 20    Burlington, VT    The Farmhouse Tap &Grill       
Aug. 21    Buffalo, NY    The Blue Monk       
Aug. 25    Chicago, IL    The Owl
Aug. 26    Detroit, MI    The Hopcat       
Aug. 27    Pittsburgh, PA    Sharp Edge Emporium
Aug. 28    Louisville, KY    Louisville Beer Store       
Aug. 29    Richmond, VA    Souther Railway Taphouse
Aug. 30    Washington D.C.    Meridian Pint       
Sep. 2    Philadelphia, PA    Barcade Philly       
Sep. 3    Brooklyn, NY    The Gutter       

There’s nothing like love from your friends and neighbors. That’s why we’re especially thrilled to be have been voted “Best Local Brewery” by the readers of Seacoast Media Group, who publish all of our local broadsheet newspapers. On behalf of everyone at Smuttynose and Smuttlabs, We thank you all for your votes and support! 
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is now available in discerning bars, restaurants, liquor stores, beer shops and other places you normally buy Smuttynose beer. Our widely-loved fall seasonal tips the scales at 6.5% abv, and is brewed with real pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and lots of Liberty hops. If you’re having trouble finding this fall favorite near you, check out the Beer Finder on
In addition to this weekend’s beer releases, these refreshing beverages will soon be available for your drinking or tasting pleasure.

8/22 Smuttlabs Tart Cherry Short Weisse in new 500ml bottles
9/5 Smuttlabs Oktoberfest in 22oz bottles
9/19 Big Beer Series Frankenlager
10/1 The Return of Big A IPA in year-round draft and four packs!!

New Smerch from the Smerch Store!

Double-Barreled, Insulated, Squealer Totes!

Stretch-fit Smuttlabs caps

New Smuttynose Cycling Jerseys

The return of the Shaker Pint!

If you’re excited for our disc golf course (currently under construction), keep your eyes out for Smutty-branded golf discs, coming soon!  A new range of fall wearables is also being designed right now. We’ll be sure to keep you posted!

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Sam Adams July News Letter


Hey Badassbeer!

It’s been an exciting summer here in Boston! We finally saw the last of the snow (yes, snow) from our historical winter melt away and our city streets have been filled with movie filming and other fun activities. Here at the Boston Brewery we’ll celebrate the one year anniversary of our first growlers sold as we welcome folks from all over the country to the brewery during their summer vacations. When we’re not brewing it’s time to kick back and relax. You can find us at home grilling with family and friends.

We hope you’re enjoying the summer months as much as we are!

“Brewer’s Vault” Final Round

The moment is almost here! Back in May we opened up our “brewer’s vault” and brought 16 of our favorite past brews to the table for a vote among Craft beer lovers to select their top four. Starting on Monday, August 3, it’ll be your chance, and Craft beer civic duty, to vote for your favorite among the finalists – Black & Brew Coffee Stout, Black Lager, Hefeweizen, and Scotch Ale. The winner will be re-released in our Samuel Adams Variety Pack this January!

Voting will open on Monday, August 3, and you may vote once per day.

Upcoming Food Truck Festivals

How do you feel about spending your Saturday in the sun with friends, eating delicious food and drinking refreshing, cold Sam Adams beers? You’re into it? Us too. Join us at one of the Food Truck Festivals of America stops to try some great brews! For more information, visit the “Events & Promotions” page on

Upcoming Brewing the American Dream Events

Attend a Speed Coaching event!
Through Samuel Adams Speed Coaching, small business owners in the food, beverage, and Craft brewing industries can participate in up to six 20-minute high-impact coaching sessions in areas such as: sales and distribution, packaging, marketing, social media, and finance with coaches from Samuel Adams, local-area business experts, and Accion, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of small business capital and coaching. Learn more about Speed Coaching

Check out where Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching is headed next:

Western MA: 8/10, 6:00PM – 9:00PM RSVP here
Chicago, IL: 8/27, 6:30PM – 8:30PM (This is a craft brewer only event) RSVP here
Seattle, WA: 9/17, 6:00PM – 9:00PM RSVP here
Washington, D.C.: 10/14, 7:00PM – 9:00PM RSVP here
Boston, MA: 10/19, 6:00PM – 9:00PM RSVP here

Apply for the Pitch Room Wild Card Competition! Do you (or someone you know) have a great food or beverage idea you want to take to the next level? Be sure to check out our Brewing the American Dream Wild Card Competition we recently kicked off with our friends at Entrepreneur! We will be accepting submissions until July 30th, so get yours in!

