Tuesday, April 29, 2008

One for Fans of Boston Beer and Football

My buddy Frank is an avid New England Patriots fan, enjoys Samuel Adams beers, and also appreciates a good IPA. So when I read this story today, I thought it was written just for him. The Boston Beer Company announced the winner of it's Samuel Adams Patriot Homebrew Contest:
Adam Walsh just won "the big one" at Gillette Stadium without ever having to suit up, and, rather than the standard eleven opponents, Adam triumphed over nearly 200 of them. Football? No. Adam Walsh is a homebrewer from Massachusetts whose recipe for an IPA (India Pale Ale) beat out entries from all over New England to win the 2008 Patriot Homebrew Contest hosted by The Boston Beer Company, brewers of Samuel Adams(R) beers.

"Adam's IPA is terrific," said Samuel Adams Brewer and Founder Jim Koch. "It's not easy to brew an IPA that has a lot of flavor and maintains its balance, but Adam got it just right." New England Patriots' ticket holders won't have to take Jim's word for it. With Adam's help, Samuel Adams will brew his Patriot Homebrew IPA at its Boston Brewery to be served at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse in Gillette Stadium during the entire 2008-2009 football season.

Jim Koch and the Boston Beer Company have a long history of supporting the brewing community. Their efforts include the annual LongShot competition and recent hop sharing program. The Patriot Homebrew contest is another way of evangelizing craft beer. It must be quite a thrill for a Patriots fan and beer lover to be able to serve his own beer at Gillette Stadium!

See the full press release here.

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