Train Spotting [Stony Brook Station]: Adam Cupples at the Sam Adams Brewery

GOB_TrainSpottingAdam_0801

Anyone who’s ever wondered about the inner workings of a craft beer manufacturer should hop the Orange Line to one of the largest in the nation, conveniently situated a mere few blocks away from Stony Brook station, to quench that thirst for knowledge. Also, as one might expect, there’s plenty of beer to be drank at the Sam Adams Brewery in JP. We’ve been told that many people enjoy beer. Furthermore, Sam Adams and its seasonal renderings typically taste a great deal better than the 40 ounce bottles of malt liqour so many of us have grown accustomed to. When we dropped by, tour guide Adam Cupples told us that cost-free journeys through his workplace come with info morsels tailored for everyone from 30-year veterans of home brewing to craft beer novices.

That’s Paul Revere on the Sam Adams label, right? Why not call it Paul Revere beer?

We get that one fairly often. It’s pretty well-documented that Sam Adams was not a pretty man, and because of that, people often think that the man on the label is Paul Revere. But it is Sam. Our art department took a little mercy, cleaned up his chin line, and made him look a little more studly. Because of that, people get a little confused.

Wait a sec, Paul’s Revere’s presence on the Sam Adams label is a myth?

The portrait of Sam is done in a very traditional style of how portraits were done at the time, and there’s a very similar Paul Revere portrait in that same style where he’s holding a silver stein, because if I’m not mistaken, he was a silversmith. I think the very traditional setting in that picture has led to some questions, but it’s Sam. We just made him a little prettier.

A few months ago, Fox and Friends complained about a character in a Sam Adams TV commercial who talked about the Declaration of Independence without mentioning the “endowed by their creator” line. Does it make you proud to work for a company that irritated Fox News?

As far as advertising goes, the bottom line is we have certain guidelines that ourselves and other brewers agree to adhere to. We’re trying to sell craft beer. It’s a little surprising when you get bogged down in other things. But our real focus is the beer, and that’s how we move forward, is focusing on brewing great craft beer.

I think Fox News are jerks.

You would probably have more insider information on that than I would.

 


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

National

Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry…

By Jungmin Jang and Narae KimMOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds…

National

New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

For the first time in hundreds of years, it's about to be legal to cheat on your spouse in New Hampshire.

Television

Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.

Movies

Review: 'Fading Gigolo' finds few jokes in women…

John Turturro writes, directs and stars in "Fading Gigolo," in which he plays a prostitute whose pimp is Woody Allen. And there's still very few jokes.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.