Raise a pint glass to the real Samuel Adams

Boston Beer Co. doesn’t seem to be paying much attention to the HBO miniseries John Adams, even though one of its main characters is John’s cousin Samuel Adams, the Boston revolutionary who inspired the brewer’s most popular beer. This may be because Sam Adams is presented on the program as little more than a common thug whose idea of a good time is watching British dudes get Gatoraded with tar.

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