#616 The Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams Winter Lager & #617 The Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock

So, we were back at Craft Food & Beverage Company last night (11/23/2015) for the last “last” time. I know I said last time was going to be our last night but Craft F&B has the best beer selection on Grand Cayman and since we have a little extra cash right now it’s hard to stay away. I can say with like 95% confidence that this was our last time. Maybe.

If you have been keeping up then you know the drill at this point. First the food and then the beer. Ryan and I split the perogie (kale and cheddar stuffed, CRAFT bacon, onion, sour cream, and scallion). For my entrée I went with the reuben (shaved corned beef, thousand island, sauerkraut, on grilled sourdough) along with an order of truffle fries.

CraftF&B-1 (11/23/2015)CraftF&B-2 (11/23/2015)

It took every ounce of effort to split the CRAFT brownie at the end, but we did it.

CraftF&B-3 (11/23/2015)

Now onto the beers! For my first, I went with The Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams Winter Lager brewed by The Boston Beer Company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. According to The Boston Beer Company’s website, Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a 5.6% alcohol by volume (ABV) beer brewed using Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, malted wheat, Weyermann Carafa, and Munich 10 malts; Spalt Spalter and Hallertau Mittelfrueh noble hops; orange peel; cinnamon; ginger; and a bottom-fermenting yeast.


The Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams Winter Lager exhibits 22 IBUs (International Bitterness Units; measures bitterness) and 25 SRM (Standard Reference Method; beer color = a deep ruby brown). Samuel Adams Winter Lager is available November through December as a seasonal offering. Now for the styles listings from some of the major beer websites:

Beeradvocate.com – Bock
ratebeer.com – Spice/Herb/Vegetable
UNTAPPD.com – Winter Lager


“Bold and rich, with a touch of holiday spice, Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a wonderful way to enjoy the cold evenings that accompany the season.” – The Boston Beer Company

My dessert beer was The Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, a 5.8% ABV beer also from The Boston Beer Company in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock was brewed using Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, and Munich 10 malts; Tettnang Tettnanger and Spalt Spalter hops; a proprietary blend of cocoa nibs from Ghana, Ecuador, and Madagascar; and a bottom-fermenting yeast.


With only 11 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) and 75 SRM (Standard Reference Method), The Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is more on the sweet side rather than the bitter, with a deep rich brown color. Its availability is listed as limited release on The Boston Beer Company’s website. Now onto the styles from the beer website trio:

Beeradvocate.com – Bock
ratebeer.com – Dunkler Bock
UNTAPPD.com – Bock


“Smooth, rich, and dark with the robust flavor and creamy texture of chocolate. This subtly sweet brew is slowly aged on a bed of cocoa nibs from Ecuador, imparting flavors of chocolate, honey, and vanilla.” – The Boston Beer Company

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