Samuel Adams 2011 Longshot Variety Pack Debuts in February

Samuel Adams LongShot WinnerThe Samuel Adams LongShot Variety six-pack is scheduled to hit shelves next month.

The brews will be available nationwide in select retail stories for a suggested retail price of $9.99. The variety pack will include two bottle each of Corey’s ‘A Dark Night in Munich,’ Joe’s ‘Five Crown Imperial Stout,’ and Fred’s ‘Derf’s Secret Alt.’

Aren’t up to speed on each of the beers? Here is more info from Boston Beer Co.

A Dark Night in Munich (Created by Corey Martin):

Corey has been working on his Munich Dunkel for some time and the result is this amber, medium-bodied brew. With a nice malty backbone, this lager has roasty, slightly spicy notes and a traditional doughy character from the yeast. It is well worth the time he took to perfect it.

Derf’s Secret Alt (Created by Samuel Adams Employee Fred Hessler):

Fred wanted to go big or go home with his homebrew and decided to brew a kicked up Sticke Alt. This full-bodied ale has a big, malty character balanced by subtle orange and grapefruit notes from the hops. With a light amber color, this brew has a sweet finish.

Five Crown Imperial Stout (Created by Joe Formanek):

For the past 15 years, Joe has been brewing his Russian Imperial Stout. This malt-forward brew has a rich complexity, with roasty and chocolate notes, yet enough hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness. This satisfying winter brew is full-bodied with an enjoyable velvety smoothness.

Aspiring homebrewers have the chance to enter the 2012 Samuel Adams LongShot American Hombrew Contest. Those interested in participating are encouraged to visit in March for contest rules and regulations.