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Florida homebrewer wins Samuel Adams Longshot contest

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One of the 2012 Samuel Adams Longshot homebrew contest winners. (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

One of the 2012 Samuel Adams Longshot homebrew contest winners. (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

The annual Samuel Adams Longshot American Homebrew contest is a great competition. Three winning homebrewers (including a Samuel Adams employee) have their beer brewed and sold by Samuel Adams.

The 2014 winners were just announced at the Great American Beer Festival, and I'm proud to say a homebrewer from the Florida was along them.

Tamarac resident Russ Brunner beat out more than 1,000 others and will see his American Stout sold across the country in the spring. Here's what Samuel Adams' blog has to say:

"A big, malty Stout with notes of chocolate and coffee, Russ Brunner’s American Stout carries a velvety finish with notes of roasted cocoa. The LongShot judges were drawn to the richness of this stout and balanced taste, with hints of citrus and pine from the American hops adding a subtle bitterness. Russ shared that while he had been homebrewing for three years, this Stout was the first recipe he created on his own."

I look forward each year to the Longshot release.

(Via BeerPulse)

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Alan Shaw

Alan Shaw has been a fan of craft beer for more than a decade. He is partial to hops and has been an editor at the Herald-Tribune since 1997. He can be reached at (941) 361-4914, by email or mail at 1741 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. Follow him at @alancshaw on Twitter and on Facebook.
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