Tasted the new offering from Sam Adams and was left unimpressed. The Alpine Spring is a light-bodied and well balanced beer that pours with an cloudy, orange color. It smells hoppier than it tastes but leaves nothing on the tongue to make you say wow. All in all a slightly above average but unremarkable beer. Too bad, I have come to expect a more from the Sam Adams Brewery.
Sam Adams Alpine Spring
The Hardcore Foodie has been in and around the restaurant business for over 40 years. Starting out as a busboy during his teen years he attended Johnson and Wales and graduated with a degree in Hospitality/Hotel/Restaurant Management. Following graduation he worked for Sheraton, Hilton and Marriott properties on the east coast. Later in his career he managed well known, high end, freestanding Italian and French restaurants in Washington DC, Atlanta Ga., Scottsdale Az. and San Diego Ca. Upon returning to DC he worked for Marriott Food Services as GM of both the House of Representatives and Senate Capitol Building operations for 5 years. The Hardcore Foodie has lived in Ocean City, Md. for 12 years but still keeps active in the food industry through consulting, writing and constant research.
Wonder what Jim Koch’s response to that comment would be?