(Boston, MA) – The Boston Beer Company recently announced the release of Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale in the Small Batch series. The beer first hit shelves a little over a week ago. Here is some info on the beer:
• Using more than 28 pounds of real pumpkins per barrel, Samuel Adams Fat Jack is a rich and satisfying double pumpkin ale with a full bodied sweetness and deep russet color.
• The origins of pumpkin ale can be traced to the first New England colonists who replaced traditional, but scarce malts with locally grown pumpkins, establishing a fall tradition that would last through the ages.
• Classic pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice ignite a warmth that’s deepened by an undercurrent of roasted and smoked malts and hints of molasses and caramel. At 8.5% ABV, Samuel Adams Fat Jack finishes smooth with lingering, subtle heat from its strength and spices.
• Pair the big maltiness, hint of smoke, and spice of this brew with heartier dishes like duck, lamb, or roasted pork, particularly those made with spice rubs. Its roasted pumpkin character and spices are also a perfect complement to desserts with similar profiles like carrot cake while its roasted flavor can cut through the sweetness of strong desserts like cheesecake.
Beginning in August, Samuel Adams Fat Jack will be available nationwide for a limited time for a suggested retail price of $6.99 per bottle and in limited draft.