Samuel Adams Re-Releases Drinker Favorites for a Limited Time (Sam Adams Vault Vote)

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  1. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (129) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    Well, it wouldn't be a Sam Adams variety pack without an underwhelming wheat beer. It's practically a tradition at this point. I'm hoping it gets voted out in the next phase. Ideally, I'd like the Scotch Ale to make it along with one of the two remaining dark brews.
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  2. pep

    pep Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Pennsylvania

    They should just do a ton of variety 12 packs with all of them mixed. Cause it isn't right that all these great sounding ones are not around and cold snap is.
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  3. Blutz

    Blutz Initiate (96) Mar 25, 2014 Michigan

    That beer was great. Wasn't it only available in four packs? I remember thinking that was odd, since that wasn't a common format for them.

    It was probably considered too much of a specialty release to be mixed in with their more standard varieties.
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  4. SouthAtholSuds

    SouthAtholSuds Initiate (147) Nov 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Yup 4pks. I wonder if I would even like it now? It was special back in the day.
  5. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,055) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Just got an email from Sam Adams. Here are the 4 that made it so far. No surprise to see the Black Lager.
    I cant remember for sure what the fourth one I ended up voting for was, but I do know it wasnt the hefe. Kind of disappointed there. Yuengling already makes a great one for $6/6 if that is what I am looking for. Oh well, 3 of 4 aint bad. Much more disappointed that these will only be available in variety packs. Booooooo!
  6. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,393) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    glad to see the Scotch ale get love. I'm voting that along with the Black&Brew!
  7. Averwo

    Averwo Disciple (316) Jul 4, 2013 Iowa

    They can bring back any of those four permanently if it meant losing Cold Snap.
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  8. Chuck_IPA_Mathus

    Chuck_IPA_Mathus Aspirant (242) Oct 29, 2013 Massachusetts

    Yuck Yuck and more Yuck
  9. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,943) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    The Black Lager was solid
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  10. t420o

    t420o Zealot (561) Jul 16, 2009 Colorado

    What else will they put in the variety pack I'm left wondering? I don't want to buy a pack with 6 beers I don't want to (hopefully) get to have the Scotch Ale and Black Lager again.
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  11. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

    They should just do these 4 plus Boston Lager (per normal)...
  12. Kevin67

    Kevin67 Disciple (361) Feb 8, 2015 Arkansas

    I agree. Just put them in a four or six pack and call it a day.
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  13. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,310) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    I'd like to see a 12pk with 3 each of the 4 finalists. It actually is a nice mix of styles.
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  14. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,990) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I think that Black & Brew will be one of the two winners. That beer is actually really solid. I'd guess the Black Lager will be the other winner, with the Scotch Ale perhaps able to sneak in. I don't think the Hefeweizen stands a chance.
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  15. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (188) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    So much love for the Scotch Ale here. I hope it wins so I can see what all the fuss is about.
  16. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,229) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    Where this is set to release in January, the Hefe wouldn't be the best choice. I tend to shy away from those types of beers in the throes of winter. Give me the Scotch Ale and Black and Brew.
  17. JimmyTheDook

    JimmyTheDook Initiate (39) Oct 27, 2011 Texas

    The Boston Lager is always the turd in the punchbowl of Sam Adams mix packs for me.
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  18. Caveworm

    Caveworm Savant (919) Feb 26, 2014 Ohio

    well, seeing as I was too young or too into whatever rotgut ghetto shit I could get my just-graduated hands on to experience pretty much all of these in the past, I'm curious about all of them.
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  19. 31Sam13

    31Sam13 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 New Hampshire

    Scotch Ale!...
  20. DarthVorador

    DarthVorador Disciple (320) Dec 7, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I'm gonna vote for the Black & Brew & the Black Lager. Keep it Dark baby!
  21. Chris-1911

    Chris-1911 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014 Illinois

    Black & Brew if I had to pick one of those, but I actually miss the Chocolate Bock. It used to come in the winter variety packs but didn't see it this year.
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  22. gonzo000

    gonzo000 Crusader (759) Feb 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    Cranberry limbic
  23. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,055) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    I just received an email today regarding the final vote. Starting Aug 3, you can vote among the final 4 (coffee, black lager, hefe, scotch), and the winner will be in the variety pack in Jan.

    I am pretty disappointed in the process (not the ones that advanced). I thought they were going to release the final 4 in a variety pack, and bring the winner back into the rotation. Kind of hard to vote on ones I never had (hence my take on the process). Looks like I am going with Black and Brew.
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  24. BriantheBeerGeek

    BriantheBeerGeek Initiate (122) May 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Brown ale was the clear choice for me, it was true to the style and better IMO than the four choices.
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  25. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,055) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    I cant remember my 4th choice now, but Black Lager, Coffee Stout, and Scotch were the others. I would like to think I went with the brown. I like under represented styles as much as anything else, and they usually make very solid versions.
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  26. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,987) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Seriously?!?! No Honey Porter? :slight_frown::slight_frown:
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  27. BriantheBeerGeek

    BriantheBeerGeek Initiate (122) May 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Another one of SA's BEST that they chose to retire...
  28. Morakaton

    Morakaton Disciple (303) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    Imperial Boston Lager
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  29. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (129) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    The final round of voting is now open. You can vote once per day. Voting ends August 10th. Finalists are Black Lager, Hefe, Scotch Ale, and Black & Brew.

    Vote Here
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  30. HeislerGold

    HeislerGold Initiate (129) Oct 19, 2013 Michigan

    I'm still in this for the Scotch Ale. Has everyone else lost interest? I suppose the styles in the final four probably aren't amassing a lot of enthusiasm.
  31. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (326) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I hope they bring back the Adventures in Lager mixed pack and of the Black Lager wins, boom, perfect fit!
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  32. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,588) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    This is a no-brainer for me. I can get my Scotch Ale fix with Founders. Sam Adams historically has brewed terrible wheat beers. And I can get my coffee stout fix anywhere.

    They made an excellent Schwarzbier in Black Lager and this style is woefully ignored. A nice sessionable German style that I would like to see in a mix pack.
  33. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    I am looking forward to trying these. As you know I am not the biggest fan. I wish they would release them all in a taster pack but two is good . . . for now. I can live without scotch ale, coffee stout, mighty oak ale, and pale ale. Put the remaining twelve in a sampler for us late commers please =)
  34. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Yes why did I not get to vote for the pils. My choices were from 4 beers not from 16.
  35. Patches826

    Patches826 Savant (950) Aug 28, 2013 Massachusetts

    The initial round ended a few months ago. It's down to the final four now.
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  36. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Oh well thanks. That answers that =)
  37. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Take out the black lager and the hefe
    Put in honey porter and cranberry lambic

    That would be a Sam Adams mixed 12er that I might actually buy
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  38. t420o

    t420o Zealot (561) Jul 16, 2009 Colorado

    I'd love to see that
  39. ChristopherProvost

    ChristopherProvost Initiate (111) Dec 24, 2013 New Hampshire

    I like the Scotch Ale.
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  40. t420o

    t420o Zealot (561) Jul 16, 2009 Colorado

    Agreed. Given that we can only get one of the final four, I'm going to go with the Black Lager. Excellent beer that I wish I could still pick up 6 packs of.
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