Samuel Adams Gameday Beers Variety Pack

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Samlover55, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Samlover55

    Samlover55 Defender (666) Oct 8, 2015 New York
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    In what what looks like a return to 3 bottles of 4 varieties Sam Adams latest seasonal Variety Pack is called Gameday Beers.
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    From Origlio

    The four beers are Boston Lager, Sam 76, Bavarian Lager, and Cold Snap.

    Btw what happened to @NOAA_ALL_HAZARDS?
     
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  2. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (871) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Little late in the season for something like this. Isn't "Gameday" typically an NFL thing?
     
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  3. Riff

    Riff Crusader (777) May 12, 2016 Virginia

    Seen it on shelves already, just in time for college football bowl season, NFL playoffs, and presumably will be around for March Madness. No, seems like a good season for it to arrive.
     
  4. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Aspirant (221) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    I'm alright with this. I'm not a big fan of Cold Snap, but the Bavarian Lager interests me and I drink a lot of Boston Lager and Sam 76.
     
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  5. hvnbnd555

    hvnbnd555 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2018

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cold Snap anyway but I just tried the Bavarian Lager and I believe it is my new favorite! The creamy finish is AMAZING
     
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  6. Averwo

    Averwo Disciple (308) Jul 4, 2013 Iowa

    Should have released in August.
     
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  7. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (1,525) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Uh, I assume it's arriving in time for (a month prior to) the Super Bowl?
     
  8. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (232) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    I was gonna pick it up just for the Bavarian Lager but I passed.
     
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  9. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,064) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    I'll pass, nothing remarkable that would motivate me to buy this.
     
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  10. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (207) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    No, definitely nothing remarkable. SA is usually solid, often mediocre, and almost never remarkable. I'm not going to buy any for myself, but if I have to get beer for a party (whether it involves a game of some form or not) that will have a bunch of non craft drinkers, for lack of a better term, then this would be perfect.
     
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  11. VoxRationis

    VoxRationis Meyvn (1,253) Dec 11, 2016 New York
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    Meh. Boston Lager and Sam '76 are solid. Just cannot get too excited about this.
     
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  12. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (78) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    I'd like to try the Bavarian Lager, though I'm not sure that alone will compel me enough to purchase.
     
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  13. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,315) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Agreed. Gameday I think College GameDay on ESPN which is college football, but Coldsnap is a winter beer, so they obviously are using the term gameday as generic.
     
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  14. beer_thusiast

    beer_thusiast Initiate (34) Sep 5, 2015 Missouri

    I saw a six pack of Bavarian Lager on the shelf last night and considered it but a BA review compared it to fresh as helles so I passed.
     
  15. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (232) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Yeah Bavarian Lager is also in 6 and 12 packs.
     
  16. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (227) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I picked up a sixer and thought that it was really good and to me better than Fresh as Helles.
     
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  17. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,423) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Pass for me, not buying a pack when 50% of the items I can already get on the shelf. One day it would be nice to see an end to the ever present push for folks to have to consume core beers we don't want.
    Cheers
     
  18. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,760) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I take it you avoided Sierra Nevada variety packs in the past (re: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale)?

    Cheers!
     
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  19. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,423) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I have in the past year or two. I would always get packs then over the years I got tired of the core items sitting in the back of the fridge all the time so I stopped doing it. Only time I will do a pack now is say I am going to a party and I know other folks love the core stuff then I get them and everyone is happy. I would buy a heck of a lot more if they came in 6 packs of items I have not had all the time.
     
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  20. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (563) Dec 12, 2014 California

    I think the marketing idea of this pack is genius (and kind of duh, how I didn't think of it before). I'm pretty sure that their sale actually spikes for game days
     
  21. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (871) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Does it have fruit added it to it like Fresh as Helles?

    This ensures I will not be buying the "Game Day Pack", as the Bavarian Lager was the only brew that interested me in that pack.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they stop doing this eventually, as people seemingly are becoming tired of flagships in general.
     
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