Monday, June 30, 2008

Days of the Beer, June 30

The beer for today is Foothills Brewing Total Eclipse Stout.

On June 30, 1954, millions of people were able to witness a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse was visible from American through Europe to Asia.

It was the first time since 1927, that people in Britain could see the phenomenon. The shadow was first spotted in Nebraska, then it passed over the Atlantic ocean at about 1,800 miles per hour. The longest duration of totality was two minutes and 35 seconds.

According to the brewer, Total Eclipse Stout is:

A robust,full-bodied stout made with roasted barley,black and crystal malt. TOTAL ECLIPSE has a full mouth feel and is higher in alcohol content. Color 70 Lovibond, IBU: 44
I had this beer May 4, 2007, in Asheville NC at the Mellow Mushroom. This beer garnered a 91 rating on Ratebeer, and is a B+ on Beer Advocate. Foothills is pretty much only available in North Carolina, so if you can get there, try this awesome beer.

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