Headed your way this December from Boston Beer Company, makers of Sam Adams is a new collaboration dubbed “Infinium”. Infinium is a collaboration between Boston Beer and Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany. Weihenstephan has he acclaim to the world’s oldest brewery, brewing constantly since 1040.
Infinium is brewed in accordance with the German Reinheitsgebot Purity law of 1516. The law originated in the city of Ingolstadt in the duchy of Bavaria on April 23, 1516. The law specified that beer can only contain 4 ingredients- water, malt, yeast & hops. (In the orignal text of the law, yeast was not mentioned) Infinium has been described as a champagne-like beer, due to the high activity of the yeast. This beer is actually brewed on site at the Sam Adams brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio and then taken to Pleasant Valley Wine Company in New York state. There, Infinium receives it’s champagne touch.
Style: Good question. Investigating.
Availability: 15,000 cases have been produced. 750ml, corked & caged. Vintage dated – 2010.
Arrival: December, 2010