Bursting with bright citrus and tropical fruit notes of apricot and tangerine, with hints of pine and a slight resinous character, this brew brings a lighter-bodied (4.5% ABV; 45 IBUs) sibling to our Rebel family of IPAs. This Session IPA finishes with just enough subtle bitterness to bring you back for another sip all summer (or year) long.

Check out our Find a Sam page to find Rebel Rider IPA near you.

The summer is only half over and you still have plenty of opportunities for cooking outside with this Samuel Adams Grilling Bucket. Each bucket features: 2 Summer Ale pint glasses, a Sam Adams spatula, a bucket for icing down your favorite Sam Adams beer, and Weber Grill’s Firespice® Apple wood chips. Click here to get yours.

In our opinion, there is no better Samuel Adams experience than the one you get here at the Boston Brewery. Come learn about our history, the brewing process and, of course, taste some of our award winning beers.

Let Us Know What You Think!

Send us a note to tell us what you think, what you want to see in this newsletter, or what you’d like to know. We’re flexible and we want to hear from you. Click here to send us a note.

Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously. Take a look at our policy.

If you have received this newsletter in error or you would like to leave this mailing list just click here to unsubscribe.

Flight Night – Join us every Wednesday from 5:00PM – 7:00PM to create your own flight plan from our tap and growler beer list, ranging from experimental brews to our flagship Boston Lager and Seasonal styles. No RSVP required.

Join us on Thursday, August 20 as we break into our Fall Variety pack and pair each beer with all-natural slow cured meats from Olli Salumeria. RSVP here.

Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glazed Chicken Wings

Glaze Instructions:
Sautee shallots and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add Boston Lager and remaining ingredients and simmer until reduced by half. Remove from heat and store. The sauce may be used to marinade, glaze or serve as a dipping sauce.

Wing Instructions:
You may use either a frying method or baking method to prepare the wings…It’s all a matter of taste.

To fry:
Mix the flour and seasoning and coat the wings. Fry in oil heated to 350-375° for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Place cooked wings in a bowl and toss with your Samuel Adams glaze. Serve with additional glaze as a dipping sauce.

To bake:
Season the wings with salt and pepper. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350-375° for 8-10 minutes. Place cooked wings in a bowl and toss with glaze. Serve with additional glaze as a dipping sauce

  • Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon shallots, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 bottle Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • 1 cup chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 ounces rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • Wing Ingredients:
  • Glaze (recipe above)
  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 pound flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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Saint Arnold Newsletter

Saint Arnold Army Newsletter

Dear Saint Arnold’s Army:


Don’t forget you can make lunch reservations now for certain days this holiday season. We’ve already posted the menus for these days on our Lunch page.


We will be open for our normal lunch and tour hours with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day. The brewery will be closed those two days. 


Christmas Ale Pub Crawl: Part II
This Saturday in Rice Village
It’s time to put on your Santa hat and find that Christmas sweater with the reindeer on it. This Saturday, December 13 is Part II of our Christmas Ale Pub Crawl in Rice Village.

As usual, we’re utilizing our open house method. This means you’ll visit the first five stops in any order, and you’ll get your ticket at whichever stop you decide to visit first. We will only be handing out the tickets between 2:00 and 3:00. Thus, you need to begin crawling by 3:00.

At 6:00 PM, everybody will gather at the final stop, and that’s where we will award the prizes. The prize for making all six stops will be a beautiful Saint Arnold pint glass. As always, designated drivers are both eligible for the award and encouraged to attend!

