This fall Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA will be available in six-packs. It is unclear at the moment if this will be a seasonal or a year-round beer (I believe I heard it will be year-round). Also this fall the Harvest Collection mixed twelve-packs will feature Samuel Adams first ever attempt at a Pumpkin Ale.
Some other Samuel Adams scuttlebutt includes Cranberry Lambic leaving the Winter Classics mixed twelve-pack this holiday season. It will be sold in six-packs which is a win-win. Those that hate this beer (there are many) can avoid it and those who love it (there are just as many) can buy it in a six-pack. Replacing the Cranberry Lambic will be Chocolate Bock. Also new to the Winter Classics twelve-pack is White Ale which was replaced by Noble Pils as the spring seasonal. I believe Samuel Adams Light will be removed to make room for the White Ale. Nice additions, IMO.
Once again Samuel Adams will let the general beer drinking public decide what they are brewing next. The Beer Lover’s Choice 2010 will feature “Sample A” a Belgian Style IPA and “Sample B” an American Rye Ale. Stay tuned as Brix will be one of the locations in town where you can come sample these two beers and vote which you would like to see in six-packs.
Lastly, Samuel Adams will not be releasing Utopias this year as they are sticking to the tradition of releasing it every other year (odd numbered years) so for many the wait continues…