Monday, November 5, 2012

Civil War Beer Returns to Market

From the Oct. 9, 2012, Washington Post by Linda Wheeler.

The Monocacy Brewing Co. of Frederick, Maryland, bottled its first batch of beer from a Civil War recipe in late September and Antietam Ale is now ready for distribution.  It is the first of nine planned beers to be available during the sesquicentennial.

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine researched and came up with a variety of historic era recipes which will be used.  It is only fitting that Antietam Ale is a classic English bitter drink, well-balanced and has a light hop and malty aroma.

It is ruby red in color and, true to Civil War beers, lower in alcohol.  As of yet, it is not available in retail stores, but can be found on tap at Brewer's Alley in Frederick, Maryland, where you can catch some blues on Wednesday nights.  Blues and the War.

It is located at 124 North Market Street in downtown.

I'll be going through Frederick after going to Gettysburg on my way back to North Carolina for Thanksgiving, so will have to stop for a drink, and hopefully a bottle.  I'd like to taste and collect them all.

Combining Two of My Favorite Things.  --Old Secesh

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