We’ve been hearing for a few years now that beer hydrates better than water so it comes to no surprise that beer is offered to of-age participants at the end of marathons. Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of a long, arduous run than a cold, light-bodied beer.
That being said, I’m happy to hear that Boston Beer Company and the organizer of the Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association, have decided to partner up for this year’s event. Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew will be released exclusively for the Boston Marathon and on tap at a few pubs along the marathon route. The beer is touted as having a lighter body and lower alcohol content than some of Sam Adams’ standard brews, plus brewed with coriander and salt, perfect for rehydrating and restoring electrolytes on race day.
So there you have it: Boston holds both the world’s oldest annual marathon and one of America’s founding craft breweries. I’m stoked to hear they’re teaming up this year and hope the partnership is a lasting one. Cheers, folks!
[techtags: Boston Beer Company, Samual Adams, Boston Marathon, Boston 26.2 Brew]