Well, here’s a fun contest. To celebrate the 300th birthday of colonial firebrand Samuel Adams, which is on September 27,, Boston Beer Co. has announced it will cover the cost of a Samuel Adams beer for people named Sam, Samuel or Samantha Adams — or anything close. If you’re a Samir or a Samara or an Adam, that counts too, according to the press release. Apply here! There’s only 300 spots.
According to the press release, Boston Beer’s Founder and Brewer Jim Koch always wished he could share a beer with Samuel Adams. Now, Koch is footing the bill for 300 fortuitously named winners to toast one of the founding fathers of America on his 300th birthday.
“I’ve always admired Samuel Adams as a revolutionary, with his underdog spirit and passion for boundary-pushing ideas,” said Koch. “His fight for independence served as the inspiration when I first discovered my great-great grandfather’s recipe and named it Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Sam’s uncompromising nature continues to drive our endless pursuit of better beer — and beyond beer — today.”
Centuries later, Koch followed in Adams’ rebellious footsteps to lead the American craft beer revolution, making the name Samuel Adams synonymous with American craft beer.
Momentous occasions call for celebration, and celebration calls for great beer. To get on the “guest list” to enjoy a cold one and wish Samuel Adams a “Hoppy Birthday,” drinkers (21+) with the name Samuel Adams — or anything close — can enter to win at www.CelebrateSams300th.com beginning September 27. (Last-minute name changes at the courthouse are not encouraged, but hey, we understand.)