Samuel Adams recognizes Tulsa blizzard

In honor of record snowfalls in multiple American cities, Samuel Adams has recognized Tulsa third in a list of “snow-ridden” metropolitan communities.  Tulsa, with 256 percent more snow than average (26.1 inches total) is encouraged to forget frigid snow balls and break out the beach balls for summer.

To aid in this spring thaw, Samuel Adams is offering a special Summer
Ale delivery to each of the top 10 cities, Tulsa included.  Brewer
Dean Gianocostas is on his way to the number one snowiest city,
Columbia, Mo., to host a summer-themed "Summer in a Bottle " party
(complete with Summer Ale of course) for the deserving drinkers of

The Boston Beer Company, best known by their signature Samuel Adams, teamed with meteorologists at AccuWeather to analyze weather data and determine the 10 American cities that were hardest hit during the 2010-2011 winter season.

Luckily, Tulsans can thaw out with Summer Ale now through August!  Brewed with lemon zest and grains of paradise, a centuries-old exotic African pepper, Samuel Adams Summer Ale captures bright summer weather in a bottle.

AccuWeather, the world’s leading multimedia weather information source, determined which 10 U.S. cities were hit the hardest this season. The data shows that the following cities caught the brunt of this season’s inclement weather, based on snowfall totals in comparison to each location’s average annual amount. Together, these 10 towns were pounded with more than 600 inches of snow; the majority accumulating more than twice as much as usual.

The Samuel Adams/AccuWeather Top 10 List of snowiest cities [in order of severity]:    


Snow-ridden city

Inches of Snow

Percentage more snow than average


Columbia, Mo.


   346 %


Paducah, Ky.


   271 %


Tulsa, Okla.


   256 %


Newark, N.J.


   239 %


Bridgeport, Conn.


   229 %


New York,, N.Y.


   221 %


Philadelphia, Pa.


   218 %


Youngstown, Ohio


   215 %


Williston, N.D.


   209 %


Boston, Mass.


   192 %

"This has been one of the worst winters in a while, and I’m definitely ready for summer and sun," said Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer Jim Koch. "So we thought, ‘Why not take Samuel Adams Summer Ale on the road and treat our drinkers who suffered through countless hours of shoveling with an early sip of summer?’ We tapped AccuWeather to determine which towns were hit hardest this winter, and we’re happy to help people in Columbia, Mo. thaw out and kick back with Summer Ale. It might not entirely make up for a frigid winter, but we hope it gives them something to look forward to.  Summer is on the way!"

"This winter has been one of the toughest in a while for many cities across the country.  In fact, after a particularly brutal string of snowstorms, 49 of the 50 states had snow on the ground all at once, including Hawaii," said Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather.  "We are happy to help the Samuel Adams brewers bring a bit of fun and relief to winter-weary citizens!"

After spending much of the winter snowed-in at the Boston brewery, the brewing team has had summer on their minds while perfecting their recipe for Samuel Adams Summer Ale, dreaming of the day they could toss beach balls instead of snowballs.  Samuel Adams Summer Ale is available nationwide from April through August for a suggested retail price of $7.99 per six-pack.  For more information on Summer Ale visit

The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic.  After bringing the recipe to life in his kitchen, Koch brought it to bars in Boston with the belief that drinkers would appreciate a complex, full-flavored beer, brewed fresh in America. That beer was Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, and it helped catalyze what became known as the American craft beer revolution.

Today, the Company brews more than 30 styles of beer.  The Company uses the traditional four vessel brewing process and often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. It passionately pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of its classic beers by constantly searching for the world’s finest ingredients. While resurrecting traditional brewing methods, the Company has earned a reputation as a pioneer in another revolution, the "extreme beer" movement, where it seeks to challenge drinkers’ perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company strives to elevate the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions the world over, and in the past five years it has won more awards in international beer competitions than any other brewery in the world. The Company remains independent, and brewing quality beer remains its single focus. While Samuel Adams is the country’s largest-selling craft beer, it accounts for just under one percent of the U.S. beer market.