The 2009 Samuel Adams American Homebrew Contest also know as the The Samuel Adams Longshot Competition at the Great American Beer Festival is made up of two parts. First, all of the Samuel Adams employees were offered the opportunity to create a homebrew and submit it into this contest. Over 90% of the Samuel Adams employees entered a beer, which is an amazing testament to their team. Of this group the beers were narrowed down to three finalists, which you will meet in this video. Spoiler alert: Jeremy White, who works in the IT department of Samuel Adams, won with his light and spicy Lemon Pepper Saison.
The second part of the 2009 Samuel Adams Longshot American Homebrew Contest was opened up to home brewers nationwide. From 1,300 submissions by home brewer’s across the country it was narrowed down to four finalist. From there two winners were selected. Spoiler #2: Ben Miller’s Barleywine and Michael Robinson’s Old Ale took the award this year, both are fairly “big” beers and quite tasty.
Enjoy this video as Jim Koch announces the winning beers that will make up the 2009 Samuel Adams LongShot Variety Six-Pack available in stores nationwide in April 2010. You will not be disappointed. Congratulations to the winners and cheers from Here for the Beer. Be sure to see all of our GABF coverage in the GABF section of our website!