Sam Adams Brews Boston Marathon Beer

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 22, 2012
  • Updated Feb. 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM UTC
Boston Marathoners will now have their own beer. Photo: Phoenix New Times

It will have less alcohol than other Sam Adams varieties.

Boston’s most famous brewer, Sam Adams, is now mixing with Boston’s most famous race, the Boston Marathon.

According to the Boston Herald, the brewer is partnering with the Boston Athletic Association to unveil its new Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew, at its Jamaica Plain brewery this Thursday.

Famous Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers, as well as Boston Athletic Association president Joann Flaminio ,will attend the unveiling with Boston Beer founder Jim Koch.

According the the article in the Boston Herald, the beer will have less alcohol and a lighter body compared to most Sam Adams beers.

It will be exclusively available at all Boston-Marathon-related events. In addition, it will be on tap at pubs and restaurants along the race route and throughout Boston.

This year’s Boston Marathon takes place on Monday, April 16.

The Boston Marathon is one of the world’s most famous road races. It was founded in 1897 and has been held on Patriot’s Day every year since.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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