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Sam Adams Small Batch Cider Bock & Dark Depths Arrive

The newest additions to the Sam Adams “Small Batch” lineup are on shelves in Atlanta: – Dark Depths and Cinder Bock.

Cinder Bock

Cinder is billed as a “rauchbock” or smoke bock.

Unusual and playful this half-breed brew begins with a rush of smoky, almost savory, aromas and flavors.  The distinctive campfire smokiness of a rauchbier lingers and beings to reveal the rich and velvety malt smoothness of a double bock with a notes of toffee and caramel.  This roguish brew transforms from its bold start to a hearty and satisfying finish. 

Style: Dopplebock (smoked)
Hops: Hallertau Mittlefruh
Malts: Two Row Harrington, Metcafe, Copeland Pale, Caramel 60, Smoked Malt
Availability: 22oz bottles (One time brew, as of 3/12)

9.4% ABV

Dark Depths

Depths is a IPA or a hoppy porter ( Need some clarification) brewed with a lager yeast for an interesting mesh of styles.

Across the cold and brackish waters of the Baltic, the English Porter was transferred, from a mild ale to a dark and complex lager that confounds definition.  Immersed in dark, roasted malts and a bold citrus hop character, these big and contrasting flavors are brought together with the smoothness of a lager for a brew that’s bold, mysterious, and full of flavor. Batch #1

Style: Hoppy Porter? IPA (ish)Hops: Saaz, Zeus, Ahtanum, Simcoe
Malts: Two Row Harrington, Metcalfe, Copeland Pale, Carafa I, Caramel 60, Munich
Yeast: Lager
Availability: 22oz bottles.  One time brew (As of 3/12)

7.6% ABV 

The Small Batch Series as of 3/1/12

Tasman RedGriffin’s BowThe Vixen, and Third Voyage.

2012 Releases To Include:
Dark DepthsCinder Bock (Both just released).  Coming soon:  Verloren, & Norse Legend.