Samuel Adams Founder Jim Koch to Auction Unique Collection of Limited Edition Items On eBay.First Bottle of Samuel Adams Utopias([R]) 2007 Bottle #1, Signed by Jim Koch, along with a Riedel Utopias Snifter Signed by Georg Riedel Georg Riedel (born on 8 January, 1934 Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia) , is a Swedish double bass player and composer. Riedel migrated to Sweden at the age of four and went to school in Stockholm. He is of Jewish descent. and Denis Denis, king of Portugal: see Diniz. Leary Autographed "Rescue Me" Coffee Table Book
Proceeds From The Auction Will Benefit The Leary Firefighters Foundation The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) provides funding and equipment to fire departments throughout the United States.
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BOSTON -- Jim Koch, brewer of Samuel Adams, announced today that he is teaming up with Denis Leary and The Leary Firefighters Foundation to create a once-in-a-lifetime auction item package of items, just in time for last minute holiday shoppers. Included in the group will be the first bottle of the limited edition 2007 batch of Samuel Adams Utopias autographed by Jim Koch, a custom made Samuel Adams Utopias snifter; exclusively designed and signed by Georg Riedel, and a "Rescue Me" coffee table book autographed by Denis Leary. The auction will take place on eBay.
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electroshock therapy and will end on December 20, 2007 at 12:00 PM EST. The items will be listed under the seller name "Jim Koch", and the eBay item number is 120197956529. The proceeds will benefit The Leary Firefighters Foundation www.learyfirefighters.org, which is dedicated to providing fire departments with funding and resources for the best available equipment, training and technology.
"This auction is a great way to raise money and give beer enthusiasts extraordinary collectible items at the same time," said Jim Koch. "We have been working closely with The Leary Firefighters Foundation for over five years, and we know it to be a great cause. We are excited to be able to make some beer lover's holiday a little brighter, while supporting Denis's Foundation."
The 2007 edition of Utopias comprises just 12,000 ceramic bottles all of which are numbered. Employees of The Boston Beer Company The Boston Beer Company (NYSE: SAM) is an American brewing company founded in 1985 by Jim Koch in Boston, USA. The beers were originally contract brewed by the Pittsburgh Brewing Company, though today, more than 60% of its beer is produced at the company's Cincinnati brewery. get the first 500 bottles according to according to
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3. their seniority with the Company. Jim Koch is autographing and donating his Number One bottle for this charity fundraiser.
There is historic precedent for this Samuel Adams auction. In 1999, the company created a special brew Special Brew is a very strong lager (sometimes known as premium lager) brewed in Denmark and the United Kingdom. It comes in a can with a distinctive gold and red colour. called "Millennium XX", and the Number One bottle of that sold at an on-line charitable auction for nearly $5,000.
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2. to be the beneficiary of this auction, and I want to thank Jim Koch and everyone at Samuel Adams for donating their time in support of this important cause," said Denis Leary, president of The Leary Firefighters Foundation. "Samuel Adams has been a consistent and leading partner helping us to promote the needs of firefighters."
Samuel Adams Utopias is a strong, rich, dark beer that is uncarbonated and is served at room temperature in a two- ounce pour, to be savored like a vintage port or a fine Cognac Cognac (kônyäk`), city (1990 pop. 19,932), Charente dept., W France, in Angoumois, on the Charente River. The French brandy to which Cognac gives its name has been manufactured and exported from the city since the 18th cent. . Breaking the record for commercially brewed beers held by the 2005 batch of Samuel Adams Utopias, the 2007 batch of Samuel Adams Utopias weighs in at 27% alcohol by volume. The average beer is about 5% alcohol. Utopias is a descendent of Millennium.
Samuel Adams Utopias is brewed, blended, and aged at the Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston with the same handcrafted hand·craft
Variant of handicraft.
tr.v. hand·craft·ed, hand·craft·ing, hand·crafts
To fashion or make by hand.
hand·craft care that goes into all Samuel Adams beers. It is brewed with several different strains of yeast, including a variety typically reserved for champagne. A blend of two-row Caramel and Munich malts gives the beer its rich ruby-black color. Three kinds of Noble hops - Spalt Spalter, Hallertau Mittlefrueh, and Tettnang Tettnanger - blend to give the beer its floral character and its spicy note.
The 2007 batch of Samuel Adams Utopias is a blend of liquids, including Millennium, some of which have been aged in a variety of woods at the Boston Brewery for up to 13 years. A portion of the beer was aged in hand-selected, single-use bourbon Bourbon (brbôN`), European royal family, originally of France; a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty. casks from the Buffalo Trace Distillery Buffalo Trace Distillery, located in Frankfort, Kentucky, is formerly the Ancient Age Distillery. Its flagship bourbon, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey was introduced in August 1999. Buffalo Trace Distillery stands as the oldest distilling site in the United States. . The extended aging process enhances the distinct cinnamon, vanilla, and maple notes in the beer's flavor. The beer is then finished in sherry and Madeira casks from Portugal. The sherry casks add nutty, oak, and honey notes, while the Madeira casks contribute slightly more elegant, creamy fudge-toffee aromas and flavors.
ABOUT THE RIEDEL SAMUEL ADAMS UTOPIAS SNIFTER:
In April 2007 Georg Riedel joined Jim Koch at the Samuel Adams Boston brewery for a special tasting panel. Several flights of Samuel Adams Utopias were sampled from many different glass shapes to determine which attributes would best highlight the aromas and flavors of the unique brew. The end result is a custom-designed glass that best expresses the essential characteristics of Samuel Adams Utopias.
The curved, cut-glass rim of the snifter allows Samuel Adams Utopias to be placed on the front of the tongue, ensuring that drinkers properly taste the sweetness of the brew first. This also helps balance the alcohol taste. The shape of the bowl is taller than a typical snifter glass, which allows for the combining of the layers of alcohol and concentration of the aromas.
THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY BACKGROUND:
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. After bringing the recipe to life in his kitchen, Jim brought it to bars in Boston with the belief that drinkers would appreciate a complex, full-flavored beer, brewed fresh in America. That beer was Samuel Adams Boston Lager([R]), and it helped catalyze cat·a·lyze
To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction by catalysis.
to cause or produce catalysis. what became known as the American craft American craft consists of the United States' contributions to the family of artistic practices conducted by independent studio artists, working singly or in small groups, using traditional craft materials such as wood, glass, clay, textiles and metal and creating works that beer revolution.
Today, the Company brews more than 21 styles of beer. The Company uses the traditional four-vessel brewing process and often takes extra steps like dry-hopping and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. It passionately pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of its classic beers by constantly searching for the world's finest World's Finest may refer to:
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