The brewers of Samuel Adams are proud to be the official beer sponsor of the 117th Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon and Samuel Adams - two great Boston Traditions - share a historic connection. When Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, released his first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager to the public, it was on Patriot’s Day (the day of the Boston Marathon), in 1985 right here in Boston. The alliance of two of Boston’s most recognized and beloved brands will give the City one more reason to be proud of this heralded event.
In 2012, the brewers of Samuel Adams developed a special brew - Samuel Adams 26.2 Boston Brew - to commemorate this celebrated event. This beer will be available exclusively at select bars and restaurants for a limited time again in 2013 along the marathon route and around Boston. Visit blog.samueladams.com for the full list closer to race day.
As the presenting sponsor of the Boston Marathon Post Race Party, Samuel Adams looks forward to toasting all marathon runners who have undertaken this incredible endeavor and the families and friends who have supported their athletes during training and during the 26.2 mile race. Cheers!
Below L to R: Joann Flaminio (B.A.A. President), Bill Rodgers (4-Time Boston Marathon Champion), and Jim Koch (founder and brewer - Boston Beer Company) pour the first batch of hops at the Samuel Adams Brewery in the 26.2 Boston Brew.