The Samuel Adams Small Batch series is very active and constantly evolving. In 2011, 4 beers were released in the new series – Tasman Red, Griffin’s Bow, The Vixen, and Third Voyage. We here at BSJ think we’ve got the 2012 lineup figured out too – Dark Depths, Cinder Bock, Verloren, & Norse Legend. Each of these beers are both interesting and complex, on top of being a far departure from the brewery’s usual lineup.
New twist: 3 of these beers look to headed for 12 bottles. Tasman Red – 1 of the 3, released last year in 750s but also first to hit tap handles. Third Voyage – released in 2011, imperial IPA. Dark Depths – A hoppy baltic porter/IPA that is still awaiting release.