The first five locations:

  • The Ginger Man
  • Baker St. Pub & Grill
  • Little Woodrow’s
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • 55 Bar & Restaurant

And the final stop at 6:00 PM:

  • The Gorgeous Gael

Now, for our annual tips for maximum enjoyment:

  1. Precoating: Try to eat something before commencing the crawl.
  2. Pacing: Too many Christmas Ales at the first stop is a critical strategic mistake. This is known as “Sprinting Too Early” which is not advisable in this, a distance event. Can have negative repercussions later.
  3. Manners: Be patient with bar staff. Remember, 700 or so people will be descending upon them. They will be working as fast as they can. Also, it is considered very good manners to tip well everywhere you go. This creates good “beerma”.
  4. Cash: Bring cash! This pleases the bar staff and the people standing behind you. Cash is fast. Credit cards are slow. They cannot run tabs for 700 people.
  5. Buddy System: Make sure that you are always in contact with a couple of people you know. One of you is bound to notice that the pack is starting to move on to the next stop. This prevents the disoriented feeling of looking around an empty bar and realizing that the only three people still in there are guzzling some inferior malted beverage and may be related to the missing link.
  6. Make New Friends: As everyone on this crawl will be intelligent and good looking, this is an excellent place to meet new people. Also, you will note that some people become better looking as the crawl wears on. If this occurs, be sure to consult your Buddy System partner.
  7. Designated Driver: Yes, we encourage this strongly. You never know when you might decide to run for president. And even the designated drivers on the crawl qualify for the prize. While pregnant wives are perfect for this role, it is known to be poor judgment for a husband to claim that this is the best part of her being pregnant. See “Mood Swings.”
  8. Enjoy Saint Arnold Beers: It is in poor taste to be seen quaffing anything else. Ever. See “Curse of Saint Arnold.”

Get your loved ones some
Saint Arnold!

This holiday season, do your shopping at Saint Arnold via our online shop or here at the brewery.

Current Seasonal:

Current Icon:

Sorachi Ace Dubbel


Ride on the Saint Arnold MS 150 Bike Team
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015

We’ve got just a few spots left on our 2015 MS 150 Bike Team. Why should you ride with the Saint Arnold team, you ask? Aside from being a part of the most fun team, you’ll get an official team jersey, food and beverages at our tents in La Grange and Austin, a team t-shirt and fun team meetings at the brewery.

Get all the information and sign up here. When we’re full, we’re full, so sign up now if you want to secure your spot on the Saint Arnold team.

Care-All at Spring Street Studios
Wednesday, December 10 – 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Join us with The Black Sheep Agency for a really fun event that benefits the kiddos at Casa de Esperanza. All you have to do is bring a new toy or book to the event, and you’ll get a full night of fun including a pie toss, pinning the beard on Santa, giant Jenga, crafting, delicious food and Christmas Ale.

Learn all about this great event here.

Saint Arnold Weekend at Alamo Drafthouse
Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

The great folks at Alamo Drafthouse want to reward you, as a member of the Saint Arnold Army, with a free movie. That’s right, a completely free movie at the Vintage Park or Mason Park Alamo Drafthouse. This is good for any movie at any time this weekend.

Just print out this flyer or show it on your phone at the box office, and you’re in. And while you’re there, you may as well enjoy a Saint Arnold beer with your movie. Keep in mind, you’ll want to show up a bit early, as some shows will sell out. Also, no children under six will be admitted and children six and older will not be admitted without a parent or guardian.

Also at Alamo Drafthouse (Vintage Park) our owner/founder Brock will be hosting an Animal House Toga Party on Thursday, December 18 at 8:00 PM. Proceeds for this evening’s ticket sales will be donated to BARC, along with the proceeds from a special holiday menu during the entire week.

Get your tickets to the Animal House screening here. Toga! Toga! Toga!

A Very Convoy Christmas Karaoke Party at MKT Bar
Saturday, December 13 at 9:00 PM
Head out to MKT Bar
on Saturday
night for karaoke and holiday fun. Christmas Ale will be on tap and on special to get you in the karaoke mood, and Santa and friends will be leading the cheers and caroling!

You can also expect appearances from the Houston Press “Local Entertainer of the Year” and “Best Female Vocalist” Kam Franklin, rapper Fat Tony, electronic wunderkids Wrestlers and a hodge podge of the best in local musicians and singers.

Annual Tapping of the Last Cask of Christmas Ale at The Stag’s Head
Wednesday, December 17 at 6:00 PM 

This party began way back when we only made about four casks of Christmas Ale. Before that, Christmas Ale casks were made only for our employee Christmas Party. 

