The Boston Beer Company

Location 
One Design Center Place, Suite 850
Boston, MA 02210
United States
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BBC HISTORY

In 1984, Jim Koch discovered his great-great grandfather's recipe for Louis Koch Lager in his father's attic.

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Looking to follow his family’s passion for brewing, Jim brewed the recipe in his kitchen with the hopes of challenging the status quo in the American beer industry. He started by introducing American drinkers to craft-brewed beers that were full-flavored, balanced, and complex, and brewed with quality ingredients. Pleased with his brew, Jim started The Boston Beer Company with his co-founder and first employee, Rhonda Kallman. In those first months, Jim walked bar-to-bar with a briefcase full of beer that he called Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation's great founding fathers, a revolutionary man of independent mind and spirit. Boston Lager soon became a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution, making its public debut in Boston on Patriot's Day in April 1985. Six weeks after its introduction, Boston Lager was selected as "The Best Beer in America" in The Great American Beer Festival's Consumer Preference Poll, which became an award Samuel Adams Boston Lager went on to win an unprecedented four times.


BRANDS

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Samuel Adams

The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of Samuel Adams beer, relentlessly pursuing the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers. The Samuel Adams portfolio of beers includes the flagship Boston Lager, seasonal brews, Brewmaster styles and the Barrel Room Collection. The Company has also pioneered the “extreme beer” movement, challenging drinker's perceptions of what beer can be with brews such as Millennium, Triple Bock, Samuel Adams Utopias, and Infinium. For more information, visit www.samueladams.com.

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Twisted Tea

Twisted Tea Brewing Company was founded in 2001. Twisted Tea brews more than 10 styles and is continuously searching for the best flavors to introduce to its drinkers. Drinkers are so loyal that Twisted Tea receives hundreds of photos a year from drinkers looking to appear on the bottle’s back label, packaging, and website. In 2014, the Twisted Tea Brewing Company launched Twisted Lemonade in three flavors – Original Lemonade, Pink Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade. For more information, visit www.twistedtea.com

 

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Angry Orchard

Angry Orchard Cider Company launched its hard ciders nationally in the Spring of 2012. Angry Orchard’s year-round line-up includes Crisp Apple, Apple Ginger, Traditional Dry, and Green Apple. Angry Orchard also releases seasonal ciders, and the Cider House Collection of specialty ciders. For more information, visit www.angryorchard.com

 

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Truly Spiked & Sparkling

Truly Spiked & Sparkling launched nationally in May of 2016. Truly Spiked & Sparkling is a spiked sparkling water that is available in multiple flavors, include Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo, Pomegranate, and Sicilian Blood Orange. For more information, visit www.trulyspikedsparkling.com.

 

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A&S  Brewing

In 2011, The Boston Beer Company established a new subsidiary, A&S Brewing, a craft beer incubator headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. For more information, visit Subsidiary Information.


 

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