Thursday, January 15, 2009

Days of the Beer, January 15

The beer for today is Titletown Brewing Bamberg Brew.

On January 15, 1967, the first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles, California. The first game pitted the champion of the NFL, the Green Bay Packers, versus the champion of the AFL, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Green Bay won the game 35-10. Bart Starr was named the game MVP.

The game originated as part of the merger agreement between the NFL and the AFL. The tow leagues merged in 1966. As part of the conditions, the each leagues champion would meet to determine the "world champion of football".

The game got it's name from Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt who jokingly referred to the game as the "Super Bowl" after seeing his children playing with a Super Ball.

The Packers won the next Super Bowl, defeating the Oakland Raiders. Again, Bart Starr was the MVP. Green Bay had won NFL championships in '61, '62, and '65, and the city earned the nickname, "Title Town".

As to the beer:

Titletown Brewing Company is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bamberg is considered a Rauchbier, or smoked beer.

We brewed this malty brown lager from eight diverse malts, including German beechwood smoked malt, English amber malt, and Wisconsin caramel malt. The result is a rich, smooth beer whose light smoky flavor enhances many foods.
So, for the first Super Bowl, in which the Kansas City Chiefs got smoked by the Packers, have a Titletown Bamberg Brew.

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