The brewers at Samuel Adams are proud to be the official beer sponsor of the 122nd Boston Marathon. When Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, released his first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager to the public, it was on Patriots’ Day (the day of the Boston Marathon) in 1985, right here in Boston. The alliance of two of Boston’s most recognized and beloved brands will give the city one more reason to be proud of this heralded event.

Boston 26.2 Brew

Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew is our beer brewed in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association to celebrate the Boston Marathon. Back for its seventh year, Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew is our beer brewed in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association to celebrate the Boston Marathon. This gose style ale contains light cereal notes from malted and unmalted wheat with a touch of coriander. Soft wheat and citrus character are contrasted with hints of salt and coriander and it finishes clean with soft fruit and crisp citrus notes. With a lighter body and lower alcohol level (4.5% ABV), this beer is fitting for both runners and race fans alike.

  • AVAILABILITY: Limited Release Draft - New England only
  • HOP VARIETIES: Saaz Noble hops
  • MALT VARIETIES: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Munich, malted and unmalted, Wheat
  • COLOR: Deep golden with a fine haze
  • ALC. BY VOL: 4.5%
  • IBUs: 15


Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life for people recovering from—or learning to live fully with—illness, injury or disability. Currently ranked #4 in the country by U.S. News and World Reports, Spaulding—a member of Partners Health Care and teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School—is a recognized leader in rehabilitation medicine across the globe. With specialties in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, comprehensive rehab and pediatrics, Spaulding shares Sam Adams’ belief that people should wake up every day to do something that they love and feel passionate about, regardless of physical or cognitive ability.

$.25 for each pint of Samuel Adams Boston 26.2 Brew sold will benefit Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Adaptive Sports Centers, a program that promotes and grants access to sports and recreation as part of the rehabilitation process- as well as in everyday life-to those with disabilities.


Brewery Tours

Be sure to visit us at the Boston Brewery for a tour while you’re in town! Click here to check out tour hours and information.

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner

All runners will receive a complimentary ticket to the Pre-Race Dinner in their bib-number packet, distributed at Bib-Number Pick-Up at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo. Read our FAQ for more information.

Mile 27 Post-Race Party

Join us at the Boston Marathon Official Post Race Party at Fenway Park on race day at Fenway Park from 6:30PM – 10PM. Admission is free to all officially registered participants and all children under 12. Tickets are required for entry and can only be purchased at the Ticket Booth in the Information Center at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.



Boston Athletic Association

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has organized the Boston Marathon® since the event’s inception in 1897.The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity, and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification).


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