Wine & Spirits

Samuel Adams introduces new seasonal brews

Posted: January 11, 2017 by

Samuel Adams has done it again, this time introducing drinkers into two new seasonal beers: Hopscape and Fresh as Helles.

The two new beers are available between January and February.

"At the start of 1988 we introduced our first-ever seasonal beer, Samuel Adams Double Bock, a traditional spring beer originally brewed by German monks," says Jim Koch, Samuel Adams founder and brewer. "While we pioneered rotating beers for the season, this season's beers have changed more times than we can count. The variety in the weather during this time of year begs brewers and drinkers to explore flavors that match the ever-changing season. It might seem crazy, but after we brewed a few test batches of Hopscape and Fresh as Helles in our Nano Brewery, we knew we had two seasonal beers that captured the essence of the schizophrenic weather around this time of year."

Hopscape, the first new brew for 2017, is brewed with four varieties of West Coast hops that add bold pine and grapefruit notes to the deep golden wheat ale. Fresh as Helles is a refreshing light amber, medium-bodied helles brewed with Mandarina hops and orange blossom petals, according to a release.

 

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