Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Days of the Beer, August 20

The beer for today is Atwater Block Vanilla Java Porter.

On August 20, 1920, WWJ (Newsradio 950) became the first commercial radio station, broadcasting out of Detroit, Michigan. Originally, it was 8MK but the name was changed to WWJ on Marck 3, 1922.

It got the name 8MK because it was part of the 8th Radio Inspection District, the M says it was an aMateur license. The station is owned by CBS Radio.

WWJ was probably the first station to broadcast news reports as well as the first to schedule religious broadcasts and play-by-play sports. WWJ is the only commercial all news radio station in Michigan.

As for the beer. Atwater Block Brewery is located in Detroit's Rivertown district, founded in March of 1997.

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter is:

A robust porter made with chocolate malt. We blend it with Vanilla and Java beans, and balance it with U.S. Golding Hops.
The beer comes in at 6% ABV, and only 15 IBU.

So, get yourself an AtWater Vanilla Java Porter (WVJ) and listen to WWJ.

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