Friday, November 14, 2008

Days of the Beer, November 14

The beer for today is Marshall Brewing Company Sundown Wheat.

On November 14, 1970, at 7:35 pm, Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed into a hill near Ceredo, West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board. The plane was chartered and carried 37 members of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team, 8 members of the coaching staff, 25 boosters, four flight crew members, and an employee of the charter company.

The team was returning home after a 17-14 loss to the East Carolina University Pirates.

The film We Are Marshall, was a dramatization of the crash and it's repercussions.

As to the beer:

Marshall Brewing Company is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They are currently producing three beers, Atlas India Pale Ale, Sundown Wheat and McNellie's Pub Ale.

An American wheat beer with a Belgian inspiration, Sundown Wheat aims to blend the best of two worlds.

This refreshingly light beer is brewed with American wheat, two-row barley, and a touch of flaked oats. It is delicately hopped with American Sterling hops and spiced in the tradition of Belgian wit beers, using coriander and dried sweet orange peel.
Marshall Brewing Company beers are available in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Norman, Stillwater and Enid.

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