Winning Homebrewer Looks Forward to “Chance of a Lifetime” When His Beer is Served at Gillette Stadium
Boston, MA – March 2009 – David Rosenbaum just scored big, trumping nearly 200 opponents as the winner of the Samuel Adams Patriot Homebrew contest. His winning brew, an Oatmeal Stout, will be sold at Gillette Stadium during the upcoming Patriots season. The homebrewer from Andover, Massachusetts beat out entries from all six New England states.
“David’s Oatmeal Stout is a delicious beer,” said Jim Koch, Founder and Brewer of Samuel Adams. “Its full-bodied, roasty character is complemented with a slight sweetness that will make this beer a perfect choice for the chilly Patriots games that we New Englanders attend during football season.” David will brew his winning beer with the brewers at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery. It will be served at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse® in Gillette Stadium during the entire 2009-2010 football season.
Almost 25 years ago, Jim Koch brewed the first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager® in his kitchen. At a time when high-quality, flavorful beer was unavailable in the Boston area, Jim dreamed of bringing fresh, flavorful beer to local beer lovers. That first brew, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, went on to help start the craft beer revolution. Now Jim wants to help other aspiring homebrewers realize their brewing dreams. “I’m looking forward to working with David and brewing his recipe,” said Jim. “For many homebrewers, having their beer on tap for thousands of football fans to try is a lifelong dream. For David, it’s a new reality.” Nationwide, the brewery holds the Samuel Adams® American Homebrew Contest® and the Samuel Adams® Patriot Homebrew Contest gives a nod to the Company’s Boston roots.
The Samuel Adams Patriot Homebrew Contest, now in its second year, kicked off in August 2007 encouraging New England football fans to brew their own beers and submit them for judging. The preliminary judging took place at Gillette Stadium, where five finalists advanced to the final round. The final judging was hosted by Jim Koch at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery. The judging included the fine beer palates of notable beer tasters Mike Adams of WEEI-AM, Brian Bell, Wally Brine, and Loren Owens of WROR-FM, Kerry Byrne of The Boston Herald, Gail Ciampa of The Providence Journal, Ann Cortissoz of The Boston Globe, Carolyn Faye Fox of The Improper Bostonian, Dan Hausle of WHDH-TV, Jeff Howe of Boston Metro, and Norman Miller of the MetroWest Daily News.
David brewed many batches of the Oatmeal Stout before submitting his winning brew to the Samuel Adams Patriot Homebrew Contest. “I started brewing a few years ago after spending a lot of time traveling in the UK and Ireland and trying traditional stouts in the local pubs. It took me a few batches before I was able to brew the beer I was aiming for, but when I did, I decided to give it a shot and submit it to the contest,” David said. Luckily for David, he’ll have the chance to enjoy his beer all season long. “I’m a Patriots season ticket holder so I can order my own beer while watching my favorite team play on the field! It is the chance of a lifetime to have two of my passions collide.”