Thursday, August 21, 2008

Days of the Beer, August 21

The beer for today is Elevator Brewery, Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale.

On August 21, 1954, Archie Mason Griffin was born. Archie Griffin is the only person to win the Heisman trophy twice. Archie, number 45, played at the Ohio State University from 1972-1975. Griffin rushed for 5,589 yards on 924 carries in his four seasons at OSU.

Griffin was born in Columbus, went to highs school and college in Columbus, and then played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals from 76-82. (He played for the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL for a year, but that doesn't count.)

Griffin is currently the president of the Ohio State University Alumni Association. He's also the spokesman for the Wendy's High School Heisman award.

About the beer.

Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus is near the new Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena in the Short North district of Columbus. They have 12 house brews on tap, 10 are their usual beers, one is a monthly special, and one is their MBA (Master of Beer Appreciation) beer.

The Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale is:

A beautiful auburn color accents teh balance of malt and hops that makes this a real winner. Go Bucks!
"Teh" is their type-o, showing off their good ole' OSU education... hehe.

I had this beer on April 5, when Jimmy and I went to C-bus for the weekend. Elevator is a nice place, you'll remember they are the one with the hot stone steak.

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