Sunday, October 12, 2008
California Homebrewer Wins Samuel Adams American Homebrew Contest
Boston Beer Co. hosted a brunch on Saturday in Denver to announce that Alex Drobshoff of California is the winner of the 2008 Samuel Adams Homebrew Contest and the Carissa Sweigart won its employee brewing contest.
Drobshoff's Traditional Bock and Sweigart's Cranberry Wit will be featured along with Mike McDole's Double IPA in the new LongShot six pack. McDole won last year, but due to the worldwide hop shortage production of the hop-intensive beer was delayed.
More than 1,300 consumer entries were received for the homebrew contest. The new LongShot six packs will hit store shelves in April. Boston Beer founder Jim Koch supports the program because he first brewed Samuel Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen in 1984 and believes homebrewing is an important part of beer appreciation in America.