Topic Archives: Small Batch Series

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Sam Adams Dark Depths

Sam Adams Dark DepthsAnother entry into Sam Adams Small Batch SeriesDark 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
Arrival: TBA

7.6% ABV 

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Sam Adams The Vixen

Keeping you up with the buzz on these new Sam Adams small batch bombers, here’s your recap.

Future releases in the this series include Tasman RedThird Voyage. and Griffin’s Bow.  Enter The Vixen.

The Vixen is a chocolate chili bock with cinnamon.

The Vixen is smooth and rich with an enticing touch of sweetness and ends with a spicy heat.  For this unique brew we used carefully roasted malts and dark cocoa nibs for a full bodied and slightly sweet flavor.  To this roast and chocolaty base we added an element  or warmth and spice with cinnamon and chilies.  Dark and alluring, the brew will keep you captivated.  Batch #1

Style: Chili Beer
Hops:  Hallertau Mittelfruh
Malts: Two-Row Harrington, Metacalfe, Copeland Pale, Munich, Caramel 60, Roasted Demashed

Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

8.5% ABV

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Sam Adams Third Voyage: History & Hops

Samuel Adams Third Voyage joins Tasman Red in the new Small Batch Series.  As the label states: This series of limited edition brews represents some of our favorite small batch creations.   This double IPA is inspired by Capt. James Cook, an explorer and map maker who became famous sailing the globe.  Cook’s “Third Voyage” took place over the course over 3 years – 1776-1779.  This now infamous voyage was to discover the Northwest Passage, in which he was successful.  Cook was killed in an argument with Hawaiians during the voyage, on February 14th, 1779.  As a practice of honor at the time, Cook was disemboweled, baked and the bones removed as religious relics.  The beer however, has a slightly less morbid finish.

This unique double IPA takes the style’s origins a step further.  IPAs were born out of making an ale that could sustain a long voyage.  For our take, we were inspired by the indomitable Capt. James Cook whose 3rd voyage made him the first to navigate a treacherous route from England to New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest . Using Cascade hops from each of these regions we crated a a brew that’s citrusy, earthy, and full of bold character.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops:  Cascade from UK & New Zealand, Simcoe from U.S.
Malts:  Two-Row Harrington, Metcalfe & Copeland Pale, Caramalt, Honey Malt
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft.
Arrival: TBA

8% ABV

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