With his great-great grandfather Louis Koch’s beer recipe in hand, Jim brewed the very first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen. When it was introduced in 1984, Samuel Adams Boston Lager was a complex and full-bodied craft beer in a world of thin, light-bodied mass marketed beers. After more than 30 years, this beer is still our favorite and sets the standard for all of our brews.Learn More
Although today’s German Oktoberfests have become much lighter in color, the original versions were known for their rich malt sweetness and body. Our OctoberFest pays homage to the Bavarian tradition by using generous portions of malt to create a rich smooth flavor with notes of caramel.LEARN MORE
Seasons change, and we like to brew beers to reflect the seasons. As the late summer turns to fall, we bring out our Fall Variety Pack, with a collection of beers to perfectly compliment the cooler nights and changing leaves. Along with Boston Lager and OctoberFest, we have included Hoppy Red (which you might remember from last year), and three new styles, exclusive to the Fall Variety Pack: Bonfire Blonde, Maple Ale, and Toasted Caramel Bock.
Jim Koch was a rebel in the craft beer movement, so when we brewed Rebel IPA we wanted to do something that went a little bit against the grain by brewing a West Coast style IPA that wasn’t just about bitterness, but had balance and paid homage to the aromatics and flavors of some of our favorite West Coast hops.LEARN MORE
From our Rebel IPA to our brand new Rebel Grapefruit IPA, Pack of Rebels is a year-round variety pack created for any west coast IPA hop head. Pack of Rebels includes: Rebel IPA, Rebel Rouser Double IPA, Rebel Grapefruit IPA, and Rebel Cascade IPA (exclusive to the Pack of Rebels variety pack).
A Totally Different Experience. In Two Styles.
Experience the difference of a Nitro beer in two distinctive brews. Noted by a strikingly vigorous cascade and thick foam head, Nitro beers are known for their rich and smooth texture. With Nitro Project, we explored recipes that held the integrity of the style while being gassed with nitrogen. The result, in our humble opinion, is awesome.
We’re always experimenting and tinkering at Samuel Adams. Our Boston Brewery is the hub for our trials, errors, and, eventually, limited runs. It’s where our nano brewery and barrel room live, and where our brewers have free reign to play as they please. And once in a while, we release our favorites in limited batches so we can share the wealth.LEARN MORE