Wednesday, December 14, 2005

News: Poor Richard's Ale

An interesting historical note. This January 17th marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth, who was not only a founding father, but also a noted beer enthusiast (America's first beer geek?). Tony Simmons, head brewer of Brick Oven Brewing Company in Pagosa Springs, Colorado has researched and created a credible recipe for a beer that should resemble what old Ben would have quaffed.

Brewers 'round the country are offering this special brew, called Poor Richard's Ale, on January 17, 2006. Unfortunately, Ohio is one of the last 7 states without a commitment to brew, although the Brewer's Association is REALLY pushing to get volunteers in these hold-out states. I'll keep ya' posted if and when it becomes available in this area.

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