Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sam Adam's Beer Lover's Choice

The 4th annual Samuel Adams Beer Lover's Choice program will soon be appearing at beer fests everywhere. This year's nominees are:

Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier
Blackberry notes with a subtle spice character. A traditional witbier with orange peel and coriander, smacked with "a hint" of blackberry. Complex flavor with malt and cereal notes, intense spice and citrus flavors and a smooth, sweet/tart finish.

Man, my mouth is watering just thinking about this beer! I can already tell ya this is the one I'm voting for! Yup, I like fruit in my beer and I'm secure enough in my manhood to say it loud and proud. Not be a wuss and bend under "peer pressure" to say you like beers that are so hopped up it feels like a prison riot going on in your mouth. Ya, I'm talking to you boyo! ;)

Samuel Adams Coffee Stout
"Dry beaned" with coffee beans from Rwanda. This full-bodied stout is brewed with a special blend of roasted barley and dark crystal malt, aged for two weeks on whole coffee beans- ¾ of a pound per barrel. Has a rich roasty flavor with a smooth finish.

Then again I love stouts... and this sounds fantastic! Just not in the middle of the hot summer. I'm a seasonal beer drinker, and I wonder if chugging a thick, heavy stout in the heat will have a direct impact on who votes for what.

I'm looking forward to casting my vote since I'll be hitting up several beer fests in the next few months. So... which one are you voting for?


Dave said...

So they expect people to vote for a stout vs a witbeir in the middle of the summer? Hardly fair if you ask me. I'll try both but I'll probably favor the witbeir this time of year. I also LOVE stouts but this one seems to be taking the coffee part to an extreme. I'm not a coffee drinker and I like just a mild coffee-like taste in my stouts but not so much coffee that it gives me a caffeine buzz.

Bryon said...

I wonder if they'll be offering samples and opportunities to vote at the brewery tours in Boston. They did last year if memory serves. Might need to make another trip to Boston. I'll be honest, I avoided the Sam Adams booth at the American Craft Beer Fest, and focused on beer companies I was less familiar with.

That witbier does sound delightful though...