Samuel Adams News Letter

Hey Badassbeer!

Fall is definitely upon us here in Boston. The leaves have started to turn and there’s an unmistakable chill in the air – the kind that’s best eased by a stein filled to the brim with OctoberFest. But OctoberFest, Pumpkin Batch, and the rest of our Fall Variety Pack beers aren’t the only ones we’re warming up with this month; Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is making its way across the country and Fat Jack, our Double Pumpkin Ale, is back for a limited time, packing as big a punch of pumpkin as ever. We’re also excited to announce the winners of our LongShot Homebrew Contest, as well as a few new beers that’ll be coming your way soon. Until then, join us in raising a stein (or two) and drinking in all that fall has to offer.

Stein Hoisting Finals

Thousands of steins were hoisted, and dreams of championship glory dashed this OctoberFest season. On Tuesday, October 13th, the best of the best faced off for the title of Samuel Adams National Stein Hoisting Champion. This year for the first time ever, our finalists competed in front of a national audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Congratulations to Cody Bane and Lori Moore, who not only have bragging rights for the next year, but will also travel to Munich for the 2016 Oktoberfest celebration. Prost!


The 2015 Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Tour is in full swing, and drinkers nationwide are experiencing firsthand what the hype is all about. The funky, complex flavor of our unique Belgian-style ale comes from its year-long aging in our Barrel Room. So far drinkers in eight cities across the country have gotten the chance to try Kosmic Mother Funk, including crowds at the Great American Beer Festival, and now KMF is traveling to:

– Grand Rapids
– Austin
– Kansas City
– New York City
– Portland, ME
– Washington, DC
– San Diego
– Dallas
– Asheville
– San Francisco
– Los Angeles

The votes are in and after a tight race, Indianapolis has been voted this year’s Drinker’s Choice city for the 20th and final KMF tour stop! Live near Indy or one of the cities listed above and want to try KMF for yourself? Head to our website to see when and where you can find it. Don’t forget to use #KMFtour to let us know what you think!

LongShot Homebrew Contest

There’s a soft spot in our hearts for homebrewing – after all, Jim Koch’s first batch of Boston Lager was brewed in his kitchen more than 30 years ago. In that spirit, our LongShot Homebrew Contest seeks to find and recognize homebrewers whose talent and passion push the boundaries of what beer can be. This year’s winners, announced at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, are:

Tim Thomssen’s Raspberry Berliner Weisse (Lincoln, NE)

Kevin Nanzer’s Belgian Golden Strong Ale (Mountain View, CA)

Samuel Adams employee Colin Foy’s Flanders Red Ale (Cincinnati, OH)

These three unique and distinct beers will be available nationwide next spring in the 2016 Samuel Adams LongShot variety six-pack. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all the homebrewers who entered their beers! Stay tuned for details about next year’s competition.

Upcoming Brewing the American Dream Events

Upcoming Speed Coaching Events
Are you a small food or beverage business owner looking for nuts and bolts business advice? Samuel Adams can help! Attend one of our Speed Coaching events and connect with one of our employees for mentoring and business expertise. Learn more on
our website. Be sure to sign up for an event near you!

New York, New York – November 16, 2015, RSVP
Austin, TX – November 18, 2015,

2016 National Brewing and Business Experienceship Award Congratulations to Flounder Brewing Company, winner of the 2016 National Brewing and Business Experienceship Award from Samuel Adams’ Brewing the American Dream program. Co-founders Jeremy Lees, Daniel Lees, and Billy Jordan were selected from a pool of 25 small craft breweries to receive a year’s worth of mentoring and coaching with our brewers and industry experts. They will also travel to Boston from their home state of New Jersey to spend three days brewing a collaboration beer with our team here at the Boston Brewery. Read more about Flounder Brewing Co. here.

Rich and luscious, Fat Jack is brewed with over 28 lbs. of real pumpkin per barrel, for a full bodied sweetness and deep russet color. Classic pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice ignite a warmth and spark that’s deepened by an undercurrent of roasty smoked malts. The result is a delectable brew full of enveloping layers of flavor and spice. This limited release 22oz. bottle is perfect for sharing with friends on a crisp fall night!

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

You may not have made it to our Stein Hoisting Championships this year, but it’s never too early to start training for next season. We’re making it easy for you to build your arm strength while enjoying a full liter of your favorite Sam Adams beer with our official OctoberFest Hoisting Stein, available on our E-store while supplies last.

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 at the Boston Brewery before every Boston Bruins home game this season for a pre-game celebration! These special tours and tastings kick off at 4:00 PM and include a free trolley departing for the TD Garden at 5:15 PM. A $5 suggested donation covers the events and will go directly towards Brewing the American Dream and other great local charities. For more information, check out our events page and we hope to see you here this hockey season!

November Open House
Winter Lager season is almost upon us, and here at the Boston Brewery we can’t wait to savor the ginger, orange peel, and cinnamon spices that make this beer a winter favorite. What better way to complement those flavors than with
Flour Bakery’s famous sticky buns? Join us at the Boston Brewery for our November Open House and try this delicious pairing for yourself! RSVP here

When: Thursday, November 12, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: The Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

Samuel Adams Boston Lager Tomato and Cheese Soup

Tomato soup is a classic, nostalgic dish to enjoy when the leaves start changing and the weather becomes cooler. We took a classic recipe and enhanced it for Sam Fans by adding the flavors of Boston Lager and heaps of cheese.

Sautee onion in butter until soft, not brown. Add beer and cook for 5 minutes over medium-highheat. Add pepper, salt, tomatoes, and water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and cream. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if desired.

  • Wing Ingredients:
  • Two 12-ounce bottles of Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • 2 ounces butter, 1 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • One 28-ounce can-crushed tomatoes
  • One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cup water

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