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Samuel Adams launches new barrel-aged beers in special packaging

David Bellm

March 11, 2015

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Samuel Adams launches new barrel-aged beers in special packaging

The Boston Beer Company announced the limited release of anew series of beers, the Samuel Adams® Barrel Room Collection. The releaseincludes three oak-aged beers brewed and aged at the Samuel Adams BostonBrewery. The brewery has long been involved in the time-honored tradition ofbarrel-aging beers, beginning with Samuel Adams® Triple Bock first brewed in1993, to five batches of Samuel Adams Utopias® released since 2001.

 

Passionate about pushing the boundaries of brewing, theSamuel Adams brewers are constantly experimenting with new techniques andpioneering new recipes to change the American beer drinker's experience. ForSamuel Adams, all of this experimentation and innovation takes place at theBoston Brewery, its center of creativity, and the birthplace of every style ofSamuel Adams® beers.

 

The Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection, which includesSamuel Adams® New World Tripel, Samuel Adams® American Kriek, and Samuel Adams®Stony Brook Red, are a result of years of experimentation by the brewers at theSamuel Adams Boston Brewery. The trio of brews have been aged in EasternEuropean oak barrels, originally used to age brandy in Italy, imparting a subtle sweet,toasty note to each beer. The barrels also allow a small amount of oxygen toslowly seep in to the brew, smoothing out the flavors in the beer.

 

Each style in the Collection is bottled in a 750ml bottleand finished with a champagne cork. Samuel Adams New World Tripel and SamuelAdams Stony Brook Red have been bottle conditioned, a process which creates anextra smooth and balanced flavor in the beer. The Samuel Adams American Kriekis left uninterrupted to maintain the rich cherry flavor from the Balatoncherries used in the brewing process. For an optimum drinking experience, thebrewers at Samuel Adams recommend serving each brew in a traditionalTulip-style beer glass to best capture the beers aromas.

 

"For years, we've been playing with barrels at thebrewery, aging small batches of beer in our Barrel Room. Before now, thesebeers have only been available at beer festivals or to a few lucky visitors toour Boston Brewery," said Jim Koch, Brewer and Founder. "Our BostonBrewery is where every Samuel Adams style of beer is dreamed up and nurtured.It has been our hub of innovation since I started brewing here in 1988; I liketo think of it as the ultimate brewer's workshop."

 

Twenty-five years ago, craft beer pioneers like Samuel Adamsbegan introducing beer lovers to more full-flavored, high-quality beers thatwere unlike the beers they were accustomed to drinking at the time. At a timewhen most American beer tasted alike, Samuel Adams Boston Lager® offered arevolution in flavorful, fresh, distinct beer and helped become a catalyst forthe craft beer revolution in the 1990's. Today, Samuel Adams continues to pushthe boundaries of brewing, challenging beer lover's palates with beers like theSamuel Adams Barrel Room Collection.

 

The Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection beers are availablefor purchase at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery and at select retail locationsin Massachusetts, Denver,Colorado, Maineand New Hampshirefor a suggested retail price of $9.99 per 750ml bottle. The Collectionincludes:

 

SOURCE: The Boston Beer Company

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