Alcohol by volume: 5.5%
Boston Beer's (SAM) brewing neighbors in New England have been making their blueberry beers for quite a while now, so it was somewhat of a surprise to see this sneak into Samuel Adams summer variety packs. But after years of having its summer ale share shelf space with Wachusett Brewing's dynamite Wachusett Blueberry and the dancing-blueberry theatrics off the frozen berries in Boston brewpub chain Beer Works' Bunker Hill Blueberry, Samuel Adams stepped up with a solid blueberry beer of its own. Culling berries from New England, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest, Boston Beer infuses this lager with a heavy dose of berry flavor while throwing in just enough hops for a citrus bite at the end. It's a more pronounced blueberry flavor than that found in other beers of this ilk, but it's intense without being syrupy sweet or off-putting.