The Stag’s Head event has turned into an annual tradition of a Christmas party with many of the brewing and homebrewing community showing up to enjoy the last cask of Christmas Ale, tasty hors d’oeuvres and the fellowship that surrounds all that we do.

Debut of Tequila Barrel 20th Anniversary Ale at The Pastry War
Monday, December 22 at 5:00 PM

Join us at The Pastry War as we get together with our friends from The Hay Merchant to debut a Tequila Barrel Aged version of our 20th Anniversary Ale. We aged this special barleywine in a virgin oak Siembre Azul tequila barrel; prior to our beer, only tequila was aged in this barrel. The tequila and oak characteristics from the barrel lend notes of pear, an interesting blend with the dark fruit and caramel/toffee flavors of the 20th Anniversary Ale.

More Christmas Ale Events


Ugly Christmas Sweater Night
at Mellow Mushroom, Spring
Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30 PM
Featuring Christmas Ale and Icon Red.

Christmas Ale Cask Tapping
at O’Bannon’s Taphouse, College Station
Wednesday, December 10 at 6:00 PM

Saint Arnold Christmas Party
at Flying Saucer, Downtown
Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Featuring Bourbon Barrel Aged DR13,
BB5 and Christmas Ale tappings.

Christmas Ale Night at Cedar Creek
Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 PM

Tap Takeover at Whole Foods, Sugar Land
Friday, December 12 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Pumpkinator, Elissa IPA,
Fresh Hop Ale, Christmas Ale and Icon Red.

Other Fun Stuff

Bishop’s Barrel No. 1 – 6 Tasting at World of Beer, Katy
Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
$20 gets you a 3 oz. sample of each beer.
Space is limited. Tickets now available at World of Beer.

Pumpkinator 2014 and BB7 Night at Center Court Pizza & Brew, Pearland
Saturday, December 13 at 6:00 PM
Bring a new and unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots and get 10% off!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at Bar Louie, The Woodlands
Saturday, December 13 at 7:00 PM

Elissa IPA and Santo Night at JP’s Upper Deck, Kemah
Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00 PM

Saint Arnold Night at Lucky’s Pub, The Heights
Thursday, December 18 at 6:00 PM

Sailing Santa Cask Tapping at Guru Burgers & Crepes, Sugar Land
Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 PM

Tap Takeover at Claudio’s Restaurant & Piano Bar, League City
Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM

Thank you as always for the support!




The Brew Crew

Aaron, Alex, Allison, Andrew (2), Ashlynn, Ben (2), Bennette, Bob, Brenton, Brock (2), Bryan, Casey, Chad, Chelsea, Colin, Crispy, Daniel, Deb, Dennis, Derick, Donny, Drew, Eddie, Elizabeth, E’ Mandi, Felix, Frank (2), Gonzo, Grant, Greg, Halston, Janet, Jared, Jeremy, Jimmy, Joe, Joel, Josh (2), Justin (2), Kathy, Kelsey, Kendra, Kevin, Kim, Lennie, Luke, Mark, Matt, Mary, Melissa, Michael (4), Nathan, Nicole, Phil, Ricardo, Rico, Robbie, Ryan, Salvador, Schaefer, Seth, Spenser, Stephen and Will

Public Tours & Tastings

Weekdays: 2:00 – 4:15 PM
(Tour at 3:30)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(Tours at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00)

Throwback Newsletter

Throwback Brewery – Holiday Hours & Gift Ideas, Unafraid of the Dark, Fat Alberta, and more!

Unafraid of the Dark IV – On Sale Now!

Many of you that have been following us for years know that we love dark beer. And, every year, we love to celebrate the magic of dark beer with a series called Unafraid of the Dark! For those of you not familiar with this program, here’s how it works… Starting in early January, we will begin releasing a unique batch of dark beer every two weeks, until just about the end of March. Each beer will feature an ingredient grown at a local farm, lovingly raised in a local garden, made by a local business, or, for the first time this year, recycled from another business! We’ll have six in total, which we hope is enough to get you (and us) through the coldest months of the year. Here are the six beers we plan to make:

– Oh SNAP! Ginger Molasses Porter
– Mexican Chocolate Porter
– Irish Stout with rum-soaked vanilla beans from Flag Hill
– Sweet Potato Pie Milk Stout
– A Dark Berliner-Style Beer made with concord grapes
– Blueberry Stout

By buying an Unafraid of the Dark card (on sale now til end of year), you guarantee yourself a growler (or growlette) fill of each of these limited release beers.

