Better historical figure
New England has so many historical figures, but we’ll go with Samuel Adams for this argument. Compare this patriot to Houston’s Sam Houston. We won’t debate each man’s historical significance, rather we’ll go by stuff named after them. An Army post is named for Sam Houston, which is cool. Also a racetrack — not as cool. But after consulting with Boston.com’s 99 Bottles blogger and beer expert Gary Dzen, there is no such thing as Sam Houston Beer, which obviously places the checkmark on the Samuel Adams side.