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Hey Badassbeer!

Summer’s finally in full swing and that means Samuel Adams® Summer Ale flowing on tap at your favorite summer bars. It also is peak grilling season and nothing goes better with your favorite grilled food than a refreshing, flavorful beer.

In fact, food and beer is the focus of this month’s newsletter. From sharing your favorite grilling item to pair with Summer Ale, to an event dedicated to celebrating great food and beer, to a special offer on the Samuel Adams Boston Lager® cut of steak – just in time for fathers day.

We’ve even got grilling tips guaranteed to produce the best steak you’ve ever grilled.

So get out the bottle opener and your grill tools, grab your favorite Sam and get ready for a mouth watering edition of "What’s On Tap"!

Cheers! - Andrew & Bert, 2011

Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Summer for me isn’t officially here until I’ve had my first platter of raw clams with a pint or two of Summer Ale. We’d like to know what your favorite item is to pair with Summer Ale. Check in with us on our special Summer Ale facebook page, and while there send a friend a virtual Sam Summer!

Or you can just tempt your friends by forwarding a video of Jim romancing the great, crisp taste of Samuel Adams Summer Ale.



Jim and several of our brewers just got back from SAVOR, the Brewers Association’s annual beer and food pairing event in Washington, DC. Attendees had the opportunity to sample as many as 144 different craft beers from 72 small and independent craft brewers.

To honor the spirit of the event and craft beer, we teamed up with our friends at Dogfish Head Brewery to create "SAVOR Flowers" – the first ever SAVOR collaboration beer to be served during the event, and distributed to attendees as a parting gift.

Just as the name might indicate, "Savor Flowers" used different flowers throughout the brewing process, from replacing the brew water with rose water, heather honey from the Scottish Highlands, and a blend of tinctures of jasmine, hibiscus, and lavender. It was aged in "Barrel 1" the original barrel used to age Triple Bock back in 1993. Here’s Sam Calagione (Dogfish) and Jim brewing the beer together here in Boston.

The Samuel Adams
Boston Lager Cut

Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut

Designed by Jake Dickson, owner of the renowned, NYC-based artisanal butcher shop Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, and weighing in at eight ounces per piece, the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut is the ultimate beef pairing for Samuel Adams Boston Lager.

And just in time for grilling season, we’ve teamed up with Robinson’s Prime Reserve, the official online purveyor of meats for Samuel Adams, to offer this unique cut to our Sam Fans in two amazing specialty grilling packages.

The Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut Package includes six Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cuts and two Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glasses for $79.95 (order yours now).

The Samuel Adams Mixed Grilling Package comes with four Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cuts, six burgers, crafted from the same high-quality beef, and four Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glasses for $89.95 (order yours now).


To receive in time for Father’s day you must order by:

June 12th (with ground selected as the shipping method)

June 15th (with rush/overnight selected as the shipping method)


To receive in time for the July 4th, you must order by:

June 26th (with ground selected as the shipping method

June 29th (with rush/overnight selected as the shipping method)

Samuel Adams Hoppy
Father’s Day Gift Basket

Hoppy Father's Day

This Father’s Day, Samuel Adams and are offering the Samuel Adams Hoppy Father’s Day gift basket. The present pairs a Samuel Adams Boston Lager pint glass with flavored wood grilling planks, a beef spice rub, a Samuel Adams keychain, hat and jar of Noble hop "flowers"; all perfectly packaged to enhance the craft beer drinking experience. The gift basket is available in limited quantities for $39.99.

To ensure the basket arrives in time for Father’s Day order by June 14 and select 2-day as the shipping method. Order yours here!

Boston Brewery Open House

Join us for our June open house, where we will be celebrating summer, along with our friends from Batch Ice Cream. Made from scratch with local fair-trade ingredients, this sweet treat will be sure to keep you cool, while sampling the warm-weather brews from our Summer Styles variety pack. And of course, we’ll have a fun specialty item on draft for sampling as well.

For the month of June all Brewery Tour and Open House donations will go towards relief efforts for those affected by the recent tornadoes in Western Massachusetts.

Boston Brewery Open House

Batch Ice Cream and Summer Styles

June 23rd 5:00-8:00p.m. Please arrive by 7:15p.m. at the latest.

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery
30 Germania Street
Boston, MA 02130

MBTA Orange Line to the Stony Brook Station stop

Be sure to RSVP as space is limited.

A big thanks to last month’s open house partners, Kick Ass Cupcakes and Trip & Toddy. Thanks guys!
Visit the brewery and take a taste home with you!
Planning a trip to Boston? Swing by the brewery for a tour. We now sell bottles out of our brewery in Jamaica Plain. Available now are the three beers featured in the Samuel Adams® Barrel Room Collection, stop by the gift shop to pick up one of these unique brews today.

Samuel Adams Recipe

Grilled Swordfish with Avocado Butter


4 Tablespoons olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons ground cumin
2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 Teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/2 Cup of Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Six 8-10 ounce swordfish steaks


2 Ripe avocados- skins removed and pitted
2 Tablespoons salted butter
2 Teaspoons ground cumin
2 Teaspoons ground coriander
Sprigs of fresh coriander to garnish
2 Teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Combine olive oil, zest, cumin, garlic, pepper and Samuel Adams Summer Ale. Generously coat swordfish and let marinate 1 hour (up to 6).
Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove excess marinade from swordfish. Place swordfish on grill and cook 3-5 minutes on each side until fish becomes opaque, but not dry.
Dollop fish with 2 tablespoons (or more if you desire) of avocado butter, and let it melt onto and into the fish. Serve immediately.
In a blender, puree avocados and butter. Add cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.


Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut
Hoppy Father’s Day
Boston Brewery Open House
Cooking With Samuel Adams

Beer of the Month
Samuel Adams Featured Beer

Distinctive and intense hop aroma, flavor balanced by a slight sweetness and light body.

The unique blend of hops in this beer creates a complex and distinctive hop character and aroma without being overpowering. The Bavarian Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops add a floral note to the beer, the American Simcoe®, Zeus, and Ahtanum™ contribute a citrusy and piney hop flavor, and the English Goldings add an earthy character.
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA is available in the Samuel Adams Summer Styles Variety pack and stand-alone six packs, as well as on draft at select locations.
More about this beer…

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.
Join us on Facebook, to keep up with news, special event announcements, and to participate in the conversation with a community of beer lovers who are as passionate about Samuel Adams beer as you are.

Featured Sam Gear

"We wanted to create a glass that offers beer lovers a full sensory drinking experience by fully showcasing Samuel Adams Boston Lager‘s complex balance of malt and hop flavors. This glass achieves that mission." (- Jim Koch)
Get a set of these unique glasses in our eStore.

This year’s Summer Styles variety pack contains some old favorites, as well as some great new styles. Which beer in this mix is your favorite?


Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching in New York. (more info)

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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