Samuel Adams/Weihenstephan Infinium due in December

November 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Real Beer

Samuel Adams & Weihenstephan InfiniumThe much anticipated release of a collaboration beer between the Boston Beer Company and German’s Weihenstephan has been set for early December.

Infinium has been two years in the making with brewery founder Jim Koch riding point for Samuel Adams and Dr. Josef Schrädler, manager director, for Weihenstephan. A press release describes the beer as the “first new beer style created under the Reinheitsgebot (German’s beer purity law that dictates beer should be made from only from malted grains, hops, yeast and water) in over a hundred years.”

Infinium is packaged in 750ml cork-finished bottles and contains 10.3 percent alcohol by volume. The suggested retail for a bottle is $19.99.

“Dr. Schrädler and I are thrilled to uncork Infinium, and introduce not only a first-class beer, but a new standard in the art of brewing,” Koch said. “When I brewed the first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in my kitchen in 1984, it challenged America’s perception of what beer could be. At the time, beer drinkers weren’t used to bigger, more flavorful brews that used high-quality, traditional ingredients and followed the age-old Reinheitsgebot purity law. Infinium continues to challenge people’s perception of beer in a very different way, making this partnership unique. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented brewers in the world during this project.”

“It was exciting to work with Jim and the brewers at Samuel Adams to stretch the limits of Reinheitsgebot during the creation of Infinium,” Schrädler said. “This beer is truly a marriage of the German brewing heritage that our brewery has upheld for almost a thousand years, combined with new, innovative brewing techniques that take beer beyond what anyone expected to be possible under the constraints of the purity law.”

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2 Responses to “Samuel Adams/Weihenstephan Infinium due in December”

  1. Dr. Alan Burger Says:

    As an American who has lived in on near Munich (and therefore Weihenstephan) for the last 24 years, I am looking forward to tasting the joint efforts of one of my favorite American breweries and one of my favorite German breweries.

    Will this be available in Germany, or only in the US?

  2. M Says:

    My bf and I tried this for New Years, it sounded so intriguing. Overall it was kinda strange. I’m happy we tried it, but I don’t think I need to try it again. The initial taste was kinda off, something like champagne, yet not, then finished very smoothly as a beer should. Not worth the $20.