Initially launching with four beers — Griffin’s Bow, Tasman Red, Third Voyage and The Vixen — the series has been extended and rebranded at the “Samuel Adams Small Batch.”
The two newest additions to the series are Verloren and Norse Legend.
Ashley Scibelli, a spokesperson for the brewery, gave us some background on how the two new offerings came to be.
“Jennifer Glanville, one of our brewers and manager of the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery helped brainstorm and brew our sahti, Samuel Adams Norse Legend, as well as Samuel Adams Verloren, which is brewed in the nearly-lost gose style. The sahti style is centuries old and was typically homebrewed by women. Originally created by chance, the Vikings would brew their beer beneath Juniper trees, the branches would fall into the liquid imparting a resinous evergreen flavor. As a female brewer, Jen made it her mission to create a sahti style that would find a home within the Samuel Adams family of beers. She tried several different combinations and varieties of juniper branches and berries before landing on the perfect combination. Norse Legend has been her passion project — she’s been experimenting with this ale for the past nine years.
Verloren (which literally means “lost” in German) is brewed in the now-uncommon gose style. We revived this style in a cool way by making a few additions during the brewing process — a touch of salt for a mineral quality and coriander for a peppery note.”
To accompany Norse Legend is a short promo video featuring creative animations and a catchy rhyme. Check it out below. Norse Legend checks in at 7.0 percent ABV and retails for $5.99 per 22 oz. bottle. Verloren is 6.0 percent ABV and also retails for $5.99.