Also joining our lineup of 13 brewers for the Baker’s Dozen Pub Crawl is the Boston Beer Company!
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation’s great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would soon become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution.
What do they have to offer?
Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered another revolution, the ‘extreme beer’ movement, where it seeks to challenge drinker’s perceptions of what beer can be.
The Boston Beer Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and is one of world’s most awarded breweries at international beer competitions. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains its primary focus. Although Samuel Adams beer is America’s leading craft beer, it accounts for only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America.
Boston Lager: After being on the market for over 30 years, this refreshing lager is still a staple within the lineup. It’s a full-flavored beer both robust and rich with character.
Summer Ale: This refreshing American wheat ale is returning to the market for the 21st year, this time with limited edition packaging to compliment summer adventures. It’s crisp, citrusy flavor will keep you coming back for more.
Rebel IPA: This IPA has undergone a few recipe alterations over the years, and now offers an intense, juicy, tropical and citrusy flavor that highlights its unique hop character. It is now only brewed with Samuel Adams special two-row malt blend. It also comes in a variety pack featuring an exclusive lineup of variations including the Rebel Juiced IPA, Rebel Grapefruit IPA and Rebel White Citra IPA.
05 May 2017
Baker Distributing is excited to announce we’re teaming up with the Burlington Firefighter’s Association (BFFA) Local 3044 to aid in their efforts to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For every person who attends our upcoming first annual Baker’s Dozen Pub Crawl on May 18th, Baker Distributing is donating $10 to the cause. Here’s a little more information about our fundraising partner, the BFFA.
The Burlington Firefighter’s Association (BFFA) is a collection of just under 60 Burlington Firefighter/EMT’s, Lieutenants, and Captains that operate under the Local chapter (L3044) of the International Association of Fire Fighters. The BFFA serves as both the labor union body that represents Burlington’s line firefighters and officers with management and City Administration as well as the collective outlet for Burlington Firefighters to give back to the community they serve.
Burlington’s Firefighters and EMT/medics protect the Queen City 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and it is the BFFA that has made sure the men and women on the job have fair pay and benefits as well as a safe work environment. The BFFA also serves the men and women on the job during their times of struggle; be it financial support during periods of injury or illness, long term support to a member’s family upon a line-of-duty death, or periods of emotional support to cope with the scars we bear during our careers.
The BFFA also acts as the path for Burlington Firefighters to give back the the city they call a second home. Every year, the BFFA hosts, or participates in, events that raise money for charitable organizations: A scenic train ride fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House, a Fill-the-Boot and Hero Run 5k to support the MDA, and Operation FireCuff’s to collect toys for the Vermont Children’s Hospital during the holiday season. This year they also embark on a new venture, a joint effort with Baker’s Distributing to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The BFFA has a long and dynamic history of protecting and supporting the men and women of the Burlington Fire Department while also giving back to the city we know and love. Our Baker Distributing team is excited to join forces to engage with the community, celebrate craft beer and raise money for such a great cause!
Founders Brewing: Backwoods Bastard Ale – Limited Release. This Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy features smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. 11.2% | 50 IBU
Founders Brewing: Harvest Ale -Limited Release. This American IPA rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh citrus, then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones. 7.6% ABV | 70 IBU
Browns Brewing: “Burst” Valencia Orange IPA – available in 4 pack, 16oz cans. Burst IPA is an American East Coast IPA with a global taste profile. Copious amounts of summer sweet delicious Valencia Orange zest, blended with an English Ale yeast give this IPA maximum hop flavor and aroma without being overly bitter. 6.5% ABV | 65 IBU
Fall season has arrived! Along with the change of season, come delicious beverages from our friends at Uinta Brewing and Ithaca Beer Co. Learn more about these new offerings including: Rise & Pine (Dark, Hoppy Ale), Funk’n & Patch (Brett Pumpkin Ale), Hop Nosh (Tangerine IPA), Box of Hops (Collection of 4 Hoppy Beers), & Midnight Sun (German Pilsner w/ Munich and Black malts).
Juniper and piney hops build the framework for this bold dark ale. With its assertive bitterness and smooth malt finish, this beer stands tall above the rest. 7.5% IBU 85, Carafa, Chocolate, Chinook, Simcoe. Available in 1/2 BBLs & 1/6 BBLs.
