33 years ago, Jim Koch quit his desk job to follow his passion in brewing.
For those that have the guts, drive and perseverance to follow their own path, access to resources shouldn’t be what stands in the way. That’s why in 2008, we started our Brewing the American Dream program. The goal: Provide microloans, coaching, and other resources to people who are pursuing their unique craft.
The beers in our first ever Brewing the American Dream Variety Pack were brewed in collaboration with five rising-stars who participate in Brewing the American Dream. These breweries each have a story as unique as their beers, and we are excited to share them with you. We’ve also included Boston Lager, since this was the beer that started it all for us. And this beer doesn’t just taste good – it does good, too. All profits from the collaboration pack will be donated to program partner Accion to support future small business loans to food and beverage entrepreneurs across America.
Boston Tea Party Saison
Brewed in collaboration with Jim Woods of Woods Beer Co.
from San Francisco, CA
Boston Tea Party Saison is a bi-coastal twist on the classic Belgian style, combining Woods's yerba mate-infused saison with Sam Adams’ wild yeast blend, Kosmic Mother Funk. Mate's earthy spice plays on the rippling, fruity haze of KMF's funky bacteria, and gives a signature snap to the amber saison's traditional dry finish.Learn more about Woods Beer Co.
Brewed in collaboration with Chris Spinelli of Roc Brewing Co.
from Rochester, NY
ThreeNinety Bock is a slightly roasted Maibock with a sweet toffee and light caramel flavor, crafted from four hop varieties, combined with rye malt and oak smoked malt. Mosaic and Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops provide the balance that gives this dark golden bock a big, juicy character and slightly sweet and dry finish. ThreeNinety is a nod to the distance in miles between Boston and Rochester.Learn more about Roc Brewing Co.
Time Hop Porter
Brewed in collaboration with Grant Fraley and Marta Jankowska of ChuckAlek Independent Brewers
from San Diego, CA
Driven by co-founders Grant Fraley and Marta Jankowska’s mission of creating “Old School Beers for New School Palates,” Time Hop Porter utilizes Zeus, Chinook, Cascade and Goldings hops and is 5.3% ABV. The hop character is balanced by three malt varieties: Sam Adams pale two-row blend, Crisp Brown, and Black malt. This porter has strong notes of citrus and pine that are balanced by a smooth, roasted malt character.Learn more about ChuckAlek Independent Brewers.
Brewed in collaboration with Rick Abitbol of Brewery Rickoli
from Wheat Ridge, CO
Oats McGoats is an American stout brewed based on founder and brewer Rick Abitbol’s commitment to brewing full-flavored, gluten-reduced beers (if they didn’t say it, you wouldn’t know). At 6.5% ABV, the full-bodied, moderately carbonated beer is accented by earthy, spicy flavors and a hint of roasted coffee notes.Learn more about Brewery Rickoli.
Brewed in Collaboration with Bosque Brewing
from Albuquerque, NM
Desert Kaleidoscope, pays homage to the Albuquerque balloon fiesta and features a mixture of flavors including citrus, tangerine, pine and honey malt to create a brew with a bold, hoppy aroma. With a 7.0% ABV, Desert Kaleidoscope is a deep amber, medium-bodied brew that leaves a clean touch of lingering bitterness on the palate.Learn more about Bosque Brewing Co.
First Brewed by Jim Koch of Samuel Adams
from Boston, MA
Boston Lager is the original collaboration beer between Jim Koch and his father, using his great-great grandfather’s recipe - helping lead the American craft beer revolution and reviving a passion for full-flavored beer. Only the finest hand-selected ingredients are used to create this perfectly balanced and complex original brew, including two-row malted barley and Bavarian Noble hops. Boston Lager is full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish.Learn more about Boston Lager