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April 04, 2017Jim Koch

Introducing Samuel Adams 513

Cincinnati has such an amazing, rich brewing history and culture, and means a lot to me personally. Not only is it my hometown, but my father apprenticed at the Schoenling brewery in the 1940’s, which we purchased back in 1997 when we decided to expand.

It’s been 20 years since we purchased our Cincinnati brewery, and for those 20 years we’ve brewed hundreds of great beers for drinkers across the country. It’s exciting that for the first time, we are releasing a beer just for the Cincinnati and Tri-State area to pay homage to drinkers in my hometown.

Samuel Adams 513 is a celebration of my Cincinnati roots, and the men and women who proudly brew our beers at this historic brewery.

Inspired by the fighting spirit of Cincinnati’s men and women, we brewed with Warrior hops for the first time in any of our beers. This distinctive American hop variety contributes a smooth, pleasing bitter flavor as well as a mild, herbal and pine aroma not found in any other Sam Adams brews.

The final 513 recipe was decided upon by Cincinnatians themselves. At last year’s Zinzinnati Oktoberfest, drinkers had the chance to sample three Cincinnati-brewed beers and voted on their favorite style. There was a clear winner that came out of that vote, and so we went on to brew the crowd favorite lager recipe that is now known as 513.

This classically dry-hopped American lager blends a complex, malty backbone with bright hop notes for a refreshingly balanced beer.

It’s not just the beer that was inspired by the great city, the unique tap handle pays homage to the Union Terminal with pigs paying tribute to the city’s nickname “Porkopolis,” which was coined in the 1800s.

Check with our Beer Finder to see where you can find 513 on draft in the Cincinnati Tri-State area. 

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