Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin.

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition, the faults of the first.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Today is the 300th birthday of Benjamin Franklin, who was born in Boston on January 17, 1706.

At 11:00 a.m., Rich O’s Public House and Sportstime Pizza will be rolling out our barrels of Poor Richard’s “Old Lightning Rod” Ale. We brewed a full 8-barrel (248 gallon) batch, so it should be on tap for a while, not just today.

Revised and updated: Poor Richard's "Old Lightning Rod" Ale (NABC version) debuts on January 17, 2006.

We have the ale, but decided against pairing it with Colonial American food.

For more information in Benjamin Franklin, visit these and many other web sites:

The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

Exhibitions Review: Knowing a Man (Ben Franklin), but Not Melons, by Edward Rothstein (New York Times; December 19, 2005).

Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History

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