Rejoice, beer patriots, the Boston Beer Company — maker of Samuel Adams beers — has listened to the people and, beginning in March, will offer their Noble Pils brew in 6-packs year-round.
The popular beer, first released in the spring of 2010 after winning the “Beer Lover’s Choice” in 2009, met with applause from beer nerds nationwide. Combined with Revolutionary Rye, the beer sure brought The Daily Caller back onto the Sam Adams party bus, following a series of disappointing seasonal beers coupled (coincidentally?) with growing distribution.
In an email to enthusiasts, the company wrote, “You asked and we listened. Through many hand-written letters, emails, Facebook posts and discussions at beer festivals, we heard your pleas to offer Noble Pils year round and we are excited to announce your wish is our command.”
Tragically, hop heads will have to wait for 12-packs, and the crew at TheDC will have to wait before the office can put it on tap — right now the only plan is for 6-ers. In an interview with TheDC, however, brewery rep Jessica Paar did not rule those out for future release.
The email described Noble Pils as “a traditional Bohemian Pilsner that is brewed with all five Noble hops (Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Tettnang Tettnanger, Spalt Spalter, Saaz, and Hersbrucker).”
Watchful beer enthusiasts may have already noticed that the Noble Pils was not back on tap this spring, replaced by Sam Adams’ new seasonal pint, Alpine Spring.
In an email to TheDC, Paar wrote that Alpine Spring “is brewed with hops grown in the Alpine foothills and is slightly more balanced in its hop character than Noble Pils, producing a bright flavor and crispness that make it appropriate for spring.”
According to a press release from the company, “This beer has the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a helles, the strength and smoothness of a bock, and the unfiltered haze of a kellerbier.”
Looks like TheDC team has their research cut out for them.
Alpine Spring will be on the shelves until April.
Boston Beer Company was one of the first major American microbreweries, and helped to lead the charge in the massive growth of the American craft beer industry.