Samuel Adamâ€™s brews are as American as apple pie and the brews are rich in history as is our nation.Â I love what they have brewed up for our enjoyment.Â Samuel AdamsÂ® has a great assortment of winter classics boxed up for our enjoyment.Â The box of 12 beers consists of 6 styles; Samuel AdamsÂ® Boston LagerÂ®, Sam AdamsÂ® Winter LagerÂ®, Samuel AdamsÂ® Holiday Porter, Samuel AdamsÂ® Old Fezziwig Ale, Samuel AdamsÂ® Chocolate Bock and Samuel AdamsÂ® Black & Brew.Â I have purchased the Winter Classics last year and it is slightly different this year and most and likely will be different next year too.Â If you are not familiar with the various brews that the Samuel Adamâ€™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!
Reviewing the website, I summed up a brief history worth chatting about.Â The Koch family created this beer generations ago based on a recipe from Louis Koch. Â They decided on this name based upon Samuel Adams who was a revolutionary thinker who fought forÂ independence and inherited a brewing tradition and brewery from his father.Â Without Jim Kochâ€™s determination to go from door to door asking bars and restaurants to serve the beer he named Sam AdamsÂ®, we may not be able to enjoy this wonderful selection of brews.Â Cheers to Jim Koch!
This statement comes from Samuel Adams website:Â â€œWe 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.â€
From the Chatty Gourmetâ„¢ – beer or bread we are all happy!
Samuel AdamsÂ® Boston LagerÂ®
Samuel AdamsÂ® Winter LagerÂ®
Samuel AdamsÂ® Holiday Porter
Samuel AdamsÂ® Old Fezziwig Ale
Samuel AdamsÂ® Chocolate Bock
Samuel AdamsÂ® Black & Brew
Remove cap with a bottle opener, pour into glasses and enjoy!)
On the box they give a brief description of each and is as follows:
Samuel AdamsÂ® Boston LagerÂ®: Â This beer is full-flavored with a balance of
malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish.
Sam AdamsÂ® Winter LagerÂ®:Â This brew is subtly spiced with a blend of freshly ground cinnamon, orange zest, and ginger.
Samuel AdamsÂ® Holiday Porter:Â Featured Style!Â This ale is dark and roasty with a robust flavor and smooth finish.
Samuel AdamsÂ® Old Fezziwig Ale:Â Featured Style! Â This ales has generous amounts of holiday spices balanced by a depth of malt character.
Samuel AdamsÂ® Chocolate Bock:Â Featured Style!Â This subtly sweet brew is dark and rich with the distinct flavor and creamy texture of chocolate.Â z
Samuel AdamsÂ® Black & Brew:Â New Style!Â This ale combines roasted coffee with a rich, full-bodied stout for a strong flavor and intense finish.