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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tap Handle #15: Samuel Adams Boston Lager - Mug

This Sam Adams mug has been replaced by the brewery with a couple of different taps, including a popular "copper ribbon" tap. This is one of 2 Sam Adams mug taps that I own. I especially like the foam spilling over the side of the mug.

Click through to read more about Samuel Adams Brewery and their Boston Lager...

Samuel Adams was a statesman, second cousin to President John Adams. The brewery was founded in 1984 in Boston as the Boston Brew Company. The original recipe for Boston Lager was developed in 1860 by Louis Koch. In 1984, Jim Koch, a descendant of Louis Koch, used the original family recipe to brew the lager in his kitchen. While he was in Harvard, Koch met two people who would later become partners in Samuel Adams Beer. In the 1980s, Koch was actually the face of the company as he appeared in TV commercials. In 1985, Boston Lager was voted Best Beer in America during the Great American Beer Festival. The brand was produced under contract at several different breweries, including the Blitz-Weinhard Brewery in my own hometown of Portland, Oregon (which has since been torn down). Since Anheuser-Busch is now owned by a Brazilian company, the Boston Beer Company is the largest American-owned beer company in the U.S. Weighted average on is 3.21 out of 5.

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