Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Day 124 Drink: Samuel Adams Boston Ale
The history of the Boston Beer Co. is pretty well documented. Jim Koch took family beer recipes found in the attic and launched Samuel Adams Boston Lager in 1985 as a contract brew. By 1988 the company had established a small brewhouse in Boston and produced 36,000 barrels of beer. The brewery also rolled out the first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Ale that same year.
Samuel Adams Boston Ale pours a wonderful tarnished brass color with a lacing off white head. This stock ale is 4.9 percent alcohol by volume. Malty, caramel nose. Nice caramelized malt flavor bed with mild hop notes and a light fruity finish.