Sam Adams Has Drunk the Nitro Kool-Aid, Introduces 3 New Ultra-Smooth Beers

Tina Rivera
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Sh*t just got real scientific with Sam Adams’ new line of canned beers!

Dubbed the Samuel Adams Nitro Project, the brewery has just debuted the first three beers from their new nitrogen-infused line: Nitro White Ale, Nitro IPA, and Nitro Coffee Stout.

Rather than using the usual carbon dioxide, or CO2, for carbonation, all beers from the Samuel Adams Nitro Project are infused with nitrogen. One of the benefits of using nitrogen over CO2 is the production of smaller bubbles that create a rich, creamy texture familiar to most nitro brews.

According to Sam Adams founder and brewer Jim Koch, creating the perfect nitro brew has been a lengthy process: “We started experimenting with nitro beers in the mid 1990’s …I’d estimate we brewed more than 50 beer styles and worked with 200 recipes to ultimately create these three unique beers.”

Once a can of Sam Adams nitro brew is popped open, a cylindrical plastic widget inside the can releases nitrogen into the beer. Brewers recommend immediately pouring the beer down the center of a glass for the best experience possible, as the pressure from the nitrogen is very intense!

Samuel Adams’ Nitro White Ale is available on draft nation wide, while all three nitro brews will be available in 15 oz. four-packs at the beginning of February 2016. 

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