Monday, November 24, 2008

Days of the Beer, November 24

The beer for today is Darwin Brewery, Evolution Ale.

On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. Also, today is the 149th anniversary of Evolution Day!

The books full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. By the books 6th edition in 1872, it was shortened to The Origin of Species.

The book is based on evidence collected by Darwin, after his voyage on the Beagle, in the 1830s.

The book was (and still is) controversial because it contradicts religious beliefs (creationism vs. evolution).

We've already covered an "Evolution" beer here. The Catholic Church has recently changed their stance claiming evolution does not contradict that God made everything, most protestant religions hold evolution to be completely contradictory to creationism. A majority of people who believe evolution to be true, don't believe in God (*end wild speculation).

As to the beer:

Clean, dry and hoppy. A beer to satisfy your thirst and renew your sparkle. Strong enough to satisfy, light enough to refresh. Brewed with pale and specialist crystal malts together with Fuggles and Cascade hops to give a clean and satisfying finish.
Evolution was one of the first Darwin beers produced. The strange thing was that a mistake was made on the original recipe - yet the resulting beer was (and still is) better than we could have imagined.. hence the beer evolved into one of our best sellers.
So, for Origin of the Species, have a Darwin Evolution Ale. Unless you believe the world was created in 6 days, 6000 years ago, then have a Hebrew Genesis Ale.

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