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Samuel Adams

Holiday Porter

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Deep, rich and roasty, this festive porter balances a smooth malty sweetness with an earthy hoppiness, this holiday classic has become a favorite among our winter seasonal brews.

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HOP VARIETIES

East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Spalt Spalter

MALT VARIETIES

Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, Munich 10, Carafa®, and flaked oats

YEAST STRAIN

Top-fermenting Ale

COLOR

Dark ruby black, SRM: 55

SPECIAL INGREDIENTS

Flaked oats

ALC. BY VOL/WT

5.8% ABV - 4.5% ABW

IBUs

40

CAL PER SERVING

212

AVAILABILITY

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  • THE TOOLS

    It’s hard to imagine the holiday season without this brew. In the porter style tradition, this flavorful beer has a rich malt complexity and robust finish.  Generous portions of deep, roasted malts complement the traditional earthy English ale hops and Bavarian Noble hops to create a delicious & inviting winter brew.

  • THE TRADE

    We brew this festive porter with four types of malt including a specialty German malt called Carafa®*that along with a touch of flaked oats creates a smooth & rich silkiness.  To this roasty malt character we add East Kent Goldings and Fuggles, traditional British ale hops, as well as Spalt Spalter, a Bavarian Noble hop.  We also dry hop with the Goldings for an even more pronounced British hop character in both aroma and flavor.

    *Carafa is a registered trademark of Weyermann Malt, Bamburg, Germany.

  • THE LEGACY

    Samuel Adams Holiday Porter is our seasonal take on the traditional porter style that dates back to early 18th century England. After, or even during, a long day of heavy lifting and hauling, the porters of London craved a hearty and nourishing beer to “reinvigorate their constitutions.” The brewers of the day obliged them, and the style has carried their name ever since.

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