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Samuel Adams, Butcher Jake Dickson Design Specialty Beef Cut to Complement Boston Lager

May 24, 2010


BOSTON, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer grilling, Jim Koch and the brewers at Samuel Adams announced that they are teaming up with celebrated meat expert Jake Dickson to develop the Samuel Adams Boston Lager ® Cut.  This new cut of meat, launching in June, promises to be the ultimate beef and craft beer flavor combination.  The brewers and Jake, owner of Dickson's Farmstand Meats, a specialty meat purveyor in New York City, will tap into their collective expertise to develop this original beef cut which will perfectly pair with Samuel Adams Boston Lager's complex flavor profile.

"Jake has the same enthusiasm for premium meats that we at Samuel Adams have for high quality craft beer, and we look forward to tapping into Jake's experience with the development of the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut," said Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer Jim Koch.  "The full body, classic hopping, and complexity of fermentation character make Samuel Adams Boston Lager the perfect complement to beef cuts, particularly for grilling."

The inspiration for the partnership comes from a shared passion for quality and innovation ranging from philosophy to business practices.  Each year, Jim journeys around the world to source the best ingredients for the Samuel Adams family of beers, including a trek to Bavaria to hand select the world's finest Noble hops for Boston Lager.  When he launched Samuel Adams Boston Lager in 1985, Jim set out to challenge the perception of what American beer could be, giving drinkers a higher quality brew with fuller flavor than the mass-produced beers of the time.  

Similarly, Jake exercises his passion for high quality meats by making weekly trips to upstate New York to hand select the finest, most humanely-raised meats.  He is dedicated to providing premium, farm-raised beef, lamb, pork, goat and poultry and elevating America's taste for artisanal meat products.  

"Since opening my shop in 2009, I've been looking to create something truly unique that my customers have never tasted before," said Jake.  "Developing the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut with the brewers at Samuel Adams is a great way to show Americans that the art of butchery goes way beyond fast food burgers — it is truly a craft."

Launching this June, the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut promises to be a palate pleaser for the craft beer aficionado and the beef lover alike.  The Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut will be available at Dickson's Farmstand Meats and other select retailers.


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