The Unafraid card makes a great gift for the beer lover in your life! Have questions about this beer series? Head on over to our blog to read the FAQs.

Ho Ho Holiday Hours and Gift Ideas

Around this time of year, we often get asked when we will be open during the holidays, and what would make some beer-y good gift ideas. This email covers all of that and more! First up, our hours for the last two weeks of the year (note we are open on Sundays now 1-4pm):

– Tuesday, December 23rd: 4-6pm
– Wednesday, December 24th: 10am-3pm
– Thursday, December 25th: closed
– Friday, December 26th: closed
– Saturday, December 27th: 1-4pm
– Sunday, December 28th: 1-4pm
– Tuesday, December 30th: 4-6pm
– Wednesday, December 31st: 10am-3pm
– Thursday, January 1st: closed
– January 2nd.. back to regular hours!

The rest of this email covers some of our favorite gift ideas for the beer lover in your life. Or, stop by the brewery, and we can help you out, too!

–Annette & Nicole

Fat Alberta, Gift Boxes & Other Gift Giving Ideas

Looking for some quick & easy shopping ideas for the beer lovers in your lives? Here are some recommendations:

Fat Alberta – one of our most popular beers, Fat Alberta never lasts around here more than 2 days! We are releasing Fat Alberta this coming Sunday, December 14th 12-4 pm at Throwback Brewery. In addition to selling the beer in bottles, we will be selling tastes, hosting Embers Bakery who will be there making gourmet pizzas from their wood-fired oven, pouring tastes from a cask of molasses-primed Oatmeal Stout, and more! More details here.
Gift Boxes – Just like last year, if you buy 3 items, we will wrap them together in a nice looking gift box (pictured above). Shirts, bottles, growlettes, glasswear, hats, all fit great into the gift box, and look pretty snazzy, too. :)
Gift Cards – If you don’t know exactly what beer or clothing to get for that special someone, we offer gift certificates in any amount you choose.
Unafraid of the Dark – see the column to the left for more details on this! We can attest to the fact that people love getting this unique beer series as a gift!

Notes from Annette

Hi, everyone. Annette here with a quick update on some of our newest beers and also some that we have in the queue. First up, the beer that seems to be on everyone’s mind – Fat Alberta. We definitely brought the nut this year – such a rich peanut aroma and flavor, combined with that backbone of chocolate.. mmmmm…our team is super happy with this year’s batch, and we hope you are too!.

New on tap at the brewery now is one of our favorites – Chipotle Porter. For those of you that like heat, this beer is for you. It is hot in a different way than Spicy Bohemian – more warming heat than big pepper spice. It does have a kick, so we recommend pairing it with stews, burgers, heartier fare like steaks, and, of course, chocolate!

And just in time for holiday festivities, Merry! Happy! Dreid-Ale!, our cranberry ginger ale, is back on tap. Come by this week to fill up on this easy drinking festive ale.

Finally, on December 12th, to coincide with the opening of the skating rink at Strawbery Banke, we will have a cask (pin) of our Stout #3 dry hopped with fennel flowers from the gardens at Strawbery Banke. We are looking forward to tapping this beer there.


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Sam Adams newsletter

Hey Badassbeer!

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year when we trade in our OctoberFest steins for pints of Winter Lager. We’re looking forward to spending the holiday season with our family and friends while enjoying brews from our Winter Favorites Variety Pack, and Merry Maker. We’ll also be hosting some Ugly Sweater fun in the coming months and hope you’ll join us (more on that below).

We have some great news to share on the Boston Brewery front – first, we were recently named “Brewery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast. Second, we’ve been nominated by USA Today as one of the Best Brewery Tours in the US! You can vote for us daily now through December 1st here.

We also have some exciting news from Brewing the American Dream. We’ve partnered with Entrepreneur to host our first ever Pitch Room Wild Card Competition for food and beverage small businesses. Read on to learn more about how you can help us choose which small business owner will get to participate in the Pitch Room finals in New York City this December.

Happy Holidays from all of us, and enjoy this month’s edition of What’s on Tap!

