Samuel Adams 26.2 Pub Crawl Map

Get in the Marathon spirit with Jim Koch’s tribute to last years’ survivors.

This year’s Boston Marathon holds special significance the world over. After the terrible events of 2013, the over one-hundred-year-old tradition is drawing even more attention and enthusiasm. Whether you’re an active participant or not, there’s still lots of ways to join in on the festivities. One tasty alternative is seeking out Samuel Adams’ third annual offering of its Boston 26.2 Brew. Jim Koch and his staff have put together a refreshing Gose-style beer perfect for a post-Marathon toast. Brewed with malted and unmalted wheat, coriander, and salt, this easy drinking beer actually provides natural electrolytes and as Koch says, “a pasta-size portion of carbohydrates.”

Besides being a great session beer, this year’s batch is also raising much-needed aid for victims of last year’s Marathon bombing. Proceeds from the previous vintage raised over $100,000 in immediate aid for family’s affected by the tragedy, and this year Koch is continuing his partnership with The Greg Hill Foundation to provide ongoing support. Even more meaningful, the survivors and their families helped brew this year’s Boston 26.2 Brew at the Samuel Adams facility in Jamaica Plain.

With limited availability, Koch focused on releasing his beer to bars and restaurants along the Marathon route. Above is a map to help you get in the spirit, whether you’re cooling off on the sidelines or looking to quench an immense thirst after running in one of the world’s most famous road race.

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