Sunday, August 31, 2008

Days of the Beer, August 31

The beer for today is Lewis and Clark Lager, from the Lewis and Clark Brewing Company in Helena Montana.

On August 31, 1803, at 11 a.m. local time, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (Lewis and Clark) left Pittsburgh. On November 20, 1805, they finally see the Pacific.

Lewis and Clark went out to find out how big the Louisiana Purchase was. The U.S. paid 23 million to France for it, but no one was really how sure the area was. So Thomas Jefferson had congress pay $2,500 for an expedition.

As for the beer:

To commemorate a long and courageous journey we created a special Marzen style lager with fine Munich and Vienna malts. This beer is a malty, medium-bodied brew with a light amber color, a nutty malt aroma and a crisp finish.
Alcohol 5.4% abv.
So, in honor of the west, have a Lewis and Clark Lager, they probably wish they could have had a beer.

1 comment:

nwlimited said...

Bet they would have liked a map, too!
We have those, they go great with beer!