This special event was free and open to the public, and guests had the opportunity to explore The Club’s grounds, including their new outdoor area, Guadelupe, which will feature fly fishing, hiking and skeet shooting.
Happy Fourth of July weekend! Get out there and drink some American brews and celebrate our Independence! George Washington would be proud to see you out there with an American-made craft brew, and I will too. Grab one of these super extra ‘Murrican beers and have fun (responsibly please).
It’s got an eagle on the label, how could you go wrong? Anchor Liberty Ale is a Cascade dry-hopped American IPA that is usually described as the hopped up version of its brother, Anchor Steam Beer. Expect a bit of a malt back bone balanced by nuances of citrus and pine hop flavors. It was originally brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s ride, and I don’t think it gets much more Fourth of July worthy than that!
Brewed with recipes created by our forefathers themselves, Yards’ Ales of the Revolution series features a porter, tavern ale, and a tavern spruce created by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin respectively. Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale uses honey, rye, and wheat and is much like the colonial brew made at Monticello. George Washington’s Porter uses molasses just like the General called for to create a bit higher ABV to help fortify the troops. Benjamin Franklin’s Tavern Spruce uses actual blue spruce clippings to truly embody Franklin’s recipe.
How badass is this beer name? Grab yourself a can of Brew Free or Die! this Fourth and truly live life in the pursuit of happiness, or hoppiness, your choice. This agressively hopped West Coast style IPA is known to be a little bitter in the finish, but that can happen when you triple hop it up with Columbus, Cascade, and Centennial hops. Don’t let that scare you, it’s got some great earthy flavors throughout and is a sneaky 7%ABV.
We the people, WE THE CITIZENS, this beer is the perfect Fourth of July beer name! Celebrate yourself, the citizen. DC Brau’s The Citizen is a Belgian-style Tripel in a can. Lightly carbonated, flavors of honey, hints of spice.
Put down that red, white, and blue canned imposter and pick up a Dale’s Pale Ale! Before everyone and their brother started canning, Oskar Blues was killing it in cans from the get-go. This has been my go-to tubing beer for years. Why do you want it on the Fourth? Because you want a patriotic red, white, and blue canned beer that doesn’t suck, that’s why. It’s a perfect pale ale, it’s Dale’s Pale Ale.
Here’s the perfect beer for your Fourth. It’s local, it’s in a can, and it’s called American Pale Ale. It’s got a flag on the can. You’re good to go. Yes, it’s kind of a basic beer, it’s just a pale ale, but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. Medium body, amber color, delcious citrus aroma.
Today I’m going kayaking – woohoo! — and tomorrow, my husband has the day off, so I might convince him to do something outside or maybe catch a movie in-between getting my hair ‘did and before we head to Zeroday for B’s 30th birthday shin-dig.
This weekend’s 4th of July holiday isn’t the only patriotic event happening this month. Oh no.
“Merlot Mike” and The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey are rolling out the big guns to benefit two military charities at Straws & Stripes – a military appreciation benefit and dual wine/beer release party from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 11.
The winery will release a new Sparkling Strawberry wine and the brewery will debut a new Strawberry IPA during the all-day music benefit headlined by Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, Green River. The festival also features a food truck mash-up, artisan vendors, silent auction and more.
Proceeds will benefit two local military charities dedicated to assisting soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“Our five partners have a deep connection and commitment to the military through all of our families and we will continue to dedicate relentless fundraising efforts to military service organizations,” said “Merlot Mike” Wilson, partner at The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey.
“The two organizations we are supporting this year provide advocacy efforts and therapeutic service dogs to soldiers with PTSD, and they offer amazing services to veterans who really need their help.” Wilson concluded, “Our five partners get the chance to live the American Dream every day because of what our troops fight for. This is the least we can do, and we will always do everything in our power to support and promote causes for veterans and active duty soldiers – always.”