Over the Mother’s Day weekend I got to get out of the house and go visit the parents. The neat part about this is that I get to enjoy some beers that I probably wouldn’t have picked out myself (no matter how common or rare they are). The definite winner of the weekend was a Samuel Adams Alpine Spring.The neat part this particular beer is that it definitely has a spring/fresh taste to it and breaks greatly from what I expect from something coming out of a Sam Adams Bottle. Usually they seem to be a little bit of a heavier beer that has a solid consistent taste throughout that to me seems kind of boring. The Alpine Spring seasonal brew does seem to bring in more flavors and a lightness in a beer that I hadn’t noticed in any of their beers before.
After trying to hunt down a picture from their website I was surprised and slightly taken back at the number of beers that the Sam Adams brewery makes that I haven’t actually seen and am a little bit hopeful that some of them will start making it to our area for distribution. It stinks when a small brewery determines that one type of there beer is “better” for shipping into new markets even though it’s not the one I prefer which will jilt my view of a particular brewer even if they make tons of different varieties for elsewhere.