Friday, October 3, 2008

Days of the Beer, October 3

The beer for today is Buffalo Bill's Orange Blossom Cream Ale.

On October 3, 1995 Orenthal James "O.J." Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his separated wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.

O.J. (not for Orange Juice, although one of his nicknames was "juice") was a retired football player who had spent most of his career rushing for the Buffalo Bills. He was the first person in the NFL to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. He was the first pick of the 1969 draft, taken by the Bills.

On June 12, 1994, Nicole and Goldman were found outside Brown's condominium. The trial was one of the most publicized in American history. It has been called "the trial of the century". Oddly enough in the 1967 USC vs. UCLA game, he was involved and that was called one of the greatest football games of the 20th century. The man had a lot to do in the 20th century.

Not wanting to leave his legacy only in the 20th, he's remained busy, as he's on trial currently (the jury is deliberating) for robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.

As to the beer:

Buffalo Bill's Orange Blossom Cream Ale has nothing to do with OJ. OJ played for the Buffalo Bills, and the "O" was thought by some to be Orange, but it's Orenthal.

Cream Ale brewed with honey and orange peel, with orange flower extract added.
So for the verdict of the trial of the century, have an Orange Cream Ale.

Drink Beer, cuz OJ will kill you.

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