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Posted in Sam Adams, Videos
Posted in Sam Adams, Videos

Samuel Adams Norse Legend [Video]

Samuel Adams Norse Legend, a sahti is now hitting shelves.  Get to know more about it.

Posted in Coming Soon, Sam Adams

Samuel Adam’s Norse Legend

Sam Adams Norse LegendThe Samuel Adams lineup of Small Batch beers are ever expanding.  4 were released in 2011.  The potential 2012 releases are already taking shape.  The brewery is expanding not only the series, but with new styles too.  Just yesterday it was a gose, today a sahti – Norse Legend.

This ancient Finnish-style brew dates back to the 1500s as one of the oldest continuously brewed styles. Deep amber in color, this rugged brew’s distinctive aroma and flavor comes from aging on a bed of juniper berries. The herbal, woodsy, and ripe citrus character of the juniper enlivens a sturdy and smooth malt backbone for a fresh and flavorful brew. At Samuel Adams we love experimenting, This series of limited edition brews represents some of our favorite small batch creations.

Style: Sahti
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft.
Arrival: TBA

7% ABV 

2011 Series: Tasman RedGriffin’s BowThe Vixen, and Third Voyage.
2012 Series:  Dark DepthsCinder BockVerloren, & now Norse Legend (all tentative)

Posted in New Belgium, New Releases

New Belgium Sahti Arrives

The latest in New Belgium’s “Lips of Faith” series has arrived. “Sahti” uses a variety of common beer grains ( rye, oat, barley — malted and unmalted, and wheat.) In traditional brewings, Sahti is flavored with juniper berries. Unlike many American ales, Sahti has fewer hops, in some instances none — focusing on the berry flavor.

Commercial Description:
Inspired by Finnish Sahti, a traditional rye ale brewed with juniper, our sahti Ale is a hazy amber ale with a sturdy mouthfeel and a crisp and lively “finnish”. Brewed with Pale, Crystal, rye malts and whole oats, our version bittered with Cascade and finished with Cascade and Amarillo hops. Juniper boughs are added to the mash and juniper berries, orange and lemon peel are pitched in the whirlpool creating a festive olfactory of citrus and juniper notes.

Style: Sahti (based on style evolved in Finland)

Taste Expectations: Juniper berries in nose & flavor.  Some honey.   The hops are lightly spice.  Overall the beer is unique, vegetal, with a twinge of tart.  Malts are light & caramel.

Availability: 22oz bombers.  Limited draft. One time brew. (Currently)

7.2% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, New Belgium

COMING SOON: New Belgium’s Sahti

Headed to the “Lips of Faith” series by New Belgium is “Sahti”.  Sahti is actually a style of beer hailing from Finland.  Sahti while a beer is a little different from general notion the term conjures up. Sahti uses a variety of common beer grains ( rye, oat, barley — malted and unmalted, and wheat.) In traditional brewings, Sahti is flavored with juniper berries. Unlike many American ales, Sahti has fewer hops, in some instances none — focusing on the berry flavor.

Commercial Description:
Inspired by Finnish Sahti, a traditional rye ale brewed with juniper, our sahti Ale is a hazy amber ale with a sturdy mouthfeel and a crisp and lively “finnish”.  Brewed with Pale, Crystal, rye malts and whole oats, our version bittered with Cascade and finished with Cascade and Amarillo hops.  Juniper boughs are added to the mash and juniper berries, orange and lemon peel are pitched in the whirlpool creating a festive olfactory of citrus and juniper notes.

Arrival: Late October 2010. (Could be sooner)

7.2% ABV