Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Days of the Beer, June 25

The beer for Today is Ram Brewery Bighorn Hefeweizen.

On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer led the 7th Cavalry into battle against a combined army of the Lakota and Northern Cheyene. This battle became known later as Custer's Last Stand and the Battle of the Greasy Grass. Other's refer to it as the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Custer, two of his brothers and a brother in law, along with about 300 other people were killed by the Indian army led by Sitting Bull. The battle took place along the Little Big Horn River, in Big Horn County, Montana.

Ram Brewery doesn't have a Montana location, but they are in Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Oregon and Washington.

The Bighorn Hefeweizen is described as:

An unfiltered, authentic, German-style wheat beer utilizes a special German yeast strain to give this beer its characteristic cloudiness and banana-clove flavors.

I had this beer on December 26 of last year, when kriddy and I went to Indy to go to the three central brewhouses, Ram, Alcatraz and Rock Bottom. This Hefe was probably the best wheat on the day.

So, if you can get to a Ram Brewery get yourself a Bighorn Hefeweizen, and have a toast to Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, their desert menu isn't online, so I can't tell if you can get any custard.

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