PRESS RELEASEE / April 29, 2022 (Boston, MA) – Today Samuel Adams announced plans to release the second annual Beacon of Hops collaboration with Lamplighter Brewing Company to support Ales for ALS. Brewed to bring us one step closer to a cure, two unique Beacon of Hops brews will officially release at Sam Adams and Lamplighter taprooms on Sunday, May 1 to mark the beginning of ALS Awareness Month.

Ales for ALS™ is a national fundraising campaign created in 2013 by a Yakima Valley hop farming family to raise funds for awareness for ALS. Each year, their hop farm and Yakima Chief Hops donate a unique hop blend to select breweries across the country and ask that a minimum of $1 per pint brewed with this blend be donated to advance ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).

For the second year in a row, Sam Adams and Lamplighter brewers have teamed up to break through the darkness and shine a light on ALS awareness, aiming to provide support to and ultimately help end the fight against this progressive, neurodegenerative disease. As part of the Ales for ALS campaign, the teams brewed two different versions together: a Black IPA at Lamplighter and an American IPA at Samuel Adams.

Both Beacon of Hops brews will release on Sunday, May 1 to mark the beginning of ALS Awareness Month. You can find Samuel Adams’ American IPA at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, Boston Taproom, and Cincinnati Taproom and Lamplighter’s Black IPA at Lamplighter Broadway and Lamplighter CX. Beacon of Hops will be available on draft and in 4-packs to-go. A portion of the proceeds of Beacon of Hops from both brewers will be donated to Ales for ALS.*

Stay tuned to @samadamsbostonbrewery. @samadamsbostontaproom, @samadamscincy and @lamplighterbrew for more information about this special release and taproom availability details.


*Donations are from Samuel Adams to ALS TDI. ALS TDI is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law. For more information please visit Maximum donation is $4,000. Offer valid only at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, the Samuel Adams Boston Taproom, and Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom from May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022.


About Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

The Boston Brewery is the original home of Samuel Adams. From being our sole production facility in the 80’s to our Research and Development brewhouse today, it’s the cornerstone of the craft beer revolution.


About Samuel Adams Boston Taproom

Steps away from the Samuel Adams statue, our taproom is 15,000 square feet, 3 floors including a rooftop outdoor deck. Access to MBTA Blue and Orange line at State Street and Green line at Government Center. Steps from the Freedom Trail.

Equipped with a 10-hectoliter system, we’re looking to consistently experiment and try out new beer styles and flavor combinations to bring the most refreshing and innovative craft beer to the downtown Boston masses. Whether you’re catching a drink after work in the Financial District, visiting from out of town or before catching a game at TD Garden, come grab a fresh pint at one of our 3 bars and chat with us about why we love to do what we do.


About Lamplighter Brewing

We are a brewery and taproom located in downtown Cambridge. Our focus is on aroma-packed and flavor-driven beers, with an emphasis on New England IPAs, barrel-aged sours, and special seasonals. We brew a variety of one-off batches that allow us to pursue our various whims, and we don’t shy away from funk, twists on tradition, and unique ingredients.

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