Sunday, November 23, 2008

Days of the Beer, November 23

The beer for today is Fort Collins The Kidd Lager.

On November 23, 1859, Henry McCarty was born. Henry went by aliases Henry Antrim, William H. Bonney, and Billy the Kid. According to legend, he killed 21 men. During his life, he was mostly unknown, but he became legendary after his death, when his killer, Sherriff Patrick Garrett, published a biography titled The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid.

As to the beer:

Fort Collins Brewery is located in Fort Collins, Colorado (home of Odell Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewery as well).

Schwarzbier was crafted to taste much lighter than it looks. Chocolate malt lends Kidd it's color while German tettnang hops create the minimal bitterness of this brew. We've added a dash of smoked malt to make our schwarzbier slightly more complex.
For Billy the Kid, have the Kidd Lager, and hoped you don't get smoked by Patrick Garrett.


J said...

I've got a few good ones from New Glarus for ya.. You'll be getting a Raspberry Tart, some Alt, some Apple Ale, some Bohemian, and .. uhh .. something else that I can't remember right now. Want anything else from there? I've a buddy going back up there next week. The apple ale is very good, I'm thinking of getting a case.

vgrid said...

See if your buddy can find some Central Waters stuff, especially the satin solstice stout... mmmm.

but i hear good things about their other stuff too, like mud puppy porter.