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Hey Badassbeers!

Happy July all! We hope you had a great Independence Day celebration with friends and family. By the looks of the comments we received on our Facebook page, it appears Summer Ale and Porch Rocker were the go to favorites. As for me personally, I enjoyed a combination of Boston Lager and Noble Pils to toast the fourth.

July has brought a lot of excitement for us around the brewery. Earlier this month we announced that three of our Barrel Room Collection beers will be available nationally with shipping beginning in the next few weeks. We also have a special one-day-only release brew, Brewlywed Ale, that will be available for sale next Thursday (more on that below). For those who are able to acquire a bottle next Thursday, we raise a toast to you as you celebrate your special day down the road.

Thank you for taking the time to check out this month’s edition of What’s on Tap! We know the summer time can be busy and before you know it we’ll be experiencing cooler temperatures and heisting steins to toast Octoberfest!


Cheers! - Andrew & Bert, 2011


Samuel Adams Beer Lover's Choice

After a successful inaugural celebration in 2011, we’re excited to learn that IPA Day makes its return on August 2, 2012! Established last year by beer evangelists Ashley Routson and Ryan Ross, IPA Day is an opportunity for all to celebrate their love for craft beer and in particular, India Pale Ales. You may have seen similar celebrations for stouts in November and lagers in December.

Do you want to get involved? suggests organizing an IPA-focused event at your favorite local brewery, brewpub, restaurant, bar, bottle shop, home or even office! Get some friends and a few different IPAs to sample as a group and discuss the different hop profiles. It’s like being here at the brewery for taste panel, but from the comfort of your own space! More ideas of what you can do on IPA Day can be found at


Mass Brewers Fest

For those who have visited our Boston Brewery this summer, you may have noticed we’ve taken on a series of construction projects. With the goal of creating a better experience for you, we’ve made some exciting improvements including:

Windows built into the side of The Barrel Room, giving you a different view of our oak tuns which were disassembled at a cooperage in Portugal and shipped here to Boston a few years ago! If you’ve never seen them before, you should… they’re huge!

An additional tasting room was added allowing us to expand our tours as well as potentially offering other events down the road. Beer dinners? Beer education classes? The possibilities are endless…

A new, larger gift shop area was created to give you more room to shop and offer some more variety. You’ll also notice you have a little room to hang out after your tour and take in the sights you may have missed during your tour.

On the brewing side, in addition to more storage space and a new malt room, we’re excited to bring in several nano brewing systems that will allow our brewers to create multiple batches at once so they can develop and experiment with many new beer ideas. Who knows, perhaps there’ll be a batch on tap for your next visit!

Coming to Boston? We hope you’ll come visit and enjoy a beer with us.


Mass Brewers Fest

Calling all brides, grooms, couples, recently engaged and recently married (or if you simply want to pick-up a unique, beyond-the-registry gift)! We invite you to line up to purchase one (or a few) of only 350 cases of Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale, a limited release Belgian-style golden ale in 750ml corked bottles available on one day only, July 26, exclusively at our Boston Brewery.

When: Thursday, July 26th (5:00pm-8:00pm) – Please arrive by 7:15pm

7:00AM: Line up early (at the Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston, Mass.). The first 20 people to arrive in wedding attire will be moved to the front of the line, ensuring one signed bottle from the 50 bottles signed by Jim Koch.

9:00AM: Brewery doors open and Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale is for sale.

9:00AM-1:00PM: Wedding menu beer pairing suggestions from local small business owners who are members of our Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program; wedding advice from Anja Winikka of; a raffle to have Samuel Adams pick up your rehearsal tab; wedding photo booth and more.

1:00PM: Last call. Brewlywed doors close at 1PM. (Samuel Adams brewery tours will continue until 3PM)

Where: Samuel Adams Boston Brewery
30 Germania Street
Boston, MA 02130

MBTA Orange Line to the Stony Brook Station stop

Want to learn more about Brewlywed Ale? Head on over to the Boston Blogger!


Slowly the summer sun fades away and the colorful tones of fall move in. Start the season right by enjoying our newest addition to our Small Batch beers, Samuel Adams® Fat Jack, a double pumpkin ale, at our brewery. To pair up with this robust seasonal brew, we’ll have an assortment of artisanal breads provided from Signature Breads and some hearty fondue to complement the flavors.

Open House:
What: Samuel Adams® Fat Jack tasting
When: Thursday, August 30 (5:00pm-8:00pm) – Please arrive by 7:15pm
Where: Samuel Adams Boston Brewery
30 Germania Street
Boston, MA 02130

MBTA Orange Line to the Stony Brook Station stop

The Open House is free of charge (RSVP required). We recommend a $2.00 donation, all donations benefit local charities.


With a do-it-yourself mentality, 30-year restaurant industry veteran and chef Steven Rode started his own restaurant, Mojo’s American Grill that serves regional American favorites. He also partners with other local start-ups to cross-promote each other’s products and support local San Diego businesses. After trying for six months to secure financing for his start-up restaurant, Steven found the working capital he needed from the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. With a $10,000 loan, Steven was able to cover the costs of equipment and food and generate more business momentum.

For more information on Brewing the American Dream, please visit us here.


By this point in the summer, you may be still full from your 4th of July cookouts. To help put a new twist on your grilling repertoire, here’s a great recipe for Swordfish Steaks that feature (and pair with) our Samuel Adams® Summer Ale with fresh made avocado butter. Enjoy!

Grilled Swordfish Steaks
with Avocado Butter (Serves 6)

  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup Samuel Adams® Summer Ale
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • Six 8-10oz. swordfish steaks

Avocado Butter

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe avocados, skinned and pitted
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Springs of fresh coriander for garnish (optional)

In a blender, puree avocados and butter. Add cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.

For more recipe ideas, visit


The Brewery Expands!
Brewlywed Ale
Open House
Cooking With Sam

Beer of the Month
Samuel Adams Featured Beer

A distinct sweet and slightly tart cherry flavor.

When we first brewed Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat® in 1995, we wanted to follow the old American tradition of brewing beer with native ingredients that had been occurring for centuries. For Cherry Wheat, we went to the Grand Traverse area of Michigan for cherries that would add just the right amount of fruit flavor. When brewing this unique style, we add dry cherries to give the brew a distinct sweet and slightly tart cherry flavor that compliments the crisp cereal notes from the wheat and the bright citrus character of the Noble hops. Towards the end of the brewing process we add a touch of honey to round out these flavors. The combination of ingredients gives Cherry Wheat just the right balance of tart and sweet cherry flavor while still capturing the crisp and refreshing taste of a wheat beer.

Cherry Wheat is currently available in 6-packs as well as being included in our Summer Styles variety 12-pack at participating retailers. To help find it near you, please visit our Find a Sam page.

Join the Conversation!

We brew our many styles of Samuel Adams beer for the same reason you enjoy drinking them, simply for the love of beer.

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Tour Information

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.

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 3pm
Fridays: 10am – 5:30pm
Saturdays: 10am – 3pm

30 Germania Street
Boston, MA 02130
MBTA Orange Line –
Stony Brook Station

We also offer a 10% discount to all those who present a military ID. Please note this discount does not apply to beer.

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