Quebec Residents Who Appreciate Fine Beer and Cuisine Will Be Able to
Enjoy Flavorful Boston Lager Throughout the Province
QUEBEC, March 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Samuel Adams today announced that,
beginning this week, Samuel Adams Boston Lager will be sold in Quebec
through private distribution represented by their agent RJ Brewers.
Quebec drinkers who appreciate fine beer can now enjoy this
full-flavored craft brew throughout the entire province.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager was first brewed by Founder and Brewer Jim
Koch twenty-nine years ago in his kitchen and helped lead a beer
renaissance by reviving a passion for flavorful and full-bodied brews.
Following his great-great grandfather's recipe, Jim used only
traditional brewing processes as well as the finest ingredients to brew
his Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Just six weeks after its introduction,
Samuel Adams Boston Lager was named "The Best Beer in America" in the
Consumer Preference Poll at the Great American Beer Festival.
"The people of Quebec have discerning tastes in both food and beer and
appreciate a flavorful beer made with quality ingredients," said Jim
Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams. "That's why we're proud to
bring Samuel Adams Boston Lager, my first and favorite beer, to Quebec.
We brew Boston Lager using traditional brewing methods and only the
best hand-selected hops and malt, resulting in a balanced, complex and
full-bodied brew that is great on its own or paired with Quebecois
Samuel Adams Boston Lager Tasting Notes
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is an excellent example of the fundamentals of
a great beer, offering a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and
complex. That unique flavor is the result of a perfect combination of
our signature hand selected ingredients and a traditional four vessel
Samuel Adams Boston Lager uses only the finest ingredients including
two-row malted barley and Bavarian Noble hops. The sole use of two-row
barley not only imparts a full, smooth body but also gives the beer a
wide spectrum of malt flavor ranging from slightly sweet to roasted.
The Noble hop varieties of Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Tettnang
Tettnanger add a wide range of floral, piney and citrus notes, which
are present from the aroma, through the taste, and all the way to the
lingering smooth finish.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager's complexity, malty sweetness and intricate
hop notes pair well with rich flavorful foods and caramelized grilled
The first shipment of Samuel Adams Boston Lager arrived in Canada on
March 26, 1993. Since then, Canadians have embraced the brew in their
homes and at local restaurants and bars. Samuel Adams Boston Lager will
be available in Quebec in six-pack bottles and 30L kegs.
ABOUT THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY:
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family
recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father's
attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about
beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the
results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston
in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored
beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel
Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation's great
founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim
know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager soon became a catalyst of
the American craft beer revolution.
Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 50 styles of beer. It
relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection
of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients.
Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often
takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary
fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered
another revolution, the 'extreme beer' movement, where it seeks to
challenge drinker's perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer
Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft
beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and in
the past five years has won more awards in international beer
competitions than any other brewery in the world. As an independent
company, brewing quality beer remains its single focus. Although Samuel
Adams beer is America's largest-selling craft beer, it accounts for
only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will
continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to
advocate for the growth of craft beer across America. For more
information, please visit www.samueladams.com
Samuel Adams will be represented by RJ Brewers. www.brasseursrj.com
ABOUT RJ BREWERS
With a highly varied product offering and impressive distribution
resources, RJ Brewers is one of Quebec's largest microbreweries. The
company brews and distributes Belle Gueule, Cheval Blanc and Tremblay -
all of them multiple award winners - as well as a number of specialty
beers such as Coup de Grisou and Blonde d'Achouffe. It also represents
and distributes major imported brands such as Moosehead, Bitburger,
Carlsberg and Grolsch. Additionally, RJ Brewers owns McAuslan Brewery,
which produces the St-Ambroise and Griffon beers.
Samuel Adams, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and Boston Lager are registered
trademarks of Boston Beer.
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SOURCE: Brasseurs RJ
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