July 3, 2010

FROM THE ARCHIVES: INVITING SAM THIS 4TH?:

Red, white and brewed: Nothing could be finer than a cold American brew (Peter M. Gianotti, Newsday)

Beer has been brewed here since the Virginia Colonists made corn ale in the 16th century. The first Manhattan brewery started in 1632.

Some time later came: the "King of Beers," "The Champagne of Beer," "The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous" and "The one beer to have when you're having more than one."

Mel Allen would call a Yankee homer a "Ballantine blast." Miss Rheingold would get millions of votes. Bert and Harry would embody Piels.

Now, the nation is awash with beer, not only from the giants, but from hundreds of craft breweries from coast to coast. [...]

SAMUEL ADAMS - BOSTON ALE

Boston Beer Co., Boston

Jim Koch's Boston Beer Co. makes more than 20 brews. You can spend quality time with almost all of them. Boston Ale is right for the summer holidays and beyond: smooth, easygoing, reliably well made. And you can find it everywhere. Some other favorites: the very Germanic Black Lager and the malty, smoky Scotch Ale. And two words about light beer: Sam Adams.

SHOALS PALE ALE

Smuttynose Brewing Co., Portsmouth, N.H.

You could contentedly drink at random from the meticulous choices at Smuttynose Brewing, which takes its name from an island in the Isles of Shoals. Shoals Pale Ale: a crisp, warm-weather refresher that would be fine year-round, too. More stellar Smuttynose brews: the hoppy India Pale Ale, silky Porter, Farmhouse Ale and Scotch Ale.

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[originally posted: 7/04/07]

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