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Old 01-31-2007, 08:13 PM   #11
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Writing a book would be a great idea... go for it... I know I enjoyed reading this...



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Old 01-31-2007, 08:39 PM   #12
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and good old Jim Koch was cranking all over the air waves about his great, great granddaddy’s age old recipe.
I'm always very interested to read your posts, but this is one of my sore spots. heh

Sam Adams was my great, great, great-something grandfather. My great grandmother's maiden name was Adams and it was a direct decent.

Its a misconception that Jim Koch is related to Sam Adams... this was lifted from their website:

"While Charles thought his son's plan was crazy, he picked out his favorite family recipe, one that Jim's great-great grandfather, Louis Koch, had made at his brewery in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1870s. The following spring, Jim Koch filled his old consulting briefcase with bottles from his sample brew and started going door to door asking Boston bars and restaurants to server the beer that he named Samual Adams Boston Lager.

He chose the name because Sam Adams was a Boston firebrand, a revolutionary thinker who fought for independence. Most important, Samuel Adams, too, was a brewer who had inherited a brewing tradition and a brewery from his father."


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Old 01-31-2007, 09:04 PM   #13
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Good read, I grew up in NM and was back last year on business, had one of the chile beers.
It has changed since I was there, but still has a burn.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:07 PM   #14
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I'm always very interested to read your posts, but this is one of my sore spots. heh

Sam Adams was my great, great, great-something grandfather. My great grandmother's maiden name was Adams and it was a direct decent.

Its a misconception that Jim Koch is related to Sam Adams... this was lifted from their website:

"While Charles thought his son's plan was crazy, he picked out his favorite family recipe, one that Jim's great-great grandfather, Louis Koch, had made at his brewery in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1870s. The following spring, Jim Koch filled his old consulting briefcase with bottles from his sample brew and started going door to door asking Boston bars and restaurants to server the beer that he named Samual Adams Boston Lager.

He chose the name because Sam Adams was a Boston firebrand, a revolutionary thinker who fought for independence. Most important, Samuel Adams, too, was a brewer who had inherited a brewing tradition and a brewery from his father."
I have also been told that the recipe was produced recently and that it is an adaptation at best of an older recipe. It also has changed over the years and until recently was contract brewed.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:01 PM   #15
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Some folks have been asking for this so I will pull it back up...

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Old 02-13-2007, 08:06 PM   #16
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It has changed since I was there, but still has a burn.
Ya, it had a little burn. It was good with a nice mexican dinner in old town, but not what I'd sit and drink 4 or 5 of while watching a game.
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It used to have this great pilsner first quality, that was followed and made more complex by the roasted chile undertones and a finishing bite. But even in it peak it wasn't a real session beer.

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:36 PM   #18
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That was definitely a great story Pastor. The thoughts of going commercial have danced around in my head a few times. I naturally figured there are plenty of hurdles and logistical obstacles. Your story really shed some light on the whole process without me having to go out and buy and read an entire book. I'm sure there were many times it was outright scary. Thanks for your words of wisdom.

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Old 02-14-2007, 01:07 AM   #19
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So, I did some online research on RGBC-- is the company still in existence?? There were reviews from 2005 up to present on BeerAdvocate and some other sites, on some of the beers.

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Thanks for the story MrBP.



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