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New Beer and Tickets to Drink It

Samadamalongshot I'm giving away two pairs of tickets to the VIP Tasting event with the winners of Samuel Adams Longshot homebrewers. The event is April 16th at 6PM at Tiernan's on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

To be eligible to win, sign up for Alcademics A-Plus then send me an email that says "beer me" or something to that effect. You must be on the A-Plus list to win, and be 21 or over, of course. I'll give out the tickets Monday April 13th. (The event is not open to the public, unfortunately.)

The Longshot six-pack is made up of beers developed by homebrewers. They submit their entries- and there were over 1300 this year- to be tasted, and the best are included in the winning six-pack. More info from the press release:

Samuel Adams is proud to announce that California-resident Alex Drobshoff’s Traditional Bock bested more than 1,300 consumer entries to be chosen as the winning consumer brew in the 2008 contest.   Alex’s beer will be joined in the LongShot six-pack by California-resident Mike McDole’s Double IPA and Samuel Adams Employee Carissa Sweigart’s Cranberry Wit.  Mike’s Double IPA won acclaim from the judges in 2007, but due to the worldwide hops shortage and a desire to preserve the integrity of the beer's recipe, calling for seven hop varieties, Mike elected to delay the brewing of his beer for the 2009 LongShot package. All three winning homebrewers will have the opportunity to brew alongside the Samuel Adams brewers in Boston. Their bragging rights will also include having their recipes bottled and available nationally in the 2009 Samuel Adams LongShot Variety Package, hitting shelves in April.

The 2009 Samuel Adams LongShot variety six-pack will be available nationwide in select retail stores beginning April 2009 for a suggested retail price of $9.99.  The variety pack will include two bottles each of Alex Drobshoff's Traditional Bock, Mike McDole's Double IPA and Carissa Sweigart’s Cranberry Wit.

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

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