Mass. breweries and their top beers
Boston Beer Co.
Top beer: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
In 1984, Jim Koch introduced the Samuel Adams Boston Lager. "At the time it was a very different drinking experience for a lot of Americans," said public relations manager Erika Schermerhorn. "It's a full-flavored, well balanced beer. Its got a big malt flavor and it also kind of finishes with a hoppy bitterness." The beer remains the company's most popular.