A smooth, refined version of a classic ale.
Samuel Adams® Boston Ale was first brewed to celebrate the opening of our Boston Brewery. Like Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, it originated as an old family recipe rescued by Jim Koch from his father's attic. Samuel Adams Boston Ale, a stock ale, has distinct earthy and spicy notes from the traditional English ale hops supported by sweet caramel malt notes. The ale yeast imparts a variety of fruit and ester notes while longer, cooler fermentation adds smoothness and complexity.
With his great-great grandfather's recipe for Louis Koch Lager as his guide, Jim Koch brewed the first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen in 1984. Six weeks after its Boston introduction in April 1985, Samuel Adams was selected as "The Best Beer in America" in The Great American Beer Festival's Consumer Preference Poll. Since 2000, Samuel Adams has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions than any other brewery in the world, and is currently the largest U.S. crafter brewer.