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Samuel Adams' 2012 LongShot variety six pack

Category - Craft beer

Available - From last month

Location - US, nation-wide, in selected stores

Price - SRP of US$9.99 per six-pack

Specialist US brewer Samuel Adams has launched a six pack featuring the three winners of the 2011 Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew contest. The beers, A Dark Night in Munich (Munich Dunkel-style), Five Crown Imperial Stout and Derf's Secret Alt, beat almost 1,000 other home-brewed concoctions to be awarded a US nationwide release.

The annual competition champions the art of home-brewing, according to Samuel Adams, and winners are announced at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

This years LongShot variety pack has an SRP of US$9.99 and includes two bottles of each of the prize beers.

In February, Boston Beer Co, which owns Samuel Adams, announced a full-year 32% net profit rise.