The brewers at Samuel Adams have teamed up with artisanal meat purveyor Jake Dickson to create what they hail as the perfect beef counterpart to the Sam Adams Boston Lager — the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut. This is the first time in history that a brewer and specialty meat purveyor have teamed up to design an original cut of beef.
“Twenty five years ago, people thought the ultimate food and beer pairing was a 6-pack and a pizza, but today people think of craft beer more like wine. At Samuel Adams, we’ve always been committed to elevating people’s perception of food and beer,” — Jim Koch, Founder and Brewer, Samuel Adams. “I think working with specialty food purveyors, like Jake, to isolate very specific types of food pairings, like beef and craft beer, is taking that passion to the next level.”
The cut is produced from a unique carving method, yielding a tightly grained steak perfect for grilling and slicing. The recommended serving temperature for the cut is medium-rare to medium. The suggested beer pairing is, naturally, Samuel Adams Lager.
“Since the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut is tender and flavorful on its own, all it needs is a little salt and pepper to bring out its natural beefiness,” — Jake Dickson, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats. “I recommend searing the cut to reach the sweet spot of tenderness, and of course pairing it with a Samuel Adams Boston Lager to balance the intensity of the meat.”
These days, craft beer has been establishing itself, more and more, as a sophisticated beverage worthy of standing up to gourmet cuisine. In fact, many of the most world-renowned restaurants have adapted menus to include beer pairings. The boundaries between food and beverage pairings are constantly being pushed as craft beer enthusiasts around the world continue to advocate that beer is often the better beverage pairing to foods that are typically paired with wine — such as bold, flavorful meats. Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cut is a great testament to this ever growing trend.
Beer beef. It’s what’s for dinner.