Samuel Adams Ale-Infused Lobster Roll Recipe from Chef David Burke

For many Americans, summertime conjures up images of sunshine, dining on fresh seafood and enjoying a chilled beer. According to Gold Bee, to celebrate National Lobster Day on June 15, and the start of summer, Samuel Adams Chef Partner David Burke has created a Summer Ale-infused lobster roll recipe. Whether pairing or cooking with craft beer, Samuel Adams Summer Ale’s crisp wheat character and built-in spice packet of lemon zest and Grains of Paradise complement the buttery, sweet lobster.

“What better way to celebrate summer’s arrival than to recruit our friend Chef David to help reinvent this New England dish for beer lovers across the country – and pair it with the ultimate summer beer,” says Jennifer Glanville, a brewer at Samuel Adams. “Lobster’s rich flavors are nicely balanced by the bright complexities of Samuel Adams Summer Ale. Squeezing fresh lemon juice on the lobster will also work perfectly with the citrus and malt flavors in the beer, adding a sweetness that works with the citrus acidity.”

Beer lovers across the country don’t have to travel to the shore to indulge in this seasonal specialty. Samuel Adams, in partnership with artisanal meat and seafood purveyor Robinson’s Prime Reserve, makes recreating Chef Burke’s recipe at home simpler than ever with Samuel Adams Summer Ale Lobster Roll Packages, available starting June 2012 at

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On June 8, Samuel Adams and the Red Hook Lobster Pound food truck will be serving these wicked good rolls at a secret location in Washington, D.C. during the craft beer and food experience, SAVOR. For National Lobster Day on June 15, the lobster truck will be serving up Chef Burke’s lobster rolls to hungry pedestrians in Manhattan.

The first 50 visitors to reach the D.C. and NYC Red Hook Lobster Pound trucks and reference, ” Sam Adams !” will receive a free Summer Ale-Infused Lobster Roll. And, the first person on the scene will also receive a Samuel Adams prize pack of summer goodies.

Lobster- and beer-lovers in each city simply need to follow Red Hook Lobster Pound (@LobsterTruckNY, @LobsterTruckDC) and Samuel Adams (@SamuelAdamsBeer) on Twitter to catch the lobster, as they’ll be tweeting Red Hook’s truck location in both cities. Fans are also encouraged to visit and enter the discount code, SAMADAMS, to save 30 percent on any Samuel Adams premium delivery.

Samuel Adams Summer Ale-infused lobster roll tasting and pairing notes:

The Samuel Adams Summer Ale-infused lobster roll, created by Chef David Burke, embodies the warm season by combining the brew’s crisp wheat character and tangy, citrusy aromas with the buttery taste found in the lobster meat.
Samuel Adams Summer Ale is brewed with Grains of Paradise, a cardamom-like pepper from Africa, first used as a brewing spice in the 13th Century and rumored to have aphrodisiac properties. This peppery taste cuts through the richness of the lobster meat and balances its sweet flavors while also adding a distinct yet subtle depth to the citrus and wheat tastes of the brew.
Weighing in at 5.3% ABV, Samuel Adams Summer Ale is medium-bodied and hazy-gold in color.
Samuel Adams Summer Ale-infused lobster roll,
Recipe created by Samuel Adams Chef Partner David Burke:


16 oz. lobster meat (cooked)
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup diced green apples
4 tsp tarragon
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp cream cheese
2 Tbsp lemon juice
8 shaved scallions
4 artisanal rolls
1/4 cup Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Mix mayonnaise, cream cheese and Samuel Adams Summer Ale together in a mixing bowl
Mix cooked lobster meat, celery, carrots, apples, tarragon, mayonnaise mixture, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl
Place one quarter of the lobster meat mixture into each bun
Top with shaved scallions to taste
Serves 4
Robinson’s Prime Reserve, Samuel Adams Summer Ale-infused lobster roll packages:
The Samuel Adams Summer Ale-Infused Lobster Roll Package includes 4 servings of Claw & Knuckle Lobster Meat (16 oz.), 4 artisanal rolls, and 4 Samuel Adams Summer Ale Glasses for $124.95
The Samuel Adams Surf and Turf Package includes 4 (8oz) Aged Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut Steaks, 4 servings of Claw & Knuckle Lobster Meat (16 oz.), 4 artisanal rolls, and 2 Samuel Adams Summer Ale Glasses and 2 Samuel Adams Boston Lager Pint Glasses for $174.95
Fans will receive 30% discount when using the code SAMADAMS in step one of the checkout process at Robinson’s Prime Reserve
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Robinson’s Prime Reserve, owned and operated by the Robinson family of Louisville, Kentucky, is the preeminent purveyor of the highest quality seafood and meats, including Lobster, Beef, Bison, Poultry, Pork, Lamb & Veal. The Robinson family’s experience in the food industry began nearly a century ago, with a small general store in the rolling farmland of Kentucky, and blossomed into one of the leading purveyors of gourmet meats to world-renowned chefs and award-winning restaurants and hotels. A standard for high quality meats, Robinson’s products have been served on the plates of six U.S. presidents, numerous dignitaries, celebrities and even a royal family. Robinson’s Prime Reserve products have been the culinary centerpiece at highly acclaimed events such as Esquire House and the fabled Berluti Swan Club. Robinson’s Prime Reserve’s online store was launched in December of 2008 to provide every carnivore, foodie and connoisseur of fine living the opportunity to taste an incomparable culinary experience in the comfort of his or her own home. For more information please visit

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About Chef David Burke:

Blurring the lines between chef, artist, entrepreneur and inventor, Burke stands as one of the leading pioneers in American cooking today. His fascination with ingredients and the art of the meal has fueled a career marked by creativity, critical acclaim and the introduction of revolutionary products and cooking techniques.

David Burke’s unique use of ingredients and his innovative approach to cooking support our efforts to help raise the esteem of beer. Over the past four years we’ve teamed up to demonstrate how full-flavored craft beer can easily accompany, or even be used as an ingredient to create a meal that will suit even the most discerning palate. Craft beers are just starting to be recognized as a unique culinary tool that can bring out hidden flavors, balance complex ingredients, and pair well with bold or delicate flavors equally well.

“Craft beer comes in such a variety of styles that it can complement any meal, possibly better than wine for that reason, and can add dimension to recipes in cooking,” said Chef Burke. “Samuel Adams continues to experiment with ingredients and brewing techniques, just as I experiment in my cooking, so it’s been exciting to see how we’ve been able to push culinary boundaries through our unique partnership.”

David Burke’s restaurants include David Burke Townhouse, Fishtail, and David Burke at Bloomingdale’s in New York, David Burke Prime (Foxwoods Casino, CT), Primehouse (Chicago, IL), and Fromagerie (Rumson, NJ). Chef Burke is also the acclaimed author of two cookbooks, Cooking with David Burke and David Burke’s New American Classics.

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The Red Hook Lobster Pound, founded by Ralph Gorham and Susan Povich, is a traditional Maine-style market serving quality Maine lobster. Operating in New York City and Washington D.C., Red Hook Lobster Pound has three rolling food trucks, (one in New York and two in Washington D.C.), pop-up locations at many city outdoor and indoor markets, and puts on lobster boils all spring, summer and fall at various venues, including bars and restaurants.

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