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November 02, 2016The Sam Adams Editorial Team

Celebrating Big Papi with Big Hapi A Specialty Beer Release

David Ortiz has had a big impact on Boston both on and off the field – which we think obviously calls for a bold, celebratory brew. For one day only, we’re releasing Big Hapi, a bold mango juice-infused double IPA, to pay tribute to one of the best athletes to ever play the game and thank him for all the incredible memories he’s given Red Sox fans. It’s also the perfect beer to enjoy during the most exciting week in baseball.

541 bottles of Big Hapi will be available exclusively at the Sam Adams Boston Brewery – one for each homerun Big Papi crushed out of the park throughout his impressive 19-year career (with bottle number 34 going to the man himself, of course).

“Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to watch David Ortiz hit homers out of the park while enjoying a cold Sam Adams. Now, I’m excited to toast to his record-setting career with Big Hapi Double IPA. We’re thrilled to honor our hometown baseball hero by doing what we do best, brewing beer, and giving craft beer and baseball fans a commemorative brew to honor an extraordinary legend,” Jim Koch, Founder and Brewer.

More about the beer: Big Hapi is a double IPA made with more than 5 pounds of hops per barrel and dry-hopped with five American hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest.  Infused with mango juice, this brew boasts strong citrus and tropical notes, a piney backbone and resinous flavor.


Want to get your hands on some? We will be selling it for one-day-only at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery this Friday, November 4th. Fans can start lining up at 2:00 p.m., and the beer sales will begin at 4:00 p.m. We’ll also be sampling Big Hapi at the Boston Brewery at our KMF Grand Cru Party. Tickets for the KMF Grand Cru Party are available here.

Limit 1 bottle per person. The cost per bottle is $29.99 - all proceeds from the sale of Big Hapi will go to The David Ortiz Children’s Fund

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