Samuel Adams Releases Collaboration Beer with ChuckAlek

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Samuel Adams released Time Hop Porter, a limited-edition hopped porter brewed with San Diego-based brewery ChuckAlek Independent Brewers. The collaboration beer is the culmination of a year-long program, the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Brewing and Business Experienceship, which provides one craft brewer annually with hands-on brewing and business coaching. Sam Adams established the program to help small craft breweries get a leg-up in the industry they helped pioneer over 30 years ago.

As part of the 2015 Experienceship, Samuel Adams brewers collaborated with Grant Fraley and Marta Jankowska, brewers and founders of ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, on a unique brew inspired by Grant and Marta’s mission of creating “Old School Beers for New School Palates.” What resulted is Time Hop Porter.  At 5.3% abv, the unique porter is brewed with a blend of malts to create a roasted flavor that is complemented by the citrus notes and pine character of the hops blend and with a delicate bitter finish.

Starting the week of August 31st, Time Hop Porter will be available in select bars and restaurants in and around San Diego, and also served at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery as well as at ChuckAlek’s tasting room. A list of bars and restaurants serving Time Hop Porter will be available at

“ChuckAlek is a terrific brewery with great potential, and it was a pleasure working with both Grant and Marta,” said Samuel Adams founder and brewer Jim Koch. “We’re looking forward to welcoming more craft brewers into our Brewing the American Dream Brewing and Business Experienceship to continue to support our shared passion – making delicious, flavorful craft beer.”

“Our time in Boston with the Sam Adams team was amazing – we had a great time brewing this delicious beer and the coaching we received as part of the Experienceship was really the highlight,” said Marta Jankowska, who also serves as ChuckAlek’s CEO. “We learned so much about business planning and moving our company forward in the few days we had in Boston with the Sam Adams team. The advice and mentoring is already having a positive impact on our business as we look toward opening our next tasting room.”

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