Friday, June 6, 2008

Days of the Beer, June 8

The beer for June 8 is Harvey and Son's Tom Paine Original Old Porter.

On June 8, 1809 Thomas Paine died.

According to Wiki

His main contribution was as the author of the powerful, widely read pamphlet, Common Sense (1776), advocating independence for the American Colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and of The American Crisis, a series of pamphlets distributed between 1776-1783 that supported the Revolution.
According to the Brewers Website

Brewed to commemorate the bicentenary of Thomas Paine's "The Rights of Man". It is thought that Paine help draught the American Declaration Of Independence. His work still ranks among the best sellers of all time. America celebrates Independence day on July 4th each year. CAMRA has designated July as a celebration of British Independent Brewers of which Harveys is one. Where ever your sympathies lie it is worth raising a glass of Tom Paine. A dry hopped strong pale ale awarded the Silver Medal at the BBI Awards in 1993.
So if you like freedom and beer, on June 8, crack open a Tom Paine Porter.

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