Samuel Adams will make a limited edition run of Big Hapi — a mango juice-infused double IPA, meaning it’s made with more than five pounds of hops per barrel — in honor of David Ortiz’s 19-year-career. The brewery will make only 541 bottles of the beer — a very specific number made to represent each of Big Papi’s homers while on the team. Proceeds from the 24-ounce Big Hapi (which retails for $29.99 per bottle) will go toward the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and will only be sold at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery on Nov. 4. And don’t expect to hoard for the holidays either — sales are limited to one per person.
Ortiz, who retired at the end of the 2016 Red Sox season, was previously honored in October by craft brewer Idle Hands of Malden, who created a malty stout named “34” in honor of hitter’s now retired team number.
If you go:
Nov. 4, line starts at 2 p.m.; sales begin at 4 p.m.
Samuel Adams Boston Brewery
30 Germania St., Boston