So I have to admit, even though our friend Jim is a rep for Sam Adams, I’m not a huge fan of the stuff (I do love Twisted Tea, which is owned my Sam Adam’s parent company, Boston Beer). It’s not that it’s bad per se, it’s just too … (hoppy? malty?) … something. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll drink it if you put a free six pack in front of me.
But today, Jim brought over some Cherry Wheat from the Sam Adam’s Brewmaster’s collection. I guess it’s been in year-round rotation since 1995, but I’d never had it.
The bottle says the beer “combines Michigan cherries with a generous portion of wheat malt to produce a bright, lively ale with a crisp finish.” I’ll drink to that.
And it’s GOOD. Not for everyone, but if you like fruity beers, this is one of the best I’ve had.
So imagine my disappointment when I go to grab my second beer, only to realize that the six pack had just a single bottle of the Cherry Wheat. The other bottle are Sam Adams Irish Red.