Alpine Spring by Samuel Adams

Yard work beckons me. I laugh in its face. It's henchman, the wind, blows detritus in my face. The Spring Games are on. After recruiting teenage assistance weeds are slaughtered. Trash is discarded. Fences are erected. The rest shall have to wait for another weekend.  Seems like a good time to start the AlphaBeer Tour.…

A Glass of Friday – Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

What brilliance drove the brewers at the Boston Beer Company to release a pumpkin spiced ale ... in autumn? Its utterly amazing. What? Oh, it's not officially fall yet? Oh, I see. Very well, Sam Adams has broken all boundaries by releasing their Pumpkin Ale near fall. Brilliant. Pumpkin ales are like Star Wars books.…

Smokin’ Malt

More Sam Adams this weekend.  My wife and I caugt up with some old friends and he'd just bought a Harvestpack and enjoyed a couple of beers from it. My fave was this Rauchbier.  The smoked malt was well balanced; it was pronounced, tasting like charcoal or the burnt edges of a good ribeye, but…