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Notes

Opened: 1984

Annual Production: 1,213,000 bbl

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Michael J. Bauer, Siegfried Binge, Tony Knipling

Boston Beer Company bought Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Company of Cincinnati OH in February 1997, and renamed the 390,000-barrel facility The Samuel Adams Brewery.

Here's where Samuel Adams beers are brewed...thanks to Nick Johnson for the list!

  • Boston, MA AKA Jamaica Plain. Former Haffenreffer brewery, a company-owned facility brewing the Boston Ale and doing R/D work on other recipes.
  • Nagold, Germany: A Gambrinus brewery brews the Boston Lager for the European market.
  • There is also a Sam Adams brewpub in Philadelphia, PA which brews ales from malt extract recipes.
  • Also, FYI, the Sam Adams Triple Bock was brewed at the Jamaica Plain facility and then shipped to Bronco Winery in Ceres, CA for aging in their vats.

Updated: May 17, 2017

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    • Date: September 22, 1997 (#2286)
      Package: draught
      Place: Samuel Adams Brew House, Gate 45, Saint Louis International Airport
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden, moderate carbonation, thick head. Smells like apple juice and...malt? Good body, good apple flavor, and I'd swear there's a maltiness as well. No alcohol character.

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    Experimental Beer
    10.30% abv.
    • Date: June 30, 2011 (#8370)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Library Pub, Omaha NE
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Massive head.
      Aroma (3)
      Maple caramel apple. Spicy, bready.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, fiercely fizzy. Sweet, with a big caramel-maple flavor. Spicy. Bready. Sweet malt and lots of fruity spiciness in the finish, a little warming.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Brewed as a collaboration with Weihenstephan. The bottle I tasted last December was apparently seriously oxidized, so I have revised these notes.

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    English-Style India Pale Ale
    5.80% abv.
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    • Date: October 16, 2010 (#8323)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Copper color. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Piney, fruity hops. Biscuity, caramel malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light-medium body, smooth. Piney, grassy bitterness up front. Hop flavor lasts longer than the bitterness. Clean, grassy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • American-Style Pale Ale

  • Longshot Black Lager
    European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel

  • Longshot Blackened Hops
    Specialty Beer

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    Longshot Double IPA
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.00% abv.

  • Longshot Friar Hop Ale
    Specialty Beer

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    Longshot Grape Pale Ale
    Garden (Fruit) Beer

  • Longshot Hazelnut Brown
    Specialty Beer

  • Longshot Honey Bee's Lavender Wheat
    Specialty Beer

  • Longshot Lemon Pepper Saison
    Herb and Spice Beer

  • Longshot Mile High Barley Wine
    Barley Wine-Style Ale

  • Longshot Old Ben Ale
    Old Ale
    9.00% abv.

  • Longshot Traditional Bock
    Traditional German-Style Bock
    6.80% abv.
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    Longshot Weizenbock
    South German-Style Weizenbock/Weissbock
    7.20% abv.

  • Patriot Rauchbier
    Bamberg-Style Rauchbier

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    Sample A Pils
    German-Style Pilsener
    5.20% abv.

  • Samuel Adams 1790 Rootbeer
    Experimental Beer
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  • Samuel Adams Alpine Spring Lager

  • Samuel Adams American Kriek
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    7.00% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Black & Brew Coffee Stout
    Coffee Flavored Beer
    5.80% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Black Lager
    German-Style Schwarzbier
    4.90% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

  • Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier
    Smoke-Flavored Beer

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    Samuel Adams Boston Ale
    German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf-Style Altbier
    5.00% abv.
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    Samuel Adams Boston Lager
    German-Style Pilsener
    4.88% abv.
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    Samuel Adams Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale
    5.10% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
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    Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock
    Chocolate/Cocoa Flavored Beer
    5.50% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Chocolate Chili Bock
    Chocolate/Cocoa Flavored Beer
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  • Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic
    Garden (Fruit) Beer
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    Samuel Adams Cream Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
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  • Samuel Adams Double Bock
    German-Style Strong Doppelbock
    8.80% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Double Pumpkin Ale
    Garden (Vegetable) Beer
    8.00% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Double Red
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    9.20% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen
    South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier
    5.06% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Golden Pilsner
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener

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    Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner
    Other Strong Beer
    8.80% abv.

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    Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
    Garden (Vegetable) Beer

  • Samuel Adams Hefeweizen
    Light American Wheat Beer without Yeast
    5.40% abv.
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    Samuel Adams Holiday Porter
    Robust Porter
    5.60% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Honey Ginger Ale
    Experimental Beer
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  • Samuel Adams Honey Porter
    Specialty Honey Beer
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  • Samuel Adams Imperial Stout
    Imperial Stout
    9.20% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Imperial White
    Experimental Beer
    10.30% abv.

  • Samuel Adams India Pale Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale
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    Samuel Adams Irish Red
    Irish-Style Red Ale
    5.70% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Light
    American-Style "Light" Amber Lager
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  • Samuel Adams Mighty Oak Ale

  • Samuel Adams Millennium
    Experimental Beer
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  • Samuel Adams New World Tripel
    Belgian-Style Tripel
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    Samuel Adams Noble Pils
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    4.86% abv.
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    Samuel Adams Norse Legend Sahti
    Specialty Beer
    7.00% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
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    Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig
    Old Ale
    5.90% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Pale Ale
    Classic English-Style Pale Ale
    5.40% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Rauch Beer
    Smoke-Flavored Beer
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  • Samuel Adams Rebel IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.50% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale
    American-Style Rye Beer

  • Samuel Adams Scotch Ale
    Modern Strong Scotch Ale
    5.40% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Spring Ale
    Specialty Beer
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  • Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    9.00% abv.
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    Samuel Adams Summer Ale
    Herb and Spice Beer
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  • Samuel Adams Triplebock 1994
    Specialty Beer
    17.00% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Triplebock 1995
    Specialty Beer
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    Samuel Adams Triplebock 1997
    Specialty Beer
    17.00% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Utopias 2009
    Experimental Beer
    25.49% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Utopias MMII
    Experimental Beer
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    Samuel Adams Utopias MMIII
    Experimental Beer
    24.00% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Utopias MMIV
    Specialty Beer
    24.00% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Utopias MMV
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    24.00% abv.
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  • Samuel Adams Wee Heavy
    Traditional Strong Scotch Ale
    10.00% abv.

  • Samuel Adams Weiss Beer
    Leichtes Weizen/Weissbier
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    Samuel Adams White Ale
    Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
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  • Samuel Adams White Christmas
    Herb and Spice Beer

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    Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA
    Specialty Beer

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    Samuel Adams Winter Lager
    Traditional German-Style Bock
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  • Utopias
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
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  • Utopias 2011
    Experimental Beer
    27.00% abv.
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    Verloren Gose
    German-Style Sour Ale
    6.00% abv.