All I want for Christmas is a six-pack of Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale. Unfortunately no matter how good I am Santa wont be able to fulfill my wish. You see Old Fezziwig Ale is only available in the Winter Classics Pack, and only two festive little bottle are included in each box. Can I get a “Bah, Humbug!” from the crowd? This means that I would have to ask Santa to bring me three twelve-packs of beer and honestly I think that would border on serious alcoholism no matter how you spin it.
So I’ll horde those two little Dickensian bottles of spicy holiday ale to enjoy on Christmas while I’m roasting a turkey and chasing wrapping-paper-eating kittens around, and perhaps some day the marketing team at Samuel Adams will release Old Fezziwig Ale from its Winter Classics Pack prison.
Fall has historically been a sad time in our home. Fall usually means the end of Summer, meaning not only is it time to put away the shorts, sandals, and beach towels, but also to say goodbye to Sam Adams’ fantastic Summer Ale. You see, we were never able to find a beer for the Fall that we were as excited about as we were Summer Ale in the Summer.
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, from the Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland, Maine has a great flavor encompassing various spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It definitely has that great pumpkin pie smell and taste we love, though it may not be for everyone. For those people, Shipyard has another beer, the Smashed Pumpkin, which has milder flavors and may be more to their liking.
This beer has definitely solidified a place in our hearts and homes come every Fall, almost to the point we look forward to seeing the leaves change. If you’d like to try Shipyard for yourself, head on down to your local store to find some, but act fast, as its only available through the end of October.
One of the great lesser known things to do while visiting Boston is to take a trip to the Samuel Adams Brewery for a tour of their facility. Upon finishing the tour (and subsequent beer tasting) you are ushered into the gift shop for an opportunity to buy a set of Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glasses. Now even if you can’t make it to Boston any time soon you can have a set of these for your home thanks to the internet. Specially engineered to elevate the craft beer drinking experience,” the Boston Lager glasses are meant to be paired with Sam Adams’ Boston Lager, but can be enjoyed with any great beer, making it the perfect gift for the beer nut in your family.