Aged in whiskey barrels and fermented with a mix of brewers yeast and brettanomyces, Funk’n Patch grooves throug seasonal pumpkin spices, rich caramel and bourbon tones with a wild, barnyard finish. 8% IBU 25. Available in 1/6 BBLs.
A play on our flagship IPA, this beer features an aromatic menagerie of tropical hops and tangerine zest, warps up with a crisp, bitter finish. 7.3% IBU 82, Munich, C40, Galaxy, Chinook. Available in 1/2 BBLs and 1/6 BBLs.
Flower Power IPA, Hopmanian Devil, Dr. Zaic Dr. Zaic., & Pacific Gravity.
Limited Release: This Black Lager is 5.8%. Hops: Northern ewer, HallertauMittelfruh. Malts: German Pilsner, Munich, Black, Acidulated eat. Yeast: Southern German Lager. Packages available in: 1/2Keg, 1/6Keg, 4/6 12oz.Bottles.
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‘Tis the season to start thinking about fall and all of the delicious fall seasonal beers we get the privilege of enjoying in our great State of Vermont. We wanted to highlight a few seasonals from Shipyard Brewing Company to get you as pumped up for fall as we are! Find all the details you need to know below…
Which fall seasonal beer from Shipyard do you look forward to every year? Please share on our Facebook page.
It’s that time of year again! The second annual Vermont Beer Week is taking over the entire state and coming to various bars, restaurants, and breweries, to give you the ultimate beer drinking experience with tastings, giveaways, special releases, parties, beer festivals and more!
During Vermont Beer Week, 50% of all proceeds raised will be donated to the Vermont Food Bank for the second year in a row.
This year Vermont Beer Week has over 50 events scheduled from Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 25th. To view the entire list of events happening throughout the week, please click here.
Lastly, we all know that “Beer is big business in Vermont”! Read the Vermont Biz article on Vermont’s wholesale beer industry and the industry employees that are making it a success!
We are excited to announce that we’ve added Ithaca Beer Company to our beer portfolio and they launch in Vermont next Tuesday, September 13th! Ithaca Beer Co. has been crafting award-winning ales in Ithaca, NY since 1998. They craft year-round, seasonal & speciality beers including: Nut Brown, Apricot Wheat, Happy Pils & Embrr Rye Porter, just to name a few!
Let’s give Ithaca Beer Co. a warm welcome to Vermont by participating in these upcoming events:
- Ithaca Beer Co. Launch Party at Mule Bar – Wednesday, September 14th from 5pm-7pm.
- Ithaca Beer Co. Tasting- at Woodstock Hops and Barley, on Thursday, September 15th.
- Beer Social with Ithaca Beer Co. at the Vermont Tap House in Williston on Thursday, September 15th.
- Beer Social with Ithaca Beer Co. –Worthy Kitchen 9/15.
Wondering what may be on tap or available for tastings?
Join Brown’s Brewing Company this Saturday, August 27th, 2016 as they burst wide-open with a zestfully hoppy IPA packaged in the manner in which beer was meant to be – in a can (their first ever and it is stunning)!
The limited release of Burst Valencia Orange IPA begins at 9 am at Brown’s Troy Taproom (417 River Street, Troy, NY) and Walloomsac Taproom (50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick, NY). They will also allocate a limited number of cases to be sold at the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 27 as well. Be a part of Brown’s history at their first can release!
Read more about Brown Brewing’s first ever can release in their newest blog.
19 Aug 2016
We are excited to announce that Baker Distributing is a sponsor to the first ever “Steeple Market Brewfest”, that’s taking place on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the J&L Field in Fairfax, VT!
Steeple Market’s brewfest will feature: Craft Beer, Live Music, and Great Food to support the Fairfax Fire Department and Survivorship NOW Vermont! There will be two tasting sessions, the first being 12pm-3pm, and the second 5pm-8pm.
Tickets are Limited!
Steeple Market Brewfest tickets are $35 each and include event entry for one person as well as (15) tasting tickets and a commemorative beer glass. Some of the breweries in attendance will be: Goodwater Brewery, Otter Creek, Shed, Woodchuck Cider & Sam Adams, just to name a few!
*A friendly reminder, this is a 21 age required event. Anyone without appropriate ID will not be permitted.
We hope to see you at this first ever event!