The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Sam Adams beers, holds an annual home brew competition and the winners get their beers packaged into the Samuel Adams Long Shot six pack. I picked up a six pack of the Long Shot brews over the weekend and wish I had grabbed two.
The 2009 Long Shot six pack includes two bottles each of:
- Double IPA – my favorite of the three. This is an intense and hoppy beer made with seven different varieties of American hops. At 9% ABV, this beer was made for sipping. Delicious and strong!
- Traditional Bock – a smooth and malty brew checking in at 6.8% ABV. I’m not a big fan of the style, but this Bock is the best one that I’ve ever tasted.
- Cranberry Wit – a light and crisp white beer made with cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, grains of paradise, and cranberry.
I’ll be looking for the next batch of Sam Adams home brews in winter 2010.