Spirit of Boston
The Evolution of Beer ™
Spirit of Boston varieties are award-winning expressions distilled from finished Samuel Adams beer varieties. Inspired by the treasured connection between Boston Harbor Distillery and Boston Beer Company, this 84 proof spirit stretches the imagination of what beer is and how it’s enjoyed.
The distillation process concentrates and amplifies the delicate flavors of each grain, spice & hop used to make the beer. Twice distilled and laid to rest in used barrels so the wood flavors do not overwhelm the subtle nuances of each variety. Bottled at 84 proof, the year Boston Beer Co was founded.
Spirit of Boston limited edition offerings and the ingredients that each beer is made from:
Thirteenth Hour Stout: Two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, Munich, SpecialB, Carafa III malt varieties, Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops & Kosmic Mother Funk (only available at
limited number of stores and restaurants that offer it now — otherwise out of stock)
New World Tripel: Two-row pale malt blend & malted wheat, Tettnang Tettnanger & Saaz Hops & Kosmic Mother Funk
Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout: Two-row pale malt blend, wheat, Special B & Paul’s roasted barley, flaked oats, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, East End Goldings & Fuggles hops
Double Black Lager: Two-row pale malt blend, Munich & Carafa malts, Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops & Spalt Spalter noble hops (New Release – May 2016)
Ella Blanc India Pale Lager: Two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60 malt & flaked oats, Columbus Tomahawk Zeus, Cascade, Centennial Ella, Hallertau Blanc hop varieties
(New Release expected Q4’17)
Thirteenth Hour Stout
This stout started with all the rich notes of boldly roasted coffee and plum that one would expect from a blend of 13 different ingredients. After distillation and barreling the 13th Hour certainly satisfies a whiskey drinkers cravings for something unique but familiar.
On the nose: Robust. Dark roast coffee, fresh plum and forest floor.
On the palate: A dry, but lush whiskey. The coffee, cinnamon & cocoa powder notes stand tall, but a slight tartness of grilled plum makes itself known.
On the finish: Long and lingering. Espresso, cinnamon and malt.
New World Tripel
Brimming with citrus and tropical fruits with an underpinning of hops… This is where the New World Belgian Tripel started its journey with us. Where it goes- Well that’s a whole New World. After distillation the Tripel takes a turn…
On the nose: Hopped perfume laced with vanilla bean and woody spice.
On the palate: Big, malty richness lays the canvas for hop, candied lemon peel, and salted toffee.
On the finish: Sweet and savory meet, leaving you with a trademark stamp of hops and barrel tannin.
The name says it all… A beautiful brew of holiday spice. The stout itself has a smooth sweetness of the roasted malts and is paired with the intense spice of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Distillation and barreling brings this stout to a new place…
On the nose: Gingerbread, vanilla bean and a bakeshop full of spice.
On the palate: A perfect winter warmer. Gingerbread cookie, caramelized vanilla custard, sea salt and roasted orange.
On the finish: Melt in your mouth. Buttery, full and sweet spice.
Double Black Lager
Cloaked in mystery and darkness, this Schwarzbier was originally stored in deep caves in the shadowy forests of Eastern Germany.
On the nose: Chocolate, oak and caramel
On the palate: Coffee and licorice-like notes
Ella Blanc India Pale Lager (not released yet)
The hoppiness of an IPA and the crispness of a lager collide in this IPL.
Enjoy neat, in a flight of three, over ice or in a cocktail. Any way you choose, these one-of-kind spirits are truly remarkable!