The weekend is here and I am excited to see that Sam Adam’s LongShot beers have hit the shelves. I bought last year’s selections and was looking forward to trying them again this year. If you like trying new beers, this is definitely something to check out. Most pre-packaged beer samplers are twelve-packs, so it’s nice to only have to commit to six. What makes these cool is that these beers were created by home brewers. Samuel Adams holds a contest and two of these came out on top among 700 entries. The third beer was a winner in an employee only home brew contest.
Brewers were told to enter beers that were unlike any other. Here’s a summary of the three included beers.
Friar Hop Ale: A beer inspired by hoppy IPAs and fruity, spicy Belgian ales.
Blackened Hops: A beer with deeply roasted malts and bitter, yet citrusy hops.
Honey Bee’s Lavender Ale: A wheat beer brewed with lavender and honey.
So far, I’ve only tried the third beer. My review: An enjoyable beer, but a little sweeter than I’d prefer, but the honey does help round out the hops. I loved the addition of the lavender.
If either of the other two are mind blowing, I will definitely post more.