Winter Favorites Variety Pack

‘Tis the season for the Winter Favorites Variety Pack! We’re excited to bring back some classics that we can’t wait to share at this year’s holiday gatherings. This year’s Winter Favorites Variety Pack includes:

Boston Lager: The backbone of the Samuel Adams family of beers, this complex and balanced lager is a great brew no matter what time of year.

Winter Lager: Hearty and spicy, this dark wheat lager is brewed with freshly ground cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel for a deep, smooth flavor that will warm you on a cold winter’s night.

Old Fezziwig Ale: Spicy and bold, a big Christmas cookie of a beer. The heartwarming and festive character of this brew comes from the combination of rich maltiness with notes of toffee sweetness and dark caramel, and the warmth of holiday spices.

White Christmas: As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel.

The Holidays are Getting Ugly

Join us this holiday season as we gather with friends and family to enjoy pints of Winter Lager and embrace the “ugly” side of the holidays. Come and don the ugliest of sweaters at one of our Ugly Sweater Runs across the country.

On race day you’ll get to enjoy holiday music, photo stations, and holiday cheer at every mile. Once you cross the finish line, there’ll be plenty of Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Winter Lager to enjoy. All you have to do is register here to join the fun!

Brewing the American Dream: Vote Now in the Pitch Room Wild Card Competition

As part of our Brewing the American Dream program, we’ve been hosting our regional Pitch Room competitions across the country. Pitch Room gives small business owners an opportunity to pitch their food or beverage product to a panel of retailers and buyers for a chance to win a $10,000 business grant and extended coaching and mentoring from our team.

This year, we’ve partnered with Entrepreneur to add a new element to the program: the Pitch Room Wild Card Competition. Our panel of experts has selected the top video submissions, and now we need your help to choose the winner, who will receive a trip for two to participate in the Pitch Room finals in New York City this December!

Vote for your favorite small biz here now through November 19th.

Brewing the American Dream: Upcoming Events

Are you a food, beverage, craft brewing, or hospitality small business owner? Are you looking for marketing, packaging, legal, financial or sales and distribution advice? We can help!

Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching
New York, NY: 11/17, 7-9:30PM

Visit to learn more and see a full list of our upcoming events.

Inspired by the classic flavors of gingerbread, Merry Maker is the perfect brew to pair with holiday celebrations. This rich, dark gingerbread stout entices you with the aromas of the holidays, hinting at the merriment and spices within. The flavor of gingerbread comes alive with the smooth sweetness and heartiness of dark roasted malts and a touch of wheat; however, it’s the intensity and spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger that add a wicked kick to this jolly and playful brew.

Check out our Find a Sam page to find Merry Maker near you.

In our opinion, there is no better Samuel Adams experience than the one you get here at the Boston Brewery. Come learn about our history, the brewing process and, of course, taste some of our award winning beers.

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Ugly Sweater Holiday Party!

Join us at the Boston Brewery for an Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! Don your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win Samuel Adams gear and enjoy beers from our Winter Favorites Variety Pack.

We will also be serving as a collection point for holiday donations to Toys for Tots. As a thank you when you bring in a new, unwrapped toy (value of $15 or greater), or a monetary donation of $15, you’ll receive a special tasting.

  • Open House
  • WHEN: Thursday, December 18th 5:30PM – 8:00PM EST
  • WHERE: Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

Winter Lager Cookies

DIRECTIONS: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter with the granulated and brown sugar at medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the lager and corn syrup and mix well. Reduce the speed of the mixer to medium-low and add the egg. Return the speed to medium and mix well.

In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the dough. When the flour mixture is fully incorporated, remove the bowl from the mixer, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Scoop balls of cookie dough from the chilled bowl. Each ball should be about the size of a tablespoon (½ ounce). Arrange the balls on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between them. The cookies will spread and you may want to leave even more space between the cookies. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat until all the dough is baked. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring the cookies to wire racks to cool.

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  • Ingredients (Makes about 4 dozen cookies):
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Samuel Adams Winter Lager
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

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Smuttynose update Newsletter

Plaid Friday is November 28

Avoid Black Friday insanity and get “Glad with Plaid” at Smuttynose!

