Kick Off 2017 with Two New Seasonal Brews from Samuel Adams: Fresh as Helles + Hopscape!

The brewers at Samuel Adams have released two new seasonal beers that match the evolving weather of the changing seasons: Hopscape and Fresh as Helles. This is perfect timing as we all are dealing with crazy weather. This will help us ALL get through it!

With the holidays officially behind us, citrus and piney hop flavors with a nice lingering bitter finish make Hopscape best enjoyed during cold, brisk temperatures. While the honey malt aroma and orange blossom notes of Fresh as Helles make it a perfect pairing to welcome warmer spring weather.

While it may seem unusual to have two seasonals at one time of year, the staff at Sam Adams have never been one to follow the rules. Especially since our brewers felt that these two beers captured the essence of the shifting weather over the course of the winter and spring months.

Samuel Adams Hopscape is one of two new seasonal brews released in 2017.

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This deep gold, medium-bodied wheat ale is the perfect stepping stone from winter’s bitter bite to a warmer spring. Its citrusy, dank resin and grapefruit rind aromas lead into a balanced flavor of bright citrus and piney hop character paired with notes of crisp, lightly sweet malt. Hopscape finishes with a smooth and slightly lingering bitterness.

Aptly named, Hopscape is brewed with four varieties of West Coast hops: Chinook, Citra, Centennial and Zeus. Each variety adds bold notes of pine and juicy grapefruit to this deep golden wheat ale.

Pairing with Food:
The citrusy, piney, and resinous notes that the hops contribute to Samuel Adams Hopscape are a great pairing for spicy foods. The crisp wheat character balances the spice. The peppery, allspice complexity of jerk chicken enhances the hop profile in this beer, while buffalo cucumbers’ mixture of heat and coolness mirror the beer’s balance between malt and hops.

Samuel Adams Hopscape Style Profile
Style: Wheat ale
Malt Varieties: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, White wheat
Hop Varieties: Zeus, Centennial, Citra, Chinook
IBUs: 30
Color: Deep gold / 7 SRM
Alcohol: 5.5% ABV
Yeast: Samuel Adams ale yeast
First Brewed: 2016

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Pricing & Availability:
Samuel Adams Hopscape will be available nationwide from January through February 2017 in
–six-packs for SRP of $7.99-$9.99,
–12-packs (bottles and cans) for a SRP of $14.99-$17.99,
–16 oz. single serve cans for a SRP of $1.99 – $2.49,
and on draft.
It is also available in the Samuel Adams Spring Variety 12-Pack (which also includes Boston Lager, Fresh as Helles, Noble Pils, Irish Red, and Ella Blanc IPL for a SRP of $14.99-$17.99, and 24-packs for a SRP of $22.99-$24.99.
Price for each package varies by market.

 

 

Samuel Adams FRESH AS HELLES

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Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles is one of two new seasonal brews released in 2017. This crisp and refreshing beer is a light amber, medium-bodied helles lager with a honey malt aroma and hints of orange citrus and orange blossom notes.

Brewed with Mandarina hops and orange blossom petals, Fresh as Helles provides a lively, citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with the season. The soft citrus notes of orange blossom add a bright accent to the slightly sweet honey malt notes leading to a round, smooth finish.

Pairing with Food:
The subtle sweetness of this beer’s malt backbone and citrusy notes from the orange blossom and Mandarina hops stand up to a range of flavors, from nutty to spicy. Its medium body allows it to cut through rich or dense foods, like Thai coconut curry or a bittersweet chocolate torte.

Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles Style Profile
Style: Helles Lager
Malt Varieties: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend
Hop Varieties: Mandarina
Special Ingredients: Orange Blossom Petals
IBUs: 18
Color: Light amber / 6 SRM
Alcohol: 5.4% ABV
Yeast: Samuel Adams lager yeast
First Brewed: 2016

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Pricing & Availability:
Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles will be available nationwide from March through April, 2017 in
— six-packs for SRP of $7.99-$9.99,
–12-packs (bottles and cans) for a SRP of $14.99-$17.99,
— 16 oz. single serve cans for a SRP of $1.99 – $2.49,
–and on draft.
It is also available in the Samuel Adams Spring Variety 12-Pack (which also includes Boston Lager, Hopscape, Noble Pils, Irish Red, and Ella Blanc IPL) for a SRP of $14.99-$17.99, and 24-packs for a SRP of $22.99-$24.99.
Prices for each package varies by market.

Thanks to Samuel Adams for sharing all this great information about these two brand-new brews. Don’t forget to buy these when you hit your favorite store for beer. (Buy extra because you will love these!)

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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