Boston Beer Co. will release a new Samuel Adams beer and put one of the award-winning brews from its Small Batch collection on draft.
Samuel Adams Double Agent India Pale Lager is slated to hit the market in February and be available year-round. It's a lager made with American Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Ahtanum, American Zeus and New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops. "The result is this boldly hoppy and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager," the company says. The beer is 5 percent alcohol by volume.
Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk -- which won a Best of Show silver medal last year at the International Beer Fest in Cleveland -- will be released in February on draft. The Belgian India pale ale was part of the brewery's Small Batch collection. It's expected to be available at independent accounts.
The brewery also was expected to release a Japanese-inspired beer called Dragon Orochi, made with yuzu fruit and sugi wood. But apparently that release has been canceled.