Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sam Keeps Cranking Them Out

A new year, a new Samuel Adams variety pack from the brewery that changed the way you think of George Thorogood's "Who Do You Love?". The Brewer's Choice collection contains three familiar styles: the trademark Boston Lager, Irish Red, and Black Lager. All decent, but not a selling point as far as I'm concerned. However, the addition of three new beers might get me to pick this 12-pack up (and at $12-$13.99 at most liquor stores, the Sam Adams packs are always a good deal). Alpine Spring replaces the Noble Pils as the spring seasonal (the Pils will now be a year-round offering) and is introduced here in the Brewer's Choice collection. Alpine Spring is a 5.8% ABV Helles Lager that is big on citrus, though not as lemon-heavy as the Coastal Wheat. The Mighty Oak Ale is an oak-aged Red Ale with vanilla and caramel notes. Finally, yet another new IPA, Whitewater, is the final addition to this mix. Not your typical IPA, though, as Whitewater is a wheat IPA brewed with apricots and spices. Hmmm. You try it first.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Bought this last night and all 3 of the new offerings are quite good. The Mighty Oak was really outstanding. Great vanilla note and not to heavy on the oakiness. Well done beers. The IPA was not all to hopped out like we are becoming used to but very quaffable.