might lose its "craft" beer status as it crosses the 2 million barrel per year production mark sometime in 2011. I've seen a lot of arguments that Sam Adams isn't a craft brewery because they are publicly traded or they "sold out" or dozens of other reasons. In my opinion, those arguments are horseshit. This brewery is the definition of a craft brewery.
But this craft status really isn't about that argument. It's a discussion about business and money and how much the government can tax these guys for being successful. It's a little arbitrary to set the bar at 2 million barrels, but there are many thresholds like that everywhere. Instead of arguing within the beer-drinking community, we should support this brewery as one and have the threshold doubled or tripled. No one would argue these guys should be lumped together with mass producers like Anheuser-Busch. Anyway, if that doesn't work, they should just make the barrels bigger so they don't hit 2 million! Just one guy's thoughts.
Tonight I'm drinking Samuel Adams Boston Lager brewed by The Boston Beer Company in Boston, Massachusetts or Cincinnati, Ohio or Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. "What do you mean? I thought you drank this beer all the time." Yes, thank you for paying attention. What I meant is that I am drinking it, and you are going to get a review! Not like this pathetic post from the first week when I started this blog. You are right, this is one of my all-time favorites, and I've been known to drink one or two now and again. Enjoy before October, 2010.
Hoppy and malty aroma with some tea characteristics, very distinct and I could identify this across the room. Hoppy with pine flavors, just a hint of citrus, too. Malty sweet caramel but enough bittering hops to keep this perfectly balanced. There is a good little spicy and hoppy bite nibbling at my palate and that distinct tea flavoring is there as well. That herbal quality is very noticeable, and I can understand why some of my friends think there are marijuana-like properties in play. Creamy medium carbonation, medium body, wonderful flavors, easy to drink. I might be preaching to the choir; I really don't know. It is hard to believe that everyone hasn't had this once or twice or more, but I could be wrong.
Let me know what you think about the beer. You can chime in about the business aspect too, if you like, but please only well-thought-out statements. I don't want this to become some Fox Business or MSN Money Comment thread. By the way, if you like what you read at this blog (or even if you don't), do me a favor and tell a couple of your friends about the site. Thank you in advance; it's greatly appreciated!
Fenway Beer Soap- Made with Sam Adams Boston Lager
Guinness Pub Glasses, Set of 4
Libbey 12-Piece International Beer Glasses Set
Sad empty before. Happy full after. "But how is the glass full and the bottle still has the cap on it?" Duh, it's another bottle; I bought a 12 pack!
This is a little gem I bought at Costco a few months ago. While the beer is long gone, the memory isn't. A 28-pack!