Sunday, December 28, 2008

Days of the Beer, December 28

The beer for today is Molson Canadian.

On December 28, 1763, John Molson was born. Molson was born in England, but immigrated to Canada in 1782.

The Molson brewery was founded in 1786. It is the second oldest company in Canada. It is the Canadian division of the world's fifth-largest brewing company, Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Molson's beers quickly became a favorite of people in Montreal, which led to his business expanding. This expansion allowed him to follow some other business ventures, including steamships, hotels, banking, and railroads.

Molson died on january 11, 1836.

As to the beer:

Molson Canadian is a Canadian American-style lager. The beer was introduced in 1959, and is characterized by its balance of sweetness and a slightly hoppy bitterness.

Using crystal clear water, the finest hops and Canadian-grown malted barley, Molson slowly ferments each brew to produce a smooth, refreshing beer with genuine Canadian taste.
So, for John Molson, who was born in England, have a Molson Canadian.

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