Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour
The 13th hour is the witching hour, and a time when strange brews can occur. Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour, with 13 ingredients, we combined the roasted chocolate and coffee flavors of a stout with the complex spicy character of a Belgian-style ale aged in oak for a deep, robust, and captivating brew.
The thirteenth hour is the witching hour and refers to the mysterious combination of flavors in this brew. Thirteenth Hour is a complex blend of thirteen ingredients. We use seven different specialty malts to give the beer its smooth, rich and roasted maltiness. We’ve combined the roasted chocolate and coffee flavors of a stout with the spicy character of a Belgian ale aged in oak.
The traditional roasty malts in Thirteenth Hour are taken in a new direction by the unexpected character of Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) that add a layer of complexity and flavor with hints of oak, peppery spice, dark fruit, and a hint of acidity. KMF is an ale that we’ve aged in large oak tuns for over a year where it undergoes a secondary fermentation to give the beer a rich tropical fruit note and some sourness. The beer is also bottle conditioned which creates another fermentation giving the beer an extra smooth and balanced flavor.
We first began experimenting with barrel aging over 20 years ago in our Boston Brewery, taking cues from the ancient brewmasters of Belgium. Belgian beers are known for the distinctive character of their yeasts and the practice of aging and blending beers. These specialty yeasts present a wide array of flavors and are matured through a process of blending and aging portions of the beers in wooden tuns. For Thirteenth Hour we combined our signature Kosmic Mother Funk with a roasty stout for an American creation that’s full of deep complex flavors.
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The Boston Brewery is where all of our beers get their start, with the exception of Boston Lager, which was born in our founder Jim Koch’s kitchen. It is the smallest of our three breweries (the others are in Cincinnati, OH and Lehigh Valley, PA – Please note these two breweries are not open for public tours/tastings.) but it is the most important. The Boston Brewery is akin to a test kitchen – it’s where we try out new ingredients, and brew specialty beers that are available only in the Boston area or in our Brewery tasting rooms. When you visit us for a tour, you may have the opportunity to try a beer that you’ll never get to try again or maybe one that you’ll be able to pick up in a six-pack a year down the road. We’re constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of brewing to make sure that from the ingredients to the glass, every pint of Samuel Adams beer is as good (if not better) than the last.
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The Boston Beer Company is America’s leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers. Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams® craft beers using the time honored traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world’s finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of craft beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions in the last five years than any other craft beer brewery in the world.
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