Jim Koch Will Announce Fifth Annual Patriot Homebrew Contest Tonight At Gillette Stadium

BOSTON – Tonight marks the beginning of the NFL preseason and the New England Patriots will square off against the Jacksonville Jaguars at 7:30 PM EDT.

Jim Koch, Founder of the Boston Beer Company will be on hand for the preseason opener, and will announce the Fifth Annual ‘Patriot Homebrew Contest’ during the 3rd quarter tonight’s game.

2011 contest winner, Jim Prucha, will also be on hand to try his beer on tap at Gillette Stadium for the first time.

The New Hampshire homebrewer beat entries from all six New England states to win the contest. His winning brew, a Baltic Porter, will be served and sold starting tonight at Gillette Stadium and throughout the entire New England Patriots season. That beer is only available on tap at the stadium.

Hailing from Londonderry, New Hampshire, Prucha has been an active homebrewer for 13 years. This was his third time entering the Samuel Adams Patriot Homebrew Contest.

Prucha’s prize included the opportunity to come to the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery and brew his winning beer with support from the Samuel Adams team of brewers.

“We’ve had fun working with Jim and brewing his recipe at our Boston Brewery,” said Jim Koch. “Over the last four years, we’ve had the opportunity to introduce thousands of football fans to some really unique and enjoyable beers like Jim’s Baltic Porter through the Patriot Homebrew Contest. If fans get to watch a really great game too, well that’s a bonus.”

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