Sam Adams Brewery or Boston Beer Company is the producer of Samuel Adams American brand beer located in Boston , Massachusetts. Sam Adams Brewery was founded in 1984 by Jim Koch . Following Anheuser-Busch’s 2008 sale to InBev, the Boston Beer Company became the largest American-owned brewery in the United States.
The brand name of Samuel Adams abbreviated to Sam Adams was chosen in honor of the famous American patriot for his role in the American Revolution who was also a was also a brewer.
Founder Jim Koch, brews Sam Adams beers using the time-honored, traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world’s finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer-tasting competitions in the last five years than any other brewery in the world. Samuel Adams is an independent brewery and brewing quality beer remains its single focus. The Company’s leading brand, Samuel Adams Boston Lager , is produced using the processes that Jim Koch’s great great grandfather used in the mid 1800s. The result is a beer renowned by drinkers for its full flavor, balance, complexity, and consistent quality.
The Samuel Adams brand began with Samuel Adams Boston Lager in 1860 in St. Louis by Louis Koch, who sold under the name Louis Koch Lager until Prohibition, and again until the early 1950s.Sam Adams Brewery was founded in 1984 by Jim Koch . In 1999, the Boston Beer Company produced Millennium, a single release strong beer with 21% abv. The company followed this up in 2002 with Samuel Adams Utopias with 24% abv, it was marketed as the strongest commercial beer in the world at the time.
As of 2007, the company produces twelve varieties of beer year-round: Boston Lager, Sam Adams Light, Boston Ale, Pale Ale, Cherry Wheat, Cream Stout, Brown Ale, Hefeweizen, Scotch Ale, Black Lager, Honey Porter, and Irish Red. The Sam Adams Boston Lager contains 4.75% abv, roughly average for its style.
Additionally, the company brews four seasonal beers per year, as follows:
- Noble Pils (January – March)
- Summer Ale (April – August)
- Octoberfest (August – October)
- Winter Lager (November – January)
In 2009 Samuel Adams began its Imperial Series, beers with better quality ingredients and higher alcohol contents. Beers in this series include Double Bock, previously a seasonal brew, Imperial Stout, and Imperial White.
In October 2009, the Boston Beer Company produced a new craft beer named Infinium with 10,3% alcohol content . Infinium was described by the brewers as “the first new beer style created under the Reinheitsgebot in over a hundred years.”
During your visit to Boston, you’ll surely learn about Samuel Adams and the role he played in the American Revolution. Of course, you should also know he was a brewer, and his namesake brewery put American craft brewing on the map in the 1980s. When you visit the Samuel Adams Brewery, you literally sample a taste of history.
Visitors can experience the entire brewing process, from start to finish , taste the special malts used to brew Samuel Adams and smell the Noble hops that give Samuel Adams’ beers their distinct flavor and aroma.