Some folks prefer cold waits outside of large stores, insane bargains for electronics and other shopping events that seem to show a little of humanity’s dark side. At Smuttynose, we’d like to offer you an alternative to all of that madness at our Plaid Friday extravaganza. What can you expect from Smuttynose Plaid Friday? We’re so glad you asked!

  • The debut of Smistletoe, an oak-aged biere de garde brewed with sweet cherries, plums and black currants. We bottled a limited number of screen-printed, black ceramic 750ml bottles that will only be available at Smuttynose. Glass 750ml bottles will be going into select markets in limited amounts.
  • Hungry? Enjoy delicious sliders from Belle’s on Wheels food truck from 11am-4pm. These folks sling the deliciousness from their mobile kitchen.
  • Help us trim our tree! We’re putting up a bare Christmas tree, and we need you to bring ornaments! For each ornament hung on the tree, we’ll donate $2 to Hampton Community Coalition, an all-volunteer nonprofit community action group working to improve the health and well being of Hampton area children and families, particularly those caught in difficult life transitions or without a permanent home.
  • Everyone hates fruitcake! Take out your family stress on the much-maligned holiday dessert and be rewarded for doing it well! That’s right, we’re building our own fruitcake toss and you can win fabulous prizes by tossing a cake into Santa’s mouth.
  • Last but not least, we’ll have range of excellent wearables and drinkables on special holiday sale. It’s a great way to buy something for the beer lover on your list, and for yourself.

Doors open at the oh-so-reasonable hour of 10am and we hope you’ll join the festivities. Otherwise, read on below for beer release news, an update on Hayseed, our restaurant and a great way to elevate your Thanksgiving turkey to new heights of awesomeness.

We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is about as food-heavy of a holiday as it gets. When my mom suggested having a ham as back-up for our large gathering this year; I thought she was crazy, but then I realized we just might need it. Just like last year, we’re brining our turkey with Old Brown Dog and if history tells us anything, there may not even be a sandwich’s-worth of meat left over.

The recipe came from the shaman of craft beer cuisine, Sean Z. Paxton (above), and can be found here on his website. You don’t need any obscure ingredients, just a little advance planning. This is the second best use for Old Brown Dog.

If you OBD-brine your turkey, please tell us how it turned out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Our Towle Farm beer releases are nearly set for the rest of the year. Here’s a look up our sleeve.
  • Out Now- Really Old Brown Dog four packs and Smuttlabs Grisette (3.8% farmhouse ale)
  • 11/22- Zinneke (8.7% Belgian stout) and Smuttlabs Finkelstein (6% hoppy lager)
  • 11/29 Smistletoe (8.5% barrel-aged biere de garde with sweet cherries, plums and black currants)
  • 12/6 Smuttlabs Gose (5% tart wheat beer made with coriander and salt)
  • 12/15 Smuttlabs Rye Stout (5.5%, fermented with an English ale yeast)
  • 12/20 Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Berliner Weisse (7% tart wheat beer made with smoked peaches)
  • 12/27 Durty (8.4% hoppy brown ale)
Construction is finally underway at Hayseed, our new farmstyle restaurant at the Towle Farm brewery. The exterior of the building has been painted and crews have recently completed insulating the walls and roughing in the electrical needs. A truck full of sheet rock arrived late last week. This seems like as good of a time as any to tell you a bit more about what we’ll be offering at Hayseed.

We’re planning to offer 26 different beers on tap, along with two cask-conditioned offerings, draft wine and a small bottle selection. A one-page menu will allow us to be nimble with local fish, produce and meat in additional to daily chalkboard specials

We’ll have more updates soon, but we’re definitely glad to announce that construction is underway and still on track for a January 2015 opening.  

Fresh designs to hide under your sweaters and parkas are now in stock!
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Join Our Feast of Fools - In medieval times, the celebration of darkness and light was commemorated with gilded goblets brimming with seasonal brews. This holiday tradition is the inspiration behind Feast of Fools, our limited edition Raspberry Stout.
Get Your Fix from Our Winter Mix ull the turkey out of the oven, pour yourself a beer and enjoy our Thanksgiving Day table music, suitable for all tastes.
Ah, Winterland. It’s the most wonderful time of the beer. Our winter variety pak is plowing out its place on local shelves, and it’s ready to bundle up your taste buds and to wash down the chow.
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