Saturday, September 20, 2008

Days of the Beer, September 20

The beer for today is King Mocha Java Stout.

On September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs squared off in a battle of the sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome, in Houston, Texas.

Riggs was a sports hustler and showman. In the 1940's he was a tennis star and had been the world #1 player. He challenged King to the match after already beating Margaret Court, another top ranked tennis player.

Riggs was 55 at the time of the match, and was attempting to raise the popularity of tennis. He did it by acting like a male chauvinist, and claiming that the women's tennis game was inferior to men's and that even at age 55 and having been retired from the game, he could beat a top female player.

King defeated Riggs, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

As to the beer, King Brewery is out of Pontiac Michigan.

Two row malted barley, crystal malt roasted barley & a heavy dose of chocolate malt blended well with French roast coffee, create a complex serious brooding ale. ABV 9.0%
I picked this beer up in Asheville, NC, the first time I was down there. It's a decent coffee chocolate beer.

So, in honor of the Battle of the Sexes... which we men lost... have yourself a King Mocha Java Stout.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

how ironic. I brewed a chocolate stout today. Hopefully it will turn out well. Really like your reviews.

vgrid said...

Cool, thanks for stopping by mystery man.

Let us know how the stout turns out.