There is a lot of craft beer on the market today, in this article I would like to focus on one specific brand, as well as a few of their craft beers. Sam Adams is not your average beer, they many crafts of beer, and we will be discussing a couple of them today.
As we start to transition into cooler nights, as summer begins to come to an end. We start to look for a warmer beer, Sam Adams October fest beer delivers that warm feeling we look for on those short, cool fall afternoons.
In 1810 the October fest tradition was born, when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding, with a special beer and a sixteen-day party. Can you imagine a sixteen-day party? My longest party was three days, and that was my graduation and going away party.
Sam Adams version of this classic beer style blends hearty malts, for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel, creating a brew that is perfect for fall. Or whatever you are celebrating. Perfect all by its self, or with food.
Food pairings: Small plates, French onion soup, crab cakes, and mac and cheese. Entrees, Sausage, roasted chicken, pot roast, as well as burgers on the grill. So, pick some up today, and invite some friends over for a backyard barbecue.
This is a new beer for Sam Adams and is available for a limited time of the year August – October. Just one more reason to love fall. So, get this one while you still can. Jack-O’s cinnamon and nutmeg aromas remind you of a time when mom was in the kitchen, baking fresh pumpkin pie.
This craft pumpkin ale goes perfectly with the transition of summer into cooler days, and nights. A pure shandy ale, that tastes like pumpkin pie, with a subtle note of fresh citrus. If you are like me and love a good slice
of pumpkin pie, then I am sure that you are going to love this craft beer from Sam Adams.
Jack-O is super by its self and also pair well food, appetizers; baked brie, and bacon wrapped dates, that sounds like fall to me. Entrees; Meatloaf, who doesn’t love a good home made meatloaf? do no forget about dessert, apple cider doughnuts and sweet potato pie. Now that sounds inviting to me.
Another nice seasonal craft beer for Sam Adams. An unfiltered white pale ale, with a festive twist. Sorry I could not find a release date for this on yet, I am guessing around thanksgiving time though, we will have to keep our eyes open for this one.
This ale is hazy, crisp, and bright in flavor. This unfiltered white ale has a unique and festive twist. It’s crisp wheat character combines with the warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel, for a flavorful and refreshing brew that is perfect for the season.
This craft beer is perfect for drinking all by its self or paired with food. Small plates; dried cranberry and goat cheese salad, mussels, and Gorgonzola cheese. For the entrees, we have duck,baked ham, risotto, seared scallops, and white fish.
I know, it is sad that the summer is coming to an end. Soon we will be all bundled up, and complaining about the cold. Everyone but me, I will be all stocked up on plenty of Sam Adams craft beers. I pretty sure this will help keep me warm on those long cold winter nights. Along with my beautiful wife. Wink, Wink.
A white ale brewed with a blend of exotic spices. Crisp with a smooth finish, golden, and lively. The crisp character of this lively unfiltered white ale gets a kick from a bright blend of spring spices. Orange peel, and plum add a subtle sweetness, while coriander contributes a peppery bite. Creating a refreshing flavor that signals spring is soon on its way.
After enduring a long cold winter, there is nothing better than a clean, crisp, refreshing brew. To wake up the body soul from a long hibernation. Like bears emerging from a cave, we venture outside foraging for food. We uncover the grill, and get it cleaned off from the last meal that was cooked on it. We shed our winter coats, look for some meat, and throw it on the grill.
After which we want something light and refreshing to wash the meat down with. Since I have brought up the subject of food, here are a few morsels to pair with this brew, if you choose to have it with food. Appetizers; smoked salmon, pork empanadas, and my least favorite, sushi. For the entrees, we have Indian food, lamb curry, and pad Thai. I have no idea of what pad Thai is so please do not ask. If by chance you do know what pad Thai is, please, by all means leave me a reply in the comments section of this article. I would greatly appreciate it. Let’s not forget about dessert; Orange-ginger ricotta tart, spiced cake with vanilla ice cream, and panna cotta.
Keep In Mind:
On a last note, I would like to remind you that all of these craft beers from Sam Adams not your average beer, are all a seasonal brew. Meaning, that they are not available all year round. I suggest that if you find one that you like. Stock up on it, to make sure you have enough until they come back out with it.
Or, if you are more like me, you will enjoy the flavor of the season, and move on to the next seasonal brew and keep up with the seasons as they happen. It just so happens, that every year during the winter, I can not wait for Sam Adams summer ale to hit the shelves. Of all the craft beers that Sam Adams brews, the summer ale is my absolute favorite brew. Let me know which craft beer is your favorite, don’t be shy, I won’t bite. I hope you find something here that piqued your interest.
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