The brewers at Samuel Adams are proud to be the official beer sponsor of the 121st Boston Marathon. When Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, released his first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager to the public, it was on Patriots’ Day (the day of the Boston Marathon) in 1985, right here in Boston. The alliance of two of Boston’s most recognized and beloved brands will give the city one more reason to be proud of this heralded event.

2.62 BrewBoston 26.2 Brew

Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew is our beer brewed in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association to celebrate the Boston Marathon. This gose style ale contains light cereal notes from malted and unmalted wheat with a touch of peppery spice.


Samuel Adams Brew Crew Sweepstakes

Enter to win for a chance to be on the Samuel Adams Race Day Brew Crew! As part of the team, you will kick things off at the Boston Brewery for a private tour before heading into the city for the Boston matinee baseball game. To wrap up the day, you will join us as VIPs for the Boston Marathon Official Post Race Party at Fenway Park.


Note: This contest is only open to legal residents of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. You must be 21+.

Brewery Tours

Be sure to visit us at the Boston Brewery for a tour while you’re in town! Click here to check out tour hours and information.

Heading to the Expo?

We’ll be at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo selling Boston 26.2 Brew merch and will also be offering samples of our 26.2 Boston Brew daily:

  • Friday, April 14th: 10:00AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 15th: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 16th: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mile 27 Post-Race Party

Join us at the Boston Marathon Official Post Race Party at Fenway Park on race day at Fenway Park from 6:30PM – 10PM. Admission is free to all officially registered participants and all children under 12. Tickets are required for entry and can only be purchased at the Ticket Booth in the Information Center at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.