Thursday, August 28, 2008

Days of the Beer, August 28

The beer for today is Three Floyds Alpha King.

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech during a civil rights rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
How I wish that were possible. I'm fond of saying "I don't hate you for WHAT you are; I hate you for WHO you are."

"Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children."
That speech was 45 years ago. There is finally a black presidential candidate; who gives his acceptance speech tonight in Denver. Will he mention any of the speech?

How many American's won't vote for Barack because he's black?

Hate may not be a family value, but it might be hereditary.

As for the beer; Three Floyds is out of Munster, Indiana. Alpha King is one of their flagship beers.

Big American Pale Ale with citrusy aroma- a hop lover’s cult beer and Three Floyds’ flagship beer Brewed with Cenntennial, Cascade & Warrior Hops.
It's 6% ABV and 66 IBU. It's available, at least somewhere, in most midwest cities. It's number 81 on the Beer Advocate top 100.

So, in honor of the man who had a dream, go have an AMERICAN pale ale; while watching Barack Obama accepting the democratic nomination. Think of how far we've come, in 45 years and how much further we have to go.