Samuel Adam’s brews are as American as apple pie and the brews are rich in history as is our nation. We love what they have brewed up for our enjoyment. Samuel Adams® has a great assortment of summer ales boxed up for our enjoyment; The Beers of Summer®. The box of 12 beers consists of 6 styles; Samuel Adams® Boston Lager®, Sam Adams® Light®, Samuel Adams® Summer Ale, Samuel Adams® Blackberry Witbier, Samuel Adams® Hefeweizen and Samuel Adams® Pale Ale. We selected 3 of our favorites for this flight, but you can mix it up any way you want. If you are not familiar with the various brews that the Samuel Adam’s brewery has to offer, invite friends and family over and pour up a few brews, taste, chat and decide which one is your favorite! Since posting this in 2009 Samuel Adams® has replaced a couple of beers in their Summer Styles variety box. See Samuel Adams® Summer Styles for the latest update.
Reviewing the website, we summed up a brief history worth chatting about. The Koch family created this beer generations ago based on a recipe from Louis Koch. They decided on this name based upon Samuel Adams who was a revolutionary thinker who fought for independence and inherited a brewing tradition and brewery from his father. Without Jim Koch’s determination to go from door to door asking bars and restaurants to serve the beer he named Sam Adams®, we may not be able to enjoy this wonderful selection of brews. Cheers to Jim Koch!
This statement comes from Samuel Adams website: “We will never know whether beer was the happy accident of bakers, or bread the happy accident of brewers, but we do know that perhaps 8,000 years ago people in several distinct cultures independently invented beer.”
From the Chatty Gourmet™ – beer or bread we are all happy!
Samuel Adams® Pale Ale
Samuel Adams® Summer Ale
Samuel Adams® Hefeweizen with a lemon wedge
Remove cap with a bottle opener, pour into glasses, serve the Hefeweizen with a lemon wedge, drink responsibly and enjoy! (Hefeweizen’s are normally served with a lemon wedge.)
Suggested Side Dish
Enjoy with an appetizer – try: Baked Crisps and Dip, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes or Fresh Mozzarella Brushetta with Tomatoes and Basil or with an entrée – try: Pan Seared Tilapia with Lemon Infused Olive Oil and Fresh Dill, Grilled Salmon Filets with a Honey Mustard Glaze or Grilled Chicken and Vegetables on Rosemary Skewers.