May 19, 2023Taproom Team



It’s starting to feel like summer in the city and the Summer Ale is flowing from our taps! First brewed in 1995, this classic citrus wheat ale marks the days getting longer and warmer in Boston.

Summer Ale is an American wheat ale with a citrus blend of orange, lemon and lime peel. This zest is balanced with a touch of spice from Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from West-Africa (and an aphrodisiac, because what’s summer without a little spice?). Crisp, refreshing and easy-drinking, Sam Summer Ale (5.3% ABV) is perfect for ditching the hustle and turning any summer day into a party.

We’re throwing Summer Ale parties at both of our Boston locations this summer to bring that vacation feel to you right here in the city! Check out the details:

Sam Adams Downtown Boston Taproom – 60 State St

Summer Ale Summer Bash: Saturday, May 20th

We're welcoming summer in a big way by kicking off the with a Summer Ale celebration! The taproom will be decked out in all things summer and we'll have featuring Summer Ale giveaways all day. We'll also be debuting our Sunshine Spritz innovation brew alongside Summer Ale and DJ SprinoDJ Caitlin and DJ Karlson will be spinning back-to-back sets starting at 12pm. Did we mention our friends from Summer Shack will be popping up from 12-4pm with lobster rolls?! Get your sunglasses ready!

Rooftop DJ Weekends: Memorial Day Weekend – Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend (May 26th – October 7th)

The vibes are vibin' once again! We're bringing back our Rooftop Deck DJs this summer in Downtown Boston to tear it up with us Fridays and Saturdays from 7-10pm starting Memorial Day Weekend. Head to our Eventbrite page to see the full summer lineup - come grab a pint of Summer Ale and meet us on the rooftop!


Sam Adams Boston Brewery – 30 Germania St

Sam Summer: Guided Tasting: April 22-July 29

Warmer days are on the horizon, which means it's time for Summer Ale! This guided tasting features our seasonal classic alongside fan favorite, Porch Rocker, and one of our newest specialty sours from our Kosmic Crafted series. We’ll be pairing these sessionable summer styles with tangy lime peanuts from our friends at Sippin’ Snax. Enjoy a sip of summer!

Summer Solstice Party: June 21

What better day to throw a party than the longest day of the year? Join us on June 21st for an afternoon of summer fun, including live music in the Beer Garden, delicious BBQ from family-owned, veteran-owned pop-up Code1 BBQ, and a chance to win a free Summer Ale Hammock! Beat the heat with our refreshing beer slushies, made with Summer Ale and lemonade for a sugary and tart rush, or a Summer Solstice flight featuring our favorite summer styles. See you on the solstice!


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