It seems like yesterday that we were waiting for the snow to melt here in Boston, so it’s hard to believe that Winter is right around the corner. The good news is: with Thanksgiving comes family, good food, and a rich selection of seasonal beers like Winter Lager at our fingertips. So we’re not complaining! On tap this month, we’re introducing our new Rebel Grapefruit IPA and sharing news about our next batch of Utopias. More on that below. We’re also celebrating Friendsgiving, a one-of-a-kind beer festival, and some great Brewing the American Dream events. So, grab yourself a pint of Winter Lager and enjoy this month’s edition of What’s on Tap!
For the Love of Beer Festival
What are you up to this Saturday? Hitting the gym? Doing chores around the house? How about spending the day in Boston with friends drinking delicious Craft beer – sound good? We thought so, too. That’s why we’re bringing you our “For the Love of Beer Fest”! It’s a day to spend with old (and new) friends and try over 50 different Samuel Adams from past favorites like Black Lager to new creations like Rebel Grapefruit IPA to rare brews like The Sphinx and Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru. You’ll also be able to devour some beer–paired–snacks while impressing your friends with all of the new craft beer knowledge you’ll pick up at the Fest. So grab your boyfriend/girlfriend/mom/bestie/sister–in–law’s–second–cousin (hey, who doesn’t love a cold Sam Adams?) and check this Fest out. Tickets available here.
Beyond the huge beer selection, here’s what else you can look forward to:
• Live Music from Comanchero
– Boston’s Americana Jam Band
• Food & Beer Pairings from local chefs
(food for purchase)
• Inflatable Hop Slide, Interactive Games,
Giveaways & More
When: Saturday, November 7th, 12-3 p.m. & 4-7 p.m.
Where: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway,
Atlantic & Milk St, Boston, MA
We’re excited to announce the arrival of the newest member of the Rebel IPA family, Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA, a West Coast-style IPA brewed with real grapefruit juice and peel for an added punch of citrusy goodness. We packed four different hop varieties – Mosaic, Citra, Centennial, and Cascade – into this brew to achieve a perfect balance between the juicy, citrusy hop character and the slightly sharp, refreshing grapefruit notes. Bright, bold, and thirst-quenching, you’re going to want to get your hands on this as soon as possible. Find out more here!
The world-renowned Samuel Adams Utopias is back for another limited release. This year’s edition is a blend of batches, some of which have been aged for up to 22 years in various barrels at our Boston Brewery. In addition to single-use bourbon casks from the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery, the 2015 Utopias blend also spent time in Madeira, Carcavelos, Cognac, and Armagnac barrels. This allowed it to develop elegant dark fruit aromas and complex layers of nutty oak, toffee, honey, and fig. Finally, aging in hand-selected finishing barrels contributed woody, molasses, and tobacco notes. Clocking in at 28% ABV, this batch has a slight sweetness and deep, rich, malty smoothness reminiscent of a vintage Port, fine Cognac, or aged Sherry. One of our rarest and most sought-after releases, Utopias is unlike any other
beverage in the world.
Upcoming Brewing the American Dream Events
Attention New York City Area Food/Bev Small Business Owners: Apply for the Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition on November 16th!
Do you have a great packaged food or beverage product? Want to learn the art of perfecting the pitch? Apply to our Pitch Room Competition in New York City on November 16th! Pitch your product to a panel of expert judges, including Jim Koch, and compete for the chance to win a $10K business grant and extended mentoring and coaching from Samuel Adams.
Apply here before November 11, and good luck!
Are you looking to network with other small business owners and receive nuts and bolts business advice from Samuel Adams? Attend an upcoming signature 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, distribution, packaging, marketing, social media, and finance with coaches from Samuel Adams, and local-area business experts.
– Brooklyn, New York – November 16, 2015, RSVP
– Austin, Texas – November 18, 2015, RSVP
Meet Serge Libioulle of Belgium Delights, one of the newest Brewing the American Dream Small Business Owners!
Growing up in Belgium, Serge always dreamed of owning his own business. After relocating to the United States, Serge worked in IT for more than 15 years but after being laid off, found himself thinking about his dream again. His passion for cooking and the lack of authentic Belgian food in the U.S. motivated him to start his own business, Belgium Delights. Belgium Delights features authentic Belgian specialties such as mouth-watering frites, waffles, and Brioche, and a secret family recipe for a garlic aioli sauce. After being turned away by banks for a small business loan, he turned to the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program.
Armed with the capital and resources he needed, Serge was able to purchase equipment for his farmers market booth, including two commercial fryers and two imported commercial waffle irons. Belgium Delights has been in business for only three years and is already a thriving family enterprise and a local success within the busiest farmers markets in San Diego. After endless requests from customers, Serge is expanding to the wholesale market to sell his special garlic aioli and his new sriracha aioli to local, high-end grocery stores, and hopes to expand nationwide in the next five years. His special event business is also building with increased demand for his booth at weddings, parties, local beer events, and festivals around town. If you’re in the San Diego area, stop by one of the farmers markets and try Serge’s menu; just one bite will transport you to Belgium! For more information on Serge and Belgium Delights, visit belgiumdelights.com
To learn more about small food, beverage, and craft brewing business owners nationwide,
check out our website.